"...We contacted Microsoft to ask what had befallen the unfortunate display but the company's communications team has yet to respond - doubtless cowering from the bork stalking the hallways..."
Or rhe FBI haven't forwarded the email yet...
Microsoft is famed for eating its own dogfood and this week chowed down on a bowl of fresh bork as its consulting boss encountered what we can only assume is the company's latest attempt to deal with Meeting Culture. Ben Rudolph, chief of staff for Microsoft Consulting, tweeted the screen of baleful blue that greeted him …
OneDrive seems to have got new icons on both macOS and Windows. I have no idea when this happened, I just noticed this morning. Remote Desktop on both macOS and iPadOS has received multiple updates in the last month or two; the iPad version has had at least three updates in the last 10 days, including one which failed to install twice. Worked the third time. The other two were fixes for the one which had problems installing. (I sometimes have to remote in using the iPad. Remote Desktop works. Kinda.) The Patch Tuesday updates for Office on both macOS and iPadOS handed out slightly different icons for some documents, don’t know about on Windows, haven’t checked. The guys at MS seem to have a lot of time on their hands. One would think that they’d actually fix the damn OS, but no…
"I’m excited to share that Team Room 2075 is once again ready to host meetings"
Excited? Really? I suppose little things excite little minds. Or did he really mean he was a little bit pleased?
Excited seems to be massively overused these days. I wonder how he feels about an extreme roller coaster ride? Or a first time parachute jump? Or anything else might be genuinely exciting? Super excited? Ultra excited?
I've got a meeting on Wednesday... It's a Teams job so I downloaded that onto my laptop yesterday and went off to my cabin in the woods for the weekend where there is no Internet (by design).
Bloody Teams will not shut up telling me that there is an error because I have no Internet and short of uninstalling the thing, I'm out of options.
Why can't they have a "Quit" option that actually quits until you unquit or a "Shut the fuck up" option or something. Between Teams and Windows Defender constantly trying to do something they cant, I'm close to sticking the laptop in my wood burning stove. Need a beer.
AFAIK, it does - not by default, of course - it's TSR (terminate and stay resident, to coin an old DOS term). You just need to go to its settings and untick where it says to keep running.
What puzzles me, though, is how the message was posted without internet!
It seems like a fair chunk of Android is also "the hell d'you mean there's no internet?!".
Maybe these city dweller coders should be forced to take a two week work-vacation in the outback or here or somewhere where wired broadband is 3 megabits on a good day (just enough for Netflix at the cheap quality option; don't ask about the bad days) and the fastest wireless network is probably sellotaping printouts to the underside of a barn swallow. Yes, there is 4G. Not in the house, nothing penetrates the stone walls. The sweet spot for rapid big downloads is about fifteen metres into a neighbour's field. Try that during heavy rain following the field being ploughed, or better yet, in about three months. He has planted corn (maize) which makes the field an attractive hiding place for wild boar. Ugly sonsofbitches with serious attitude problems.
Might give them some perspective on what it's like outside of their urban spawl, why prioritising background data is a bad thing, and why it is annoying that Google allows the YouTube app to hog all of the upload bandwidth (surely freezing out Firefox for minutes at a time implies collusion within the OS itself?).
Because in the real world, sometimes you don't need to choose to be without connectivity, sometimes that's just how it is.
...booking rooms on the 4th floor.
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