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  • Intua BM 3 announced, thoughts?   1 week 1 day ago

    The Scene Mode looks ineresting.

  • Intua BM 3 announced, thoughts?   1 week 1 day ago

    I saw a video review of BM3 and I am glad that I see no reason for me to waste time on it. It looks like a good app for clip/scene-based beat makers, but I think it will be quite clumsy for making melodic music with the linear-based workflow that works best for me.

  • Is it 64 bit?   1 week 3 days ago

    .. ftp connect .. ( ftpmate app <-> nanostudio app )

  • Is it 64 bit?   1 week 5 days ago

    > The grey area for me is if Apple will remove it from the store completely, or still allow purchases/re-downloading on pre-iOS 11 devices. I hope it's the latter - mainly so users can reinstall if they need to restore or wipe their pre-iOS 11 devices for some reason.

    Same grey area for me. I've been using iCloud for backup/restore on all of my devices for a few years without a hitch. But I'm definitely going to back up my iPad 3 to a local machine so that I can restore it manually. Presuming iTunes will continue to let me do that, I guess.

  • Is it 64 bit?   2 weeks 5 hours ago

    Granted! ("DING!")
    You have poetic licence!
    ;o)

    I'm glad it's just that and not a slip about an uber secret Apple iOS self-destruct plan.

  • Is it 64 bit?   2 weeks 1 day ago

    You'll have to allow me some poetic licence, there's no fixed time limit. Most of the older devices I've had soldier on for around a year after not getting any updates before it feels like fighting the tide to do simple things like browsing a website reliably.

    The grey area for me is if Apple will remove it from the store completely, or still allow purchases/re-downloading on pre-iOS 11 devices. I hope it's the latter - mainly so users can reinstall if they need to restore or wipe their pre-iOS 11 devices for some reason.

  • Is it 64 bit?   2 weeks 1 day ago

    Why only a year on older devices? Has Apple sabotaged the older iOS to self-destruct?

  • Is it 64 bit?   2 weeks 2 days ago

    Thanks for the reply... I'm patient so it's OK

  • Is it 64 bit?   2 weeks 2 days ago

    I'd be much more looking to bring NS2 to Android. I think the release order will end up being something like:

    - Release for iPad
    - Convert to universal app and release for iPhone
    - Let the dust settle on new features, bugs etc.
    - Convert to Android once the number of changes have settled down

    But realistically that last one's going to be at least a year away. I'll have to play it this way - I assume iOS is still the main market and it'll be much more time efficient to port an app once it is no longer undergoing constant change.

    I would love to see it on Android because I've spent about 7 years maintaining a cross platform codebase which is often like swimming against the tide and it would nice to see that pay off on something.

    NS1 will live on for a year on older devices, on Windows for a decade, and on a virtual box within Windows for a century!

  • Is it 64 bit?   2 weeks 2 days ago

    Yep, officially weird. Someone should lock you up. Wanting to delve into some else's code, never heard such nonsense.

  • Is it 64 bit?   2 weeks 2 days ago

    @Blip : I know you don't love Android, but can you consider making NS1 available on Android when NS2 will be launched on iOS ?

  • Is it 64 bit?   2 weeks 3 days ago

    hm, only well organised and documented code i ever saw was mine :-)))) hehe

    i simply deeply like chalenges and like fix mess and make order in things .. i must admit, i'm weird :-)))

  • Is it 64 bit?   2 weeks 3 days ago

    > Actually this is something which is a lot of fun for me :-)) I don't know why, at some point of my coding carrer i started enjoying a LOT get into someone else code, deeply understand it and then develop it together .. That's what i'm doing in my new job last year - and like it. Maybe because you ALWAYS have to learn something new and it pushes you out of you comfort zone to try understand someones else code - and leaving comfort zone is almost aways progress :)

    That is amazing. I'm almost 100% positive I've never ever ever heard a developer say this. You are obviously a higher level of human being! Or the other developer wasted a shitload of time creating really well organized, documented code. :)

  • Is it 64 bit?   2 weeks 4 days ago

    'It will be like waving goodbye to an old friend'

    I WILL NOT _EVER_ WAVE GOODBYE!!

