* Posts by Dave K

1054 publicly visible posts • joined 25 Apr 2008

Page:

BOFH: Come on down to the dunge– erm … basement

Dave K

Re: We're all agreed, right...

I'm actually allowed to horde IT kit to some degree by my wife. She grumbled initially, but then had to accept it when my hording of old kit saved her bacon.

She's a university professor with several labs of expensive but often quite old kit, one item of which was a motion tracking system (Optotrak 3020) from the 1990s.

Around 12 years ago, she needed a PC capable of running Windows XP and a sufficiently modern version of Matlab, but it had to have an ISA slot for a proprietary controller card used to drive the Optotrak system. Guess who was able to dig through a few boxes of spares to put together an early P3 system, find 1GB of compatible RAM, an 80GB IDE drive and a suitable AGP graphics card to get her up and running?

She never complained again...

Uni staff fall back on Excel to work around mis-coded transactions in Oracle system

Dave K

Re: Does Fusion work anywhere?

I was wondering that too. Does any company out there have a story of "We migrated to Oracle Fusion, everything went smoothly, the project came in on time and on budget, plus the system works well and satisfies all our financial and operational needs"?

No? Thought not.

BOFH: Smells like Teams spirit

Dave K

Oh, that is annoying. The other one I get is when it's the other way around and the analyst stops for no reason.

Hello

I'm contacting you about INC01345234

...

...

Then nothing happens for 10 minutes until I eventually reply "....yes?"

Dave K

You forgot the one other big bugbear of Teams messages - when someone insists on pressing Enter

after every few words

and instead of finishing a whole sentence

or two

they just keep on pressing Enter

all the time

while you are trying to work

<ping><ping><ping><ping><ping><ping>

Help! My mouse climbed a wall and now it doesn't work right

Dave K

"These mouse balls would sometimes always pick up lint and gum up the rollers inside the mouse"

FTFY.

Dave K

Re: Mouse balls

Or alternatively the frustration at school when you realise they've superglued the little cover in place to stop kids nicking the ball out of the mouse, so you're stuck with a gummy, jolty and frankly horrid mouse to use...

Samsung shows off battery tech it says will see you gone in nine minutes

Dave K

Re: Great news

For current vehicles, you are correct. But if you can get down to 9 minute charging times, it makes charging stations viable that aren't too dissimilar to today's petrol stations. Pull up, plug the car in for 10 minutes, pay and drive away. After all, it takes around 5 minutes to park, refuel and pay at the moment with fossil fuel stations.

The problem for EVs has always been slow charging, so needing somewhere to leave your car for a sizeable amount of time to charge - which is a major problem for those without off-street parking available to them. I'm hopeful that this may change things. Of course, you are going to need a hefty electrical supply for somewhere that 30+ vehicles can charge simultaneously at these speeds...

Silicon Valley roundabout has drivers in a spin

Dave K

True, but the alternative is when you get people randomly cutting across a lane at the last second because they realise they've screwed up and promptly hitting the vehicle next to them. I can see the benefit of the turbo design from a safety perspective...

Your trainee just took down our business and has no idea how or why

Dave K

Re: Whoopsie!

Agreed, this is definitely the primary fault of the vendor. You could argue that the rookie/trainee should have asked for help instead of pressing the big red button, but the point is if you give a trainee the power/ability to do this then don't provide sufficient support for them, you're asking for disaster to occur sooner or later.

Microsoft to use Windows 11 Start menu as a billboard with app ads for Insiders

Dave K

Here we go again....

"Your feedback has the greatest impact here ..... "let us know what you think."

Do they *honestly* expect people to say "Great feature, I love seeing all the additional adverts in the Start Menu!"

There's only one thing they're going to get for this - negative feedback. If MS want to "recommend" store apps, what's wrong with having a recommended section in the store people can select? Oh I know, it's not "in your face" enough.

Honestly, Windows development lately just seems to be a case of "keep flinging shit at it to see what sticks".

Britain enters period of mourning as Greggs unable to process payments

Dave K

Re: Ok adding my not so consipracy take...

I can tell you it is truth that our growth in 2023 (0.5% GDP) is lower than the European average (0.7% GDP) - source: Statista.

Also, in Q4 of 2023, our GDP was 1% higher than it had been in Q4 of 2019, whereas the Eurozone GDP was 3% higher than it had been in Q4 of 2019 - source: UK Parliament Commons Library.

