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"
A famous (the most popular?) web development language -- PHP -- completely can't work with Oracle database (the most popular RDBMS for high-end business solutions), if connection is UTF-8 or UTF-16 encoded.
This bug has been reported for the first time... seven years ago (!!!) and still hasn't been fixed, though to fix it, dev team would have to change one line of the source code (!!!) and recompile sources. So, it seems this is one of the biggest IT fuckups ever.
...continue reading "Huge bug in PHP not fixed for over SEVEN years"
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"
This problem is mentioned in following sources:
In short: after update to Android 4.1 you have two voices in Google Navigation:
- clearly sampled, human voice, giving you driving directions,
- ugly, crapy, TTS (Text-to-Speech) computer voice, trying to read nearly everything.
What is the worst, the second voice does not rely on driving or location data received from Navigation. Instead, it tries to read everything, what it "sees" on screen. So, if you have 350 meteres to turn, you'll hear "turn left in 350 em" (yes, "em", not "meteres", just "em")!
...continue reading "Two voices in Google Navigation"
...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…"
Nullsoft, Inc. has finally fixed a bug that caused Mobile Winamp Pro to stop working at all under Android 4.1 JellyBean.
I think this is the first such situation in the entire history of IT, that a major, world-wide know company needs TWENTY SEVEN DAYS (since initial report) to fix a bug that was causing their paid application to be completely useless.
Try to follow these steps:
- run Computer Management,
- select Disk Management,
- select some disk,
- right click it and select Properties from context menu,
- run Scandisk from opened dialog and finally
- close the Computer management main window.
Did everything has just stop?
...continue reading "Why Disk Management is a shit?"
Believe it or not, it took me more time to unpack the player, install hard drive inside and briefly read manual (approx. 30 minutes total) then to use this device and decide to return it to shop. Let me underline the meaning of this post:
Asus O!Play HD2 player is a TECHNOLOGICAL DISASTER.
Don't you never, ever even think about the possibility of purchasing this home theatre player. Please, don't hurt yourself as I did!
...continue reading "Asus O!Play HD2. A technological disaster"
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…"
Are you getting upset of Skype underlining links in your browser or e-mail client? There is an easy way to get rid of them. But keep in mind that you're probably will have to repeat this procedure after each update to this idiotic piece of software.
Bare in mind that I am not talking about integration with
To disable this feature you can find a corresponding option in Advanced Options tab in Skype configuration. You can disable this feature and nothing will change -- links will be underlined anyway.
...continue reading "Get rid of Skype’s Click to Call"
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"
I had to activate (or actually reactivate) one of my old copies of Windows XP. Due to being tired I have entered an incorrect serial number. Windows given me a proper information, with link to Windows XP Activation Help webpage.
After clicking that link...
Nice! :] I know that Microsoft has dropped support for Windows XP completely, but this is something that actually shouldn't happened right?
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"
My very first catch-up! Irish Bus Eireann's ticket selling machine hangup.
Yes, Java is everywhere... And hangs everything!
BTW. Tiny-weenie ticket machine has connection to the satellite?