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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!
Yup, but it only works in the main (richtext control) pane of Word, for example, and not in any sub-panes (e.g. the Styles pane, which can contain hundreds of useless styles, if a document has been through too many hands).
It also doesn't restore the "instant" navigation options that were at the bottom of the Word scrollbar (which, when you start to use them, quickly become invaluable), or the show/hide ruler and split-screen buttons at the top of it.
So, as usual, they've broken lots, then half-fixed part of it because of a huge amount of complaints, but left most of it broken.
All because someone had a cool* idea.
* Read: Not even remotely cool, and even less useful
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!"
Too bad he didn't succeed and once and for all told all those flat earthers they were wrong all along
Of course it doesn't work that way.
He'd either lie or make something up like we live in a dome and the government is projecting a round earth.
Or he'd tell the truth and all other flat earthers would say he's now a conspirator as well.
Props for building a rocket that actually goes up into the air though.
I did not have much time this week for MacGuyvered serial I/O on MacGuyver's processor. We had only this week to 'MacGuyver' together a working prototype of something that our customer only got nice six digit estimates for elsewhere. 'Macguyvering' is a broad field and unless you are professor for and against everything (or yor name really is MacGuyver), you have no choice but to train this skill a little. Look at Q&A if you want to see what happens if you don't.
Anyway, The serial I/0 now works fine. 9600 bps at 6 MHz clock frequency. Half duplex, of course. I don't want to have to work out the timing for a subroutine to pull off full duplex. Having an emulator for the old Elf that actually emulates both the Elf and the terminal and their interaction precisely was really helpful. I was able to develop a formula to calculate the timing constants for the subroutines at different clock frequencies and bitrates. I could conveniently test everything with the emulator. If my values worked there, then the Zwölf and the PC also could live with them. Every time. My compliments to those who wrote that emulator, did not cut corners and went through the trouble to emulate both sides extremely accurately.
And now something for all MacGuyvers here. A programming question:
I need a way to let the processor measure its own clock frequency. With that, I could calculate the timing constants for the serial I/O at initialization and let the processor find the highest possible bitrate, no matter how slow or fast it is clocked. With an independent reference, like a timer or a real time clock, that would not be a big deal. But without?
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.
Just an untested idea:
If you have a spare output pin and a spare input pin, you could connect them with RC (resistor + capacitor) circuit. When the output pin goes to 1, the voltage on the input should rise according to V * (1 - e-t/(R*C)). Check for when the input value changes. The number of cycles, R, C, and V should give you the answer.
If you want a real McGyver solution:
Take a piece of radioactive material with short half-life, place it on top of the memory, and use the processor to count the number of random bit flips induced per period of time. Knowing the half life, the rate of change in the number of bit flips will give you the length of the period of time, which (with the known number of cycles taken by the code) will give you the frequency.
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