* Posts by Short Bob

6 posts • joined 18 Feb 2012

Post-defenestration Microsoft: It's the APIs, stupid. And Metro

Short Bob

Re: Lack of Use (If Any) and Lack of Knowledge (If Any)

"If you have not used windows 8 for longer than 20 minutes when you installed it, realized it was a lot different than windows 7 or any earlier incarnation of windows then decided (subliminally or not) that you were not smart enough to learn a new system or just flat out don't want to thats cool, but don't flame windows 8 unless you actually have a good amount of experience with it. A lot of people I see commenting on "Metro" here have either obviously not tried it (yes that's you guy who cant use the search feature), are not willing to try or are incapable of learning something new"

Quite right. I have been cutting pizza using a knife and more recently using a pizza cutter with great success. These new fangled pizza scissors that you are waxing lyrical about certainly get the job done but the trouble is you get pizza all over your hands, when there is really no need to.

Short Bob

Re: Playing catch up

EXACTLY!! This is what happened to me with Nokia when I was forced to "upgrade" to an early version of Symbian after my much coveted 6310i.... the rest, unfortunately for Nokia, is history.

I said to myself "well if I have to learn something this radically different I might as well go with something completely different" Same amount of effort but you have complete freedom to choose!

Short Bob

What a mess.

I learned a lot about MS today reading various articles. This is going to take some un-f*cking.

Yesterday I installed Windows 8 and Office 2013 (I'm a Technet subscriber ) after falling for some of the positive hype. Luckily I had some time on my hands.

I'm sorry, but I just couldn't do it. After 8 hours of fighting Metro and failing to find things that are "just there" in Win 7 I was starting to get wound up. Even the charms bar search function appears to be defective...gives you different results depending if your are in an application or not.

It took me 30 minutes of Googling to figure out how to add my gmail account in the metro mail application. Turns out the "accounts" button I needed does not appear until you first sign in with a MS account!!! Why should I have to add an unused MS account in order to use my gmail?

I want to work with my PC, not fight it every time I want to do something my way!!

I eventually reformatted and went back to Windows 7.

I'm keeping Office 2013 but only because I managed to find an option that turns it from all white to shades of grey so at least I can tell one part of the UI from another. WTF is the all white color scheme about?

So, it turns out this Sinofsky is pretty much responsible for everything I have disliked about Microsoft for the past 10 years including but not limited to the ribbon and Win 8 / Metro.

Fuck that guy.


Facebook IPO plunge sparks tidal wave of lawsuits

Short Bob

Re: Rules of investing / 900.000.000= $111

Not bad...

Who would have thought I'm worth that much as a FB user?!!


The true, tragic cost of British wind power

Short Bob

Bargain ...

... compared with all the bank bail outs... and we'd have something to show for it at the end!!


Ten... digital adult toys

Short Bob

I say, I say, I say ...

Q. What's the most sensitive part of the human body when masturbating?

A. Your ears.


I'll be here all week. Don't for get to tip your waitress. Take your glasses back to the bar please.



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