Reassurance re: crashing

Rob Cozens rcozens at pon.net
Thu Jun 6 11:20:01 CDT 2002


Hi All,

A few days ago someone new to Revolution expressed concern because he 
found the application crashed with some frequency.  At the time I 
felt I had no real insight to offer: complain to me about lost stack 
info, and I'll tell you "stop using Open Recent Stack"; but I can't 
help with crashes because I don't crash........anymore.

If there is a lesson here, it was taught to me by Wesley (no relation 
to Satan) Gates many years ago.  Wesley was the only member of our HC 
SIG (and the only person I know of) to produce useful animations 
using AddMotion.  One of our monthly meetings was devoted to 
AddMotion. and at least three or four times as I blundered my way 
through the AddMotion tutorial Wesley would shout, "Don't do that, or 
you'll crash!"  Each time he spoke too late, and each time the system 
crashed.

Early on I experienced unstableness in the Revolution platform; but 
once I had crashed enough times, I could determine what actions 
(often blindlessly trying something I had not done before to 
determine the best way to do it) caused crashes and a. change my work 
habits &/or b. learn the correct, ie non-crashing, approach.

Be patient, positive, and inquisitive; but save frequently until you 
get to know RunRev.
-- 

Rob Cozens
CCW, Serendipity Software Company
http://www.oenolog.com/who.htm

"And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."

from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)



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