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6 hours ago, NoelC said:

This is something YOU mocked up, jaclaz?

No, of course the Author is Ratish Philip:
https://github.com/ratishphilip
 

6 hours ago, NoelC said:

Is there something special about it?  Is it that source code is provided that makes it interesting?

I have no idea if there is something "special" about it.
 

If you re-read my post carefully you will also notice how I made no comments about the whole stuff.

jaclaz

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1.  I honestly don't know if your name is Ratish Philip or Jack Lazarus.  It's probably not actually "Jaclaz" because if it were you'd capitalize the first letter.  That's the downside of "anonymity" and using handles.  In my opinion avoiding using your own name seems to cheapen the message.  My name really is Noel.  Nice to meet you, er, ah...

2.  This new forum software could conceivably (though unlikely in your case) confuse people into writing information in a quote in a way that isn't intended.  Tell me honestly that you've never misplaced text in a post.  Ever.

3.  The wording in the quoted phrase "my concept" made it difficult to tell who wrote what, given item 1 above and that knowing you're generally kind of "anti-anything-newer-than-XP".  I didn't see a good reason why you'd post it.  And I still don't because for some reason you chose to avoid answering my root question:  Why post this?

If you have no thought that there is something special on that site, why post about it?  I'm not being critical - maybe you feel it's a conversation starter, I don't know.  That you DID post implied you DID find something about it worth repeating.  If you just repeat things you found online without a good reason in the day and age of oxymorons like "online social networking", such a post just adds to the noise.  I'd have gone and read about it more if I'd learned you were the actual author.

You have to admit, for a guy who doesn't embrace Windows 10 at all to post, out of the blue, a link to a Windows 10 Design Concept App seems unexpected. 

Are you just trying to be helpful to those out there who feel Apps are the future?  Maybe you figure anything is better than the way Microsoft is doing it now.

Personally - and being frank - I am starting to see peoples' attempts to influence the further "design" of Windows 10 as frustrating, because it just reminds me that Microsoft doesn't listen and isn't going to listen!

This whole thing sounds like a criticism of your post or presence here on this forum.  IT'S NOT.  I'll acknowledge (again) that you are VERY GOOD at finding information online that is pertinent to other people's queries.  I appreciate that, and if I (we? no one else responded) have to be (slightly) confused by the reasoning for posting about some random App idea from someone else, I'd say "never change, jaclaz" and "keep up the good work".  But I really would like to know your motivation for posting a link someone else's "does nothing useful" App.

-Noel

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Well, specifically I have one of the "least anonymous" handles in all the history of the internet, mainly because on my member page there is a link to my (old and very static) webpage:

http://jaclaz.altervista.org/

 

where my name is written in full on several documents.

I will gladly admit that "out of the blue, a link to a Windows 10 Design Concept App" is unexpected, and it was posted EXACTLY with the aim to get people by surprise and off balance to see how they would react to the "news".

It is now clear that at least someone will react with a physiological reaction :w00t::ph34r::

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fight-or-flight_response

I could have titled the thread "the most useless app ever available on the Windows Store" but I would have spoiled the effect, and might have been sued by the good Author of the ACTUAL "most useless app on the Windows Store" ;):
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/the-most-useless-app-ever/9wzdncrfjplj

I love useless programs and I am a long time fan of Bernard Belanger and his wonderful Nada 0.5:

http://www.bernardbelanger.com/computing/NaDa/

which AFAIK had the original idea, more than twelve years ago, of an useless program (and implemented it so cleverly in a multiOS/multiplatform code)..

But, in the case of the work by Ratish Philip there is an admirable added factor as somehow he is believing that his work actually has some use.

jaclaz

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P.S.: anyway the reason I found it particularly interesting is titling something declared as an oxymoron "working mockups" with another (more subtle) oxymoron "diligent windows"


 

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I think most folks have little time to respond to noise.  It's a testament to everyone that no one found enough merit in the information to comment about it - and I am only commenting about the passing along of it, not the information itself.

As with "online social networking", I think everyone craves a moment in the spotlight.  He may be thinking, "who knows, maybe someone in power will see my amazing work and offer me a job."  You're right, it's amusing.  And just sad.

As far as your page goes...  You got me to visit it out of respect for you, but I have no certainty which of the names mentioned there are you.  I can guess, knowing from other interactions that you're a fellow Italian. 

And that's what modern communication is all about right?  Say nothing, keep 'em guessing, and keep 'em thinking about you instead of whatever's really important in their lives.

-Noel

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46 minutes ago, NoelC said:



 

As far as your page goes...  You got me to visit it out of respect for you, but I have no certainty which of the names mentioned there are you.  I can guess, knowing from other interactions that you're a fellow Italian.

Sure, it is extremely difficult to guess that Jacopo Lazzari is the real name of jaclaz, when pointed on a site with a cryptic name like 
http://jaclaz.altervista.org/

which basically contains 3 (three) pages:
http://jaclaz.altervista.org/Projects/VDM/vdm.html

http://jaclaz.altervista.org/Projects/USB/USBstick.html
 

http://jaclaz.altervista.org/Projects/USB/USBfaqs.html

 

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VIRTUAL DRIVE MANAGER

VDM.CMD - GUI INTERFACE TO VDK.EXE - by Jacopo Lazzari

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VERSION 0.1 ALPHA Release date 02/April/2005

by Jacopo Lazzari

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT BOOTING FROM AN USB PENDRIVE ... AND DARED TO ASK

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VERSION 0.2.1 BETA Release date 29/October/2005-by Jacopo Lazzari

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT BOOTING FROM AN USB PENDRIVE ... AND DARED TO ASK

FAQS (frequently asked questions)

Just to make sure, should I be able to say that NoelC is Noel Carboni if I am pointed by NoelC to:

http://noel.prodigitalsoftware.com/Astrophotography.html

and find:

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Astrophotography by Noel Carboni

or should I ask for a signed affidavit about the real identity hiding behind the nick NoelC? :unsure:

jaclaz

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P.S.: Sorry gotta go, I have to shop for some fashion jewelry in (your?) shop:
https://www.facebook.com/NOELC2014

and get some iPad DJ tool on (your?) webpage:
http://www.noelc.com/


 



 

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I only looked at your main page.  It did not occur to me to go digging into your subpages.  Perhaps I am just not the stalking type.

And yes, you have identified me correctly.

-Noel

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