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Android 4.2 JellyBean has come to my phone this night, so Android Fuckup saga continues. Of course, again, I have lost my nearly entire data plan, during middle of the night, because on of the biggest Android 4.2 fuckups is, that it again download system updates via GPRS, giving a damn shit, whether user decided to update everything via WiFi only.

...continue reading "Android 4.2. Next child in fuckup-saga!"

I understand that Microsoft Office is eager to secure me as much as it is possible. And therefore there was introduced a "read-only" mode. How Microsoft / Windows / Office "knows" which of my private files come from the Internet and which don't? It gives me the creeps... Moreover, it seems to be a cool, security-oriented feature. But why it works for printing documents too?

What harm can I do myself or to my computer, even though the document contains a malicious code or any other kind of unwanted content if I print it out on a piece of paper? Will that execute some harmful macro? Is there any reason or sense behind this, except for pissing me off each time I have to click on Enable Printing button on such docs?

Linkedin does not use any solution that would presist user state across subdomains, i.e. you can be logged-in on www.linkedin.com and logged-out (looking at the registration form) on nz.linkedin.com. Or any other country-related linkedin subdomain.

In other words, you can display somebody's profile browsing through main domain (e.g. http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=66666666) and you're logged in. But when you use the very same guy's national URL (presented below his/her photo), e.g. nz.linkedin.com/pub/some-guy/1/235/567 you'll see a form asking you to either login or register a new account.

What a lame!

Because:

  • I don't like installing additional, mostly unnecessary tools and programs and
  • I'm to lazy (not enough educated) to use command-line Git client,

I decided to use Git client bundled with Netbeans. I knew that (like everything in Netbeans) it is slow and may comes out with a strange things, but what I actually found was even bigger than I expected.

...continue reading "Git client in Netbeans"

Google Calendar is updating its own contents (events data) via AJAX only when user is making manual changes -- i.e. adding, removing or updating events. If it remains open, but unused, it will not update its contents itself periodically. This may lead you to at least confusion, if not a fuckup.

...continue reading "Google Calendar fuckup"

If you ever lose your username/login at Clickatell (one of the world's biggest text messaging provider), you won't be able to recover it. Why? Since you go to a login page and click on Forgot username? link, you'll be redirected to... Forgot Password form, where you're asked to provide your... username!

Nice! :] I just love stupid people in the Internet...

I've applied to Toyota Motor Group. As with every international company, I had to create my own "jobs" account and fill application form.

During application process I found these two issues:

  • there was absolutely no e-mail validation -- you can use Toyota system to abuse or spam others!
  • password to my account was sent to me in an unencrypted, plain-text e-mail.

OMFG! When I saw these two, I thought that in Toyota it is still 1993, not twenty years later! After Intel this second big, international company, out of two, which jobs-application system or procedure contains such enormous fuckups.

I can't find anything that could explain this. What is wrong? The bigger company you deal, the stupider IT team they hire or the more idiotic IT services provider they choose?

One day I found a job offer at Intel that I could apply for. So I decided to do it.

What I have found in apply form was nothing else than a pure madness and fuckup after fuckup. I though that "great Intel" will provide me with perfectly working job application system. Turned out, I was wrong. The bigger company you're dealing with the worst job application process you're about to go through.

Remember that...

...continue reading "Intel Jobs fuckup"

This short post contains some fuckups I found in mobile Dropbox. Both in Android app and in mobile website version of dropbox.com.

Two of them are just tiny and many users will probably ignore them. But third one is a big mother fucker, which in certain situations may lead you to data lost. All these were found in Dropbox for Android 2.1.8, running on Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.1.1.

...continue reading "Stupid bugs in mobile Dropbox"

I've started to play Optime Software's Chess (website, Google Play, iTunes) on my Android device and I actually liked that game. I was happy to find out that they've released an iOS version for my iPad as well.

The dream has come to an end when I realized that this is one of the worst chess engines in the world, with many stupid errors and huge fuckups included.

...continue reading "A chess engine that don’t know chess rules?"

Word has a nifty feature that helps user in printing envelopes. Cool, easy and useful. All was fine in Word 2007. Few days after I switched to Word 2010 only to discovered that some moron got his hands on code responsible for this feature in newest Word. At wasted it totally!

As always in Microsoft, it is about small things that are so anoying, because are small and could be fixed within moments.

...continue reading "Printing envelopes in Word 2010"

SPAM filter onboard Gmail is pretty good. Actually, I haven't got any problems with it (the same amount of false positives as in all other similar tools) up until now.

I receive a daily backup summary generated by my own server. Backup process runs every day at 3 p.m. and about half an hour later I get a summary e-mail. Since this is auto-generated message, its content is always nearly identical. Some filenames differs sometimes . It's been working for over a year. And for over a year Gmail has been accepting this e-mail without any problems and it always landed in my Inbox. Today, for the first time, I found it in my SPAM folder. Why? Gmail informed me that its content is very similar to SPAM messages.

Quite interesting. For over a year this e-mail hasn't been suspicious to Gmail at all. Of course, I have never marked such messages as SPAM manually. And all of sudden, after receiving about four hundred of them, it started to wonder if it might be SPAM.

Paint was always such a shit that many people actually called it MS Pain.

Microsoft has been fixing many things from version to version, making the one that ships with Windows XP even quite usable. Following versions were even bigger steps, with final version (Windows 7) actually rewritten from scratch, using ribbon, multi-level undo and many, many more.

Pity, that with one of the last version they removed a "small" feature that was always there -- a warning screen to warn you that you are about to loose your work...

...continue reading "A painful Paint fuckup"

Google is the company that always is releasing own version of already existing software, services or solutions (browser, office suite... the list is long). Or providing users with free1, yet alternates way to solve or do something.

The only thing is that they nearly always have to fuck something up. Google Chrome's extension called "Remote Desktop BETA" is no exception to that.

1Free as in "we are stealing all your data with this, so you're actually paying with your privacy".

...continue reading "Chrome Remote Desktop Fuckup"

When your session (cookie) is expired (because you have logged out of your Google account in some other tab), in most cases Google Calendar won't be able to handle such situation. Instead of logging you off automatically, it will keep bloating you with messages like "Cannot delete this item now, please try again within few minutes".

Pressing F5 and logging in again solves the problem. What a lame!

For several hours today, there were many fuckups in Google Wallet.

I can clearly see, that Google is introducing some serious changes to Google Wallet. But, why did they let themselves to run into situation, where current version works so badly?

...continue reading "Today’s Google Wallet serious fuckups"

I have exactly the same system installed on both my notebook and desktop computer -- Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Edition with Service Pack 1 and Polish Language Pack. On one of them (notebook) I can access external USB 80 GB 2,5 inch hard drive without any problems. On the other one (desktop) I can't access it at all.

...continue reading "External USB drive fuckup"

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"

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"