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Microsoft officially ends support for Windows Phone

July 11th, 2017 · No Comments

Does ANYONE actually have a Windows Phone? I haven’t seen one out in the wild in ages! Source: Microsoft officially ends support for Windows Phone

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Category: General · Technology

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Time Service At Microsoft Is Incorrect

June 13th, 2013 · No Comments

So for a few days I couldn’t figure out why the time on my Windows laptop was ahead by 4-5 minutes. I figured the time sync service/feature in control panel wasn’t working so I went to take a look there. Clicked update a few times to make sure it was working. Yup, its working but […]

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Category: General · Windows XP

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Microsoft’s New Gravity Defying Magnesium

October 16th, 2012 · No Comments

Breaking News!! Microsoft invented a new type of magnesium that is lighter than actual Magnesium according to some PR bullshit: At 1.5 pounds, the Surface isn’t the lightest 10-inch tablet. It’s not even the thinnest, at 0.37 inches. Still, Microsoft claims that it feels lighter than other 1.5-pound devices, partly because it’s made of magnesium, […]

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Category: Design · General

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Microsoft’s Terrible IE9 UI Design

March 9th, 2012 · No Comments

Microsoft has never really been very good in the UI design department and over the last number of years they have been getting worse and worse. I’ve called for firing of the UI designers that have come up with the terrible design for Office 2010 that is filtering throughout their products.

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Category: Design

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Ray Ozzie Has Been Assimilated

June 10th, 2009 · No Comments

I had a lot of respect for Ray Ozzie until I read this article titled “Google Wave anti-web” It seems that Ray has been drowned in the Microsoft Cool-Aid and has been assimilated by the MS Borg. Ray Ozzie created Lotus Notes and Groove. Two very well respected and useful collaboration tools. However, a number […]

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Looking to Hire an Engineer? 3 Reasons to Forgo the Phone Screening

April 27th, 2009 · No Comments

I agree 100% with this so am reposting the entire blog post here from GigaOM. Microsoft always used these techniques and I always thought it was one of the worst methods of conducting an interview. If Sergey Brin applied for an engineering position at Google today, would he pass the requisite phone screening? Don’t be […]

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