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Monday, May 02, 2005

Dashboard Notes

One of the cool things about Dashboard widgets is that they suspend when the Dashboard is not activated--thus they don't take up any CPU power. One of the uncool things is that it takes them a few seconds to wake up and get new data from web services. This means that when I press F-12 to see the beautiful weather widget, I have to wait a few seconds to see actual results. This is still superior to visiting a weather website or installing a weather application that runs all the time, but I think that apps that rely on web services should advertize when they got their last data and if they are fetching new data.


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