#1855 new
John

not a bug... a great suggestion

Reported by John | May 25th, 2014 @ 12:49 PM | in 2.1 Release

Hi Morgan ... I want ya to know that jbid has cost me a LOT of money for stuff I really didn't need ... ;-0. Great coding!!! A bug here and there, but nothing serious (fixed prices, reserves etc). I have been doing software engineering for over 25 some odd years, when the term 'hacker' was a GOOD thing...IBM360 BAL and Sun Solaris Unix programmer. I know all about having to parse someone's formatted data stream, especially HTML. Good grief, been there - done that. What complicates the issue exponentially is when they don't have a clue what you are trying to do with complete indifference and entirely anal about releasing ANY information together with changing the stream on the fly without warning... UUGH!!! Great job!!!

As a suggestion, it would be AWESOME if on the next revision ya could hack in a scheduler to wake the computer on a schedules auction. Doesn't need to be anything fancy, just drop text into 'scheduled tasks' window (if ya can) which would get the 'pain in the butt' busy work done with setting one (or many) up. Let the user open up the window and set the option within Windoze for what he/she needs (logon, passwords). Why reinvent the wheel and open up a can of worms if the facility already exists and is stable. I always hibernate the laptop, When an auction is coming in a couple of days, I set up a task to restart (unconditionally renews the TCP/IP stuff) and load jbid an hour or so before to be sure I can spend gobs of money for more 'stuff' that I really didn't want or need but is cool....

Hey thanks bunches... you do realize that you are twisted for even trying to figure out eBay... ;-)

John

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