The Lounge is rated Safe For Work. If you're about to post something inappropriate for a shared office environment, then don't post it. No ads, no abuse, and no programming questions. Trolling, (political, climate, religious or whatever) will result in your account being removed.
1. The lounge is for the CodeProject community to discuss things of interest to the community, and as a place for the whole community to participate. It is, first and foremost, a respectful meeting and discussion area for those wishing to discuss the life of a Software developer.
The #1 rule is: Be respectful of others, of the site, and of the community as a whole.
2. Technical discussions are welcome, but if you need specific programming question answered please use Quick Answers[^], or to discussion your programming problem in depth use the programming forums[^]. We encourage technical discussion, but this is a general discussion forum, not a programming Q&A forum. Posts will be moved or deleted if they fit better elsewhere.
4. No politics (including enviro-politics[^]), no sex, no religion. This is a community for software development. There are plenty of other sites that are far more appropriate for these discussions.
5. Nothing Not Safe For Work, nothing you would not want your wife/husband, your girlfriend/boyfriend, your mother or your kid sister seeing on your screen.
6. Any personal attacks, any spam, any advertising, any trolling, or any abuse of the rules will result in your account being removed.
7. Not everyone's first language is English. Be understanding.
Please respect the community and respect each other. We are of many cultures so remember that. Don't assume others understand you are joking, don't belittle anyone for taking offense or being thin skinned.
We are a community for software developers. Leave the egos at the door.
I've bought new stainless steel thermos, which are advertised to "Keeps Hot to 14Hrs".
They arrived yesterday, so I'm just testing them (I've got a funeral 4 hours away next Monday, so I'd like hot coffee available for 12 hours t cover driving there and back).
Pour boiling water in, measure it with a thermocouple, check every hour till I go to bed.
I end up with values that end up like this:
All I want is a simple scatter chart, with hours as X axis, and degrees C as Y ... a "best fit" trend line would be nice, but I have a red biro so it's not essential (that's the Advanced Version).
Can I persuade it to do that? It seems not. I've now got a YouTube video to watch which promises to show me how, but ... the amount of time I've wasted on this this morning, I could have used an SQL DB, the Chart Control and banged out a documented, GIT based WinForms app and still had time for another coffee ...
Heck in the four minutes the YouTube video runs, I could have chucked together an undocumented Winforms app with the Chart control and a fixed set of values. Maybe I will. Maybe I'll just seethe a bit instead, and post the CCC ...
Why do people make simple stuff so pointlessly difficult?
"I have no idea what I did, but I'm taking full credit for it." - ThisOldTony
AntiTwitter: @DalekDave is now a follower!
• Click the loudspeaker icon, which, thankfully, gives me an option to mute the music.
• Close and re-open RH2 and Word, to see if the mute option sticks. It doesn't.
• Click the Play button,
• A really dire comic strip is displayed, which scrolls ridiculously slowly (seriously, you'd need a reading age of minus 5 to keep up).
• Ignore the stupid comic-strip intro, and just click anything that will advance the process.
• The full-window clipart-ish picture disappears, and Word's title-bar (Yes, I've re-implemented them) reads "Document1 - Microsoft Word (Not Responding)"
• Three minutes later (with a quad-core, sh1t-off-a-shovel chip and a 4-gig graphics card), Word goes full-screen with a read-only document, telling me to change the font for the whole document from comic sans to calibri (neither of which I would ever use, but there you go).
• Change the Normal style font to calibri (which I can do quickly and efficiently, because I have toolbar buttons).
• It makes a REALLY LOUD "victory" sound! Seriously, I cannot stress how f***ing loud this noise is! A guy three offices down had a heart attack!
• Minimise word, to add the above entry, but find that the "Hyuk hyuk! Y'all did it!" pop-up (I paraphrase, to imply the correct tone) is set to stay at the top of the Z-order, so I have to dismiss it before I am allowed to do anything else.
• Another mindless, and mindlessly slow scrolling, comic strip, that I scroll past in total ignorance of (and lack of interest in) its content.
• Click to go to the next task.
Microsoft Word has stopped working
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
that teaches you how to find elusive Office commands
Why don't they just make Office 365 easier to use? It's amazing how simple things, like editing the subject line which is only possible if click on the "expand" diagonal double headed arrow button. So intuitive!!!!
Their whole design philosophy seems to have become "make things harder and slower to do, as long as it meets some idiot's concept of coolness".
Look at how much immediate, one-click functionality was lost, when some idiot decided that making scrollbars (annoyingly!) disappear would be cool, and how they made editing table properties an endless grind, because another idiot thought that pop-up lollipops were a cooler way to add rows and columns than using right-click options (they later restored the right-click options, because almost everyone hated and disabled the lollipops, but all the other functionality was still broken).
I blame wikipedia, for being such a flighty and inaccurate source of information. The X in UX is for experience, not exasperate.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
this "Ribbon Hero 2" from Office Labs sounds 'interesting' - bit of shoot-em-up action ...any spoilers, a super mode? ...anyone?
woo hoo! free download of not-so-free stuff from ms!!
and if it's a "2" means there will be more editions! more upgrades, new icons!!
wonder if they'll one day bring back 1 click printing and other such like that made life simple
more likely already thinking implementing to take cut/copy/paste off the keyboard and bury that in the stupid rippon.... IT'S MODERN!
after many otherwise intelligent sounding suggestions that achieved nothing the nice folks at Technet said the only solution was to low level format my hard disk then reinstall my signature. Sadly, this still didn't fix the issue!
"Mad" Mike Hughes, 64, crash-landed his steam-powered rocket shortly after take-off near Barstow on Saturday.
There's something about the term "steam powered rocket" that seems more English than American. Somehow I get the picture of something steam-punkish with pistons pumping up and down and clouds of steam everywhere. The pilot is in an open cockpit wearing a leather helmet with goggles, sporting a mad grin. "Tally Ho!"