RE: Just my opinion - the move of MOS to Flash is still a bunch of crap
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 09:57:18 -0600
I think I remember reading somewhere that flash MOS was based off a product from a company Oracle acquired? That might help explain the decision.
From: oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org [mailto:oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org] On Behalf Of Guillermo Alan Bort
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2011 7:23 AM
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Subject: Re: Just my opinion - the move of MOS to Flash is still a bunch of crap
I am a bit of a cynic... I live in Argentina and we have many things that don't make sense to the casual observer but that if you do look in a little deeper you see that someone is abusing that thing that doesn't make sense and making money or gaining power with it. So I started to look at all the things that don't make sense to me from that perspective and everything makes sense... twisted, but makes sense...
It all makes perfect sense
expressed in dollars and cents,
pounds shillings and pence.
[Perfect Sense, Pink Floyd]
Now... flash MOS simply does not make sense to me (from an end user point of view)... so... who is making money or gaining power with it?
Is it a move to try and get people to stop using oracle support (cost reduction)?
I used to search metalink as my first source for Oracle issues, now i only use it when I need to log an SR... Google has far better answers usually... and sometimes links to Oracle Forums with interesting MOS notes which I can then look up specifically.
Also, it would appear that the search engine they are using is Enterprise Search... which sucks... they should drop the product line, get one of those nifty google boxes and have a good search functionality in the search area of the crappy support portal.
Oh, htmlsupport... it works, I usually use it... I still find it too damn slow... I tried IE, FF, Chrome, Opera and Safari and I have windows XP with 3G of ram and a core2duo CPU... it shouldn't be slow... but it is... because it's Oracle...
Ohhh, the days were much more happier when 'calling Oracle' resulted in Batman talking with Barbara Gordon...
On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 8:49 AM, Connor McDonald <mcdonald.connor_at_gmail.com<mailto:mcdonald.connor_at_gmail.com>> wrote:
"Whoops, Ctrl-C for copy - we forgot about that"
"Whoops, Shift-Click for open in new tab - we forgot about that"
I can't believe they dropped dozens of standard web page facilities just so they could smooth-scroll a region on a screen when you click on it...
Upload a file - whoops - "upload completed" seems to be shown when the file has been compressed - its still 10mins to go before its uploaded.
File uploaded too big ? Tough luck - you'll STILL be told it got uploaded, but when you come back later, its no longer there...
Whoever dreamed up Metaflash could not find their own bum with two hands and a torch.....
-- Connor McDonald =========================== email: connor_mcdonald_at_yahoo.com<mailto:connor_mcdonald_at_yahoo.com> web: http://www.oracledba.co.ukReceived on Thu Mar 03 2011 - 09:57:18 CST
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