Posts Tagged ‘bad bad microsoft’

Outlook territorialism

Yesterday the Microsoft Office 2003 installation at my work PC was updated to its 2007 incarnation. But when starting the new and shiny Outlook to check my calendar, I was presented this little gem of a dialogue box: Click it to see it the way it was intended. I had to scale the image to […]

Recycle fail

Speaking of inconsistencies, here’s a nice one that brightened up my morning today: Too bad the dialogue doesn’t tell me the path and file name causing the problem. That would actually have been useful. In Windows 7, every user has her own personal recycle bin. All recycle bins are located under C:\$Recycle.Bin\ and have that […]

Windows 7: still an inconsistent mess

Since I started at my new job, I have been working on a Windows 7 workstation. That’s not because I have to. I could install Linux on that machine if I wanted to. Still, most of the world, including many clients of the company I work for, use Windows machines, so I’m forcing myself not […]

Bad, bad Powerpoint

A couple of days ago, someone in my vicinity needed to create a Powerpoint presentation with lots and lots of JPEG files. She was doing this on a netbook which is usually pretty fast, but after adding a couple of pictures, she noticed it slowing down to a crawl. She was working on a USB […]