Microsoft Outlook's offers a support for Free/Busy functionality -- a nifty feature for sharing your calendar details with others, which helps you organise meetings in the moment when every attendee is free for joining it.
Actually, this is an unspoken standard that is also supported in Thunderbird and many other calendars/mail clients. Only in Outlook it is so badly fucked up.
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Eleven years after being launched OneDrive still sometimes fails on its key feature -- file sync -- and on some devices it recreates and syncs back files that were actually deleted on some other device.
This is the latest of at least three huge fuckups in this service that finally caused me to say: "Screw you, Microsoft, I am going back to Google!".
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Spotted moments ago during Office 2013 installation on Windows 10:
And now what, Bill?
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Because Microsoft must always mess up and change simple things into complex one, with Windows 10 they have introduced two display off timeouts, i.e. amounts of time after which your screen is turned off:
- regular one,
- lock-off screen one.
First is set to 10 minutes (desktop PCs and laptops on AC power) or 5 minutes (laptops on battery). Second one is set to... 1 minute. Yes, every mother fucking minute after you lock-off your Windows your screen will be turned off.
And ya know, what? You can't change it! :>
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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!
Want to cleanup some space in your OneDrive. Microsoft offers a cool tool for that:
You only have to let all your photos fly to OneDrive. And... to let Microsoft review it, tear-off you from all your privacy and bring you ads perfectly matching your needs.
...in Windows Update, haven't you?
Now what, Bill? :>
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! :>
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
- POP uses port
110, but SSL/TLS encrypted POP uses port
- SMTP uses port
25, but SSL/TLS encrypted SMTP uses port
That doesn't count to morons who produced Microsoft Outlook 2010. They've decided that switching encryption method for IMAP between
SSL will change port from
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!
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!
On just a little bit slower computers running Windows 7 you may experience a really strange "blurry" behavior of Windows Update main screen, when downloading or installing a large amount of updates. But, that's not the only problem with this service. It also get completely wako, if you install certain fixes using offline installation packages.
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We all know about stupidities of recreating
Documents folder in OneDrive each time you manually delete it. Something for which Microsoft in general and OneDrive in particular are very, very famous recently.
Today, I found something way bigger. A fuckup that kills everything!
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In case you didn't know, Windows can install a driver for an unrecognized device:
Where is your god now, Bill?
I was forced to change my phone to Microsoft Lumia 535. It was my first Windows Phone based device. The phone is generally a good pick (better in many aspects than all my Android-based phones used before). But, since it is (now) designed and produced by Microsoft, it would be impossible for it, to not have some serious fuckups. Here you'll find a list of biggest ones, that I found so far. Most of them are not too closely tight to Lumia 535 and there is a high chances of possibility, that you will find similar or the same in any other Lumia phone.
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I have never been using Microsoft Outlook, because this piece of software is huge, ugly and stupid. And most of all, it is a local, desktop program, thus (on contrary to all kind of webmails) you must install it anywhere in order to use it. Few days ago I was forced to start using this crap and I must admit, that Microsoft Fucks continues their long journey of bringing stupidity and fuckabillity to the highest levels.
...continue reading "Outlook’s reply-to-yourself and other fuckups"
On Windows any program can hang and you usually fell no fear, because you can always use Task Manager to kill that nasty, hanged piece of software.
But, what if Task Manager hangs...
When you try to return data from Microsoft Query 97 to a Microsoft Excel 97 worksheet, the spinning globe icon (which signifies that a query is processing) may appear for a long time, and then the query returns no data to your worksheet. If you Google enough deeply to find a solution for this problem you may find solution filed under Q168702 in Microsoft Knowledge Base. It is just a rocket-science killer.
...continue reading "Solution for Excel 97 problems with Oracle…"
This fuckup is nearly as old as Windows 7 is -- meaning it has around six years:
And six years wasn't enough for Microsoft to publish any update that would hide this dully behavior and block user access to non-functioning feature!
The biggest fuckup of all Nokia / Microsoft Lumia phones is, that you can't manually configure your Wi-Fi connection. You must use DHCP. If your local network does not offer this feature, you simply can't use that network. And you're sucked!
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There are many, many huge fuckups in Android 4.0. About most of them I wrote in a separate article. But dropping the native-USB support in favor of some lame shit and extreme useless stupidity, called MTP (Mobile Transport Protocol), seems to be so devastating fuckup, that it surely deserves for a separate article.
...continue reading "Android and a shit called MTP"
I understand that Microsoft Office is eager to secure me as much as it is possible. And therefore there was introduced a "read-only" mode. How Microsoft / Windows / Office "knows" which of my private files come from the Internet and which don't? It gives me the creeps... Moreover, it seems to be a cool, security-oriented feature. But why it works for printing documents too?
What harm can I do myself or to my computer, even though the document contains a malicious code or any other kind of unwanted content if I print it out on a piece of paper? Will that execute some harmful macro? Is there any reason or sense behind this, except for pissing me off each time I have to click on
Enable Printing button on such docs?
I have exactly the same system installed on both my notebook and desktop computer -- Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Edition with Service Pack 1 and Polish Language Pack. On one of them (notebook) I can access external USB 80 GB 2,5 inch hard drive without any problems. On the other one (desktop) I can't access it at all.
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Since Paint in Windows 7 was the only image editor that I had handy right at that moment and since it was updated to be quite good, yet basic image editor, I used it to do a small work on a really big (as for Paint) image.
Sadly, it turns out, that it can handle some basic operations on such big images, but it can't... open an image it just saved to disk!
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Gettin an unexpected error when decompressing a ZIP archive, using internal mechanism build into Windows XP (and newer) Windows Explorer (i.e. by clicking archive with right mouse button or dragging it somewhere and using proper option from menu to decompress)? Then you can be 99,9% sure that such archive is simply password-protected and encrypted in the same time. Windows can't handle such archives. But, in the same time, it is stupid enough to throw you some idiotic, pointless, meaningless errors instead of simply saying, that i does not operate on encrypted archives! What a low...
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Windows treats ZIP files like folders, you say, right?
If you still believe in such bullshit then try to:
- open some ZIP file,
- select some or all files,
- press Ctrl+X to cut them,
- navigate to some destination folder and
- press Ctrl+V to paste copied files.
This simple operation can take hours on Windows!
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