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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...

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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 change your website and some, old-time ago remembered, links stops to work, you must implement a permant redirect to new, working URL!
Failing to fulfil this simple rule may lead you into loosing your customers because no one want's to see some garbage, even when using old links.

Thus, this is very surprising that companies like eBay had fuckups like this!

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The Pirate Bay (in cooperation with the Cybernorms Research Group -- researchers affiliated with the Lund University Internet Institute in southern Sweden) has made the third annual survey to "better understand file sharing people's needs".

On step four you can select continent, where do you live and on step five you select country in previously selected continent, where do you live.

Idiots at TPB and Cybernorms Research Group put:

  • all countries from Central and South America to one group (one "continent"),
  • while separating "all" countries from "North America" to a separate group.

So, if you select the latter one in step four, you have... two options to choose in step five: Canada and United States!

Surely, putting everything to one group, called "Americas" was beyond imagination of TPB or CRG morons.

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...

I've applied to Toyota Motor Group. As with every international company, I had to create my own "jobs" account and fill application form.

During application process I found these two issues:

  • there was absolutely no e-mail validation -- you can use Toyota system to abuse or spam others!
  • password to my account was sent to me in an unencrypted, plain-text e-mail.

OMFG! When I saw these two, I thought that in Toyota it is still 1993, not twenty years later! After Intel this second big, international company, out of two, which jobs-application system or procedure contains such enormous fuckups.

I can't find anything that could explain this. What is wrong? The bigger company you deal, the stupider IT team they hire or the more idiotic IT services provider they choose?

One day I found a job offer at Intel that I could apply for. So I decided to do it.

What I have found in apply form was nothing else than a pure madness and fuckup after fuckup. I though that "great Intel" will provide me with perfectly working job application system. Turned out, I was wrong. The bigger company you're dealing with the worst job application process you're about to go through.

Remember that...

...continue reading "Intel Jobs fuckup"

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.

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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