1. worldspy99's Avatar
    I remember why i don't use the regular website here...it looks horrible, in a very busy sort of way.

    Yes, it has a very functional over form feel to it.

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    I only use the website on the computer, on mobile I use Tapatalk.
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    04-28-2016 08:09 PM
  2. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I only use the website on the computer, on mobile I use Tapatalk.
    Well, because i prefer the mobile nations apps, i miss out on the PM inbox. Otherwise, I'm satisfied with it.

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    04-28-2016 10:24 PM
  3. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Looks like it got quiet in here. Maybe a mini Sahib moment is necessary...

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    04-28-2016 11:06 PM
  4. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    So I'm in the process of downsizing. Headed down two 1 Android phone, 1 Android wear, 1 Windows phone and possibly a MSFT band 2.

    The phone stuff was a bit of a fight to decide, but that's been determined. I'd love to get a G5, but the issue is the unlocked ones are too expensive, and i don't want a T-Mobile variant, which is now in my price range. Looks like I'll either wait until the end of the year or until how the G6 looks. I do like the camera on the G5 a whole lot though.

    The watch is much harder. Still undecided there, as i like all three but plan to only keep one. Splitting hairs, i tell you...

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    04-28-2016 11:10 PM
  5. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    So I'm in the process of downsizing. Headed down two 1 Android phone, 1 Android wear, 1 Windows phone and possibly a MSFT band 2.

    The phone stuff was a bit of a fight to decide, but that's been determined. I'd love to get a G5, but the issue is the unlocked ones are too expensive, and i don't want a T-Mobile variant, which is now in my price range. Looks like I'll either wait until the end of the year or until how the G6 looks. I do like the camera on the G5 a whole lot though.

    The watch is much harder. Still undecided there, as i like all three but plan to only keep one. Splitting hairs, i tell you...

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    I'm almost tempted to just got down to 1 phone and 1 wearable...if i did that, I'm leaning towards going back to Windows...shocker. But i plan to use Windows 10 for a week to decide. I've used my M8 for a day here and there and it's been OK...but with a wearable in tow, I'll have a better sense of how things run for my needs...

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    04-28-2016 11:14 PM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I examine the landscape at work and it is filled with lots of uncertainty. People like the work, but there are some key losses happening and i really am not sure what direction management will take, which makes their normal approach more scary. I have the rest of the year to figure out for me, which makes the previous posts seem very insignificant in the grand scheme of things...

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    04-28-2016 11:17 PM
  7. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I'm looking forward to spring and summer here in NYC. The plan is to really make usage of the cameras on the phone(s) I'll have access to, and to get back to exploring the city again. It's been a while since i did some of that as it's hard to do while juggling work and school and commuting in the manner i do...

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    04-28-2016 11:19 PM
  8. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I got into a conversation with one of the social workers about professionalism today. She was being critical of one my colleagues in how she called out from work today with a substandard excuse. I mentioned how Kelly Ripa had a hissy fit recently and called out from her job for a few days when she wasn't given advance notice that her cohost was leaving the show and she was unapologetic upon her return.

    I know some of the older regulars here would relate to when i say that times have certainly changed. I still try to carry on some of the old school professional habits instilled in me. I just dislike the instant gratification of where people don't like things at work they quit or just no show. Back in the day, that would get your *** fired...

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    04-28-2016 11:25 PM
  9. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I really haven't missed cable since i cut it off. I need to call them though as i was given a promotional deal that i think expires in the summer. Netflix and Hulu have been enough to get me by since I'm not home enough to watch TV. I keep my show pool very small and commercial free these days...

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    04-28-2016 11:27 PM
  10. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Hard to believe that it's been about (on and off, but mostly on) 4 years with the GF. Time flies and yet stands still in some ways...

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    04-28-2016 11:29 PM
  11. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I need to go do a cruise again. The first and last time was about 6 years ago. A very fun experience, even though there was too much food. It was a Carnival cruise with a stopover in Jamaica (saw a few friends naturally) and Grand Cayman (which was beautiful but ******* expensive).

    I'd maybe want to go see the Bahamas and maybe Cozumel, Mexico. I think my favorite part of the cruise was the captain's dinner.

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    04-28-2016 11:33 PM
  12. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Man, being an adult is a pain in the *** at times. It's funny because as a kid i always wanted to be an adult for the freedom...and there are times as an adult i wish i was a kid...

    Life is interesting like that sometimes...

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    04-28-2016 11:36 PM
  13. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Well, I could keep going but it's almost nap time. The good thing about my schedule over the next month including this week is I'll be off on Monday 3 of those 4 weeks. But i pay for that by working on Saturday for 3 of the 4 weeks...

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    04-28-2016 11:39 PM
  14. Ed Boland's Avatar
    The biggest pro and con of Windows is its usability. As a standalone OS, Windows is equal to iOS and Android as a daily driver for calls, etc. Camera is dead even as always.

    But the trick is when they get into apps. The design language visually is nice, but if I was a dev and it is a PITA to code or port my apps to Windows, i wouldn't bother. Which is sad.

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    It is absolutely the apps. And it's no more of a PITA to code for Win10 (Mobile C#/.NET) than it is Objective C (iOS) or Java/C, C++ (Android). I'm not an "app developer", but I do have some experience in programming from my ITT days, and my gaming mods/level design days. MSFT has made it easier than ever to port, or even code from scratch. If you can create an Android or iOS app, you can create one for Win10M.

