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No doubt a frustrating predicament. You're damned if you do and damned if you don't, so you do with the innocent thought of 'it's good hardware, it should be done in a jiffy' and get bitten when 76 updates, 2 restarts (false hope) and 3 hours later you can finally get your work done.
I have seen (and probably ranted about it) server updates (2016 to be specific) where you just had to walk away from it to not get pissed that it's been at 41% for 40 minutes ...is it 'stuck'? (one of the joys of the new indeterminate progress indicators ) I've come damned close myself to just yanking the cable and seeing what happens.
I have also been an optimistic fool and waited patiently for progress that never came.
So I have this web app hosted in Azure.
The only way to log in to the app is if I add you to my Azure AD.
Did a quick test with another email and found that I had some access to the Azure account.
I invited myself as a guest and I could even invite others through Azure AD!
Even worse, when I added myself as a regular user I was able to assign AD groups to myself.
Apparently, Azure has some options to let users and guest users invite others, which are on by default.
And the restrict access setting is off by default!
If I ever get a personal and private invitation from Microsoft I'm bringing all my friends and family because apparently that's what they expect
How many of the "killer applications" that I started my PC life with - the really original, useful, amazing ones - do I still use?
Remember "Brief - the Programmers Editor"? Gone.
Xtree? (XTree Gold, Pro, Gold Pro, Gold Pro Ultimate Wonder CuresBaldnessAndScurvy Edition included)? You couldn't live without it, but ... despite a couple of (pretty poor) Windows versions it died a death.
Samna Word / Ami Pro / Lotus Word Pro? (The best word processor ever created) It lost out to the MS Office juggernaut: Roadkill.
Got anything you started off with still in regular use?
Sent from my Amstrad PC 1640 Never throw anything away, Griff
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I also used Brief - I miss it now and then - XTree, Wordstar and I still have a floppy disk of Norton Utilities - even though my main machines no longer have a floppy disk device!
I tried Norton Commander for a while but didn't really like it.
Ghost - I think it was called that; for low level disky things - gone now.
I wrote some utilities myself for various things, floppy disk backups, disk hex editors, early messaging and a sort of email over TCP/IP (before internet, just on the office network) - all gone now; I can't even find the floppy with the source code!
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
I bought a Creative sound card back in 90's and the drivers were on a CD. We had a guy in school which was much richer than us and he had a PC with CD-ROM. I beg him for copying the drivers to a 3.5" diskette
Some trivia for you - but in VC 1.51 math.
The math function tan() flip the values between -180 and 180 degrees of the y axis. I found this during unit testing of my existing graphing library using the latest compiler/IDE from MS.
"Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, but never to show their absence." - Edsger Dijkstra
"I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks. " - Daniel Boone