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  1. Jack Janik's Avatar
    I don't think that's stupid. With so many people using covers these days, phones are harder to recognize and distinguishing what's a cover from what's a real phone is not what it used to be.
    Well, that's true. It just seemed a little silly at the time.
    12-27-2013 10:49 AM
  2. DBDev's Avatar
    Fun that this thread has started again, a lot of fun reading! I don't have something to add though, since WP seems to be more and more accepted in Sweden
    12-27-2013 10:55 AM
  3. spaulagain's Avatar
    Everyone needs someone to look down on. And I think I've found just the person.
    You realize I was joking right?
    12-27-2013 10:58 AM
  4. spaulagain's Avatar
    I was showing my coworkers my glance screen that showed notifications for the temperature, messages, emails, etc. They said, oh we can do that too. So they pressed the lock button on their iPhones to turn the screen on, then showed me their notification indicators that they pulled down from the top.

    I tried to explain to them that I didn't have to do any of that. Its there on my screen all the time. They didn't seem to get it.

    /facepalm
    12-27-2013 11:02 AM
  5. mrappbrain's Avatar
    I have two tales to share.

    Firstly , a common misconception is that windows hone is basically windows running on smartphones. This is thought by ninety nine percent of people i meet. They keep calling it windows 8 or something like that
    they do not know the difference, and think it is as susceptible to viruses are the early versions of windows were.

    Secondly, some people i have met think that windows phone does not allow you to share files via Bluetooth.
    12-27-2013 12:29 PM
  6. Jack Janik's Avatar
    I have two tales to share.

    Firstly , a common misconception is that windows hone is basically windows running on smartphones. This is thought by ninety nine percent of people i meet. They keep calling it windows 8 or something like that
    they do not know the difference, and think it is as susceptible to viruses are the early versions of windows were.

    Secondly, some people i have met think that windows phone does not allow you to share files via Bluetooth.
    Or how about "You don't even get iTunes" ... YOU CAN USE ITUNES BUT YOU DON'T /HAVE TO/. Itunes, by what I know, is 193 kbps, which is what I call, low quality.
    James8561 likes this.
    12-27-2013 04:59 PM
  7. hopmedic's Avatar
    I wonder what he would think of members of Linux User Groups.

    There are no Microsoft User Groups here, but I belong to 2 local Linux User Groups.
    If my boss knew that I'd once used Linux his head would spin. I actually took a Unix class for my OS requirement for my degree just so that I could tinker with Unix/Linux for a while. Dual booted my PC back around 2005 or so.

    The only Microsoft-related Meetups here are those at the Microsoft Store, but those are useless for power users. I don't need to learn how to use Windows or Office, don't care about Xbox, and don't have kids (so no interest in Tech Tots).
    Are there people in the area that would participate if there were one (or are you not interested in MSUG?). If you were to start one up, you could seek sponsorship from Pluralsight, Telerik, and others. One of the UGs that I'm in gives away two Pluralsight one-month subscription cards and a Telerik DevCraft Complete every month. Those are nice perks. I believe Pluralsight also gives group organizers a free annual subscription, though I could be wrong on that one.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-27-2013 07:01 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    If my boss knew that I'd once used Linux his head would spin. I actually took a Unix class for my OS requirement for my degree just so that I could tinker with Unix/Linux for a while. Dual booted my PC back around 2005 or so.


