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BLCOMP Newsletters

May 2015

In This Issue...

1) BLCOMP New Ideas
2) Mobile Flash Not Supported - What a Surprise
3) Remember to Backup
4) CAPTCHA? The Spam Killer???
5) DNS Servers - Embedded SOC

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Design Concepts

BLCOMP New Ideas

We here at BLCOMP are always looking to improve our way of life. This being said we are now working on a database based iOS project/checklist/quoting system.... This will help all our workers on site to keep on top of projects and keep the customers happy.

The Management.

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Mobile Flash Not Supported - What a Surprise

Mobile Flash Not Supported - What a Surprise

Well, what a surprise.... Adobe is not going to support flash in android systems as well as other Mobile systems.... All I can say about this decision was: "I saw that coming"....

Now despite all the Apple reviews on this site... I am not an Apple Booster... I review what I now of or of what I have on my person... What I am also is a Professional Programmer (in a lot of low-level and high-level systems).... And yes I programmed in Flash when I needed to in the past (only thing around at the time).... I have been around programming Flash and Director from the beginning days (with Macromedia) and have seen the changes through the years....

The one common problem I see with the flash environment is resource hogging... In any environment (web, cd, pc, phone, tablet, ect...).... It was a great idea in its time to have a common programming environment not depended on OS or CPU and display with interactive elements to the user to get the job done... Perfect for kiosk's and stand alone systems.... The web was a new factor... But with a few updates one could make graphic systems online connected to very nice databases.... But at a cost... The more complex the system, the more resources one needed to make it work correctly... One could skim a few frames here and there to save resources... But file sizes and bandwidth with high CPU cycles came at a cost.... Good example is try to play Farmville on a Netbook computer with only one megabyte of ram... You could have the fastest net connection possible but the slowest game play around...

Now with the new concept of Mobile devices... CPU, Memory, Storage and Internet Bandwidth are all costly to start with... Ya I know every 6 months the newer devices improve... But why should we (the consumer) have to pay for it? Every 6 months? The new web standard of HTML uses these current concepts with fewer resources needed... No need to upgrade our hardware.... And before you ask... No I am not an HTML 5 booster.... It is a step in the right direction though.... Flash was good at the time... That time is over... I believe Adobe purchase of it was a very bad idea....

I say Death to Mobile Flash... Rest in peace... And don't come back....

What to you think?

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Remember to Backup

Remember to Backup

We all here it... Backup, Backup, Backup... Ya, ya, ya... When I just finish this code...

Yes, we All say we will do it... But then when we need it we realize we didn't back up our project.

Just think... You have just spent 3 straight days and 400+ lines of code and the power goes out...

Well I for one will say it again... I've learned my lesson for the um'th time... And thank whatever god out there I had a backup pending when I needed it. It saved me I figured 9+ hrs of re-coding and re-compiling.

I just thought it would be good to say it again.... Backup, Backup, Backup....

Believe me... You will thank me later after your web site, amazing app, master password lists and any other needed item you rely on crashes and needs to be re-coded...

Remember Hard Drives fail... Memory Cards Corrupt... CD's scratch... And be it Disks (ya I know old school) stop reading after a while...

So last time: Backup, Backup, Backup

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CAPTCHA? The Spam Killer???

CAPTCHA? The Spam Killer???

Well... I finally added Captcha's to my Post Comments....

I thought I wouldn't ever do it... But with all the Fu@k'ed up Spam generators out there, It needed to be done.... And for any body out there willing to test my anti-spam policy, remember I record ALL information of the spam generator to my lawyer to take legal action. And my lawyer is Very Good at catching and Legally screwing those spammers... If you want to advertise of my site then ask me and we will setup a commission that is fair to All parties...

The Management

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DNS Servers - Embedded SOC

DNS Servers - Embedded SOC

Embedded Systems on Chips (SoC) have been around now for a few years... And it lets us programmers do amazing things today that 10 years ago seemed like impossible.

An example of such devices would be the Arduino or Raspberry PI systems.  Because of the SoC, the support chips cost less and less as the generations for SoC grow and grow.

Using the Raspberry Pi Boards, we here at BLCOMP will setup a remote system with DNS Servers connected to the World Wide Web (WWW) connected to sub nets hosting a few servers with a few workstations. By using the PI's we will cut power costs and curb down time as well as always having to do untimely updates with other systems.

Arduino Uno - R3 Raspberry PI - Model B

 

We could use all different types of SoC boards out there, but we here like the Pi board. It seems to offer a lot without adding cost to it, like some other boards out there. Also the Pi board is hot right now and getting parts (if needed) for it is a lot easier than others. The documentation seems to be the same out there... 3rd party only seems to be key.

Again just to note: This project can be done Many ways with Many SoC boards. We just selected the Raspberry Pi SoC board due to the nature of the project.

We will be updating this project as it progresses...

The It Project Group @ Blcomp.

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