Archive for the 'Windows' Category

Now I hate Microsoft even more, part II

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Started my Win 10 instance under Parallels, and just one minute into working with it, I got this: That gave me 8 minutes to get my stuff in order. The time when this showed up was 21:18. So I clicked “Close” and just got the close box on my accounting program and the system rebooted. […]

Now I hate Microsoft even more

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

Went to start up my iMac to Bootcamp Windows 10. This is what happened: No question if I wanted to upgrade, no warning, no option to cancel, no effing nothing. What a total dick move. After 10 minutes, it has gotten to 10%, so if this goes on at the same rate, I’m looking at […]

Getting Bootcamp running

Friday, November 13th, 2015

This was an interesting experience. I wanted to get Windows running in Bootcamp on my new iMac 5k (late 2014 model). This machine has 32 GB RAM, and a 1TB SSD drive running OSX 10.11 (El Capitan). First, I tried following all the instructions to install Win 7 (I had a full Home Premium edition, […]

Southend Enterprises scam

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Just this afternoon I got a call from “iAssist” who wanted to fix my computer, since it had malware, or was out of support or something. It was the regular fare with them taking over my computer to “fix” it for me. So I let him do just that. While I “doddered” around and “tried” […]

iPad: the lowest common denominator

Monday, March 29th, 2010

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MS patch of… Firefox?

Friday, June 5th, 2009

To quote an article on about the new ClickOnce install support that MS has added to .NET: The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 update, pushed through the Windows Update service to all recent editions of Windows in February 2009, installs the Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant firefox extension without asking your permission. This […]

You choose

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

A feature?

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Had to use the Directory.GetFiles() method in .NET, so I read the description. Now, take a moment and read the following about how an asterisk wildcard character works in the search pattern parameter. Then tell me if this description is of a feature or of a bug. Windows, largely due to legacy, is full of […]

The end of .NET? I can’t wait.

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Ok, I admit, that title is a bit over the edge, but still that is how I feel. Developing for .NET is increasingly becoming not fun and far too expensive. The only reason to do it is because customers expect products for .NET, but under slowly increasing pressure from developers, that is going to change. […]

GotoMeeting runs on the Mac!

Friday, December 5th, 2008

I love GotoMeeting, but until now I had to run it under Windows. You could only run it as a viewer under OSX before, but the latest version has a full function Mac client. I opened GotoMeeting under OSX (Firefox) then under XP (Firefox) on the same machine in a full screen virtual window, and […]