Well after I decided to go screw you Amazon I obviously started to look into with e-reader to use as my main reader on my (Android) tablets. After retrying a bunch of e-reader apps that I had used before and a few new ones there are two that ended up on the top of the list and, quite frankly, they are so close that it is difficult to chose. Continue reading E-readers, which one to chose?
I’m no fan of neither Google nor Amazon. To me they are evil companies filled with far left asshats using the companies to foster their extremist agendas while at the same time, unintuitive as it is, helping the CEO’s of said companies make fortunes from screwing people over. Continue reading Screw you Google and Amazon!
It is some time since I wrote a rant but the last couple of weeks the shenanigans perpetrated by WordPress have slowly built up enough to trigger one. So her we go… For years I have been happy using WordPress for my two blogs. You didn’t really have to spend much effort to create a quite nice looking blog. I did subscribe to the custom … Continue reading Is WordPress going down the drain?
As a movie and home cinema fan (geek?), computer engineer and a bit of a movie collector I of course must have a movie collection and cataloguing software. Continue reading Collectorz – The least bad movie collection and cataloguing software.
Time for a computers/software related post. haven’t done one of those in ages but, as the title says, I got feed up with TeamViewer thanks to their latest shenanigans so I’m writing a few words about it. Continue reading Dumping TeamViewer thanks to their latest shenanigans.
So, I have now spent around a month and a half with the April update of Microsoft Windows. The overall verdict is one of utter disappointment. I cannot say that I am surprised of course since one of my devices is running the insider builds since some time so I knew what I was getting, and also, we old Windows customers have learned to not … Continue reading Windows April update, another disappointing update from Microsoft
Being a long time Windows user and fan (not sure I know why any more though) I of course used the Windows Update Advisor to get the Creators update as soon as it was available. Not that there was any surprises of course. As a Windows Insider I already had it installed on one of my devices and so I knew what it contained. Anyway, since the update now has gone public I thought it was time for another of my rants about Microsoft. Continue reading Windows 10 Creators Update – Seriously Microsoft?
Be warned, this is another one of my rant posts. Rude words can be expected.
Fed up with fucking bloatware? Well I for one is really tired of all the fucking bloatware that manufacturers install on their devices before shipping them. It is sooo tiresome to have to spend hours to clean up your new device the first thing you do. And sometimes the manufacturers try to prevent you from removing their crap as well!
Continue reading Fed up with f… bloatware ?
Windows 10’s tiles are abysmal. Not the ones that comes from pure apps pinned to the start page or menu (mostly at least) but the ones coming from pinning URL’s or folder locations. Since Microsoft Edge was introduced most pinned URL’s simply shows the Edge icon and grabs the, often way too long, page title from the site. To make matters worse you cannot change the icon nor the title as you can do with a normal desktop shortcut. Continue reading Tired of Windows 10’s abysmal tiles ?
So the Windows 10 November update is here. I finally got it on all my devices. I should probably say that I am surprised of the lack of actual substance in this update but unfortunately that would be a lie given Microcrap’s track record lately. There is little improvement in this update. It appears that Microsoft is totally ignoring most of the actual issues with … Continue reading Windows 10 November Update, another disappointing delivery from Microsoft!
After several weeks with loads of issues with this unfinished OS that Microsoft shoved out the door prematurely I decided to reinstall Windows 10 on my tablets from the start to get a clean install. What I had installed on my tablets before was the (recommended) update from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. I had come to the conclusion that not only is this operating system … Continue reading Reinstalling (resetting) Windows is another thing Microsoft messed up in Windows 10
Thanks to the shoddy state of Windows 10 I got into a foul mode the other day and decided to take a spin around and test a few Android emulators for Windows just for fun. I have tried a few of them before, especially Bluestacks, and never really found them to be of much use. There are a few apps (Amazon, Comixology in particular) though that I … Continue reading AMIDuOS – The first Android emulator for Windows that I have found to actually work well.