    Are there people in the area that would participate if there were one (or are you not interested in MSUG?). If you were to start one up, you could seek sponsorship from Pluralsight, Telerik, and others. One of the UGs that I'm in gives away two Pluralsight one-month subscription cards and a Telerik DevCraft Complete every month. Those are nice perks. I believe Pluralsight also gives group organizers a free annual subscription, though I could be wrong on that one.
    I'd be interested in something related to Pluralsight but not Telerik. I'm not a developer, and I don't want to hang out with a group made up of only developers. However, I just checked out Pluralsight, and that looks like more of a general IT group, which would be my preference.
    12-27-2013 11:18 PM
  9. spaulagain's Avatar
    I'd be interested in something related to Pluralsight but not Telerik. I'm not a developer, and I don't want to hang out with a group made up of only developers. However, I just checked out Pluralsight, and that looks like more of a general IT group, which would be my preference.
    Pluralsight is pretty nice. Telerik held a thing for building Windows 8 apps near where I live. It was ok. Their controls are decent, although I find their html/css/js controls a little over done. Their CSS is a pain to overwrite with your own styles.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-28-2013 01:28 AM
  10. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Pluralsight is pretty nice. Telerik held a thing for building Windows 8 apps near where I live. It was ok. Their controls are decent, although I find their html/css/js controls a little over done. Their CSS is a pain to overwrite with your own styles.
    I signed up for one web design course (elective--not required). HTML/CSS gave me such a headache that I dropped the course.
    12-28-2013 01:35 AM
  11. 5150 Joker's Avatar
    I'm on iphone 5 while my 1520 charges and I honestly can't see the appeal with these tiny uninspired devices. If it weren't for all the apps, the iphone marketshare would be at BB levels. Come on, hurry up and charge 1520, I'm getting withdrawal lol.
    12-28-2013 04:40 AM
  12. spaulagain's Avatar
    I signed up for one web design course (elective--not required). HTML/CSS gave me such a headache that I dropped the course.
    lol, ya HTML/CSS is not very logical. The things you have to do for what would seem a simple task, is sometimes overly complex. But the syntax is clean and simple. As a web designer, I just naturally grew into over the past few years. I got tired of developers completely messing up my designs, so I started doing the mark up myself.
    Laura Knotek and tamanasi like this.
    12-28-2013 10:21 AM
  13. hopmedic's Avatar
    Pluralsight started out for developers, but this year they have acquired several other companies, so their offerings are more broad now.
    12-28-2013 11:55 AM
  14. neo158's Avatar
    My two coworkers who have blackberry z10's said: "we've only used .16 GB of data on our plan" same two: "phones are for talking and our corporate email".
    I kinda agree with them, the z10 has next to no apps anyway so talking and corporate email is about all they are good for!!
    12-28-2013 12:24 PM
  15. Reflexx's Avatar
    Everyone needs someone to look down on. And I think I've found just the person.
    Everyone needs someone to look down on?

    LoL
    12-28-2013 01:00 PM
  16. John20212's Avatar
    Even lot of android users say similar things and so do blackberry users.

    Its mindset created in people in general about WP due to lack of awareness.

    It's not lack of awareness, some of those questions are pure ignorance and stupidity.
    But I guess that's what happens when you give someone who can't even use Word on a PC a Smartphone, and all they can do is utilize 10% of its functionality; and when they see any other Smartphone their head explodes because they can't comprehend that other smartphones have functions they often don't even know their own phone has as well.
    Rem97 likes this.
    12-28-2013 02:05 PM
  17. John20212's Avatar
    I signed up for one web design course (elective--not required). HTML/CSS gave me such a headache that I dropped the course.
    Your teacher must have been terrible because HTML/CSS should not be that hard, and if they seem hard it's the teachers fault.
    12-28-2013 02:11 PM
  18. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Your teacher must have been terrible because HTML/CSS should not be that hard, and if they seem hard it's the teachers fault.
    It was an online course. I never met the instructor.

    It was too time consuming to do line after line of code and then check how it looked. Inserting images and changing colours of text/background took a long time too.

    I I ever HAD to create a website, I'd use Dreamweaver or pay someone else to do it. It's not something I would ever do from scratch, given that it's a time-consuming drudgery to me. I'd rather have a root canal than design a website.
    hopmedic likes this.
    12-28-2013 02:31 PM
  19. jtb79's Avatar
    Mostly I just get weird looks because I use a MacBook and a Windows Phone.
    James8561 and ArthJar like this.
    12-28-2013 03:37 PM
  20. SIMONator24's Avatar
    Mostly I just get weird looks because I use a MacBook and a Windows Phone.
    ~_~
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    12-28-2013 04:46 PM
  21. xandros9's Avatar
    12-28-2013 04:47 PM
  22. spaulagain's Avatar
    It was an online course. I never met the instructor.

    It was too time consuming to do line after line of code and then check how it looked. Inserting images and changing colours of text/background took a long time too.

    I I ever HAD to create a website, I'd use Dreamweaver or pay someone else to do it. It's not something I would ever do from scratch, given that it's a time-consuming drudgery to me. I'd rather have a root canal than design a website.
    lol. I've created a custom responsive framework. So most of the websites I build share much of the same code. Also, fancy text editors like Sublime Text, or even Visual Studio make coding much faster with auto complete, etc.

    But if you aren't interested in building sites, it's certainly not going to be exciting to learn just for the hell of it.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-28-2013 10:18 PM
  23. vespernova7's Avatar
    Stupid person. How can you even come back from that?
    simple
    women - Why do you have that?
    Me - Because I don't feel like digging Stevee Jobs up and asking to barrow 'His' phone again, that's why

    all iphones belong to steve jobs, everybody is just barrowing it for a fee
    12-28-2013 10:41 PM
  24. vespernova7's Avatar
    why does she sound like a 12yr kid in my head?
    12-28-2013 10:58 PM
  25. Abhijeet Guru's Avatar
    Secondly, some people i have met think that windows phone does not allow you to share files via Bluetooth.
    Yup Really till today may people don't know windows phone 8 have a fully working bluetooth...
    12-28-2013 11:24 PM
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