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TeamViewer is phasing out their Google Chrome extension. To speed up this process, their are false-blocking their free license users with following message:

There are three stupid fuckups in action here.

First is that their moron developers aren't even able to display correct value of until when a lock will be in force.

Second that timeout mentioned in this message usually happens about 15-30 seconds after actually establishing connection.

And third fuckup is that when you turn off Chrome extension and immediately run full-featured client, you'll see that your account isn't actually blocked, because you have full, uninterrupted in anyway access to the other machines or users.

Turning off TeamViewer client and switching back to Chrome extension reveals that... you're again blocked.

...continue reading "A pretty fuckup with TeamViewer’s lock"

They say that a good quality powerbank is much heavier than its cheap counterpart, because includes batteries and accumulators of a better quality and in a bigger number. Only thanks to this you can get true 10 000 mAh.

They say, the heavier it is the better it is. Well... not!

If you want a truly good quality powerbank then simply test it. Check, if:

  • It looses all its charge during just a single month (must last at least a year since charging)
  • It has problem charging just a half sized battery and looses all the charge trying to do so

If any of above is true, you don't even have to open it up to expect some piece of clay or otherwise creative solution inside.

There are two approaches in UX into naming of call-to-action buttons in popups:

  • name buttons in all popups using generic names -- OK and Cancel
  • use Cancel + title of dialog as a confirm or call-to-action button's title

Well... Atlassian / Jira picked up the second one. And here are the results:

And now, what... Mike and Scott? Should we... cancel this?

Amazon and its great Amazon Web Services (AWS) may not be fully prepared for fighting COVID-19, but they're surely prepared for a possibility of a... potential zombie invasion! Or for the fall of our entire civilization... Whatever comes first! :>

Hard to believe? Well... here is the proof.

...continue reading "AWS is ready for zombie invasion"

Since past few months Google has a serious problems in aligning their services with notifications they're sending to their users. For example, I am constantly getting a warning emails that I am sharing my location 24 hour per day with some persons. And when, in response to that email, I am checking this feature in my mobile Google Maps, it turns out that my location sharing is turned off.

Which is an obvious truth (at least for me) in my case because I have never ever enabled constant location sharing to anyone and I am only sharing:

  • on even basis -- until I reach given place when navigating in Google Maps,
  • on time basis -- for up to 1 hour ahead

So I am constantly sharing my location only to Google, NSA and USA gov! :>

Today, however, Google has surprised me again, with its inability to do a simple math. My 30% storage left magically turned out into 70%.

...continue reading "Math by Google"

Only a complete moron could design a shopping app in the way like Glovo is. You're warned that your shop supports pickup only at the latest stage of order. When you are trying to set a delivery address. And after you wasted half an hour on completing your order.

Right before, through entire half an hour of actually doing shopping, there was no warning and the shop it self was picked up from the list of groceries from which Glove does deliver.

But, there are way more fuckups in this pathetic app.

...continue reading "The biggest fuckup is Glovo itself"

Steve Jobs' philosophy was that you should feel like a king or queen from the very first moment when you start opening a package that holds your newest Apple equipment. That is why he was a mad perfectionist about boxes, wrappings, sealings and overall design. And... the magic worked for all those past years. Opening each new Apple box was like a small, private Thanksgiving.

Now, Steve Jobs is long dead. And so is the magic that he brought to life. Now, Apple thinks you are a mindless pieces of shit and a complete moron.

...continue reading "Yes, Virginia, Steve Jobs is dead!"

For the first time in my life I was forced to reset Windows 10 back to its initial state.

I was amazed by the facts that:

  • such handy and useful feature was ever developed,
  • it allows you to reset Windows to roots while keeping most apps and settings untouched,
  • the list of apps I will be forced to install again was surprisingly short.

I was, of course, surprised that this list ends on "M" not around "Z", but I believed (at first) that this is just a pure coincidence. Turned out, I was wrong.

...continue reading "Resetting Windows 10 the Microsoft way"

...in Google Chrome. Finally ships with the newest feature...

Finally it can save passwords as a serie of stars! Fuck, yes! :>

No, Virginia, this user did not used all-stars as his password. He used a regular password with all the necessary characters, as defined by privacy policy in the given websiste. It was just a morons at Google Chrome dev team who developed such a crap.

