What’s the point?

Odd… long unhappy writing of trying to install Player on an Android device got pushed up to Techmeme with hot title and no linking blogs… author finally approved a comment offering help with getting it to work… but the only reply was to another comment:

That said, the point of my article is that mobile Flash is a huge disappointment so far b/c it doesn’t work as advertised.

Wouldn’t it be better for “the point” to be “I just want to get on with my work?”

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Resources: Main Player Support page… troubleshooting Windows, Macintosh, Linux
quick guide for desktops… for mobile, check for best links provided on your product’s official support pages.

For what it’s worth, biggest Android problem I’ve been running into online is when people had installed some type of hack into the system in hopes of getting Flash earlier than their manufacturer deemed prudent. If you’re having problems where you shouldn’t, then please get the device back to a known state first.

If you see other people enjoying performance which you are not, then that’s an indication that you might be able to change something, improve things. You can expect to achieve the performance others do.

6 Responses to What’s the point?

  1. Noah Ramon says:

    “If you see other people enjoying performance which you are not, then that’s an indication that you might be able to change something, improve things. You can expect to achieve the performance others do.”

    But he explicitly noted in response to you that it was “using the Flash player that comes preinstalled on the Droid 2 and the official Froyo update to Droid 1.”

    I don’t think that reporting one’s results is a bad thing – and blaming the messenger (for not going through the myriad of support resources you list and changing things to suit Flash) seems … petulant. (There’s shades of Ewe Boll, honestly – blame the critic, don’t take the criticism.)

    • John Dowdell says:

      Sorry if I missed one critical phrase within those screenfuls of text, prefaced by all the Jobs stuff and op/ed. Wonder why he didn’t reply at the attempt to help. (Not sure why you’re blaming with the “blame the messenger” line.)

      jd

      • RidleyGriff says:

        Yes, John, heaven forbid you actually _read the article_ before accusing the guy of using hacked software.

        • John Dowdell says:

          Not sure if you read the preceding comments before accusing me here…. 😉

          (It’s good to write concisely and to the point. When questioned, it’s good to clarify. The most frequent “works strange for me” cause so far has been from unofficial installations, and so should be the first troubleshooting step. Apologies that I missed one line within a multiscreen condemnation.)

          jd

  2. John Dowdell says:

    Reminder: Anonymous attack comments usually won’t get published here. There are enough other sites for that kind of stuff.

  3. John Dowdell says:

    I’m closing off comments on this one… was fine while it was on Techmeme, but was later linked by fansites of a company competing with Android….

    jd