* Posts by Smartypantz

154 publicly visible posts • joined 14 Oct 2011


GenAI will be bigger than the cloud or the internet, Amazon CEO hopes


Looking forward

To genAI taking the shit right out of modern Internet enshittification.

What was that definition of insanity again??

Microsoft forges One Teams App To Rule Them All


That Franken-app of a Cluster F*** just needs to die


The end of classic Outlook for Windows is coming. Are you ready?


Re: I need classic outlook

Not an issue if you run your own mail server. As you should! ;-)

KDE Plasma 6.0 brings the same old charm and confusion



Luckily fluxbox stilll works perfectly, nobody's touched it for decades.. Hurrah!

Moving to Windows 11 is so easy! You just need to buy a PC that supports it!


It's supposed to increase the lock-in to the MS Eco-system. Any user concerns was lost in enshittification decades ago. Windows is the prototype for this process


Re: Win2k was peak windows

"I just don't have the time to invest in making it do what I need/want it to do."

Expressing yourself in a precise manner, in any language, takes effort!

The Linux and UNIX OS's are very powerful, they are user-friendly. They might not be beginner-friendly, there's a difference. Often overlooked


So much this

I still have Windows server 2003 instances (I know, not pure win2000, but still) running on kvm. It's insane how fast that s*** is on modern hardware!! With just 1 GB of RAM. UI is "instant-anything!!"

Microsoft touts Visual Studio Code as a Java juggernaut



IMHO netbeans is the best java IDE hands down, the layout is intelligent and intuitive, it has a full featured swing WYSIWYG editor. It has great support for PHP and C/C++ if you use the old 8.2 plugin.

Of course swing might look a bit dated if you are doing GUI's, and the other hand it's an easy way to do UI's that are not insane

CLIs are simply wizard at character building. Let’s not keep them to ourselves



If Microsoft didn't sabotage their own GUI how would they keep people from discovering that web based "Azure Portal" system Administration is grossly inferior to the old ways of doing things?

On CLI: I can configure, replicate distribute and change any number of sites or databases in CLI on any number *NIX hosts a hell of a lot faster than the clicking and probing bullshit in IIS!! Of course this requires a lot of experience, but there is a major difference between "user friendly" (what i just described) and "beginner friendly" (what Windows GUI's used to be).

Microsoft puts the 'why?' in Wi-Fi with latest Windows patch


Re: Oh the (painful) irony.

None of those are Linux, they're distributions. Linux is the kernel, this is where the hardware drivers live. Distro fanboism just distorts from getting things to work!

PIRG petitions Microsoft to extend the life of Windows 10


"All software reaches a point at which it's no longer supported"


ArcaOS 5.1 gives vintage OS/2 a UEFI facelift for the 21st century



Looks good. everything is clearly readable, contrast is good and elements are easily identifiable? How strange when you're used to the sandblast my eyeballs with poorly designed light-on-light, jarring fancy-of-theweek train wreck of windows 10/11

MariaDB ditches products and staff in restructure, bags $26.5M loan to cushion fall



Is dead as a door nail, and so is MySQL/MariaDB.

From browser brat to backend boss: Will WASM win the web wars?


Re: Utterly Pointless

You are so right.. The Web browser is a piss-poor operating system ;-)

Dropbox limits ‘all the storage you need’ unlimited plan, blames abusive users


Re: the company saw more of this abusive behavior

It's not "free" maybe to many people learned how to use encryption, thereby spoiling these spying assholes data brokering business (ie. selling your privacy to the highest bidder)


Re: The limit on M365 OneDrive is 25TB these days

Agree apart from the RAID thing (even though mdadm has saved my ass for more trouble that i care to think about). network distributed filesystems + 10 Gbps network rules the day for large storage pools (see the ceph filesystem). I would NOT build large arrays with cheap 10 TB disks like i did in the old days when 2 TB was all the rage. I get cold sweats just thinking about the probability of two bad (tiny) sectors on a 10TB resilvering, Not to mention the time a takes to resilver 10 (or more) TB, with seriously degraded performance.

LibreOffice 7.6 arrives: Open source stalwart is showing its maturity



Decentralized co-editing and cooperation that is trustworthy and easy to use would be the killer feature!

Microsoft pushes users to the Edge in Outlook, Teams


Re: Chrome

And, the fact that they just gave up half-ways to creating their own browser, folded and started modding chrome into "new edge" says a lot about how serious they are about creating quality software!

