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> Not to mention there's very little incentive to amend these policies outside of generating general goodwill.

There is now an incentive for other companies to follow suit since savvy employees will value offers from Pinterest and other companies with this policy much more highly.

It's rare that a company like Pinterest breaks ranks on things like this. I hope they get a lot of goodwill from employees and applicants as a result.

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I'd suggest reading Four Steps to Epiphany to learn about customer development.

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We always prefer to be open and thought it right to inform our customers of the change.

I hope that openness is interpreted as a strength.

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This is really nicely done. I do hope that avoiding the inevitable product death of acqui-hires hasn't reduced your upside from the new gig too much.

I would suspect that anybody worrying about the future of trigger.io as a result would have worried far more had they found out about this any other way - and I'd imagine that as soon as continued active development in your absence is visibly happening (i.e. the next batch of features rolls out) even those people should largely calm down.

Good luck.

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Ouch! That's not good timing.. working on it

Edit: should be good now

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We've worked hard to ensure continuity and Antoine is excited to move forward, so hope you give us a chance.

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Well, I love what I've seen so far ;)

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An amusing aside - from the Exchange Visitor Host Site Handbook which is sent to supervisors of J1 program participants:

Signs of Cultural Adjustment Issues

“This country is really stupid…” - A common statement from trainees who are seeing a cultural trait of the United States through the experience of their own culture, not that of the U.S. A response might be, “Why do you suppose we’ve done that for the last 200 years?”

“English doesn’t have enough words…” - A common statement from trainees who cannot find a way to express emotions that are described in their native language, but not shared by the Anglo cultures.

“All I want to do is sleep…” – A common statement of depression brought on by the overload of change.

“I’m gaining a lot of weight…” – The change in food often results in weight gain. It is often difficult for trainees to understand how to use local and different foods for a healthy diet.

“Americans ask ‘How are you doing, but don’t really want to know…”– An accurate and common observation that may indicate the trainee is understanding what is said literally, but not hearing the underlying or cultural meaning.

“Why should I celebrate your holiday; I’m not American…” – A common attitude that could indicate the trainee is suffering a bit of cultural identity crisis.

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“Americans ask ‘How are you doing, but don’t really want to know…”

That's always kind of sad.

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Just think of it as "Hi". Nothing more, nothing less. That's it, simple and easy.

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An unusual degree of dry humour for an official pamphlet ;)

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It's a reasonably common question and we think we have some quite good answers - you can see a summary on our homepage.

Our customers tell us they choose us vs alternatives for: - the efficiency of our build / test cycle - the broader API out of the box including native UI components and integrations with 3rd party SDKs like Facebook, Flurry and Parse - the ability to push updates to the app without going through the App Store approval process using our Reload feature: https://trigger.io/reload

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Thanks, very helpful. Congratulations on shipping 2.0 !

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Cool!

> There’s even an Android app to make connecting easy and show useful status info plus an iPhone webapp you can save to your homescreen.

What does the Android app do to show useful status information? Can we expect an iPhone version in the future too?

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Right now, the Android app shows the current uptime and system load on the Raspberry Pi in the title bar. It does this by polling a URL which is handled by the PiUi Supervisor (separate python app from your main app). As you can see on github, the supervisor can also list and stop/start apps - I have feature enhancements to use all this planned for Android and yes, I'm keen to expose on iOS in future too.

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Interesting! What version of Android / device did you take that screenshot with?

In general it doesn't appear to be fixed: http://caniuse.com/#feat=input-datetime

And I verified it just now in an Android 4.1 emulator going to this url to test: http://www.w3schools.com/html/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml5_in...

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It works fine with chrome, but not with the default browser. IIRC from 4.2 the default browser will be chrome as well.

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Works fine in the stock browser ("Internet") on my 4.1 Galaxy Note II:

http://www.imgur.com/AqPFw.png

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