Here is a tag from a nice blog mate, Smek This, that Finnish computer dude who blogs about his ups and downs after his move from Finland to Sweden. I need to do this now, as this tag has an expiration date, which is on February 2008. I think that’s a brilliant innovation by Smek to give an expiration date to a tag. That way, the tag somehow stays fresh! (Ok, I apologize to the other tags in the pipeline for giving priority to this one.)
So here are three things about PC’s that bug me most (I must say that Smek’s list annoys me as well but I wanted to come up with something original, so bear with me if you find this list a bit far-fetched):
It is a well-known fact that PCs need re-booting
most of the all the time. Or at least you need ctrl-alt-del to kill “hanging” programs via the Task Manager. Why couldn’t this re-booting key combination be much simpler, such that it could be executed by only one hand, say the left hand? How about Ctrl-Alt-Shift? Or just Ctrl-Alt? What the heck? How about just one key, like the one below the Esc key? In my swedish keyboard it is this ½ or § key. Some might argue that a single key is prone to accidental activation. But come on, what’s the probability of your pinky accidentally hitting that key up there? And how often do you use § or ½? What does this § mean anyway? Anyone, please google it for me!
2. Ctrl-F / Search
You know you got this file somewhere there. You just can’t remember where. You open a folder. Then you search in all directories, from A to Z, just to be sure. You fill in all the options, keywords, what kind of file, how large, etc, etc. The dog (or whatever is your helper animation there starts doing stuffs, apparently trying to entertain you while you wait). You wait a million years. And you get, “Search is complete. There are no results to display.” What the ???
Pdf files are the worst to look for. I don’t know but something is not right with the search algorithm of the windows platform. I guess it’s very heuristic. I tried google desktop search but it consumes way too much memory and I eventually uninstalled it. This is the reason why I tend to put all the files I currently work with in/on the desktop. LOL!
3. Media Codecs
You’ve waited forever downloading a porno clip. (Admit it, hehehe!) You open it in windows media player. You hear all the violent moans. But you see nothing! Or you see everything but you hear nothing. Total turn off, right? (You wrap up your night watching youtube clips instead.)
Of course, I have VLC installed for all those
illegal downloads which windows media player cannot handle. What’s annoying is when windows ask you whether you want it to search for the proper audio/video codec out there, and then finds none. Ok, if it knows there are still uninstalled codecs out there, why can’t it have them from the beginning, or at least include these in the regular windows update?
Alrighty, the above list may not really be well-thought. If you have suggestions to reduce the annoyance factor I get from the above list, you’re welcome to leave a comment or two.
Lastly, this tag is supposed to be passed to only ONE blogger, “so that it wouldn’t spread like a virus,” according to the originator, Smek This.
And now, after much deliberation, the
unfortunate soul to whom I’m passing this tag is, dyan-dya-raaannn:
I’m curious how she’d be able to make this “nerdy” tag extra funny and interesting, as she is really,really, really famous in the whole cyberspace for her sense of humour. Remember Bords, this tag expires on February 2008! Do it! Now na!!! Hahaha! (Pressssuuree!)