I bet it was an app that fell back to long-polling because push notification registration failed.
Or the ad network downloading today's batch of
The background picture in my profile is one I took myself. It's taken at Niarbyl in the Isle of Man, and is looking south-west along the coast. It's a splendid place, though it tends to be a bit… bracing most of the time; the picture was taken on one of the rare relatively calm days.
those phones are not that expensive, especially when you buy them on a plan from the carrier.
They're actually very expensive to buy that way; it's effectively a truly shit financing plan for the phone with some phone and internet service attached. Don't believe me? Do the figures. Shop around.
I used to work for a company that paid some staff monthly and others 4-weekly.
How many accountants worked there?
We do (approximately) that. That's because some staff (security, building maintenance, cleaning, catering) are weekly, and others are monthly because all salaried staff are paid monthly. We're big enough that the complexity in budgeting and audit is something we'd have to have anyway.
Status: Awwww crap. We've got two independently-developed Python libraries to do virtually the same thing. One is Python as written by smartass dickheads who never saw a complicated technique that they didn't want to (ab)use. The other is Python as written by Java programmers. We really don't want to have to maintain both.
I'm not sure I want to maintain either…
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