Thoughts on working remotely

When working on a mobile platform, as many people are these days, a lot of the standard practices and conventions you might be used to using are sub-optimal. High latency connections, moving between hotspots (and IP addresses), and intermittent connectivity can wreck havoc with many people's normal approaches to working, particularly in technological fields.

I frequently travel, and oftentimes find my only internet connection to be my cell phone. Yes, I can tether, but this does nothing to solve the speed and latency problems, it just lets me do my work on my laptop. But I find that if you approach mobile carefully, you will not suffer any productivity hits. Here's my approach to it, hopefully it will be beneficial to you.

Android and the last 10%

Android has improved tremendously over the past year. In October 2011, we were shown Ice Cream Sandwich for the first time. ICS improved Android dramatically, throwing away the aging and clumsy UI in favor of a clean, new, fancy UI, with new design conventions and a new font.

Unfortunately, this seems to only be 90% there. And Google seems to keep missing that last 10%.