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Situation A user initiates an action that will take some time to complete. This happens all the time, in all sorts of applications. The most common places you will find this are downloading and installing. Downloading is the easiest target for improvement so this is what I will focus on here. The system wants to […]

Monday, June 7th, 2010 at 02:38 | Comments Off on Time Remaining Calculations: Problem & Solution
Categories: Rant, Web Development

Let me start by saying that I love of the time. They do one thing very well: Serving up an avatar based on an email address. (skip below if you are just interested in why they FAIL) How Gravatar Works Anyone can sign up on Gravatar, upload images, crop them and associate them to […]

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 at 14:21 | Comments Off on Why the Dream of a Universal Avatar FAILS with Gravatar
Categories: Web Development