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Paint was always such a shit that many people actually called it MS Pain.

Microsoft has been fixing many things from version to version, making the one that ships with Windows XP even quite usable. Following versions were even bigger steps, with final version (Windows 7) actually rewritten from scratch, using ribbon, multi-level undo and many, many more.

Pity, that with one of the last version they removed a "small" feature that was always there -- a warning screen to warn you that you are about to loose your work...

...continue reading "A painful Paint fuckup"

Google is the company that always is releasing own version of already existing software, services or solutions (browser, office suite... the list is long). Or providing users with free1, yet alternates way to solve or do something.

The only thing is that they nearly always have to fuck something up. Google Chrome's extension called "Remote Desktop BETA" is no exception to that.

1Free as in "we are stealing all your data with this, so you're actually paying with your privacy".

...continue reading "Chrome Remote Desktop Fuckup"

When your session (cookie) is expired (because you have logged out of your Google account in some other tab), in most cases Google Calendar won't be able to handle such situation. Instead of logging you off automatically, it will keep bloating you with messages like "Cannot delete this item now, please try again within few minutes".

Pressing F5 and logging in again solves the problem. What a lame!

For several hours today, there were many fuckups in Google Wallet.

I can clearly see, that Google is introducing some serious changes to Google Wallet. But, why did they let themselves to run into situation, where current version works so badly?

...continue reading "Today’s Google Wallet serious fuckups"

I have exactly the same system installed on both my notebook and desktop computer -- Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Edition with Service Pack 1 and Polish Language Pack. On one of them (notebook) I can access external USB 80 GB 2,5 inch hard drive without any problems. On the other one (desktop) I can't access it at all.

...continue reading "External USB drive fuckup"

Since Paint in Windows 7 was the only image editor that I had handy right at that moment and since it was updated to be quite good, yet basic image editor, I used it to do a small work on a really big (as for Paint) image.

Sadly, it turns out, that it can handle some basic operations on such big images, but it can't... open an image it just saved to disk!

...continue reading "Paint can’t open file written by itself"

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…"

Gettin an unexpected error when decompressing a ZIP archive, using internal mechanism build into Windows XP (and newer) Windows Explorer (i.e. by clicking archive with right mouse button or dragging it somewhere and using proper option from menu to decompress)? Then you can be 99,9% sure that such archive is simply password-protected and encrypted in the same time. Windows can't handle such archives. But, in the same time, it is stupid enough to throw you some idiotic, pointless, meaningless errors instead of simply saying, that i does not operate on encrypted archives! What a low...

...continue reading "Unexpected error when decompressing .zip archive"

Year ago or so, I bought a paid Google Storage quota. Google -- of course without asking me, if I'm willing to do so -- set automatic renewal of my Google storage quota. Because I think what I think about automatic credit card operations, first thing I did after was to disable this (cancel renewal). To my extreme surprise this blocked me from manually renewing my subscription next year.

...continue reading "Paid Google Storage manual renewal fuckup"

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!

...continue reading "Windows treats ZIP files like folders"

If your printer, that you're not using anymore, keeps appearing in Control Panel > Printers after you delete it many times, try to instead first double click it to find what is being printed on it? You my find some long forgotten document (some times waiting months for printer to be again connected) that is preventing printer from disappearing from the list of printers for good.

...continue reading "Undeletable printer"

Don't you never, ever buy HP or Compaq notebooks! Ever! Don't you never, ever buy HP or Compaq notebooks! Ever! You'll get over-priced, over-dated, old computer that has nothing to current trends and electronic progress.

...continue reading "Compaq CQ61-220EW and Gigabit Internet"

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