m$ is going to die as we know it, but because they have a lot of money yet, they will survive selling something or suing everyone else to get some money from time to time.
GNU/Linux and Android/Linux are here to stay and stronger than ever (exponentially).
I did a recent update and was shocked to find WP was working differently. It was my fault. I had done a couple of tweaks to change the behaviour. Unfortunately, I had not documented them and had to reinvent the wheel. This time I have made notes in my database of stuff and will also put them out here:
1) It's the 21st century. I'm not using Phoney 7, so I have cut-and-paste. WP editors have "link" buttons that supply "http://" strings which are great if you type things in. Combined with selection copying stuff to my clipboard it makes a mess. I wanted it gone.
You would not believe how many times that string appears all over the code and blanking it has no effect... The right place to blank it is in wp-includes/js/wplink.min.js . Then clear the cache(s).
2) I also use "Press-This" plugin which connects to my blog from a web-page and starts a new post. Darned if WP puts a hard-coded text-box up for editing the new post... On my huge monitor that's a sin. Hasn't anyone heard of CSS? Anyway, the hard limit was tiny and I put a huge box in at wp-admin/press-this.php
No kidding. There is a window.resizeTo(1600,900) where a few hundred pixels was before.
So, I am back in the saddle again, whiling away my retirement...
Goes back to Windows 7
From the "OMFG you have to be kidding" dept...
"Bill Gates’ first day at work in the newly created role of technology adviser got off to a rocky start yesterday as the Microsoft founder struggled for hours to install the Windows 8.1 upgrade.
The installation hit a snag early on, sources said, when Mr. Gates repeatedly received an error message informing him that his PC ran into a problem that it could not handle and needed to restart.
After failing to install the upgrade by lunchtime, Mr. Gates summoned the new Microsoft C.E.O. Satya Nadella, who attempted to help him with the installation, but with no success.
While the two men worked behind closed doors, one source described the situation as “tense.”
“Bill is usually a pretty calm guy, so it was weird to hear some of that language coming out of his mouth,” the source said.
A Microsoft spokesman said only that Mr. Gates’ first day in his new job had been “a learning experience” and that, for the immediate future, he would go back to running Windows 7."
After having not hunted for many years I am going out with my son and a couple of good rifles. Pet loads:
.308 Winchester with 165 BTSP and 44 grains of IMR4064 with LOA 2.765 inches. Shoots 0.5 MOA in a cheap rifle/scope combination and will kill deer as far as we can see.
8mm Mauser with 44 grains of an ancient surplus powder and 170 grain RN. This is a great load for the bush with iron sights. Knocks 'em dead!
and we're working on 7mm Remington Magnum. It didn't shoot well for decades but we're finally clicking well under 1 MOA with a new scope and several powders. Haven't picked the one yet.
I used to be a fair shot but the son is beating me up. He supplied a new powder measure and scope which are helping a lot but he can see the bullet-holes and I can't.
This would not be the first time Microsoft has hijacked the US Government. Have a look at how US Dimplomats pushed Microsoft's interests overseas in the Cablegate memos,
There's more than 20 articles about Microsoft's business efforts being serviced all around the world. The whole "IP Regime" stinks like Bill Gates and we know that Microsoft has been involved with the drafting of several obnoxious treaties, including SOPA.
- University of Manitoba - B.Sc.(Honours), M.Sc.. Cert.Ed.Physics, 1968 - 1978
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