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Scenario:

  1. User sends a number of e-mails. All are delivered without any problems.
  2. User creates first calendar event (and sends invitation). It is delivered at once.
  3. Five minutes later user creates another calendar event. Invitation is not delivered at all.
  4. User, again, sends a number of e-mails. All, again, are delivered without problems.
  5. Program does not inform user about errors in delivering that calendar event's invitation for five hours since event creation, i.e. until program closure.
  6. Calendar marks that invitation was delivered even though it still sits in "Outbok" folder.

And the cherry on the top: After learning about above problem, user sends an e-mail to its IT Support that it can't send one, single calendar event's invitation. E-mail is delivered without any problems.

Question. Is this possible? Answer: Microsoft Outlook 2013. ...continue reading "The worst e-mail client ever!"

Microsoft released a Windows 10' update that virtually kills your computer. That is -- upon restart your PC is unable to boot and keeps restarting to Repair Mode.

This is because some morons at Microsoft figured out that it will be so cool if an update to Windows will also fuck up boot sequence in your BIOS. Windows Boot Manager is thus set as first boot device and for some evil reason it is unable to find actual SDD disk which was (in my case) device number 7 in BIOS' boot sequence.

Booting device to BIOS (for which Repair Mode has even a cool button) and throwing Windows Boot Manager hell out of boot sequence or at least putting it into one of latest positions actually solves the problem.

You only have to eat your lunch then because this particular update also installs itself nasty long even on fast PCs.

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.

...continue reading "Free/Busy feature’s fuckup in Outlook"

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!".

...continue reading "List of biggest fuckups in OneDrive"

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! :>

...continue reading "Two display timeouts in Windows 10"

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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!

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 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!

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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.

...continue reading "Windows Update offline installation fuckup"

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!

...continue reading "Probably the biggest OneDrive fuckup!"

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.

...continue reading "List of biggests fuckups in Microsoft Lumias"

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"

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:

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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!

...continue reading "No static IP networking on Lumia devices"

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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?

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