Author: trparky

Perhaps Microsoft has finally woken up from their drunken stupor…

Word on the street is that Microsoft has finally decided to admit that they were completely wrong with their “let’s shove ModernUI down everyone’s throats” idea. Did it really take Microsoft this long to realize that nobody in their right mind actually likes ModernUI? Did it really take Microsoft this long to realize that nobody likes the Windows Start Screen?

Apparently, it has. Unfortunately, they woke up too late. They have virtually killed the traditional desktop market. A lot of big-box stores that sell computers are struggling to sell new PCs because of Windows 8. A lot of people ask “Can I put Windows 7 on it?” If you have that many people asking that, you royally messed up!

Microsoft has finally woken up from their drunken stupor and realized that nobody likes Windows 8/8.1. We have only been screaming on the top of our lungs for the last year! How could you not have heard us!?!? Oh wait, I forgot… you had passed out from drinking too much of your Koolaid.

After nearly a year of the Internet community screaming that they want the old Start Menu back, Microsoft has finally admitted that they made a grave mistake. They have finally admitted that they hear our cries and that the Start Screen has caused a lot of negative feedback in the community.

A lot? Really? That’s like saying that the Cold War was a little tense. “A lot” doesn’t even start to cover the amount of negative feedback that was given when they took out the Start Menu.

Plus, not only that but the window dressings need some serious work. Square windows? No translucent window borders? Seriously?! Did we just step into the TARDIS and go back in time to 1995? It’s like you practically need WindowBlinds on Windows 8/8.1 to make it even come close to looking decent! I didn’t build a desktop with a decent graphics card in it to have Windows look like something that came from Windows 95!

Windows 8.1… more of the same train wreck, part 2.

Until Microsoft wakes up and realized that the ModernUI stuff just doesn’t work on a traditional desktop, future versions of Windows will be a turd. ModernUI along with all of the various touch gestures is fine on a touch screen device but that’s because those two interface functions were built for touch screen environments. Getting …

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Patent rant

If you think this is going to be another rant about Apple then you’re right, in a way, but this is going to be more of a rant on the patent system as a whole. The wonderful thing about patents is that it allows a company who put the time and money in terms of …

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Audio Glitches, MalwareBytes, and High DPC Latencies

After troubleshooting what has got to be one of the most tiring and lengthy troubleshooting experiences I’ve ever had to deal with, I have finally narrowed down where the problem exists.  MalwareBytes AntiMalware Web Site Blocking. Now, to give some background on the issue.  Every so often I’d hear pops and other forms of audio …

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Verizon Wireless Sucks!!!!

I hate Verizon Wireless because I can’t even use them as a cell phone provider in my community of Cleveland, Ohio.  Why can’t I use it?  It’s because Verizon Wireless service sucks in my area.  It’s worse than useless.  I don’t even use my phone as an actual phone to call people because I’m afraid …

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