I had some issues with my latest Booking.com's booking. There were certain things missing in reality against offer, but I managed to settle it out with the property owner itself. She agreed to refund me a 10% of the price that I paid. She decided to process this refund through Booking.com. That's where the horror started.

In short, sharp words -- while only about thirty seconds was needed to pay for this booking, thirty days was not enough to process a refund! I am more than certain that (after years of uninterrupted cooperation) I will never use booking.com again.

...continue reading "How Booking.com is cheating on their customers"

This is what happens if you employ QA-morons that tests your software on production environments. And you pay them that little that they don't even understand the fuckup, they're stepping into! :>

And mummy was always saying... never test anything on prod! :>

To increase your security your card details are never revealed to the merchant or transaction issuer. A virtual card is used instead:

This may produce a pretty fuckup, when you use public transport system.

...continue reading "How Google Pay fails for public transport systems"

Seems that using Atlassian Confluence® can be dangerous. You can fall into dissociative identity disorder illness! :>

Serious illness in Confluence? :>
...continue reading "Dissociative identity disorder in Confluence?"

You can't add any kind of review to any Google Play app under Microsoft Edge, because a review form that initially looks like this:

turns into this after 2-3 seconds since opening:

And nothing helps. Refreshing etc. Always the same. Unless you're able to add full review and rating in less than 2 seconds you won't be able to add it at all.

And nobody gives a damn shit about this. Neither Microsoft nor Google.

Recent changes in Google Navigation design, look and feel can actually kill you (yes... literally!). You will be staring to the map more than to the road to try to see info that was shown clearly and undoubtedly before these pathetic updates. Or you will be forced to make last second (again, literally!) decisions.

Both road behaviours can lead you into a serious troubles and even kill you in WCS.

Unfortunately, Google employs too many morons and have users' opinions too deeply in the ass to understand it.

Because there aren't too many applications that can literally lead to your death then this particular example is surely worth awarding "Golden Fuckup of the Year 2019", if not "Golden Fuckup of the Decade".

...continue reading "Google Navigation can kill you!"

Wizzair.com has a nasty bug in "Booking Overview" section.

If it happens that you have two or more bookings existing in the same time, you will learn that two of these tabs contains incorrect (probably: cached) data, if you open both itineraries in the same time (i.e. in two separate browser tabs).

It isn't an easy to spot fuckup, because not many passenegers has two or more active bookings in the same time. And thus it is even more sweet that I managed to catch up that nasty fucker! :>

...continue reading "Mixed data in booking overview in Wizzair"

Wizzair.com webpage has a very weird bug. When you're booking a plane in exactly the same time as your actual future flight will take over, it will prevent you from completing of such booking claiming that... your plane is about to depart!

There are nearly two months left, but I can't book, because plane is departing in... less than 3 hours!

Here you have a booking for end of January, so plane is actually departing in less than two months. But, because -- due to that weird bug -- Wizzair booking system is ignoring date, it has blocked booking completion claiming that plane is departing in less than three hours. Brilliant!

Qustodio markets itself as "Best Parental Control Software". Really? I don't believe in any kind of advertisement, but after spending a year with "Kaspersky Safe Kids" I was more than sure that it couldn't be worse than that.

Turns out, I was wrong. It seems that Qustodio lacks even most fundamental functionalities when it comes to remote child security. And in addition, it fails in many other areas with nasty and stupid bugs.

Because most functionalities are not available in free version (and you must pay in order to get them) then think twice and read this article through, before you decide to give them your money. Even with 30-days money back guarantee program, this could be a wrong decision.

...continue reading "Questionable child security called Qustodio"

Undo functionality in Gmail is a cool feature that can allow you to take back your decision of sending given message even up to 90 seconds after clicking "Sent".

However, be aware that at some very rare occasions it may fail:

This is because when you click "Send" the message is actually sent to Gmail servers and put to send-out queue. And when you click "Undo", it is taken back from that queue. But, because everything happens on-line, when for that very tiny moment when you click "Undo" Gmail cannot communicate with its servers (a half-second moment of lack of access to Internet?) then... puf, there it go!

So, please, don't send a divorce letter or a declaration of war this way.

You may not be able to change your mind... :>

By a coincidence I have found a "Disk Cleanup" feature in my Windows 7.

I was wondering why it took me nearly ten years to discover it. Now, I know this...

It doesn't work at all! :>

...continue reading "Disk Cleanup. Another pretty… nothing in Windows 7"