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From: Lee dB.
Date: Sat 13th Jun, 4:25pm
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For those that completed their exam today, hope all went well!

This was my first online exam, and just wanted to discuss what other people's experience 
was like.

I'm running Examplify on a fresh install of macOS via an external hard drive, with no other 
software installed. I noticed that, during the exam, if I right-clicked on a term in the 
text editor, it had the option to look-up the corresponding man page in Terminal. Normally 
that option is under "Services" it seems, but the Examplify software moved it to the top-
level of the menu.

I wonder if this was deliberately left enabled for this exam? It seemed oddly pertinent, 
but it didn't seem to do anything except cause Examplify to freeze for ~10 seconds.

Also, did anyone else find the text editor had really high latency? It felt like there was 
a delay of 200-400ms between every key press and it appearing on the screen, which was 
quite jarring. I also found that the Delete key didn't work, nor did any of my favourite 
keyboard shortcuts for things like deleting words before/after the cursor etc.

I'm not sure the mock exam had the same free-text entry field to try, but either way it 
really slowed down the speed of text entry and editing.

Other than that, it all worked quite seamlessly for me. 

How was everyone else's experience?

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From: Lucy C.
Date: Sat 13th Jun, 4:57pm
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"Lee de Byl" <10*0*8*[email protected]*u*e*t*u*a*e*u*a*> wrote:

> For those that completed their exam today, hope all went well!
> 
> This was my first online exam, and just wanted to discuss what other people's experience 
> was like.
> 
> I'm running Examplify on a fresh install of macOS via an external hard drive, with no other 
> software installed. I noticed that, during the exam, if I right-clicked on a term in the 
> text editor, it had the option to look-up the corresponding man page in Terminal. Normally 
> that option is under "Services" it seems, but the Examplify software moved it to the top-
> level of the menu.
> 
> I wonder if this was deliberately left enabled for this exam? It seemed oddly pertinent, 
> but it didn't seem to do anything except cause Examplify to freeze for ~10 seconds.
> 
> Also, did anyone else find the text editor had really high latency? It felt like there was 
> a delay of 200-400ms between every key press and it appearing on the screen, which was 
> quite jarring. I also found that the Delete key didn't work, nor did any of my favourite 
> keyboard shortcuts for things like deleting words before/after the cursor etc.
> 
> I'm not sure the mock exam had the same free-text entry field to try, but either way it 
> really slowed down the speed of text entry and editing.
> 
> Other than that, it all worked quite seamlessly for me. 
> 
> How was everyone else's experience?

All good overall.  Spell check worked well which was great, I found the text editor a little 
clunky but ok.  I was a bit irritated by the size of the text box on my screen, I could only 
see a couple of lines of text so had to keep scrolling up and down to read what I had already 
written.  There was possibly an option to change it but I didn't take the time out to look for 
it. 

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From: Nathan S.
Date: Sat 13th Jun, 8:13pm
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"Lucy Conran" <22*7*8*[email protected]*u*e*t*u*a*e*u*a*> wrote:

> "Lee de Byl" <10*0*8*[email protected]*u*e*t*u*a*e*u*a*> wrote:
> 
> > For those that completed their exam today, hope all went well!
> > 
> > This was my first online exam, and just wanted to discuss what other people's experience 
> > was like.
> > 
> > I'm running Examplify on a fresh install of macOS via an external hard drive, with no other 
> > software installed. I noticed that, during the exam, if I right-clicked on a term in the 
> > text editor, it had the option to look-up the corresponding man page in Terminal. Normally 
> > that option is under "Services" it seems, but the Examplify software moved it to the top-
> > level of the menu.
> > 
> > I wonder if this was deliberately left enabled for this exam? It seemed oddly pertinent, 
> > but it didn't seem to do anything except cause Examplify to freeze for ~10 seconds.
> > 
> > Also, did anyone else find the text editor had really high latency? It felt like there was 
> > a delay of 200-400ms between every key press and it appearing on the screen, which was 
> > quite jarring. I also found that the Delete key didn't work, nor did any of my favourite 
> > keyboard shortcuts for things like deleting words before/after the cursor etc.
> > 
> > I'm not sure the mock exam had the same free-text entry field to try, but either way it 
> > really slowed down the speed of text entry and editing.
> > 
> > Other than that, it all worked quite seamlessly for me. 
> > 
> > How was everyone else's experience?
> 
> All good overall.  Spell check worked well which was great, I found the text editor a little 
> clunky but ok.  I was a bit irritated by the size of the text box on my screen, I could only 
> see a couple of lines of text so had to keep scrolling up and down to read what I had already 
> written.  There was possibly an option to change it but I didn't take the time out to look for 
> it. 


The user interface was fine for me, that was my 3rd exam in 3 days.  
What are 3 ways to get input into a process?  | > and arguments?  

Lucy, David, Gus, James whoever else I know, that was also my last exam of my masters.  I'm done.  
I think Gus is done, not sure about James and Lucy, I know David is still doing more. 

Nathan 

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From: Lee dB.  O.P.
Date: Sat 13th Jun, 8:31pm
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Congratulations on finishing the last exam of your masters - that's a significant achievement! Must feel good.

As for the question about ways to get data into a subprocess, I used the example of pipes, command arguments 
and environment variables.

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From: Kerrie B.
Date: Sun 14th Jun, 12:29pm
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I found the same as you Lucy. Examplify blocked my monitor and hence I only had my laptop screen. Because of this I 
had a tiny text box which only showed 2 or 3 lines of text, which made it quite hard to review!

I did however like having the option to type - I think it made it much easier to fine tune the response.
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