To me this is bloody unbelievable. I recently discovered that Microsoft, without telling you, is enabling a torrent style way of delivering updates to everyone. That means that, once you have downloaded an update your Windows installation will start to use your hardware as a node from which it delivers the update to other people. For Microsoft this is of course perfect since it will … Continue reading Unbelievable, Microsoft uses YOUR bandwidth to deliver updates to other people.
I got the update notification for Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 3 two days ago and naturally I could not resist but scheduled it to update immediately. I had been quite looking forward to getting my hands on the release version of it due to all the hype around it. I did not really want to mess around with the alpha and beta versions so … Continue reading Windows 10 – This is a mess and certainly not an improvement!
What kind of idiots are running large corporations nowadays? Is there really no one in the management chain with a least a minimum amount of common sense? Also, do said idiots live in some kind of bubble where they never receive real life news so that they can learn from other people’s mistakes? You can probably guess from the title of this post that I am … Continue reading (Updated) What the f… Samsung? There is no way I am going to trust a Samsung product for a long time now!
When Trakt.TV came out with the their upgrade to the site I have to confess that I was pissed off to say the least. The site was not looking too bad but it lacked in functionality. When I say lacked in functionality I do not mean that a few bits and pieces where missing but that it was next to useless to me. You simply … Continue reading Trakt.TV – I have to confess that, after the first painful period, the new site is excellent.
A few days ago Deezer launched their Elite service in Europe. On the surface it sounds great. For an additional subscription fee you get lossless 1411 kbps FLAC instead of the 320 kbps MP3 you get with the standard service. At least I would be quite interested in this. Especially when syncing music to various devices with the Deezer app. However, in reality, the service … Continue reading Deezer Elite service, what are they thinking?
Recently I was starting to get low on space on the boot drive of my desktop PC. The boot drive is a 128 Gb SDD so there is not that much space on it. Most of my stuff is kept on my second drive which is a 2 Tb traditional disk drive. Unfortunately there are some stuff, especially with Windows 8 that you do not … Continue reading Microsoft’s search indexer ate my hard drive!
Comixology must have the worst developers and the worst quality control of any software provider that I have personally come across. I was about to write the worst support as well but unfortunately support is generally outsourced and universally a total joke nowadays so the winner of that competition is not so clear cut. Anyway, yesterday Comixology updated their app in the Windows 8 app … Continue reading Comixology finally came out with an update that fixes…nothing!
Yesterday the Trakt.tv team finally brought back the ability to add and remove shows from your custom lists. This was the remaining major omission on the new site for me. Sure there are still plenty of minor annoying things, like rendering on IE 11 for instance which is not always good and even the list editing is only half implemented but for all intents and … Continue reading Trakt.tv usable again. Actually it is starting to look quite good.
Unless it is your first visit to the site you have probably noticed that I changed the WordPress theme for the site. Why? Well, for starters, what good is a hobby site if you cannot tinker with it from time to time? Also, I had become a bit tired of the old theme. It looked nice for sure but it also gave the site a … Continue reading New WordPress Theme
As you know if you have been using Trakt to track which TV-shows that you watched they made a hugely botched up upgrade to what they call Trakt v2. In the process they screwed over not only the users of the site but also all the app developers since the new API was not compatible with the old one. Today the Watchlist app was finally … Continue reading Watchlist app upgraded to support Trakt v2
Since I wrote my last article about Trakt.tv’s fairly botched up major update to v2 they have managed to fix two of the issues although I have to say that this is not that impressive given how much they managed to screw up. One is the constant requests for logging on. It now appears that, once logged on, you are not asked to log on … Continue reading Trakt.tv fixes some issues but is still fairly botched up.
If you are (were) using trakt.tv to track which TV shows you are following and have been watching then you might have noticed that they recently made a major upgrade. This was a bit of a surprise, at least to me, since I had not seen any warnings about this, but the site was rather poor so an update was a bit overdue. However, to me, this … Continue reading Trakt.tv screwed up with their latest big update!