When you are downloading something from SourceForge they what to show you a quick overview on when this or that thing was last time released, active etc. And so... looking today (October 8th) we can learn that April 9th was half a year ago:
In the same time we can discover that... April 6th was... a year ago!
Well, I'd love to have Spring again! :)
It is just a very small element. Thus, you can be surprised how this once great software hosting house could waste it.
Edge has (among many other!) a very cool feature of generating scientific cite for each site you visit. All you have to do, is to click two items in browser's menu:
Pity is that... it doesn't work! :)
And, no... the problem with an incorrect date does not come from the fact that there is no actual page opened. As I managed to check it, this works like that on every page that you visit and would like to cite!
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!
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! :>
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aside of regular games, Steam offers also a Steam Apps -- apps, programs and utilities that are deeply based on Steam's core -- like for example live wallpapers.
These are utilities that simply cannot exist, work or run without Steam. The problem is that when you uninstall Steam, the uninstaller (or Steam itself) doesn't give a fuck about Steam Apps. Neither uninstall them nor warn users about them.
Next time you restart your computer after Steam uninstallation you're punched into face with a lame messages like this:
And the best part of this is that uninstallers of this side-utilities... are also based on Steam. And since it is gone from your computer you actually have to... install Steam again only to clean mess it left in your system (only to uninstall these utilities).
"Contacts" tab includes everything mixed up. In a one place, on a single list there's everything -- your starred / favourite contacts, your recent calls and all contacts from your address book. Finding anything in this mess is a nightmare, especially if you have to focus on driving your car in the same time. Each and every address book (including default, system one in Android) has such list split into three sections -- favourite, recent and all. Android Auto -- where driving safety and using touch screen in a minimal manner is key -- is the only weird exception.
Android Auto fails completely on screen locks. As long as you don't unlock your phone, Android Auto will always start on the phone only. If you want to see and use in in your car's multimedia system, you are forced to unlock your phone's screen each time you connect your phone to your car with an USB cable.
The additional problem is a communication between car and a phone. Regular multimedia systems are using Bluetooth for this purpose. In case of Android Auto you must use USB cable instead. Bluetooth is used also, for some weird reason. And Android Auto blocks it!
If you fail upon third above (i.e. not unlock your phone's screen and having Android Auto on your phone only) you won't be able to communicate with your phone, using your car's multimedia system, in any way. Android Auto will be unavailable due to not unlocked phone's screen. And car's application won't be available due Bluetooth blocked by Android Auto and no communication with your phone.
I wanted to report above problem, as I did with three earlied, but I was blocked from doing so, because Google Help said that for some weird reasons my post violates Google policy.
My recent purchase of a digital stuff (Kindle book) proven that the world biggest Internet selling shop is completley not prepared for selling stuff (at least in area of European Union). Because for each purchase it is generating invoices that contains completely wrong and invalid data.
Yet, my contact with Amazon support team showed up that they don't give a shit.