* Posts by cob2018

7 posts • joined 5 Sep 2018

Behold the perils of trying to turn the family and friends support line into a sideline


A bit surprised

I was expecting to see more claims of the solution that I use for the family/friend support requests. I tell them that I provide Linux support, and if they want me to care for their computer, that's what to use. Requests to support the Rubbish from Redmond are either silently ignored, or provided with a suggestion to find someone conversant with that mess because it conflicts with my stress management program.

I have no mouth and I must scream: You can add audio to wobbles in latest Windows 10 patch


Re: Windows 10 audio _never_ works properly

You seem to be having what is hopefully a SHORT mental lapse. If history has taught us ANYTHING about the Rubbish from Redmond, the very last thing to expect from M$ is consistency.

Devs slam Microsoft for injecting tech-support scam ads into their Windows Store apps


Re: "Avoid Redmond..."

No problem. Last month I visited some relatives and got my VERY FIRST contact with the Rubbish from Redmond in calendar year 2019.

Yes, I'm a Linux head. Been one for 20+ years now, and DAMN PROUD OF IT.

BOFH: Tick tick BOOM. It's B-day! No we're not eating Brussels flouts...


Re: My OCD is firing up

I think that "stopped" is a reasonable option. In this context, I prefer the interpretation of "stopped" as the sudden deceleration experienced at the end of a fall from a 3-4 story slide.

Just my $0.02 (US) worth on a fine spring Friday.

Hold horror stories: Chief, we've got a f*cking idiot on line 1. Oh, you heard all that


Re: Help desk

Excuse me, but what is this "training" you speak of ?

Microsoft yanks the document-destroying Windows 10 October 2018 Update



After nearly 30 years in the Unix/Linux world, I still rely on the old way. The "dump" and "restore" commands still work quite well for my modest needs, and the only issues I've had seem to always end being media-related crap such as bad tapes. The old simple approach works for me.

Microsoft Azure: It's getting hot in here, so shut down all your cores


Re: Reputation Damage

Not to my knowledge. However, I think that it is possible for them to go from bad to worse.


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