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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"

You start up your Windows, Skype starts up as well and welcomes you with the following error message:

Skype DAX Error

And everyone knows all about it, right! DAX Error? TUCServer? WTF!

We just love all those Microsoft Fucks, that design their software with plenty of meaningful, self-explaining error messages, right?

You can't set home or work address in Google Maps using PC. You must use mobile device. If you don't have one -- you're screwed. If you do have one and open Google Maps on it and go to My Places, as instructed, you may be surprised to find out, that this time you can't edit or delete your starred places and you must use PC for this purpose.

This is one of the most brilliant fuckups, Google Fucks has come so far!

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"

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?

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If you set your Google Calendar's event to be repeated monthly at 31st day of each month, then what would be more reasonable in your opinion:

  • repeat it monthly on every last day of a month -- 31st day of each month, that has 31 days and on 30th (28th or 29th in February) for other months,
  • repeat it "monthly" on every 31st day of each month, that has 31 days and do not repeat it on every other month, that doesn't have that much days.

I don't know any person, who would pick second option. How can you say "repeated monthly", if it occurs only five times per year?

Unfortunately, due to Google Calendar engineers stupidity, second option is, what actually happens in current version of Google Calendar.

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…"

Today's evening, after my father's seventieth birthday party, the world has ended for me. I opened up Google Maps to find a road back home and all I saw was...

...continue reading "Darkness… I can see darkness in Google Maps"

This fuckup is nearly as old as Windows 7 is -- meaning it has around six years:

windows-anytime-upgrade-fuckup

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"

This is the weakest part of Chrome browser and one of the biggest IT fuckups, this world has ever seen! To be honest, I simply thrill, whenever I hear "Chrome Password Manager". Thinking, what in the name of God did they wasted this time?

...continue reading "A nightmare called Chrome Password Manager"

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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"

There are new, enhanced security settings in KitKat, which causes, that you (the device owner) can't copy files directly to Downloads folder. Well... you can, only these files are not visible on your device once you access this folder. This is first of fuckups on Android 4.4 KitKat. And so... the Google Android Fuckup Saga continues.

...continue reading "KitKat Fuck — The Fuckup of the Year 2014"

You know that PayPal isn't English? It is an AMERICAN English! And if you have any account with non-American nationality, due to large fuckup in PayPal, you can't access neither help system nor contact form. This is another big fuckup found in the world's largest on-line payment platform and it makes me start thinking if my money is as safe as I thought it would be just a few days ago?

When your account has so called non-standard (non-American) nationality, you can only select your own language and English. You can't select U.S. English< because this option isn't available on the list:

And since you're English, not U.S. English, any attempt to open Help Center or Contact Us page ends up with a beautiful error message:

Beautiful fuckup!

Android 4.2 JellyBean has come to my phone this night, so Android Fuckup saga continues. Of course, again, I have lost my nearly entire data plan, during middle of the night, because on of the biggest Android 4.2 fuckups is, that it again download system updates via GPRS, giving a damn shit, whether user decided to update everything via WiFi only.

...continue reading "Android 4.2. Next child in fuckup-saga!"

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?

Linkedin does not use any solution that would presist user state across subdomains, i.e. you can be logged-in on www.linkedin.com and logged-out (looking at the registration form) on nz.linkedin.com. Or any other country-related linkedin subdomain.

In other words, you can display somebody's profile browsing through main domain (e.g. http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=66666666) and you're logged in. But when you use the very same guy's national URL (presented below his/her photo), e.g. nz.linkedin.com/pub/some-guy/1/235/567 you'll see a form asking you to either login or register a new account.

What a lame!

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 started to play Optime Software's Chess (website, Google Play, iTunes) on my Android device and I actually liked that game. I was happy to find out that they've released an iOS version for my iPad as well.

The dream has come to an end when I realized that this is one of the worst chess engines in the world, with many stupid errors and huge fuckups included.

...continue reading "A chess engine that don’t know chess rules?"

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.

Google Translate has a nifty feature of auto-detecting language based on source.

You can even automate this feature (call it directly from your browser's address bar or use it in search engines configuration). This makes things much quicker. The only problem is that sometimes Google Translate "translates" from English to... English!

...continue reading "A small Google Translate fuckup"

Android 4.1 came down to my hands, so Android Fuckup Saga continues. Here, you'll find only fresh cookies. I'm not repeating old ones (which you can find here), since this is quite boring. But, yes, there are certain things wasted in 4.0 or even 2.3 and still not fixed up in 4.1. This article is the smallest one in Android Fuckup Saga, because even before finishing and publishing it, an Android 4.2 was released. Thus, most of the bugs (still not fixed in 4.2) went there.

...continue reading "Android 4.1 on Google Nexus is also a shit"

...and why do I hate Google?

Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone is my first mobile device equipped with Android 4.0. I have never used that system before, so here is a bunch of my first-minute discovers and opinions. Keep in mind, that I'm using a "pure", Google-like Android 4.0. If you're using some modded version of Android or a vendor-specific version, provided by other producer than Samsung, you may not find some of these problems on your phone.

...continue reading "Why Android 4.0 on Samsung Galaxy Nexus is a shit…"

In this article you'll find some things you may need to consider before buying Canon Coolpix S3000 digital camera. I was using it for some longer time and it was very disappointing in certain areas. I wouldn't suggest purchasing it to anyone.

...continue reading "Purchasing or considering Canon Coolpix S3000? Read this…"

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