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Started by Tinymcsmithy on Oct 20, 2021 6:08:17 AM
Software that was great and did all it needed to just fine, until they messed it up

What it says on the tin.

(If anyone is feeling positive, we could do vice versa also.)

Tinymcsmithy - 05 Nov 2021 09:49:30 (#81 of 89)

Upgraded Photoshop and they’ve hidden half the file formats in the ‘Save As’ dialogue box because… fuck knows. So, I found a way to revert to the ‘legacy’ Save As (because it was broken… how exactly?). Now it reminds me that using the Save As dialogue box risks overwriting another file with that has the same name. Yup, so I’ll use a new name, or intentionally overwrite it, like for the past 30 years.

Fucking Adobe idiots.

Now all I’ve got to deal with is the dozen or so added nagware shite they’ve scatter-gunned around the interface imploring me to upload and ‘share’ my files to their fucking cloud bollocks.


I remember when creative software was there to help you … create.

TauCeti - 05 Nov 2021 18:25:26 (#82 of 89)

Over the last few months, after applying for a position as xmas casual at the PO, filled in app, send it was accepted; since then another FOUR TIMES this fucking thing comes through again and again; I have redone the lot four times and got a new one today to do the same again and again. Now I've had enough;

This happens because applications are processed by computers, it's all automatic, Asda Tesco all the major supermarkets and more use this system, which is obviously faulty. So the machine is faulty, the software badly designed and one isn't dealing with humans but with machines; no wonder the whole shebang is seriously fucked up.

Now it is Googlemail, another effing computer badly designed software: they sent a message that the log in is going to change in a few days, I can activate the system now, so I did; they send a code for me to put in my machine, and the fucking code is too long!

If - because of this - my google email goes fukc, I don't give a shit. Can't have an intelligent talk with AI either.

(apologies for the f word etc but am feeling badly pissed off)

Tinymcsmithy - 05 Nov 2021 19:01:09 (#83 of 89)

If there’s a thread for swearing at software, this is it.

Tinymcsmithy - 05 Nov 2021 19:04:01 (#84 of 89)

Actually, the iPhone’s predictive typing was pretty perfect about 10 years ago.

It’s been incrementally shitter with each update, to the point that I now have to type each letter carefully and individually because its ‘predictive’ and ‘helpiful’ formatting fucks up everything it tries.

Policywatcher - 05 Nov 2021 19:24:07 (#85 of 89)

I always said that Apple would catch up with Android one day...

TauCeti - 05 Nov 2021 19:25:26 (#86 of 89)

eh eh eh - nice.

Stil, AI is being implemented; am now thinking of Asimov's 'I Robot' the book and film...

Tinymcsmithy - 05 Nov 2021 19:28:05 (#87 of 89)


Well they’ve now also got the same ‘swiping’ keyboard thing, but it’s shit for the most part. I’ve never used the android version, but people seem to like it.

The typing approach has changed several times also, getting worse each time.

It used to be fine. I have an old iPhone 4 and when i broke my phone, i went back to it briefly. It was brilliant.

upgoerfive - 06 Nov 2021 14:48:48 (#88 of 89)

am now thinking of Asimov's 'I Robot' the book and film...

I didnt remember quite as much Kung Fu in the book, mind you ...

TauCeti - 06 Nov 2021 17:03:30 (#89 of 89)

A friend who works at the PO tells me several people have had that repeat email requiring completion of a form, after said form has been completed delivered and accepted.

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