I know this is a little out of place for me as I try to be as polite and helpfull as I can. However I just need to get this off my chest.
Ok Connect users…
I see alot of you posting complaining about the Yahoo service ending and yelling and blaming SanDisk. If you use this little thing called the internet to do more than complain about the latest thing to displease the masses, you guys would read how Yahoo pulled out leaving SanDisk high and dry with no say so in the matter.
Alot of you are blaming Sansa for this… This is like Blaming Ford or Chevy for creating a car that was sold to you by a car salesman and complaining to the maker when you get a flat tire.
A few threads I have read talk about making a new firmware to access other venues of online access… This brings up 2 points
(Mods, please feel free to comment on this should you agree)
- The Firmware for the Connect is the most difficult to create as it serves multipal functions
Video\Pictures\Music and on top of all that, online access to Yahoo Launchcast\messenger and
subscription not to mention the added coding for the external speaker and WiFi antenna, TPC\IP Transfer
Protocols, etc, etc ,etc
Basicly, these guys are having to create a full mini OS for the player opposed to standard firmware
for the other players.
2. Creating firmware for the standard players alone takes months at times just writing the code, checking
the syntax, testing, debugging, retesting, compiling to beta test in the units, etc,etc,etc
For those of you out there ( including the Mods ) that know how to program will understand this.
When creating a program of any kind, the language that you are programing in may run fine, but 1 changed line of code can cause a programmer to have to change or alter previous lines that would cause errors in other areas to error out the whole thing. I’ve been programming and in computers and networking for 10 years and if any of you think what those guys do is easy, then try doing it for 10 minutes yourself.
Not to mention , you want to complain to these guys, You all come asking for help on issues. Are you going to complain to your doctor whos about to do surgery on ya?
So before you go complaining about something you people dont understand and cant comprehend, Maybe you should ask if they are actually researching this issue to come up with a solution in some way.
Ok, so yeah, I had to get this off my chest. Sorry Mods
Ill go back to being a good boy now.