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Qustodio.com is one of the market leaders in securing and controlling children mobile devices. They're keen and open to hear all your feedback, feature requests and changes suggestions.

However, there's a small glitch and you may be surprised finding it out.

...continue reading "Qustodio.com’s features & suggestion form"

Revolut is a great alternative to foreign payments and maybe even -- as its name says -- a banking revolution. Thus, it is even more sad that it hires morons.

One of these morons decided that it will be extra cool to let Revoult's mobile app add Send money and Request money items to your each and every contact:

Yeah, you've heard it. To each and every one. Even to those of your friends that know a damn thing about Revolut, never used it, never heard of it. Even to those of your contacts -- as above -- that aren't even people at all.

The same moron decided that it will not be possible to disable this feature!

Here you have 3,5 year old post that counts eighteen points to prove you that MTP protocol is a huge shit. Three+ years later nothing changed except for the fact that Microsoft and Google itself finally realized what they've invented:

It's error coming from MTP protocol-based file transfer and description of the protocol itself in one!

With the introduction of a new Gmail design you cannot access contacts quickly and you have to add yourself a shortcut to 9-dot menu (another stupidity by Google):

This will open the "new" Contacts screen in a separate tab.

...continue reading "Contacts fuckup in a new Gmail design"

Seeing such error in a buggy Android 7.1 isn't very surprising...

...until you find out that this application is...

...disabled and should never be run by Android!

Now, let's do some math. Android is made / sponsored / supported by Google. YouTube is Google subsidiary. Two plus two gives four. Guys at Android dev team made their homework, titled "I don't give a shit what user wants", very well!

Vivaldi is an interesting browser alternative with a very annoying bug in its updater.

It asks you, whether you're sure that you want to close Vivaldi and continue with the update... even, if Vivaldi is already closed (updater is the only running program):

And the biggest fuckup is that after update installation is completed, the updater always opens Vivaldi for you... even, if it wasn't opened so far.

Among many other stupidities in OneDrive here comes this:

File is downloaded, but... not.

The second counter (bottom one, with smaller font) went from 0 to 1 019,5 MB in the exactly the same period as first counter (top one, with bigger font) doing the same. Then -- magic! -- The smaller counter got frozen 1 019,5 MB while bigger counter started counting from 0 to 1 019,5 MB again.

To make yourself (itself?) sure OneDrive decided to download everything twice! :>

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It turns out that number of fuckups and wasted things in the new Google Calendar design gets bigger and bigger. Not only Google Morons introduced a lot of new shits, but also wasted something what was working pretty perfectly in previous ("old") version of Google Calendar!

Liked previous post? There's more to come!

...continue reading "New Google Calendar design? Oh, shit! [updated]"

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A brand, new Google Calendar interface design has flourished recently.

Unfortunately, entire power of dev team was spared on changing look & feel. No significant changes in logic & functionality can be observed. Including, still absolute lack of drag-and-drop event copying. Again, Google Idiots failed to discover and develop this awfully obvious functionality!

...continue reading "Brand, new Google Calendar. Still no DND copying!"

There are two ways of deleting a message in Gmail. You can delete entire thread (by using Delete button) or just one message in it:

The second delete won't be replicated in mobile Gmail. You will see this message still appearing in given thread, just as you would ever delete it. You must purge Bin folder in order to get this message delete in mobile Gmail.

Another fuckup discovered in Android... and in mindless heads of Google dev fucks.

According to fastmail.com ("SSL/TLS vs plaintext/STARTTLS port numbers" part) and thousands of other sources in the Internet (emphasis mine):

  • IMAP uses port 143, but SSL/TLS encrypted IMAP uses port 993.
  • POP uses port 110, but SSL/TLS encrypted POP uses port 995.
  • SMTP uses port 25, but SSL/TLS encrypted SMTP uses port 465.

That doesn't count to morons who produced Microsoft Outlook 2010. They've decided that switching encryption method for IMAP between None to SSL will change port from 143 to 993 and back (correct!). While, doing exactly the same for SMTP won't change port at all.

This way Outlook is problably the only mail client in the world who is trying (unless you manually correct it) to establish secure, encrypted SMTP connection over port 25. An attempt which is doomed by its definition. Congrats again, Microsoft fucks!

I had a simple case. I wanted to rent a car for a week at Europcar. My initial attempt (to provide all the necessary details in an email and receive initial quote through this channel) was bumped with Europcar employee responding to me and advising me to visit europcar.com instad.

So I did. And here's where all the madness started.

...continue reading "A simple case: Rent a car at Europcar"

The stupidity of Power Point itself and all those fucks with "I'm working for Microsoft" tattooed on their foreheads is simply beyond imagination. You actually cannot change language of all PowerPoint slides at once. You have to:

  • do this manually (each and every slide and text box separately!),
  • mess up with outline view (won't work for future-written text!),
  • mess up with system settings or
  • even be forced to use Visual Basic for Applications (here, here, here and here).

Thirty years of PowerPoint's development wasn't enough time for MS-Morons to figure out that global change of language would actually be a useful functionality!

There is a third (next to this one and this one), quite pretty fuckup with HP printer's settings. Even though they have full hardware support for duplex printing, this feature (as good as many others -- like manual page feeding) comes disabled.

...continue reading "No duplex on duplex-enabled HP printers"

There is another (next to this one), quite pretty fuckup with HP printer's settings. This time not related to language or location, but to network configuration instead.

On non-DHCP networks printers cannot access Internet out-of-the-box because morons at HP didn't added DNS settings to touchscreen configuration menu.

...continue reading "HP printers and non-DHCP networks"

When running my HP LaserJet Pro M426fdn for the first time I didn't removed touchscreen foil and my finger slipped over when selecting location of my printer. I ended up with having proper language but location set to Estonia and some reports (like Google Cloud Print configuration leaflet) printed in cyrylic (even though entire printer interface was set to English).

Unfortunately, due to extreme stupidity of HP engineers you are forced to perform a full factory reset of your printer in this situation.

...continue reading "HP printers, set to English, still prints in cyrylic"

There's a huge weird bug in Polycom SoundPoint IP 331 PoE phones.

When changing display name using web panel you can enter space in it. This will be accepted, but after phone is restarted this will render in useless (many features not working; unable to call any number).

You'll be forced to reset your phone to defaults (see here for details).

audioteka.com is a quite well know audiobook store, offering audiobooks in 12 languages across 23 countries. They have a really good offer, a quite good software and an ability to play audiobooks on both regular .mp3 player or their own streaming solution.

And the only problem is that some of their developers are mindless idiots...

...continue reading "audioteka.com’s Developers Playground"

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