Microsoft tries again to ignite interest in DevOps cloud security


Soo.. they recognizes the obvious impending doom

"Azure cloud" or any cloud is a global disaster waiting to happen! Anybody with ½ a brain knows this

Disentangling the Debian derivatives: Which should you use?



Was actually also fine, ran it for a couple of years in the 00's, the switched to debian, and never looked back :-)

Systemd supremo Lennart Poettering leaves Red Hat for Microsoft


Re: Depart, I say, and let us have done with you.

Systemd is made for automated deployments in the cloud for organizations having the resources to maintain this approach, and, crucial, the resources to control the automated administration.

SysV init is usable by humans on systems run by humans. This enables independent computing, which runs contrary to the interest of the cloud vendors.

That's it. Sad but true

Incidentally, the same motivation is behind the insane release schedule of software like the chrome browser.

Brave roasts DuckDuckGo over Bing privacy exception


Re: Targeted advertising needs to die

Targeted content of any kind need to die! It's allays been the pipe dream of manipulating little shits that think they can predict human needs with what mostly amounts to keyword matches.

Discovery is an extremely important part of life, and the algo-driven dystopian desert that most people experience online runs contrary to that.

Windows 10 still growing, but Win 11 had another bad month, says AdDuplex



Translated: Windows "Nefarious facelift 5" not penetrating bend over users as well as expected.. ;-)

Microsoft under fire again from open-source .NET devs: Hot Reload feature pulled for sake of Visual Studio sales


Always thought of it as ".NJET" :-)

Windows Terminal to be the default for command line applications in Windows 11


Re: When will I be able to ...

No we don't !

Your slow as shit "anti malware" (aka snakeoil) ridden windows "servers" are to slow and unreliable to store anything on.


- Nelson

Not just deprecated, but deleted: Google finally strips File Transfer Protocol code from Chrome browser


Re: git, wget

Yesterday, because i do this for a living and live in the real world.

Let me guess: You identify as a "developer"?

We cant all just sit around scratch our asses/navels and "use git" to load the tons off bullshit you need to "develop" the next , agile version of "hello world".

Some of has to get shit to work IRL.


Re: Soon HTTP as well?

TFTP is the most UNsecure protocol ever invented,. It was only ever used to load boot images on trusted networks in the old days.


Re: Overkill for many sites

The stupid is strong in this one Luke!


Re: "frankly, Google and pals would rather users opted for a dedicated transfer app"

That question is an embarrasingly small one, smartass, and the answer is yes. Us who actually do this IT-shit for a living still rely on the ability to transfer files between boxes in a secure manner. So we do it with both implicit and explicit FTPS in an opportunistic manner.

Azure Emissions Dashboard shows how you and Microsoft are slowly killing the planet with your cloud workloads


Re: Crappy modern languages

Hear Hear!!

For decades the parole has been that developer time is expensive, machine time is cheap, so we should use higher level languages.

The green agenda and "cloud computing" mandates that a high efficiency languages like C and C++ directly translates to greener computing!!

Fewer CPU cycles = less carbon emission!!

After quietly switching to slower NAND in an NVMe SSD, Western Digital promises to be a bit louder next time


Re: RE: switching up firmware and electronics (a bit offtopic, sorry)

This is why i would NEVER recommend "hardware RAID" over the fantastic stuff that can be done with the Linux kernel and mdadm.

Azure's now-fixed Cosmos DB flaw could have been exploited to read, write any database


Ultimate supply chain attack

Azure (and Amazon) are a global disaster waiting to happen.

Its the ultimate target for a supply chain attack.., and it's just a matter of time before someone has enough patience to pull it off.

AWS growing so fast its revenue makes it bigger than Cisco or HP


Re: Get them Pitch Forks out!

Welcome to the new feudality, serf

We can't believe people use browsers to manage their passwords, says maker of password management tools


Re: password managers

Hear hear

You can't trust any of that shit:

1. Make strong passwords!

2. Remember them!


What you need to know about Microsoft Windows 11: It will run Android apps


Re: Switch to Linux

Windows OS is the preferred desktop OS all-right. For the cubicle squatting corporate drones with everything centrally managed, and monitored.

For those of us that actually would like the use of computers to be a pleasurable "experience" (to quote MS) Linux is the obvious choice.

