Bug Vanquisher

3 May 2008

Woes and Worries

Filed under: Bugz, Rant vs Vent, Windows Vista — Tanveer Badar @ 5:52 PM

I wonder why people cry of the sucky video drivers pushed out by NVidia. The monsters Intel rolls out for their D946 GZ chipsets must be on par. I have had more GPU resets from them than power failures!

Even new yahoo messenger causes the graphics stack to crash weirdly.

[Update-After five minutes]

Here’s the most charming, updated EULA of the driver I downloaded.

This file should be replaced by the current license file when built.

 

I mean what they are playing at?

22 April 2008

Horribilus Totalus

Filed under: Bugz, Fun, Rant vs Vent — Tanveer Badar @ 3:32 PM

I can’t properly write anything from Live Writer if I have IE8 installed. For some weird reason, mshtml.dll seems to decide that an AV is in order at some random instant whenever playing with tables or particularly (read pretty) formatted text.

18 April 2008

Stick Your Leg [Here]

Filed under: Rant vs Vent — Tanveer Badar @ 5:56 PM

LINQ and SQL Server: Good or Bad Addition to the Database World?

While SQL Server 2008 has introduced many new features and improved many existing ones, one of the newer database features that has recently started taking the development world by storm is Language Integrated Query or LINQ. There are many different varieties of LINQ, including: LINQ to XML, LINQ to Entities, LINQ over Dataset (VB and C#), and LINQ to SQL.

This is what you get when someone who is no programmer tries to stick their leg into matters no one in their ancestors ever understood.

By the looks, it seems that T-SQL itself natively supports LINQ. :)

7 April 2008

Who Says Harry Potter Is Worse?

Filed under: Funnier, Rant vs Vent — Tanveer Badar @ 12:52 AM

There are thing far, far more worst than Harry Potter in the mortal world, mere mortals.

I am talking about ‘The Davinci Code’. If Harry Potter movies were off the plot, The Davinci Code seems like the producer(s) and director(s) never read the wretched novel themselves.

By the looks, they had just the remotest idea of what was supposed to be in the novel and how they should produce the movie, which they then off shored to some sit-together, under-paid, road-killed Indian company. I half expected some cheap song to spring to front at the end.

Thank God I only spent 15 minutes watching the twisted end game. It is much better than the 90 minutes spent on ‘Jarhead’, where I couldn’t decide the entire time whether I should continue watching it or not. That was the first for me in living history where I didn’t make up my mind this long.

9 March 2008

The Stupidest Thing I Have Ever Heard

Filed under: Bugz, Rant vs Vent — Tanveer Badar @ 4:38 PM

Mind it I hear a lot of stupid things too.

Thank you for your interest in obtaining updates from our site.
To use this site, you must be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later.
To upgrade to the latest version of the browser, go to the Internet Explorer Downloads website.
If you prefer to use a different web browser, you can obtain updates from the Microsoft Download Center or you can stay up to date with the latest critical and security updates by using Automatic Updates. To turn on Automatic Updates:

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Depending on which Control Panel view you use, Classic or Category, do one of the following:
    • Click System, and then click the Automatic Updates tab.
    • Click Performance and Maintenance, click System, and then click the Automatic Updates tab.
  3. Click the option that you want. Make sure Automatic Updates is not turned off.

Problem: IE8 Beta 1. ;)

Of course, I’ll be reporting Windows Update as broken.

PS: Apparently, I can’t even report Windows Update as broken on Windows XP. It won’t let me. ;(

8 March 2008

Why The Hell Are You Still Here!

Filed under: Rant vs Vent, Windows Vista — Tanveer Badar @ 7:22 PM

Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3 – 100% Complete

Uninstalling Service Pack: Stage 2 of 3 – 100% Complete

Uninstalling Service Pack: Stage 3 of 3 – 100% Complete

Everything 100% complete, yet still on computer screen!

3 February 2008

Oh! I Just Noticed, "My Eyes Are Brown"

Filed under: Funnier, Personal, Rant vs Vent — Tanveer Badar @ 2:25 AM

If your not down with brown you dont live in my town
soon theyll own us
I can honestly say I am a racist, always have been always will be, Its part of the human condition, all we can do is work everday on getting a liitle better.
our outward actions may always be honurable but our minds betray us

These are not my words, rather uttered to me.

A little conversation on skype I was having two hours ago, with a US resident, immigrant from Latin America.

I doubt about myself whether the feeling would be mutual or not.

[Nitpickers corner]

There might be two mistakes in this, I’ll correct them in due time. [:)]

29 December 2007

The Bug

Filed under: Bugz, Rant vs Vent — Tanveer Badar @ 5:34 AM

It was ages ago to_date(7/2/2007 , ‘MM/DD/YYYY’) since I entered the bug at connect.microsoft.com about OneNote displaying incorrectly in the dialog box of taskbar properties where you can choose which icons to hide in the notification area.

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Notice the ‘&‘ before New, it should not be there at all.

Here are the details I entered:

Description

When customizing which icons to display in the taskbar and which not, OneNote’s description includes keyboard accelerator format specifier too.

Instead of saying ‘Open New Side Note(Window…)’ it says ‘Open &New Side Note(Window…)’.

Version:

OneNote 2007

How often does this happen?

Always Happens

Have you seen this problem before in this product?

No, this is new to the most recent version

Reproduction Steps

Run OneNote at least once. It’s quick access icon should appear in the notification area.

Right click on task bar and choose customize. (This is only supported on Windows XP onwards.)

Incorrect description as previously said appears.

Expected Results

There should be no format specifier.

And the ridiculous resolution:

The following fields or values changed:
Field Status changed from [Active] to [Resolved]
Field Resolution changed from [Not Set] to [External]

I wonder why it took OneNote team to mark a bug "won’t fix" 5.5 months?

For the added bonus, find as many inconsistencies as you can.

Overall Statistics
19,733 registered users
502 total bugs
458 total suggestions
54 active bugs
2 resolved bugs
446 closed bugs
27 active suggestions
0 resolved suggestions
431 closed suggestions
Previous 7 Days
19 new users
0 new bugs
68 resolved bugs
135 closed bugs
0 new suggestions
124 resolved suggestions
139 closed suggestions

25 December 2007

The Bug in the Bug

Filed under: Bugz, Rant vs Vent, Windows Vista — Tanveer Badar @ 9:20 PM

Yesterday, I installed Windows Vista SP1 on my box. Everything works fine, except three!

Network icon is very shy of showing the actual connectivity of my computer on the internet. It takes two minutes to update from clip_image001 to clip_image001[5]. Not remotely amusing. Thank God, I have my modem sitting right in front of me to have a look at those five LEDs. Such a time saver.

It is possible to boot the system from cold faster than it is able to resume from sleep from cold. The wonders of sleep optimizations.

And this leads to the last issue. It is not possible to submit this report to Microsoft, because the tool included in SP1 is for beta releases of Windows Vista. It fails to update itself, always downloads a copy of the program when run again, saves reports in a format it cannot itself read, is never able to establish a connection to Microsoft servers for report submission, the error it shows in this case redirects to a page which keeps refreshing itself without ever showing anything, shows Longhorn in its UI instead of Vista.

8 December 2007

Oh The Tone!

Filed under: Fun, Rant vs Vent — Tanveer Badar @ 10:22 PM

IE blogs opened the flood gates few days ago by letting out that IE 8 (or whatever!) is being planned.

You may want to look at the comments, as the original post is dwarfed by totally funny comments.

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