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:
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"
Picture worth thousand words...
And now, what, Bill?
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.
How long would it take on i5 / 1.70 GHz / 8 GB / Windows 10 computer with Outlook 2013 to mark 5.5k messages as read?
Seventeen minutes! God…
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"
And the cherry on the top: After learning about above problem, user sends an e-mail to its IT Support that it can't send one, single calendar event's invitation. E-mail is delivered without any problems.
Question. Is this possible? Answer: Microsoft Outlook 2013. ...continue reading "The worst e-mail client ever!"
Microsoft released a Windows 10' update that virtually kills your computer. That is -- upon restart your PC is unable to boot and keeps restarting to Repair Mode.
This is because some morons at Microsoft figured out that it will be so cool if an update to Windows will also fuck up boot sequence in your BIOS. Windows Boot Manager is thus set as first boot device and for some evil reason it is unable to find actual SDD disk which was (in my case) device number 7 in BIOS' boot sequence.
Booting device to BIOS (for which Repair Mode has even a cool button) and throwing Windows Boot Manager hell out of boot sequence or at least putting it into one of latest positions actually solves the problem.
You only have to eat your lunch then because this particular update also installs itself nasty long even on fast PCs.
Microsoft Outlook's offers a support for Free/Busy functionality -- a nifty feature for sharing your calendar details with others, which helps you organise meetings in the moment when every attendee is free for joining it.
Actually, this is an unspoken standard that is also supported in Thunderbird and many other calendars/mail clients. Only in Outlook it is so badly fucked up.
Eleven years after being launched OneDrive still sometimes fails on its key feature -- file sync -- and on some devices it recreates and syncs back files that were actually deleted on some other device.
This is the latest of at least three huge fuckups in this service that finally caused me to say: "Screw you, Microsoft, I am going back to Google!".
Spotted moments ago during Office 2013 installation on Windows 10:
And now what, Bill?
Because Microsoft must always mess up and change simple things into complex one, with Windows 10 they have introduced two display off timeouts, i.e. amounts of time after which your screen is turned off:
First is set to 10 minutes (desktop PCs and laptops on AC power) or 5 minutes (laptops on battery). Second one is set to... 1 minute. Yes, every mother fucking minute after you lock-off your Windows your screen will be turned off.
And ya know, what? You can't change it! :>
Here you have 3,5 year old post that counts eighteen points to prove you that MTP protocol is a huge shit. Three+ years later nothing changed except for the fact that Microsoft and Google itself finally realized what they've invented:
It's error coming from MTP protocol-based file transfer and description of the protocol itself in one!
...in Windows Update, haven't you?
Now what, Bill? :>
Among many other stupidities in OneDrive here comes this:
File is downloaded, but... not.
The second counter (bottom one, with smaller font) went from 0 to 1 019,5 MB in the exactly the same period as first counter (top one, with bigger font) doing the same. Then -- magic! -- The smaller counter got frozen 1 019,5 MB while bigger counter started counting from 0 to 1 019,5 MB again.
To make yourself (itself?) sure OneDrive decided to download everything twice! :>
According to fastmail.com ("SSL/TLS vs plaintext/STARTTLS port numbers" part) and thousands of other sources in the Internet (emphasis mine):
143, but SSL/TLS encrypted IMAP uses port
110, but SSL/TLS encrypted POP uses port
25, but SSL/TLS encrypted SMTP uses port
That doesn't count to morons who produced Microsoft Outlook 2010. They've decided that switching encryption method for IMAP between
SSL will change port from
993 and back (correct!). While, doing exactly the same for SMTP won't change port at all.
This way Outlook is problably the only mail client in the world who is trying (unless you manually correct it) to establish secure, encrypted SMTP connection over port 25. An attempt which is doomed by its definition. Congrats again, Microsoft fucks!
The stupidity of Power Point itself and all those fucks with "I'm working for Microsoft" tattooed on their foreheads is simply beyond imagination. You actually cannot change language of all PowerPoint slides at once. You have to:
Thirty years of PowerPoint's development wasn't enough time for MS-Morons to figure out that global change of language would actually be a useful functionality!
On just a little bit slower computers running Windows 7 you may experience a really strange "blurry" behavior of Windows Update main screen, when downloading or installing a large amount of updates. But, that's not the only problem with this service. It also get completely wako, if you install certain fixes using offline installation packages.
We all know about stupidities of recreating
Documents folder in OneDrive each time you manually delete it. Something for which Microsoft in general and OneDrive in particular are very, very famous recently.
Today, I found something way bigger. A fuckup that kills everything!
In case you didn't know, Windows can install a driver for an unrecognized device:
Where is your god now, Bill?
I was forced to change my phone to Microsoft Lumia 535. It was my first Windows Phone based device. The phone is generally a good pick (better in many aspects than all my Android-based phones used before). But, since it is (now) designed and produced by Microsoft, it would be impossible for it, to not have some serious fuckups. Here you'll find a list of biggest ones, that I found so far. Most of them are not too closely tight to Lumia 535 and there is a high chances of possibility, that you will find similar or the same in any other Lumia phone.
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.