Gaming.. Check

Privacy.. Check

Calm and uninterrupting.. Check

Stable.. Check

Powerful.. Check

Dependable Debian is like a rock in a swirling gyre of 'move fast and break things', and version 11 is no different


Re: Breaking things

I have Production servers that i have been distro upgrading since 4.0 "Sarge", so your point 1. is bullshit, and straight out of the MS-way handbook.

The whole point of having a stable OS like Debian is exactly to be able to distro upgrade without pulling your hair out. Like the author, i have never had (undocumented), braking, update or upgrade, changes in the hundreds of production systems with Debian, that i have been responsible for over the years.

Some of us are actually payed to work with this. We can't just "Build a new server and transfer the data, and take our time about it too"

openSUSE leaps to 15.3 – now built with 'same binary packages' as SUSE Enterprise


Or use debian

Tried tumbleweed for a few moths until it stumbled on it's own updates and broke beyond the effort i could bother to muster to fix it.

Use Debian!

Microsoft OneDrive for Windows 7 drives off a cliff for business users


Re: Is Win10 stable yet?

So, to want stability, and productivity (like with, for example Windows XP) you have to have lived in the Victorian era in the 1800's?.

You sound like an ignoramus (ie. Windows 10 user)


Re: Is Win10 stable yet?

With the policy of "rolling feature upgrades" there is no such thing as a stable OS.

"always run Professional or Enterprise" version"... Reeeally??!? So average Joe just has to design the right GPO hierarchy to be "stable"? You are astroturfing, and is probably a payed MS shill!



If you need a flexible way to share files and know hos to deploy a simple Tomcat server, look at linshare: https://www.linshare.org/

I'm not affiliated with the project, but it looks very polished, and is under a license that respects your freedom (AGPL).

Going to deploy in our org. very soon.

China’s 2020 cloud infrastructure spend outpaced the world, says analyst


Privacy by design

Lets get busy implementing some true, privacy-by-design and see how the poo likes them apples ;-)

1Password has none, KeePass has none... So why are there seven embedded trackers in the LastPass Android app?


"Cloud" and passwords

if a sentence containing "Cloud" and "personal passwords" doesn't set of any alarms for you, you shouldn't be using the Internet!

Google admits Kubernetes container tech is so complex, it's had to roll out an Autopilot feature to do it all for you



No matter how many layers of Virtualization, Containerization, frameworks, hyped-up cloud marketing and clueless managers you inject, you still need to program the computer to the satisfaction of your end user.

peak IT productivity was decades ago!

It's gonna blow!!!

Microsoft pulls the sheets off first .NET 6 preview and... it's still a mess. Native Apple Silicon support, though



I'll just keep using good old Swing and create sane, truly cross platform, user interfaces that doesn't suck the juice out of your eyeballs if you're over 35.

BTW, fuck mobile. They can go and use the web site. The people living in a world of hurt trying to get a web page mangled in to an application, always needs a bit of comfort ;-)

Microsoft issues emergency fix for Wi-Fi foul-up delivered hot and fresh on Patch Tuesday


Re: We used to be able to choose when we update

yeah, yeah

It used to be the default that you could control your own device in a simple manner. Did not need to fake being an IT pro and create group policies (explain that to grandpa).

The realm of controlling your own computing device is now solely in the hands of the Open Source operating system vendors.

Regular Windows, Apple and Android users are led to the (data) slaughter.



Rock solid, friendly and plagiarized

A bit of a learning curve, but spend a couple of weeks mastering the basics and you are also mastering all the wannabee ripoffs (looking at you Ubuntu, "mint" (buggy Ubuntu but hey! green stuff!) and so forth)

Computing for life

Must 'completely free' mean 'hard to install'? Newbie gripe sparks some soul-searching among Debian community


Re: Not for noobs


The "Digital Generation" do not know how to operate a computer! All your downvotes are from young people that think that the Internet is either WebApps or "the cloud"

I makes me want to cry. The fact that all you need to have your voice heard on the Internet is an IP address, A hostname and the ability to use a computer seems to be completely lost on the new generation. They all seem convinced that to have an Internet presence you must be in "the Cloud". I fucking hate what the IT business has turned into. I Wan't out!


Re: Not for noobs

I have installed hundreds of debian hosts. Their ncurses based installer is the best there is! Of course you need to, actually, know how to use a computer to use the installer. A problem for the "digital natives" generation i guess.. HAR!.

Now get of my lawn!