We may be outperforming Germany, but the majority of other EU countries are out-performing us. Given that we don't have a crystal ball to see how we would have performed if we hadn't left the EU, it's difficult to say if we would have performed even worse. However looking at the EU as a whole, we are being out-performed by them as far as growth is concerned.

BOFH: I get locked out, but I get in again

Dave K

"Not only do I have to do my own work, but I have to cover his responsibilities as well.

...

So I'm swapping the M and N keys on all the Beancounter keyboards in the early morning"

That genuinely resulted in coffee on my keyboard, just outstanding. Happy Friday!

Windows 10 failing to patch properly? You are most definitely not alone

Dave K

Re: non-optional updates

One of the first things I do with Windows 10 is to install WuMgr (Windows Update Manager). It basically gives you control over the update process (like you had in W7), allows you to install updates when you want and gives you the ability to skip problematic updates.

In short it allows me to delay installation and check an update isn't causing problems out in the field before I risk installing it on my machine.

What a surprise! Apple found a way to deliver browser engine and app store choice

Dave K

Re: What about the app developers?

They could do that, if they don't mind losing about 98% of their customers. Alternative app stores have been around on Android for ages, yet there's no issues at all with app availability in the Play store.

Dave K

Re: I see the blind fanboys are out already

Precisely. Improve choice and out come the paranoid crazies, terrified that the impending death of iOS as a safe platform is nigh, just because there's now a bit more choice for those who explicitly seek it.

Let's get one thing straight for the paranoid: Apple absolutely will make it as difficult, convoluted and hidden as possible to install another app store (and that's fine). You'll only end up with an alternative if you clearly, explicitly and deliberately go looking for it, and I'm sure attempting to install one will result in dire warnings from iOS. The average, simple home-user will just continue to toodle along as always with the official Apple App Store and Safari. The world (and the walled garden) will not come crashing down overnight, turning iOS into a crazed, lawless free-for-all anarchy. It will be just fine.

If it helps, my parents-in-law are in their 70s/80s and are not IT/tech literate in any way. They've both used Android phones for many years now and I have had absolutely zero issues with them "accidentally" getting another app-store installed, even though the capability has been there for years for them. They just install a few apps they know/need from the Play store, and that is that.

In short: Chill out people, take a deep breath - it'll be fine. However for those of us more technically minded to fiddle, this is good news!

EU takes a bite out of Apple with $2B in-app purchase fine

Dave K

Fully agree. 56% market share is hardly "dominant position".

What's the matter Apple? Are you afraid of trying to compete fairly (for example) on price and quality of service offering? If Apple Music is better and cheaper than Spotify, iOS customers should naturally want to use it. However when your only tactic is to block your competitors from telling customers about cheaper prices elsewhere, something is definitely rotten.

When it comes to working from home, Register readers are bucking national trends

Dave K

I'm fully WFH, with the exception of a maybe once-per-month trip to London for a big team meeting. However I was one of the WHF brigade prior to Covid. I prefer it, but also my nearest company office is 2.5 hours away, so commuting really isn't feasible.

To be honest I've never found it a problem. I have multiple meetings a day with my colleagues, always with video on, we chat a bit and socialise as well as getting on with business, so I've never felt isolated from people at all. Saying that, outside of meetings it is much easier to focus on work without all of the distractions that come with open plan office working.

Long may it continue.

Techie climbed a mountain only be told not to touch the kit on top

Dave K

Re: I see what you did there!!!

I was expecting that too and was quite disappointed not to find a "cunning plan" buried in the story somewhere...

Mozilla slams Microsoft for using dark patterns to drive Windows users toward Edge

Dave K

Re: Did Mozilla also mention…

Same here. For work I am forced to use it and it isn't a bad browser if I'm honest, but I refuse to use it on any of my personal machines simply out of principle. I deeply object to MS trying to forcibly ram it down my throat at every available opportunity, so it's also ended up on my "hell no" list as well...

Apple redecorates its iPhone prison to appease Europe

Dave K

Re: I think I disagree, but I’m not sure…

> "No, but you *are* stopping me preventing it"

No, we're not. Apple isn't going to remove the walled garden in its entirety just like that. All we are asking for is that a gate is installed into that wall. Apple will lock that gate by default (and that's fine), but there has to be a way to unlock it if you so wish.

