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06 Feb 2010
I’m a PC, and ruining your battery was my idea.

It is ironic that Microsoft’s claim that Windows 7 will improve battery life is being countered by some users threatening class action lawsuits due to W7 ruining laptop batteries. At least since June 2009 (Windows 7 and the battery error “consider replacing your battery” –Microsoft Technet) testers were reporting this problem. Yet it continues, with […]

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24 Dec 2009
The good, the bad, and the ugly

This picks up from where “So much for rest and relaxation” left off. Good: The work crew didn’t finish, so we didn’t have to go in to move equipment. Bad: They rescheduled it for the 29th. Good thing I didn’t have plans for then, eh? Good: I went in anyway to finish updating my laptop, […]

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23 Dec 2009
Judge Bans Microsoft from Selling Word …

… or at least that’s what the headlines say. Gets your attention doesn’t it? Being such a fan of Microsoft, I couldn’t help but get a little buzz when I read that. Actually, Microsoft is banned from selling versions of Word that contain a particular piece of “XML technology” which i4i has patented. This is […]

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15 Oct 2009
Dogfooding, sabotage, or just system failure?

System Failure? According to Roz Ho (a Microsoft VP) at t-mobile.com/sidekick (10/15/2009 1:00 AM PDT): We are pleased to report that we have recovered most, if not all, customer data for those Sidekick customers whose data was affected by the recent outage. […] We have determined that the outage was caused by a system failure […]

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10 Oct 2009
More on losing your stuff

Just got a text message from T-Mobile linking to this: Sidekick customers, during this service disruption, please DO NOT remove your battery, reset your Sidekick, or allow it to lose power. […] Regrettably, based on Microsoft/Danger’s latest recovery assessment of their systems, we must now inform you that personal information stored on your device – […]

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05 Oct 2009
DLL Hell 2.0

One of my more popular posts, “Elimination of ‘DLL Hell’, correction of fatal flaws, and reinventing the Internet“, may need updating…. See “‘Side By Side Assemblies’ Bring DLL Hell 2.0” at Slashdot.

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03 Oct 2009
Sidekicks out planet-wide

My Sidekick 3 has been in two-dots mode since yesterday, which means I only have voice and SMS (text) services; the data network is down hard (no web, email, IM, etc.). I didn’t pay much attention at first, since this does happen occasionally, but not for this long. You’d think that someone would send out […]

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02 Oct 2009
MS smacks MS deadline

I originally posted about this in June. If you’re gonna make a claim, you have until October 16th. Follow the WJTV link for details. “Mississippi residents have until Oct. 16 to submit claims under the state’s settlement of a lawsuit with Microsoft.” –WJTV, “Mississippi-Microsoft Deadline” h/t: WJTV (Twitter)

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11 Jun 2009
MS smacks MS

According to a media release, “Mississippi has reached a multi-million dollar anti-trust settlement with software giant Microsoft […] worth up to $100 million”. The article goes on to say that “This is the largest cash payment made to a state government.”. The state gets $40 to $48 million directly, while vouchers to just about any […]

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26 Dec 2008
Windows Genuine Pain In the Ass

This is old news, but I need to rant a bit. You’d think that downloading a file from a web site would be a simple process, but noooo, our friends at Microsoft have to make it a major effort — you have to seriously want to get that file. Microsoft’s PowerShell looked like it might […]

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