Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Part 9 (aka Part 2 redux): ASCII can bite me

Why, to get any symbol like a bullet (•) or em dash in windows is there no easy key stroke like there is on a Mac? Am I expected to memorise a bunch of ASCII codes to type with the alt key held down?

my dad responds

Even then I can't get them to work predictably. There's a program called charmap in Windows whose help page is useless.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Part 8: Outlook not so good

Outlook has now downloaded each message that I missed in the past week five times and shows no sign of stopping any time soon.

I will now light myself on fire.

[This may have been our braindead mail server, but when in doubt, blame Windows.]

Friday, August 1, 2008

Part 7: Let's just call it "Window"

Let's say I'm in the folder "My Computer". Then I click on My Computer on the start menu to get another folder. And it brings me to the same damn one. Suppose I maybe wanted to view them side by side and then navigate different places? Why call it "windows" if you can only have one? It's Window! NO S!

Part 6: Keyboard shortcuts braindead

If I want to create a new folder, control-n does nothing. Nor does it open a new window. Nothing.

Part 5: Downloading pictures without ease

I plug in a digital camera. It randomly downloads the photos somewhere. It is then faster for me to plug back in the camera and figure out where it hid them than use the braindead search feature. [On a Mac, I can either use iPhoto or manually download them myself.]