> "I want to know with 100% certainty that if she downloads “the Barclays app” from the App Store, she isn’t downloading a scam."

Never going to happen, not least because scam apps do make it past the Apple/Google police and onto the official stores from time-to-time anyway. Saying that however, even with a relaxation in rules, if you mother goes to the App store and downloads the Barclays app, she is still 100% getting an app that has been approved by Apple because the app is still coming from within Apple's walled garden. I'm sure Apple can add the ability to PIN/password protect an "enable sideloading" option, so it'd be perfectly possible and simple to lock a device to App-Store only installs. They'd have to do this anyway so that parents could lock their kid's devices to avoid the ability to accidentally sideload malware.

> "The question is - legally, what gives you the right to force a company who wants to provide the service I want, and I want that service, to stop doing so?"

Simple, competition law. For small companies, this isn't an issue, but as companies grow larger and their power and influence grows, so too does the scrutiny that they are subjected to - particularly around abusing their position for their own gain. As the largest phone-maker in the world (they overtook Samsung this year), Apple is a large and powerful company. Developers that write apps for mobile devices effectively *have* to provide an iOS version unless they're willing to forego a significant section of the market and the sales that come with that. Because developers pretty-much have to support iOS to succeed, this means scrutiny to ensure Apple isn't abusing their position. The EU have decided that Apple is abusing its position, hence this ruling about opening up the platform to some degree.

TLDR: The walled garden isn't going to disappear and you will still be able to lock an iOS device to only work with the App Store if you so wish. However this shouldn't mean that everyone else with an Apple device has be subjected to Apple's whim and rules.

What if Microsoft had given us Windows XP 2024?

Dave K

There's bits to like and dislike here obviously, but one thing I will say - it looks a lot more coherent than any official version of Windows since 7.

Windows boss takes on taskbar turmoil, pledges to 'make Start menu great again'

Dave K

Re: Honestly

It used to, until they started renaming things and making it come back with results for files and websites to just clutter everything up.

If I open the Start Menu and search, I want to search the Start Menu. Nothing else!

Dave K

Re: Too late ..... much too late !!!!

XP (and Vista if I'm honest) also had options to revert to the classic Start Menu. It's one of the reasons XP was well liked. Yes, they'd gone a bit Teletubby with the default theme, but you could pick several others, or boot it down to classic mode - same with many other elements of it. So much was tweakable without having to resort to 3rd party utilities, so if you didn't like the default look, you could usually tweak it to suit your needs.

Recently, MS are increasingly stripping out customisation and resorting to a very rigid OS with very few options to tweak it. This will inevitably polarise a lot of people against the OS who do not (for whatever reason) like the "Microsoft default".

Windows 11 unable to escape the shadow of Windows 10

Dave K

Re: RE: Start Menu

My complaints:

1) The full app list insists on putting entries for all the letters, you cannot turn this off. I can see where I'm up to via the first letter of the application without 26 blocks of space being wasted with the alphabet.

2) The flashy shortcut area either get messy very quickly, or take a lot more effort to drag around, re-size, categorise etc. Win 7's simple idea of pinning to a list at the top left was much simpler IMO

3) The same-old Win10 issue of monochrome and samey icons down the far left that are not easily distinguishable from each other

4) Shutdown/Sleep via keyboard requires way more key-presses than it did in Windows 7

5) It looks really quite ugly and boring

6) As a "Metro" app, it doesn't obey Windows Accessibility settings, so cannot turn off smooth scrolling for instance (it gives me motion sickness)

7) "Search" doesn't just search the menu like it did in Windows 7, by default it searches your PC, the internet and so often returns way more junk than search in Windows 7. Hence opening the menu and typing a few letters isn't as useful as it used to be

8) No "Computer" entry in there which I regularly used for Right Click > Manage to get into Computer Management for event logs etc.

Don't get me wrong, I do pin my daily apps to my taskbar, but none-daily-but-frequently-used get pinned to the start menu, and it's just more messy and ugly to do it with Windows 10. On the odd case I need to go into the full list, it's even messier.

Dave K

It's certainly prettier and more consistent than Windows 10 (although that's not a high bar to overcome if we're honest). But I've not really seen any functional ways in which it is better - and I do dual-boot it here.

