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So, did anyone else contribute to the project? We're getting close to the ship date, and I can hardly wait to see the product. If you joined the fray, what ideas are you playing with to use this contraption?
I know this will come as a surprise to absolutely everyone, but my winio tablet crashed, today.
It's only about the three-hundredth time it's crashed, in the few months I've had it, but this time it actually gave me an error code: 0x80070008.
"Wow!" thought I, "if they're finally going to the trouble of giving me something to look up, I guess I'd gosh-darned better look it up!"
So guess what I did.
Yup. I had dinner.
Later, I decided to google-with-yahoo the error code.
Apparently it's an "insufficient storage space" error, which I found somewhat surprising, given that there's tens of gig free space, and all I was doing when I got the error was logging in from a cold boot.
So I googled-with-yahoo further, finding a site named wikifixes, which sounds all very collaborative and nicey, that told me...
... Actually, it told me things completely different from what the ms MVP (Most Vainglorious Pillock) page had said.
Intrigued to the point of just-barely-incomplete ennui, I permitted my gaze to rest on the address bar.
It read: http://wikifixes.com/errors/b/0x/0x80070008/
That sounded perfectly reasonable, thought I -- but then I thought: "What if I change the final 8 to a 3?" (because 0x80070003 was another number that had shown up in my initial search results).
Lo and behold, it worked! It gave me information that was---
... Word-for-word verbatim (numbers notwithstanding, obviously) of the information given for 0x80070008.
Not only that, but it did exactly the same for any number!
Click it, do!
The site is harmless (unless you click through to any generous offers of succour -- in which case, what the Hell are you doing on CP?), but I think it would be nice for the lying sh1thead to see in his logs that lots of people know that he's a lying sh1thead.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
I've been working with a vendor on and off to replace functionality in our software that works perfectly (thanks client). For the last two months, I've been using their website API demo to test my work. Every time I send the JSON, the result comes out horribly wrong. I send a note to the vendor. Every time we have a call, the promise its been fixed and tested. Then I repeat test and send them the results.
Today, a different engineer for the vendor gets back to me and says my JSON has variables in the wrong place and move them in a very cryptic email. Once I move things around from the format they originally sent to the new one, it magically starts working.
Its hard to even express my frustration at the vendor. I've decided not to list the things I would like to do to the original engineer for now bothering to review what I sent for the last two months. This project could have been done if they had attention to details.
I once worked with a client who wanted to send out faxes.
Luckily they had some third party tool that did all the heavy lifting.
All I had to do was send an email with a PDF attachment to some inbox.
Except that the fax never got sent.
The tool they used had no documentation, I could not access the inbox, nor the server where they installed the software.
All I knew was "it isn't working."
So I called their sysadmin and he checked the logs and the server and the inbox, but he couldn't find anything and he'd call me back.
I called him a couple of times over a two week period, but he never had an answer and he never called me.
Then, months later, I got a call that I had to fix the faxing issue NOW!
So I told this guy I really didn't know anything, he said "hold on, I'll check" and not five minutes later he told me what was wrong and I was able to fix it
As much as I had written MS off of the browser battles years ago, when I kicked the tires on Edge I was really impressed with some of the feature set and thinking that were put into their updated offering. The notating, sharing and collaboration concepts really are to me welcomed additions to the user experience then the frustrating crashes came!!! But to my amazement when I started the browser back up it remembered where I was almost always which was 'almost' worth partial forgiveness.
I had used Chrome till it became run down and jumped ship to FF, back to Chrome again and then again to the Fox... with forays into several other along the way just to see what else was out there. I've kept checking back at Edge just because I liked the feature set and hoped that MS would fix its burgeoning child browser and it might just mature into something that would be useful.
That has proven to show a gradual improvement but I am frustrated with how slow that improvement is evolving. Hang-ups and dropouts still persist on this browser far more than I would consider reasonable but despite that I really wish that MS would get it's act together and fix this browser because I would love to adopt Edge as my primary browser.