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bio website pond.org.uk
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Software developer, electronic music hobbyist and rower.

Nov
3
comment Understanding Photo Stream
Strongly disagree; any tester I've ever worked with would classify photos simply missing, with no explanation or indication, from photo stream as a bug. It's a serious issue for any user. They just don't see some images. Or, in some cases, they see an image but it's black, because it's broken. Lack of user feedback whether intentional or otherwise can most definitely be categorised as a GUI bug.
Sep
28
comment Understanding Photo Stream
What the above is avoiding saying is that basically, Apple's software is really buggy. Yeah - how could it possibly repeatedly fail to upload photos to iCloud from Camera Roll? And yet, from the very first day the feature was introduced right up until the time I'm writing this, it happens all the time. There's no UI to retry, there's no UI to indicate that it failed; it just sucks. The bottom line is that the software engineering quality of this feature is very poor I'm afraid.
May
6
awarded  Revival
May
6
awarded  Teacher
May
6
comment What is sound drift correction on OS X and how should I use it?
Ah! Just after posting that I realised it used to be called "Resample" rather than "Drift correction" and that was actually more descriptive: "Each Aggregate device uses one of the included hardware devices for a master clock source, and by default this is usually the clock Mac's built-in audio hardware [...] each device in the structure list also has a Resample option, which performs a sample-rate conversion at the current sample rate that effectively reclocks the incoming audio to the master clock" - from: discussions.apple.com/thread/2068625?start=0&tstart=0
May
6
answered What is sound drift correction on OS X and how should I use it?
May
6
awarded  Autobiographer