    Welling up as we speak.... Buying an iPad Mini 1 just to keep for Nanostudio 1. :')

  • Is it 64 bit?   2 weeks 4 days ago

    > I mean, would you really fancy delving into a codebase written by a lone lunatic over a period of a few years? I know I bloody wouldn't!

    Actually this is something which is a lot of fun for me :-)) I don't know why, at some point of my coding carrer i started enjoying a LOT get into someone else code, deeply understand it and then develop it together .. That's what i'm doing in my new job last year - and like it. Maybe because you ALWAYS have to learn something new and it pushes you out of you comfort zone to try understand someones else code - and leaving comfort zone is almost aways progress :)

  • Is it 64 bit?   2 weeks 5 days ago

    Thanks for the kind offer Jim - I think at this stage in the project it would take some poor soul 6 months to get up to speed before they could start contributing. I mean, would you really fancy delving into a codebase written by a lone lunatic over a period of a few years? I know I bloody wouldn't!

  • Is it 64 bit?   2 weeks 5 days ago

    When NS2 comes out and sells like cupcakes, I'll be able to tell you "I told you so". Maturity can … can … uh, there appears to be no way to finish that sentence and retain an illusion of maturity.

  • Is it 64 bit?   2 weeks 6 days ago

    "That's probably how NS2's going to go."

    Then everyone on the internet will show their infinite lack of maturity.

  • 32 Bit Apps in iOS 11   2 weeks 6 days ago

    I am really glad to hear that!

  • Is it 64 bit?   3 weeks 20 hours ago

    > Can you write code? I could do with a hand ... :)

    I think I made that offer once. :-)
    I code for a living. What do you need? No iOS coding experience but how hard can it be. ;-)

  • Is it 64 bit?   3 weeks 1 day ago

    > by not saying 'I told you so'.

    Aww. Where is the fun in that? :-)

  • Is it 64 bit?   3 weeks 1 day ago

    Whenever a company introduces a new software solution to supposedly solve all the problems with the rubbish old solution, it usually introduces a whole new set of problems and limitations which no one even imagined could exist. So all you need to do is sit back, watch them screw it up and then show your infinite nobility and maturity by not saying 'I told you so'.

    That's probably how NS2's going to go.

  • Is it 64 bit?   3 weeks 1 day ago

    > .... you want to do it again properly based upon all the stuff you learnt and all the mistakes you made during the process.

    If only! For some reason, I cant quite understand, management dont like that very much.

    Anyway, due to changes in my organisation, I've had new management and colleagues looking a bit too closely at "my solution" and asking things like "why do you have that piece of tape over that washing up bottle"? and "did you ask a grown up to help you cut the bottle?" - or words to that effect. Hence why I'm not working on the replacement project I guess :-)

  • Is it 64 bit?   3 weeks 1 day ago

    > IT equivalent of double sided sticky tape and sticky backed plastic

    That's actually a pretty good analogy. Because when you've got to the end and it seems to be working, you want to do it again properly based upon all the stuff you learnt and all the mistakes you made during the process. Which would then present an ideal opportunity for delivering the immortal "here's one I made earlier"!

  • Is it 64 bit?   3 weeks 1 day ago

    Somewhat rusty :-) I work more with servers, and networks, and wires and things. Coding - well my "piece de resistance" was writing our corporate backup solution using the IT equivalent of double sided sticky tape and sticky backed plastic (sorry UK children's TV reference there) - that is the Windows port of rsync, and some clever windows command (aka batch commands) scripts. Did you know you can do loops and conditional logic? You might not want to, but you can. Served us well on close to 200 servers for the last umpteen years. All getting replaced soon.

    I so wish I had gone into code writing instead of what ever it is I do.....