    The problem is the lack of market and interest. Nobody wants to do any extra work for a handful of potential customers it seems. And convincing the devs of the whole new broad universal app market is like trying to get your kids to try liver again.. Promising that it "doesn't taste like liver this time"! (They turn their nose up at it every time!) Windows has left a bad taste in so many dev's mouths.

    Windows Phone (Win10M) has the most beautiful GUI, and probably the "smartest" phone OS out there IMO, but until the Store has every single app that the others have, it's not going to cut it... not the pretty OS alone.

    Until then, it's going to be Apple or Android for me here on out.
    04-29-2016 12:04 AM
  15. Ed Boland's Avatar
    So, it appears that Ed, Rue and I are in the top 3 in the liked group on the forums right now with Sahib at #5...and I'm #2 in the posters list.

    Really? This is shocking.

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    You don't say! :P
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    04-29-2016 12:05 AM
  16. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Yup, sorry state of affairs, considering Sahib is the only one using a WP :-P
    Hey, I play with and keep my 1520 updated every other day. That kinda counts as "using", doesn't it?
    04-29-2016 12:07 AM
  17. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I only use the website on the computer, on mobile I use Tapatalk.
    I use the full site on my iPhone. I go back and forth between Safari and Chrome.

    On the desktop, I go back and forth between Edge and IE. But mostly IE.

    On the 1520, well there's really no other choices other than Edge which is pretty terrible. There that Opera Mini browser but I haven't really messed with that all that much.
    04-29-2016 12:10 AM
  18. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I really haven't missed cable since i cut it off. I need to call them though as i was given a promotional deal that i think expires in the summer. Netflix and Hulu have been enough to get me by since I'm not home enough to watch TV. I keep my show pool very small and commercial free these days...

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    I have basic cable channels that come automatically with my service. I just keep it for the fast internet speeds (Xfinity 75Mbps). I never really watch any tv...
    04-29-2016 12:14 AM
  19. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Hard to believe that it's been about (on and off, but mostly on) 4 years with the GF. Time flies and yet stands still in some ways...

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    It does doesn't it... I've been with my GF for 10 years this coming Feb.
    04-29-2016 12:15 AM
  20. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Man, being an adult is a pain in the *** at times. It's funny because as a kid i always wanted to be an adult for the freedom...and there are times as an adult i wish i was a kid...

    Life is interesting like that sometimes...

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    Don'tcha wish sometimes that you could go back and start over, knowing what you know now?Maybe make one or two alternate decisions that may have changed the course of certain things?
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    04-29-2016 12:18 AM
  21. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    It is absolutely the apps. And it's no more of a PITA to code for Win10 (Mobile C#/.NET) than it is Objective C (iOS) or Java/C, C++ (Android). I'm not an "app developer", but I do have some experience in programming from my ITT days, and my gaming mods/level design days. MSFT has made it easier than ever to port, or even code from scratch. If you can create an Android or iOS app, you can create one for Win10M.

    The problem is the lack of market and interest. Nobody wants to do any extra work for a handful of potential customers it seems. And convincing the devs of the whole new broad universal app market is like trying to get your kids to try liver again.. Promising that it "doesn't taste like liver this time"! (They turn their nose up at it every time!) Windows has left a bad taste in so many dev's mouths.

    Windows Phone (Win10M) has the most beautiful GUI, and probably the "smartest" phone OS out there IMO, but until the Store has every single app that the others have, it's not going to cut it... not the pretty OS alone.

    Until then, it's going to be Apple or Android for me here on out.
    WebOS was the slickest OS i used for transitions ever. Windows 8 was the prettiest OS I've used. Windows 10 looks clean, but not as pretty as Windows 8.

    MSFT has burned many a bridge. If i stick to the strengths of the OS, which are the camera, Office, calendar and email, and One drive, the experience is good. Start straying outside that and the issues show up. I still have a very capable Android tablet, which is the fall breaks as i think it would, I'd be carrying around alot.

    But on days when i use want to be lightweight and carry only one device, the Android phone only is a better fit right now. But i may change my mind after a week with Windows. We'll see...

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    04-29-2016 12:20 AM
  22. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Well, I could keep going but it's almost nap time. The good thing about my schedule over the next month including this week is I'll be off on Monday 3 of those 4 weeks. But i pay for that by working on Saturday for 3 of the 4 weeks...

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    I'm supposed to start working on Saturdays soon, but for now, I work day shift tomorrow 9-4 then off until Sunday..

    Which means I should get off here and get to bed!

    I'll check in in the a.m.!
    04-29-2016 12:20 AM
  23. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I have basic cable channels that come automatically with my service. I just keep it for the fast internet speeds (Xfinity 75Mbps). I never really watch any tv...
    You have the nonsense that's Comcast too, eh?

    I had the high end internet from them. Blisteringly fast. I downgraded to the mid tier which is pretty good. They threw me a promotion of slightly above basic + the mid tier internet for a year at the promotional price of the mid tier internet only. I used to have the triple play but decided I'm not paying $200 a month when I'm hardly home...

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    04-29-2016 12:23 AM
  24. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Don'tcha wish sometimes that you could go back and start over, knowing what you know now?Maybe make one or two alternate decisions that may have changed the course of certain things?
    No changes. The only thing I'd change are some money related decisions...but even then, there were certain things that happened from those that were positive.

    I grew up as i was to have grown up, so i wouldn't change a thing looking back.

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    04-29-2016 12:26 AM
  25. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    It does doesn't it... I've been with my GF for 10 years this coming Feb.
    Nice. I'm nowhere near that...

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    04-29-2016 12:27 AM
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