Re: earlier statements from Microsoft
30 posts • joined 18 Aug 2021
And install ‘everything’ (https://www.voidtools.com/) and wonder why windows search is so slow and belligerently unhelpful.
If only I could make the edges of the ‘windows’ contrast against other ‘windows’ (like a boarder) coz that is irritating and slows me down.
And if only Defender wasn’t incredibly inefficient, debilitating (resource hog) when running and so integrated that it’s impossible to remove without borking the OS.
If only update wasn’t still appallingly slow, and prone to breaking - apt and yum are sooo much better and the source code is right there…
If only the programs and applications I install were not presented in a useless flat list and were grouped (by default) according to the program vendor or vendor name and easy to move or copy into other groups.
I could go on.. (why is copy/paste *still* broken (shadow copy, background copy before context menu is shown….) Why does Teams and Onenote knacker charcoding when you paste text into it and copy out of it….
Goodness, fixing a users Windows/Microsoft account where the users e-mail is incorrect or has changed is incredibly difficult…
Default ‘crimes against users’ include: Bing/cortina, preinstalled and hard to remove irritating paytoplay ‘games’, amazingly rubbish tile/desktop ui that’s so obviously jarringly poor that it’s amazing it was ever internally demoed let alone deliberately released, updates that break non-obscure functionality, forced updates that run when you’re in the middle of something or presenting or in a meeting etc etc etc
However you look at it - it’s amazingly crappular given the resources available to making the core ux decent. It’s UX is worse overall than Win XP/Win95 (not saying they were amazeballs not particularly stable…)
Trying to make the best of a situation in which you are placed (and through no fault of yours!) is honourable and commendable. To do so whilst having compassion on those who are suffering isn’t something about which (in my opinion!) one should feel guilty.
There *is* plenty to feel guilty about (are you helping the poor, the oppressed, the voiceless, etc etc) however, your hardworking and ability to adapt to changing conditions is something that (in my opinion) should be a source of ‘humble pride’.
Well done and good luck to you!
I guess that some businesses need hard copy for reasons, so the poor person WFH that gets to take the folders home would be printing a lot.
But everyone else WFH - who is going to read what is printed? I thought most school homework was submitted electronically, and I’m sure most kids aren’t organised such that their work flow includes sending e-mail to parent at work to print out their homework.
So, the difference left is mortgage applications that people used to print at the office once every two years. That’s a lot of printers at home doing not very much for most of the time apart from that, I don’t understand who would be reading all the home printed output which would otherwise be printed at the office, perhaps folk proof reading before sending electronically?
systemd stuff is fine - suffers from a common name where really it should have lots of different names ‘systemd-init’ ‘systemd-time’ ‘systemd-networkd’ etc etc. The thing is, it’s ALL optional, none of it is preventing good work on other projects and some of it (systemd vs initv) is actually good and handy for many people. So, chill out - no one is making you use it - a default is only a default you like if you like the default.
Folk spouting off about systemd is so boring, it’s like complaining about the colour of your neighbour’s car.
Retreating in 5,4,3…
I feel very strongly and will share my opinion on a tech website comment section but I don’t you to suggest an alternative or any way to make my situation better. I don’t care what you suggest, I’ve already decided it’s too hard. I’ve got my pet peeve, don’t you try and take it away!!
Btw - CentOS/Alma/Ubuntu/Mint/Elementary/PopOS any easy to come-by, are totally fine and much easier to install than you might imagine. I dare say you might enjoy the experience, you could try them out booting off a memory stick in most cases. Personally, I work on a Windows 10 machine and agree that Windows is bizarrely uneven throughout.
Let’s say I’m terrible at negotiating and I pay all my team £100k per year let’s say I have a team of 10 people, it’s not 30years work to do this?
Suuurrreeellyyy you’d be better off in-housing this and write off years one and two whilst you built a team and got some solid requirement capture done. Then smash it out in a few years as agile as you like. I’ll do it in 6 years for £25million - hit me up!!
I guess the postal service is a good analogy, ‘we just deliver what folk post’. You don’t sign the letter - you’re anonymous. There are laws governing the letter contents, idk if they are the same as a fb message. But sending letters requires effort and FB trolls are a whimsical bunch, for a start you have to know what to put on the envelope. Perhaps it’s the financial cost of posting letters that puts people off, also probably more so it’s the effort and delay.
Anyway, this specific problem is trivially easy to solve - whitelist(allow list) corespondents: ‘you have a message from a new corespondent: ‘Anon Meanie’ would you like a preview of the message (it likely contains unfriendly content)? Or shall I bin it?’.
