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I was playing Minecraft when my screen went all grayscale. I tried rebooting, but that didn't work. A quick Google lead me to a thread about this, and is appears Win + Ctrl + C will activate a screen filter of some sort. This might be NVidia, but no one in that thread was sure.
That's very annoying.
What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?
The metaphorical solid rear-end expulsions have impacted the metaphorical motorized bladed rotating air movement mechanism.
Do questions with multiple question marks annoy you???
I hate poorly-implemented hot keys. The Windows Accessibility subsystem and the Language Bar are two examples.
The Accessibility hot keys actuate if you hold certain keys down for too long. This changes mouse and keyboard behavior, and there's no obvious way to turn them off.
The Language Bar, used to switch between keyboard layouts, has checkboxes for turning features and the bar itself off. Unfortunately, the morons who programmed it don't pay any attention to the settings. The outsourced asshats who do assembly on our machines have a habit of installing [redacted] keyboard and language support. We then get support calls from customers complaining about their machine switching to [redacted] and they can't operate it any longer.
I just saw an update notification the other day (yes, I am well aware I can hide/ignore notifications, but I always like to have the latest) for "Visual Studio 2017 v15.5.6 (<--- notice the "Revision" level update now!) is available."
So, now we are updating Visual Studio and making everyone download and reinstall because a new source code comment was added, or one line was changed? I mean, this is getting ridiculous. It's always great to push the latest out the community I suppose, but can't M$ space the updates out a little bit? It seems like there is an update available practically every time I open VS. So annoying.
Again keeping in mind, I am annoying myself on purpose because I keep insisting to click the "Flag" when it lights up...but hey, I've been to the "DefCon" series of conferences -- I am pathological about keeping the code on my computer patched.
Sounds to me like they are making use of CI(continuous integration) where changes from devs are being pushed to live very quickly.
If that's the case it's very useful for companies like Amazon who are providing SAAS however as you mention for something like Visual Studio it sounds like it would make more sense if the updates were pushed out less frequently and grouped.
It's interesting how something like CI which is seen as the way everyone should be heading has its problems.
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
As someone who used to complain that VS was broken and needed more frequent patches and service packs than they were actually getting, I'd rather see more frequent updates that fix actual problems than wait a year or two for the "patch" to take the form of a major version update. In which case a problem might've been fixed, but because it's a new major version, it's got its own set of newer problems.
And I'm saying this as someone who's got a slow internet connection and updates somewhat obsessively.
At least if something's not broken for you, the choice of installing an update or skipping a few of them for a few weeks/months is yours.
But it does get frustrating if you've been putting off updating for a while, finally decide to bring your system up to speed, and then find out the next patch after that was scheduled to come out a day or two later.
That's it. The updater also has to be updated somehow, and that is very silly. What kind of bug that an updater has that it has to be patched every week? I can understand if it was the visual studio only. Less one loading screen for us.
so we have windows updating so often, vs updating so often, chrome updating so often (it checks hourly which for mine just makes the devs look bad) but at least once a week ...
What happened to the beta test and only releasing stable versions/updates? Look at the number of problems that have happened and of course some big head's gonna reply "I've never had problems" - but so many other people have so please shut up.
Best solution: is stay back 1 major version (unless really problematic and no workarounds), gives you a chance to get work done.
It's simple maths: bleeding edge = lower productivity.
It's why kiddie software developers get a bad rap: too busy polishing their tools rather than using them.
(It's one of the reasons why corporations set policy regarding versions and upgrades - because history has proven bleeding edge is one of the worst places that delays / issues are introduced.)
Unless there's some real compelling reason to upgrade: be smart, be serious about work and stay off bleeding edge.
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