Behold the power of milk. Or something. Here’s another milk-related bug report from Paul Vick. Paul also has a bug report that challenges the philosophical underpinnings of the eventing model.
Whimsical bug reports, while not a common occurence, aren’t exactly unheard of either. They are a popular way to vent a shared frustration and lighten the mood.
Recently, we changed milk suppliers for our cafeterias. Well, more accurately, our previous milk supplier was bought by another milk company.
UK survey reveals that one in seven computer users needs help turning the computer on and off.
The problem with displaying UI is that people will take every opportunity to ignore it. This story of how people deal with virus warning dialogs (via Don Browning) is a template for how users treat any unexpected dialog: They try to get rid of it.
Lessons I learned from working in product support the past few days:
If the husband is in the room, hope that he leaves. (He will second-guess everything you do.)
If there’s a 14-year-old in the room, hope the parents give the phone to him/her.
I got up at 5 this morning to spend the day at Product Support Services answering phones: today was the day the Blaster worm launched its second wave. And by a startling coincidence, the person at the station next to me was Michael Howard our Senior Security Program Manager and author of Writing Secure Code.
I’m going to try to alternate between programming entries (where I actually try to teach something) and random entries (where I get to spout off or go into storytelling mode). So here’s another random entry.
Why does Tweak UI put up a totally incomprehensible error message (“Cannot locate entrypoint GetDllDirectoryW in Kernel32.dll”) when I try to run it on an unsupported OS?
What are you talking about?
Tweak UI is part of the Windows XP PowerToys. It was recently updated to version 2.10.
What OS is required?
Windows XP Service Pack 1 (or higher) or Windows Server 2003 (all versions). Not supported: Windows XP RTM,