The start menu is worse, the task bar is worse (albeit a bit better with recent updates), the context menu is worse for power users, the forced requirement for a Microsoft account is worse, the adverts everywhere for OneDrive and Office 365 are worse, the system requirements are *way* worse.

I want to like Windows 11 (I've never really liked the ugly and inconsistent W10), and with a few simple tweaks MS could easily turn it into a well-liked OS. They just don't seem bothered and seem to prefer using W10's EOL as a stick to get people to move instead.

Dave K

I expect there will be, unless Microsoft tighten things up. For Windows 7, a simple script would do it. After all, Microsoft made the ESU updates freely downloadable to all via the Microsoft Update Catalogue, it's just that they'd fail to install if you didn't have an ESU key (the installation failed part way through then rolled-back). Didn't take long for people to work around that.

It also opened an interesting ethical question - is it wrong/illegal to use a 3rd party script to allow a freely downloadable file to install correctly on your PC? Certainly the ethics were a bit easier as MS refused to sell ESU keys to ordinary people. Not sure what approach they'll take with W10.

A ship carrying 800 tonnes of Li-Ion batteries caught fire. What could possibly go wrong?

Dave K

Re: I assume they discharge batteries before shipping them?

And for good reason. It can ruin a Lithium-Ion battery to be completely 100% depleted. Indeed the best way of ruining a spare phone/laptop battery (back when they were changeable) was to keep it in a drawer for 2 years and never connect it to replenish any charge that has leaked away.

'The computer was sitting in a puddle of mud, with water up to the motherboard'

Dave K

CNC machines

Worst ones I've come across were PCs on a factory floor near dozens of CNC machines. These were leased Dell Optiplex machines, and after 3 years of sitting there in that environment, they were completely coated - outside and in with a thick layer of oil. Every single surface and component had a sticky, slimy coating to it. Before boxing them up for return to the lease company, we used to wrap them in a couple of bin-liners, just to protect our hands and clothes.

The thing is, we had a full list of all the various issues with a return PC that could incur a penalty charge from the lease company. You know, the usual deep scratches, broken casing, faulty/missing components and all that. Yet there was nothing in the list that covered dirt or oil. Hence the lease company used to receive PCs that were bordering on being a biohazard, yet we never received any form of penalty payments for sending back the machines in that state...

You don't get what you don't pay for, but nobody is paid enough to be abused

Dave K

Re: "Actually, this is precisely the service you paid for"

Hear, hear!

Even if I do speak to someone in person or over the phone for anything like this, I will always request a written follow-up. On the off-chance anyone complains, the standard answer is "It's procedure that we must have written approval for audit purposes".

Bank boss hated IT, loved the beach, was clueless about ports and politeness

Dave K

Every single time

Every time you hear someone complaining about the incompetency of IT, you can pretty much guarantee two things:

1) Said complainer is not a competent/proficient user of IT devices.

2) Said complainer is utterly unable to admit and accept their own shortcomings.

End result: "It doesn't work, and I'm going to blame everyone but myself"...

Share your 2024 tech forecasts (wrong answers only) to win a terrible sweater

Dave K

X

Elon Musk announces he is buying Microsoft. He promptly announces plans to re-release Windows XP - mainly because it has an "X" in the name and has therefore always been his favourite version. He then decides to drop the "P", thus resulting in Windows X.

A few days later, Musk announces that Windows isn't a recognisable enough brand name, and re-brands the operating system as X, before announcing that Microsoft will also be re-branded as X, because it just makes more sense that way.

Delightedly, he posts on X about X's upcoming release of X X, before triumphantly sharing the new X logo for X X. "It has these right-angle swishes half-way down the X in recognition of supersonic performance of X X!" Elon happily announces.

The rest of the world buries their heads in their hands as the giant flashing swastika logo is hoisted into place over Redmond, whilst Elon looks on, totally oblivious...

Brits turn off Twitter, although teens and tweens keen on generative AI

Dave K

Hardly a surprise. Buy a company with one of the most iconic and recognisable brands in the world and rename it to have the one of the least iconic brands of all time. Then sit back and watch people slowly drift away. Of course the damage he's done to the platform doesn't help either.

BOFH: Groundbreaking discovery or patently obvious trolling?

Dave K

Mehbe

I think they're actually on to something. I would very much like my PC to have a "Mehbe" option for things, particularly where you've been worn down by years of being asked the same questions and just don't care any more.

