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Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 (Only #Computing and Internet)

How irritatingly shit is this?


Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 (Only #Computing and Internet)

Mentally preparing for the last work day of the week. Sometimes this is how it feels when I get into the office.


Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 (Only #Computing and Internet)

Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 (Only #Computing and Internet)

Do Microsoft want to succeed in the smartphone market? I think not.

There's an error code, reports of which are ubiquitous in web forums. Folks are unable to download and instal apps after upgrading from WP 8 to WP 8.1. The error code is 80073cf6, and it forms part of a loop of download despair, whereby a download gets so far ("finalising") then it hangs and there is a message suggesting you tap a link, after which you get the option to "try again". Rinse, lather, repeat.

This error has been reported for months on the various forums and I have found only goofy suggestions for a fix.

Some reports say that this is a problem just with Microsft apps, adding hilarity to the issue. In my case it's the Facebook app, practically the only app I use with any conviction. My phone has been draining the battery really fast of late. I though the battery was at its end of life. The man in the EE store said my Facebook app could be to blame and suggested I uninstall it for a day or two and compare the performance.

I'm not convinced much changed with the battery, so I decided to instal the Facebook app afresh. And I am locked out. Boom.

The Lumia phone is a Microsoft-badged device. The Windows Phone 8.1. is a Microsoft-badged OS. The Facebook app is a Microsoft badged app. Is it too much to expect them to would work together?











Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 (Only #Computing and Internet)

It's a long time since I used Unix and shellscript etc and it makes a change, although not really a pleasant one, to hear tales of woes related to the can-do-no-wrong-Linux platform instead of the Axis-of-Evil Microsoft.

When I have read and digested these articles about the bug in bash, maybe I willbe able to offer some critical comment. For now, I am in curate-only mode.

Wired.com article:-

The Internet Is Broken, and Shellshock Is Just the Start of Our Woes

More restrained headline from wired.co.uk:-

Shellshock bug already enabling botnet attacks
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