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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"

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!

...continue reading "eBay’s old link fuckup"

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.

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 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"

This short post contains some fuckups I found in mobile Dropbox. Both in Android app and in mobile website version of dropbox.com.

Two of them are just tiny and many users will probably ignore them. But third one is a big mother fucker, which in certain situations may lead you to data lost. All these were found in Dropbox for Android 2.1.8, running on Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.1.1.

...continue reading "Stupid bugs in mobile Dropbox"

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.

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