"Windows needs to install updates", hrmph, mehbe. I just don't care any more to explicitly click OK.

"Do you want Excel to show you a list of auto-recover files, even though you usually save everything regularly?" <shrug>, mehbe - I'll let the PC decide, I really can't be arsed with it any more.

"A fractionally improved GeForce driver has been released. Do you want to install it?" Whatever, mehbe.

Apple exec defends 8GB $1,599 MacBook Pro, claims it's like 16GB in a PC

Dave K

Re: I was gonna say...

One advantage of additional RAM that Apple overlooks is caching of data to speed up operation. My newish work laptop has 16GB of RAM, and whilst my previous 8GB laptop performed OK, the additional RAM in my newer machine means more regularly used applications and data are cached by the OS into spare RAM. You do notice the difference when launching applications that have been cached by the OS as they start considerably faster than having to load from disk/SSD.

Put simply, more RAM is good and will benefit performance. It's a shame Apple are penny-pinching on a $1,600 laptop, then desperately trying to come up with excuses for it. In reality, we all know why they're doing this - to gouge customers by charging $200 more for a 16GB model.

Microsoft's 11-year itch: The uncelebrated anniversary of Windows 8

Dave K

The second issue is that most laptops that use touchscreens adopt a glossy coating for them, hence they're far more prone to annoying reflections. If you want a matte coating, more often than not it means none-touch. Speaking personally, I'd take matte none-touch over a glossy touchscreen any day.

Dave K

Except that having everything in a flat, smorgasborg mess made it a lot harder to find things IMO. And it didn't look a bit different, it looked a lot different. And none of it in any way that was positive.

>> "All it really takes is an ability to get over yourself and realize that life is change. You can resist it and be left behind, or you can embrace it."

Or there's a third option: Accept that not all change is beneficial and avoid it. Use an alternative OS/Product a much more user-friendly interface. That's what I did. Windows 7 was only 3 years old at the time and had tons of support left, so I stuck with that. Lots of people did. Then, slowly but surely, MS became increasingly aware of the low adoption figures and lousy reception that Windows 8 was getting. The result? They backpeddled. Firstly with Windows 8.1 which restored the Start button, then further with Windows 10.

If you live in the real world, of course you have to accept that change happens. But that doesn't mean that all change is good. Sometimes, companies screw up and make changes that have negative impacts. Should we all just accept them like mindless sheep? Or should people push back against negative change to encourage the developer to try and fix things? As far as Windows 8 goes, people did push back and Microsoft ended up distancing themselves from the mess they had created and came up with a successor that fixed a lot of the complaints.

Dave K

I think Windows 8 was intended to help Microsoft popularise the interface and hence force their way into mobile phones and tablets. MS also dropped the ball by believing that touch screens would rapidly take over on laptops as the primary method of input, replacing the mouse/trackpad. I think MS knew it would be a tough sell on business machines, but then Windows 7 was still being rolled out and they knew they could gamble with Windows 8 for home users.

Honestly I think MS saw a vision where touch-screens were all the rage, Windows tablets would take off and the UI would become accepted by the average home user. Then of course they walk into a mobile phone store, see a phone running Windows Mobile and feel a sense of familiarity - "hey, it's just like my laptop at home!"

Of course, so many things went wrong. Touchscreens for user input remain niche on laptops - they have their uses, but a sizeable chunk of the population prefers mouse/trackpad/trackpoint - and indeed plenty of laptops available now shun touchscreens because many people don't like controlling their laptops by jabbing at the screen. The fact that a majority of computers were using Metro without touch meant the user experience was rubbish. Add onto that, Windows tablets never achieved mainstream success because of limited software that actually was designed for touch.

So the result was the opposite of what MS planned. A punter walks into a mobile phone store, sees a phone running Windows Mobile and thinks "Urgh, it's just like my laptop. I *hate* that interface" and dismisses it automatically before moving onto the Android handsets and iPhones.

TLDR: It was a gamble to force the Windows Mobile interface on everyone and get them to accept Windows Mobile, and it backfired. Badly.

Lenovo PC boss: 4 in 5 of our devices will be repairable by 2025

Dave K

Yep, a dumb move. Businesses don't care how pretty a device looks, they want it to offer decent performance, survive several years of daily hammer and be easy and quick to fix if anything breaks. In a previous job I was Dell certified and have lost count of the number of keyboards I swapped out in under 10 minutes. Un-clip the top bezel, 3 screws and a cable and off it came. Most other components (RAM, SSD, even the fan) could be changed in a few minutes as well.

