[ SECOND EDIT ] Just a day later, as if someone at Microsoft had read my article and thought to themselves “you think that’s crap? Check this out!” ( see bottom of article ).
[ FIRST EDIT ] Since writing this only a few hours ago, a few other things came to my attention, which I’ve added at the end
I’m writing this out of sheer frustration with an operating system that is actually a devolution, not an evolution in software design and programming. Windows 10 is still, after more than 3 years — on top of its rushed and hasty ‘development’, if you can call it that at all — an operating system barely worthy of the title “beta-release”, and is without question, a backward step in several respects from Windows 7 ( ie: it is a downgrade, not an upgrade ).
Continue reading “Product Review: Windows 10 [ updated, AGAIN! ]”
I ran into an issue at 62,000 words on the book manuscript, being that MS Word struggles to render any pages that have embedded images, even when I’ve been careful to render the image at the lowest acceptable quality of image resolution – the problem was so bad, that the entire computer would seem to have crashed for a few minutes, and which is not acceptable given this is a reasonably powerful machine that should have no such issues with a simple display of text, formatting, layout, and the occasional image.
NOTE: The terms used below are explained further down ( after the review ), if you’re interested in a quick lesson about system configuration for your own home/office computers.
Continue reading “Technical update and product review ( Metabox ) – Nov 9th, 2017”
I’m one of the generation who grew up with the first home computers; some of my friends at school had things like the Atari, Commodore64, ZX81, Apple III, and Amiga ( amongst others ), while our family had an Apple IIe, one of the schools I attended had some Amstrads, and the local TAFE ( aka Australian technical colleges – actually called a CAE ( “college of advanced education” ) back in those days, long before it became a fully fledged university ) had a punch-card & tape-drive mainframe system ( probably IBM, but I’m not sure ). Continue reading “A lesson for Microsoft ( and other tech developers )”
I’ve been using Netflix to catch up on movies I haven’t seen, some of which are crap, but as many of you may know, I love cinema and story telling, so I’ll even watch a crap movie, if for no other reason than to learn from where they went wrong. Continue reading “Worst cinematic treatment of a serious global issue … ever”