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3Jun/0811

A Few Gripes For You, Mr. Microsoft

Windows logoDear Mr. Microsoft,

I have a few gripes:

  • Outlook sucks. If I click "Reply", but then decide not to reply and close the window, it still marks the message as being replied to. That's stupid.
  • Also in Outlook, when I am composing a new message you like to save my drafts in the Inbox, even though there is a beautifully labeled (and empty) "Drafts" folder right next to it. That's just bad form, good buddy. Thanks Matt!
  • Why, for the sake of sweaty donkey balls, does Windows limit the total path length of every file on my computer to 256 characters. What the hell is wrong with you Windows?
  • Explorer doesn't allow me to create/rename files that begin with a period. I can think of numerous programs that use this naming convention (".project", ".cvsignore", ".classpath", etc). However, when I ask Explorer to create or rename a file to begin with a period it tells me: "You must type a file name." Well I did, dumbass. The file name is ".project". Just because it starts with a period doesn't make it an invalid file name. Even your sorry excuse for a command prompt allows me to create/rename files that begin with a period. Stop being such a douche, Explorer.
  • Hey Explorer, I'm not done with you yet! How about when I am renaming a file and accidentally make a mistake (such as including an invalid character or typing the same name as an existing file). Do you keep what I have entered so far and allow me to fix my error? Oh no, my friend. You declare that if a single character was mistyped then ALL of my changes must be erased and forgotten. Yeah, good decision there chief.
  • And finally I come to cornbread. Ain't nothing wrong with that.

love,
Mike

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  • Douglas Blumenthal

    Join the revolution….come to the ‘other’ side

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac7,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
    Memory: 4 GB

    :-D

  • Douglas Blumenthal

    Join the revolution….come to the ‘other’ side

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac7,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
    Memory: 4 GB

    :-D

  • http://mike.shannonandmike.net Mike B.

    Heh – I’m already on an “other” side. I run Linux exclusively at home. It’s only at work where I live in the Microsoft world.

  • http://mike.shannonandmike.net Mike B.

    Heh – I’m already on an “other” side. I run Linux exclusively at home. It’s only at work where I live in the Microsoft world.

  • http://allskill.com Matt

    The location of drafts is controlled by the “AutoSave items in:” dropdownbox deep in one of the options menus. Tools -> Options -> Preferences -> Email Options -> Advanced Email Options.

    I think Drafts is the default location and you should be able to change it to that. However, it’s possible your company has a group policy setting that’s changed it to Inbox instead.

  • http://allskill.com Matt

    The location of drafts is controlled by the “AutoSave items in:” dropdownbox deep in one of the options menus. Tools -> Options -> Preferences -> Email Options -> Advanced Email Options.

    I think Drafts is the default location and you should be able to change it to that. However, it’s possible your company has a group policy setting that’s changed it to Inbox instead.

  • http://mike.shannonandmike.net Mike B.

    Ah, good point. It’s probably some silly default set my the company.

    I fixed it now – thanks Matt!

  • http://mike.shannonandmike.net Mike B.

    Ah, good point. It’s probably some silly default set my the company.

    I fixed it now – thanks Matt!

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  • Allaboutmiemie

    Please email: allaboutmiemie@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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