Has @amanfrommars1 been upgraded? That’s 3 comments in a row that make sense and comment coherently and contextually (enough) on other folk’s postings - even suggesting a consistent bias across posts. Perhaps amfm is now based on GPT3 quantum neural net blockchain?
Perhaps he could be unleashed onto other comment boards - or maybe write content for aggregation/ recycled story sites?
Perhaps he could be a judge for ‘xfactors voice got talent in the jungle’?
Aahhh thank you!
My grandparents (long since past away) had a electric iron that had a small push/twist light bulb socket-shaped plug on the end of the attached braided (not very) flex. I never realised til right now that it wasn’t due to my grandfather’s creativity. It’s genius!!
If you’re reliant on a non-published spec of a product and the manufacturer changes the ingredients such that they are still meeting their published specs then you’re taking a risk, even between batches of the same model. I think Sammy’s actions are almost totally fine, but.
It’s a royal pain for folk trying to maintain homogeneous infrastructure or replace like-for-like. So, put an additional number at the end of the model number, how hard can that be (SAP be damned).
Still hits all the searches, the marketing material is all still good, avoids this sort of ‘are they trying to dupe their customers’ vibe.
My Uncle… is clearly referring to my uncle.
Omitting the ‘my’ causes Uncle to lose his relationship with the author, could be anyone’s uncle. So
‘my Uncle Jack’ is perfecto if you call him by the name ‘Uncle Jack’.
‘My uncle Jack’ is perfect if you call him Jack and he is your uncle.
The sentence is perfect in the examples given, no commas needed.
Also, this is an amazeballs example which made me snort out loud so thank you.
RCA1: ‘problem with electric supply, voltage spikes made our routers unhappy.’
Or RCA2:… there’s a zoo keeper who has to keep the network beasties fed and watered and they got tazed/electrocuted so they couldn’t tend to said beasts which then got grumpy and wouldn’t perform at the datacentre zoo. Hopefully they’ll be ok with some burns treatment and some rest and the zoo will arrange cover for them to prevent the network animals getting too hungry again in future.
‘Low code’ is a term that sounds like it was invented by Marketing and picked up by ‘fake it til you make it’ folk who have become responsible for ‘making stuff happen’ in an organisation dispute a good enough track record in the relevant areas.
A decent set of market requirements, a decent set of engineering requirements will guide the design and hence the most suitable tooling. But it seems the implementation paradigm is chosen very early. Also, seems that the engineering testing phase and documentation simply is crud in these projects - like ‘is data accessible from outside the system, test all the API endpoints as a non-authenticated user/getter.’
My guess is that a lot of these low code implementations lack proper development processes or governance and are put into service when they ‘work’ and IT supports it and that’s the end of the project. The users don’t know if it’s a mess of licenced blobs thrown together, and IT aren’t responsible for auditing the design or implementation of systems they are ‘given’ to support. And so the company bumbles along never checking how much technical debt or risk they are accruing until the wheels fall off completely in a totally inevitable way.
You sure can! Even about 8 years ago Foundry/Brocade had a very annoying scheme where the SFP+ card was licensed per 4 ports. Always very annoying that.
I always liked the Juniper ’trust-based’ licensing model. You could used any unlicensed feature and it’d tell you that it needed a licence. It’d work just fine though. Excellent for quick changes where paperwork can catch up later.
Can’t see any down side to this - you could even make the landing runway 30deg steep and the aircraft wouldn’t have to slow down before getting snagged. Big fuel saving - could turn the engine off and coast the last little bit.
If it went wrong it’d be in slow motion anyway so no damage would be done…
It sounds like very hard work. I wonder if it’s all done in ‘free time’ and then I think; ‘how does some one get THAT good unless it’s their job, and then presumably they’d be doing something that their paymasters wanted, rather than this which seems to be a passion project’. But then I think; ‘who’s paying for that dev effort?’ Makes no sense to me - but I’m all for it!! Maybe El Reg could interview these folk and find out what makes them tick?
And updated Windows 95 to add Active Desktop with shell integration with, and reliance on, ie. And then argued in the antitrust law suit that it wasn’t possible to separate Internet Explorer from Windows without making Windows ‘unstable’ -which, if you think about it is a defence that says: ‘we can’t make changes to our own software without breaking it all, and our testing is such that if we tried we wouldn’t know if it all worked properly or not’. A sort of genius/ridiculous defence which sorta worked out well for them - and badly for Mozilla.
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