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    Help with Java

    I can't answer and I doubt anyone else can as you don't have enough detail. You need to include the source code for anyone to comment intelligently on this one. That said having a guess, you need to add a button even handler. My Java GUI is rusty but I believe it should be an ActionEvent. You connect the button to a method which handles the ActionEvent and you are away. As for the dialog box, that's usually controlled by the host operating system and generally appears in the middle of the screen. You should be able however to work out the position of your application on the screen and set the message box's position either in its constructor, through a method before you "show" it or after its made.
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    Alternative to iPhone....

    Im a big fan of WP7. Currently running around with a Samsung Omnia 7. Not the biggest fan of the screen though as its a PenTile display. The Nexus has the same issue I believe, and I would probably shy away from it because of that.
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    Does it make me weird...

    You aren't weird. I have been looking at this too. My only reservation is that it could make debugging a pain in much the same way CoffeeScript is a bit of a pain to debug. What I have been doing is writing my backend services in a mix of Clojure/Java, exposing them though a simple API using Jetty and then communicating to that using JSON. Works well in my situation and I can keep using PHP for what its good at, the JVM for what its good at and get the benefit of coherent debugging on the whole stack. As for Lisp dialects... I tend to not use them generally. I do write most things in a functional style but stick with the more mainstream languages as any problem I encounter is already solved on StackOverflow. If you are going to get into one though I would suggest Clojure. Its more pure then things like Scala runs on the JVM and is building enough traction to have most issues already solved.
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    Test my PHP app

    Hey mwd, 1. Cool. 2. Hmmm sorry but "I use it everyday" doesn't cut it. Look to Apple and the principle of least surprise. Let me know why I cant do it on that page, or better yet don't let me get in that situation. Its this sort of polish that takes you from a functional product to a great one. Its hard to do this yourself, perhaps get someone you know try some basic tasks and see how they go. 3. Cool. 4. I still think this could be a good selling point. People don't want the kitchen sink solution. They want what solves their needs now. Up-selling additional functionality could be a good revenue stream for you. 5. Good. Its the one thing I expect of all websites these days. About the ticket, I meant that I was trying to open one (not sure which view) and had to click on the edit icon on the far right of the screen. It was hard to see and goes against Fitts's law when it comes to usability. Just an observation is all.
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    Test my PHP app

    Not a big fan of how the buttons line up on the dashboard or in edit mode. They don't line up and the effect is jarring. This was almost enough for me to stop using within the first 2 minutes. I poked around a bit and it seems a lot of functionality is broken, EG Logging in as admin searching for computer "test" and trying to assign a key left me on a page without the ability to add one (URL http://support.dalegroup.net.au/demo/admin...mp;company_id=1 ) The attach a file was a little confusing. Tried to attach it a few times till I realised I needed to upload a file on another screen then attach it to the item I was looking at. Had an attempt opening a ticket, but none of the text was clickable. Took a while to realise I had to click on the image that's close to the same colour as the background to do so. Lot of small quirks with the design where things don't line up or textboxes overflow the container etc... Try using your application in a small window. There is a lot of functionality here, not sure if you are trying to boil the ocean with this though. You have a lot of things listed that you want it to be. Perhaps a cut down version which has each piece would be a plan? After all lots of companies make a lot of cash selling just invoice software, just a bugtracker etc... You can just have a way to enable them all and since you seem to want to charge have a package which adds functionality. Just some thoughts. Hat's off for creating such a large application though. I would consider submitting it to news.ycombinator.com for feedback as they usually come up with some good feedback for things like this. EDIT - BTW make the Logo clickable please. It should ALWAYS return me to the first page I see when I login. I still curse Google for removing this from Gmail.
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    Search for PHP

    Cheers!
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    Search for PHP

    Hmm apparently the screen I use at work sucks because I just realised that I wrote "Serach" rather then Search. Ahem. As for the MSDN one, im going to that that as well :) when I get the time that is anyway.
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    Search for PHP

    I have serachforjava registered as well. I might be able to finish that sooner then the others actually. Possibly tonight if I get the chance (although that is unlikely).
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    Search for PHP

    If I knew enough to actually write it I would :) I am only sticking to languages I can code my way around. So I will be doing a dotnet version soonish too. Possibly java if I get around to it :)
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    Search for PHP

    Thanks! Will take the article thing on board. Not sure how useful people find the article results yet, but I am going to add some sort of feedback part so people can tell me. http://www.searchforpython.com/ is already registered. I am still fine tuning that at the moment but will post a link here the moment its up. Multiple languages... I will do that. Just need to pull down each of the language API's :)
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    Search for PHP

    Wow... haven't been in here in a while or on the site in general actually! Thought I would throw this up anyway and hopefully get some nice constructive criticism, http://www.searchforphp.com/ I made it a few weekends ago and threw it online. I find it pretty useful myself when looking for PHP functions and the like. Hopefully someone here finds it useful or can at least explain why not :)
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    How to get outdated Unix OS

    Probably worth noting, none of the above quoted suggestions could be classified as "outdated". With the exception of BSD, none of the above existed 10 years ago. Ubuntu didn't exist before 2004. Solaris 10 and Minix 3.0 are relatively new too, although earlier versions were in existance as early as 1991. And you'll get a lot of BSD enthusiasts noses out-of-joint calling their belovid OS "outdated". Well you could always try Minix 2.0 although I never managed to get that working :) I just assumed by 'outdated' he meant old school os where rolling your own drivers is the only way to get stuff going, where men are men and write their own schedulers and filesystems.
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    How to get outdated Unix OS

    You could always try Minix http://www.minix3.org/ which is pretty bare bones.
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    What was your best GPU?

    All my cards.... hmmm Geforce 2 MX400 (Because the Kyro II I bought just didnt want to play ball) Geforce 3 TI 200 (Loved that sucker. Was so bloody awesome for the day) Raedon 9700 Geforce 8800 GTS Raedon 5770 The only reason the 8800 was replaced was due to it dying for some stupid reason. As you can probably see im one of those buy it and live with it for a few years before replacing.
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    What was your best GPU?

    My 9700. Ran everything I asked of it. Morrowind, Oblivion, C&C:3, STALKER, Quake3 Sure some things were a bit jaggy and some were missing features but they still ran at a framerate that didnt suck. I had that sucker going from 2004 to 2008 when I replaced it with a 8800 which just died so im back with a 5770 which has the feel of the 9700 and may last for a long time like it. Good memories.
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