20110910

Problem ID: 8560843921176535320
Entered by: Ben Simo
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Estimation




I think this spent more time calculating the time required to upload my files than it spent uploading my files.

It is often better to stop estimating and start doing.

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2 Comments:

September 10, 2011 at 5:37 PM  
Comment ID: 2039627332578911040
Written by: ram

....well like most our tech specs, design and coding, coding is part of design and planning. So perhaps the site kept uploading while estimating. So that indicated as spent very less time uploading. Where in reality coding or uploading ,in this instance, was projected as less time :)
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September 12, 2011 at 7:29 AM  
Comment ID: 18564619513115731
Written by: bryan

I dunno. The premise of the progress indicator has to be based on something, otherwise why bother showing a progress indicator at all? Maybe there's more to just "calculating" -- maybe they're validating that you've selected actual files, or have permission to access them. Maybe it's taking so long because you're uploading files from a network attached drive, which compounds the problem. Ironically, the solution would be more code and time to "calculate".

Alternatively, the process could just start and then fail 20 minutes later. What's worse?

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