I worked on this Android application which automatically uses your location and weather to find ultra-high-res images from Flickr to use as your background. Everything is handled automatically, and we have a curated and blocked list to ensure quality stays high.
I'd have to agree with you. As someone who works in print, I'm usually surprised by the prices the fulfillment services are offering. I actually am preparing a beta launch of a service to offer all of these same products (kind of creepy coincidence) because I do feel the market is lacking. We already have all of the equipment in place and running, along with fantastic discounts on bulk shipping, supplies, packaging etc. Our pricing will be about 25% of what is shown (give or take a small amount). If you are interested, I'd love to chat with you and see if we can work together.
It would likely come down to how much interest we have in the product. Because we already have everything in place for canvas, framed products, and posters, we will be starting with those as our production lines are already optimized for that. If we could make a good business case for apparel products then we would absolutely expand there, but it likely won't be for a bit.
Perhaps I missed it, but is there any discussion on how their sharding mechanism works? How do they define a shard and where is ownership of various shards managed so a "non-owning node can redirect to an owning node"?
I did it by pressing up-left-down-right, repeating each direction as many times as possible. That's the worst part - knowing that your carefully calculated playthrough is actually no better than someone just pressing the keys in a set order.
Ran your strategy 162 times with autoit of which the following blocks came by: : 150 times, : 36 times, : 13 times, : 0 times. Anyone else a good suggestion for an optimal "blind" strategy?
I prefer Trip actually, it has the same rules as Threes, but it's much harder to get a high score compared to Fives. Because you only ever get 1, 2 or 3 as the new card, everything needs to be built up from there, it requires a lot more thought and planning. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.ginik.trip