So much time has been wasted trying to get *nix things to work with Windows.

This fact is further evidence of our (USA) society’s collapse. 🙂 The fact that managers and employees tolerate this kind of situation/environment demonstrates how stupid the American workforce is. Efficiency is not only neglected but eschewed, frowned upon. Just like when people say they have no time to write documentation. The same old lament that is supposed to illustrate how super-productive the team is and would otherwise be hindered by having to write meaningful documentation on what they are creating so that their successors won’t want to kill themselves. 🙂

Just pick an operating system! 🙂 And if it sucks, well, that’s your fault for picking the wrong operating system. But don’t pretend that you can have a stable environment when your servers are running GNU/*nix but the entirety of your software ecosystem otherwise is based on the retarded Microsoft Windows/365/??? platform.

I think I have finally deciphered the universe’s hint that I should make this an interview question that I ask my prospective hirer; Do you have any Microsoft products in your infrastructure? If the answer is yes then I will politely exit the interview. Because this is fucking ridiculous. :-)))))))

Thank you for reading. <3

Some tips on speeding up Windows 10

I don’t know how much this stuff actually helps. I’d like to see some benchmarks. Does anyone benchmark this stuff, these kinds of tweaks?

Anyway, my work laptop is RAM-bound, apparently, and I’m trying to squeeze as much performance out of this thing as possible. Combine that situation with a corporate VPN (Cisco sucks.) and McAfee BS, you got a slowed-down PC. By design. Which is torturous. 🙂 To know that this is stuff that can be prevented and actual human beings choose not to do so is frustrating and makes me want to switch jobs.

Windows is somehow still horrible. When will it end???

It’s like being forced to eat your breakfast with pliers. I hate my every encounter with Windows. Unfortunately, despite all of the slapped-on improvements, the rot still exists. And I don’t really understand why. There is an abominable lack of consistency and reliability with regards to ergonomics and input methods. There should be a solid philosophy of user interface but there is none.

With Mac being so proprietary and locked down, that’s a dismal option. There need to be new players here. Someone needs to break us out of this stupid computing rut. Again, it’s a binary argument, which never ends well. Believe it or not, folks, there are other solutions to life’s problems!!! 🙂 And you should be happy about that! Ecstatic, in fact! So let’s not dwell on the known failed options that we’ve tried in the past and move on to newer and better things. Just leave the rest behind and get a fresh start. Unload your burdens that were always unnecessary and likely self-inflicted. Get a new perspective on life! 🙂 Because it is beautiful if you engage with it properly. We all have choices. So I’m hoping that you choose the better path always.

And I still don’t know what to do about my Windows problems. I guess I will have to grin and bear it. 🙂

-Ali