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Category: windows

01/07/14 11:00 - ID#58552

Windows 8.1 Sucks Too

I cannot believe how crappy windows 8 is. It makes people's complaints about gnome 3 seem so silly. I spent hours getting it downloaded and setup to test our internal authentication system against it after there were reports of it not working. Turns out the internal domain was not set to be trusted. Argh, what a waste of my frickin life. I absolutely cannot stand the interface. It makes what I though was already a terrible OS and makes it so much worse. I think my parents wouldn't even be able to get to the desktop or find their files.

I had some issue registering my license key. The error was cryptic but told me I could find out what it really mean by running some command from the command line. Why not just tell me the real error message.

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Then the code pops up another error window that tells you the error message and suggests I call microsoft support by phone. But the link takes you to a page suggesting you look at videos online or look through the forums instead of giving you any phone number.

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This is the contact customer support by phone page text, seriously.
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Category: windows

11/17/11 07:09 - ID#55536

Why i hate IE - IE flash offscreen wmode transparent cursor bug

ie flash offscreen wmode transparent cursor bug One of my coworkers came to me saying that his cursor was missing in editable text areas on the intranet on windows 7/IE 8/9. This is the craziest bug I have ever seen. I was able to fix it but it was a combo of IE 8/9 with Flash Player 11.1.102.55 on Windows 7. Strangely, it does not appear to happen on my windows XP machine with IE 8 and the same flash player. Not sure if it show up anywhere else. If you put a flash swf with wmode=transparent in an offscreen absolute position, the text cursor does not show up in the text area on the page as you click around to edit. These are the kind of bugs that make me hate IE. Here is an example

ie clipboard security: Believe it or not the IE setting clipboard security vulnerability I presented many years ago still also exists on computers running IE8 with windows 7. It is especially scary because it continues to monitor your clipboard even when the browser is in the background or minimized. Please make sure you have nothing sensitive in your clipboard before visiting. The bug only show up in IE when you have javascript access to clipboard allowed Clearly I used to care more about design, just check out the difference in style between these two bug reports, lol.
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Category: windows

08/13/10 04:51 - ID#52437

Getting good at window puttying

I wish I was this good at it when I did the other ones. After taking on these types of windows the square kind are a synch.

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Category: windows

06/03/10 09:29 - ID#51787

having a utility knife...

...makes removing old window putty 1000% easier than just holding a razor blade in your hand.
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Category: windows

05/22/10 08:48 - ID#51711

Windows viruses

Somehow I was redirected to microsoft.msn.com.medate.info in the search results for Peter Paige on google. I was looking him up after seeing him on the flyer for illusions opening tonight (e:libertad,51634)

Obviously this is all fake as I am on a linux machine but I can see how an inexperienced computer user would freak out and think this is real. It looked totally convincing and was completely animated. Once you install it with .exe I am sure you are totally screwed.

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When you try and exit, it even makes you feel bad.
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Category: windows

05/21/10 07:56 - ID#51699

Paul vs window

I need to make two of these bitches.
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Category: windows

10/10/09 08:30 - ID#49983

One complete but unpainted window


I have to wait 7-14 days for the putty to skim before it can be
painted. This is an insane amount of work. I have a much deeper
understanding of just how complex windows can be.
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