I updated the Deskpad company about how I did write about their program and they sent me an email back reading this:
We hadn't seen that "freeze" that you reported on startup, but wesuspect it's due to Deskpad trying to fetch an address from the DomainName Server. If your Internet provider's DNS is sometimes slow (as manyare), that would explain it. We'll see if we can move that operation tothe background thread, so it doesn't affect the user interface, in anupcoming version.As you noticed, the sorting stuff isn't finished yet. We plan to addall the sorting options that the web version supports, and any others wecan think of that might be useful.Unfortunately, the picture type is one of the few that can't be viewedand edited in the 0.98 version (the others are Music Album, MusicalArtist, File, and Video). We've been adding new types with eachrelease, and those will all be done before the 1.0 release.I'm not sure when the next release will be available, but it shouldn'tbe too much longer. :-) Deskpad itself will check weekly and let youknow when there's a new one, if you're using it, but I've made a note todrop you a line too.
Where I'm living, we have business quality internet, the kind that is supposed to be LIGHTNING fast, and usually is(it's been breaking a lot lately, I'm using my phone's internet via tethering to type this up).
On an unrelated note, here's a hilarious video I found a few days ago(WARNING FOUL LANGUAGE!):