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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!

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.

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"

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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Ever wondered, if someone could design a program, who is saving changes without asking user for a permission to do so? Well... the answer is yes! There's even more. You must pay hundreds of bugs for shit-software, that do things like that. You don't believe? Well then, take a look at Enterprise Architect 8's Project Browser tree.

...continue reading "A shit called Enterprise Architect 7 and 8"

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I was forced to change browser to Opera after years of using Chrome. The key reason was an absolute lack of Chrome on Windows Mobile and the fact, that on Android it was one of the worst, lest stable and most buggy apps, that I ever used. However, as I may expect, Opera is also full of fuckups, that are only waiting...

...continue reading "List of biggests fuckups in Opera"

SnagIt 8 is supposed to be somehow integrated with Skype, because it's uninstaller requires you to close Skype (among SnagIt's apps) before proceeding with uninstallation process. If you agree for an auto-close, you will be surprised to find out, that SnagIt's uninstaller is not only able to close Skype, but also... its own applications! I died laughing. How can any uninstaller not be able to close own apps (i.e. those, it is about to uninstall)? How can anyone design an uninstaller-like joke, which forces user to manually close all applications, that are being uninstalled?

If you ever lose your username/login at Clickatell (one of the world's biggest text messaging provider), you won't be able to recover it. Why? Since you go to a login page and click on Forgot username? link, you'll be redirected to... Forgot Password form, where you're asked to provide your... username!

Nice! :] I just love stupid people in the Internet...

SPAM filter onboard Gmail is pretty good. Actually, I haven't got any problems with it (the same amount of false positives as in all other similar tools) up until now.

I receive a daily backup summary generated by my own server. Backup process runs every day at 3 p.m. and about half an hour later I get a summary e-mail. Since this is auto-generated message, its content is always nearly identical. Some filenames differs sometimes . It's been working for over a year. And for over a year Gmail has been accepting this e-mail without any problems and it always landed in my Inbox. Today, for the first time, I found it in my SPAM folder. Why? Gmail informed me that its content is very similar to SPAM messages.

Quite interesting. For over a year this e-mail hasn't been suspicious to Gmail at all. Of course, I have never marked such messages as SPAM manually. And all of sudden, after receiving about four hundred of them, it started to wonder if it might be SPAM.

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