Wednesday, December 14, 2011

the joy of development, episode 27.

another few days cracking eggs with sticks and possibly putting the remnants in baskets. after very careful experimentation, haggling with the soul, screaming and shouting at and into thin air, and observing the flexing of muscles designed originally to pull hair out but rendered superfluous because of the lack of said excess of protein, the apps will be divided; that is, the two or three paths will not converge, as making them all the same on all the devices is, well, silly. not the kind of silliness I wholeheartedly approve of, which I hold (every dear to me) to exist. the Android and iOS parties (and what a depressing party it is, to be sure) have ensured by collective egotism of just stupidity to make each other mutually exclusive in just about every detail. therefore, we shall REJOICE in the differences! we shall make a feature out of this gimcrackery and belly-button fluff disputation! this means, practically squeaking, that 'features' will be exclusive and diverge from each other, as the platforms continue to develop and emerge. the principal requirements will be: that people 'accessing' these items be prepared to read and not to 'skim' (ways are being developed by our good offices to, if not enforce that requirement, then to strongly encourage it) - they shall be places where rather unexpected and non-user-friendly things will happen. for good reasons, let it be known! in any case, time is running out for the acceptance of suggestions, and soon the concrete will be poured over the foundations. you have been warned. mad surprise of the day: the extreme difficulty with which an iOS device plays a assured this will not be a problem, and that eager potential buyers may expect a plethora of food for...thought, well, yes, and other things...

footnote: the wood for the lids of the DJARTKLOM boxes was supplied with the assurance that "it wouldn't happen again". and it has. but subscribers can be assured that Real Soon Now is a reality.

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