Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 17:58 UTC
Apple As I was casually browsing around today, I came across this blog post. It's about the recently released VLC media player for the iPad, which you can use to play just about any video under the sun on your iPad. The blog post is a complaint about a bit of help text that's not properly rendered inside the application - annoying, but no dealbreaker. Until I actually read the text - this is how you're supposed to get content on your iPad?
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Icaria
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2010-06-19

Oh god, that's just too accurate. I'm not sure whether to laugh, or cry.

That said, DnD is a nightmare in itself: you never know whether dragging and dropping something in explorer is going to cut, copy, or create a link to the file, plus it's all too common for someone's finger to slip mid-dragging and for the file to get lost into the nethers of computer oblivion.

The number of times that I've shown someone how to open up two windows side-by-side (that is, after I've stripped most of the crap out of Explorer's UI) and ctrl+c/v or copy/paste from the context menus and, once I handed control back over to the user, the *first* thing the user did was maximise one of the explorer windows... ugh, it's just exasperating.

Worse yet is people who don't know where their files are: they just save their document to wherever the Windows save dialogue takes them, then they only know how to access the file from Word's recent files list.

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