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Well, in the past 35 years of my IT history I've seen really weird things and a total crap. But, this... goes far beyond my imagination.

I managed to catch a situation in Word 365 when it is able to find either all or just part of result set depending on whether you have or you have not selected a column in table.

...continue reading "The four that is… not four in Word 365"

I am leaving Google! Effectively and permanently! I am slowly (as my other obligations allows) move all my services out of this mad company.

Why?

Because it employs morons and I don't want to neither work with nor talk to idiots.

Here you have a beautiful example:

Gmail is not able to fetch email from some external account for TWENTY ONE DAYS and... displays absolutely no warning in the main screen.

The only way user is able to learn that something is wrong with its credentials, account etc. is to dig through settings. Because there is no feature to display such important (the most important!) message in Gmail's main screen.

I cannot imagine deepness of stupidity of a person who designed Gmail in this way.

I know that a team that develops "rich editor" in Google Calendar is nothing more than a bunch of idiots and ignorants.

I know that there are nasty bugs that changes content that you put there each and every time you save an even. Bugs that remains un-fixed for years.

But, this...

I mean... pushing unfiltered HTML content into server and then getting it (again, unfiltered) back to mobile device? This is something I wouldn't expect to happen even among Google Devs Ignorant Team.

You could think that European most recognizable car safety corporation, EuroNCAP, hires a professional development team to take care of their website.

You could... but you'd wrong.

Because they're actually hiring a moron-coders so lame and deeply ignorant that they can't even handle "0 results" situation properly.

How stupid and ignorant developer you must be to not be able do code search mechanism correctly? How stupid and ignorant manager you must be to higher such person to your team?

Believe it or not, but Google Maps folks at Google are stupid enough to not invent any kind of "switch" in Gmail's spam filter that would prevent marking their own messages as "not spam":

And Gmail's folks are stupid enough to design spam filter in the way that after 3 years (!) of treating Google Maps' emails as a legit and valid messages, suddenly started to mark them as a spam.

An absolute gem! I find hard it to believe that such thing is possible in year 2022! And that no tester has ever caught such enormously stupid thing:

The good question is who to blame? Firefox testers, Twitter QA or both? But, the truth is that such thing is possible only in Firefox. Any other (normal) browser works exactly as expected and shows "0 Following".

I personally love and adore Vimeo and think that with their offer (and website design!) YouTube simply sucks totally. But, in the same time I must admit that a freak from Vimeo team who actually:

  • Created twenty five notification options
  • Made all of them enabled by default
  • Didn't created any "Turn off all feature" (causing me to click 25 times!)

Must be bitten hard and sent to clean shit made by elephants in Burma ZOO.

Because this guy knows absofukenlutly nothing about UX!

The recipe is simple: Login to Roundcube and while being logged in, change your Internet connection (to get a new IP address and invalidate current session). Results? Well...

Yes, but no.

No... it couldn't be worse! From the UX and design perspective this is a nightmare!

OK, after years of refusing, I finally decided to register an Instagram account. No, no fukin self-promotion, but rather to "save" company name for a future-use project, before someone takes it for me.

I went to that dully website, filled all those tiny (at my large screen) forms, provided some verification code to tell these morons that I am not a robot (like they're) and... then I hit the wall with the "Open Proxy" sign on it.

...continue reading "Why Instagram is run by a complete morons?"

For as long as we have computers and keyboards with Enter that long we're using this particular key to confirm selection from any list. Any kind of list. No matter what content or items such list has, we can sure that we can use cursor keys to navigate such list and we can hit Enter to confirm our selection.

This is so terribly obvious that it couldn't be more obvious. List = Enter to select something. Amen. Well... not for Microsoft.

...continue reading "Excel’s keyboard shortcuts… by moron"

I'd like to move a folder, but at the destination there's already a folder with the same name. OneDrive asks me, if I want to rename folder being moved and keep both of them?

No, I don't want to rename it. I'd like the destination folder to be overwritten, but...

Well... Oh, shit! It's Microsoft!

Yes, they've fuck it up... again!

That's the reason of years-long Google policy of deploying new features and version as fast as possible, without even a tiny QA.

These idiots are so lame and stupid that are able to break up even the most core feature (sending emails) during one of latest releases and not even notice this!

The Xiaomi Mijia Roborock S50 is generally a great robotic vacuum cleaner. It works and sweeps just perfectly... unless it hit the doorstep.

Then, as you can see in the above hoovering map, it gets completely wako.

...continue reading "Roborock S50 vs doorstep"

Ever dreamed about any support that solves your issues in a matter of seconds? No problemo... register to Strava paid service and... here you go:

Of course you understand that these issues are not actually solved. It's just that a sport service that claims to have 85 million users is using so buggy user support platform that it closes issues in the moment they're created.

Question: How to contact Strava then? Answer: You can't.

Question: What am I paying for then? Answer: Screw you!

There's some magical limit on number of segments that a single user can create. Hell only know why there's such limit and why total number of segments is limited per... 16 hours not per full day or 24 hours.

But the best part is a notification to let you know that you've passed the threshold:

You see it after you created a segment (and failed to do so)!

In other words, you can click-out your segment as a complete moron only to hit the wall that you failed to create it due to limits enforced on you by Strava.

Strava engineers are too stupid (or too ignorant) to warn you that creating new segment is pointless before you start creating it.

Of course it completely doesn't matter whether you are paying to Strava or not. This stupid limitation is enforced equally for both free users and paid subscribers.

For recording sport activities Strava is just great. Full of features with great community and cheap paid subscription.

The problem is that everything works only when... everything works. If anything starts malfunctioning, is missing or isn't working as you expected then you are totally screwed. Because this is yet another company that has a support beyond any critics or imagination. That totally doesn't give a shit on their customers!

Yes, even those paid ones!

...continue reading "A joke (and nightmare!) called… Strava Support"

We have XXI century for 21 years so far and we have (in Europe) GDPR for three years. Privacy is key concern for everyone using Internet today, but not in Google.

Because Google hires a complete ignorants and morons at deciding level, which completely doesn't understand the meaning of the word "privacy", you are forced to use your real name in every Google Service.

And hell can get cold, but you won't be able to change this.

Effect? Millions of people are changing their names in their Google Accounts to some fake ones. Congratulate, Google Mornos!

...continue reading "Privacy by Google"

It may happen in a really remote area (with a really poor Internet coverage) that Google Find My Device service won't be able to locate your device. In such situation you will be forced into... agreeing Find My Device service's T&Cs... again.

And then... over and over again... each time you hit "Refresh":

A real idiot must be responsible for writing this part of code.

Who else, if not a complete moron, could figure out such idiotic thing like displaying T&Cs, if there is no connection to the device?

Who else, if not a complete moron, could failed to catch such thing at QA stage?