I'm very glad I don't have to fix them these days when you have to dismantle the entire thing to replace a simple part, just because it "looks a bit sleeker". It's the same thing with batteries, when they clipped into the back/bottom of the laptop, replacing a failed one could even be handled by the user at a remote site with a few basic over-the-phone instructions. Now? Replacing them involves screwdrivers, tiny cables, an IT visit and a whole heap of work.

Raspberry Pi 5 revealed, and it should satisfy your need for speed

Dave K

Another vote for LibreElec. My Pi4 works great as a media centre. It can stream absolutely fine and can play 1080p H265 videos from my NAS with zero issues as well. Haven't tried it with 4k video, I imagine this might be too much for it, but for 1080 stuff it can handle it no problem.

PEBCAK problem transformed young techie into grizzled cynical sysadmin

Dave K

Re: Plausible...

I don't think XP Embedded was ever released in anything other than a 32bit version, so anything over 4GB of RAM would be pointless.

Besides, why would an ATM require more than 4GB of RAM? I'm old enough to remember numerous ATMs running OS2 quite happily with a fraction of that amount of RAM. I'm assuming a bit of confusion here. Still a decent On Call, this aside.

Intel seems to think Wi-Fi 7 is too cool for old-school Windows 10

Dave K

Hmm, I never really noticed any of that. I thought 7 still had plenty of colour and definition. Don't get me wrong, I hate the drab experience MS ushered in with Windows 8 and then 10, the bland and samey monochrome icons and all the rest of it. 7 for me was beautiful, clean and well designed.

And you are correct about Glass, my bad :-)

Dave K

Hmm, have to disagree. Aero was a nice theme, but the Vista version was burdened with too much UI clutter. I consider Windows 7 the highlight here as it retained all the 3D effects, transparency and everything else that was good about Aero, but gave the interface a much-needed tidy. It was from Windows 8 when it all went downhill with Microsoft ditching all the effects and going for flat and bland instead.

Windows screensaver left broadcast techie all at sea

Dave K

Still, once he'd seen what was on the screens, at least the ship inherited a second poop deck...

Samsung’s midrange A54 is lovely, but users won't feel seen

Dave K

Re: Duh, comparing apples to oranges

My Samsung Galaxy S20 with 128GB MicroSD card begs to differ.

They dropped it for the S21, part of the reason I went for the S20 - particularly as the S21's release meant that the S20 prices dropped significantly...

Hacking a Foosball table scored an own goal for naughty engineers

Dave K

When I was at college many years ago, it was common practice to scrunch up sheets of newspaper, then jam them into the pockets of the pool table in the common room. Hence every time someone potted a ball, the ball could be freely retrieved, thus allowing multiple games of pool without paying all the time. Needless to say, the college wasn't impressed after a member of staff eventually spotted what was happening and an edict was sent out informing all the students that tampering with the pool tables would result in a ban from the common room.

Still, was fun whilst it lasted...

WFH mandates bad for staff morale and stunt innovation

Dave K

Re: Bad headline

That's not US, it's just plain wrong...

Can noise-cancelling buds beat headphones? We spent 20 hours flying to find out

Dave K

I have the Sony WM-1000XM4. You can run those in Bluetooth mode, or hook up a standard 3.5mm headphone cable to them if you prefer. For noise cancelling, you have to have something with a battery as they're active devices - 3.5mm jacks don't provide power!

File Explorer gets facelift in latest Windows 11 build

Dave K

Re: The Recommended File feature

I don't assume changes like these are for my benefit. Microsoft have made that blatantly obvious with their choices over the past 11 years.

Dave K

Re: The Recommended File feature

Typical Microsoft these days unfortunately. Ignore the piles of feedback on areas of the OS that most need improvement and instead waste it on idiotic and annoying gimmicks that nobody is asking for.

I mean seriously, how many people are leaving feedback of "I really wish file explorer would recommend random cloud files for me to open"? Saying that, how many people honestly open File Explorer and think "I don't know what to open, I wish my OS would recommend some files for me to click on"...

BOFH: Good news, everyone – we're in the sausage business

Dave K

Re: AI Infused

Only a matter of time before they start asking you how many Gigaspandrels of AI you have then?

Page: