Why Do Companies Still Use Microsoft Windows For Displays?

by @edent | # # # # # | 36 comments | Read ~38,673 times.

As I was exiting Oxford Railway Station, I glanced at this screen showing the bus departure times. Notice anything odd about it? *sigh* Yet again someone has shoehorned Microsoft Windows into a product it is completely unsuitable for. Why does a screen which displays a fairly basic set of information need to be running on… Continue reading →

Galaxy Note 2 - Copy Bug Update

by @edent | # # # # | Read ~855 times.

Last week I blogged about a pretty severe flaw in some of Samsung's phones. If you use copy & paste too many times - the phone reboots or resets. So, I ranted and raved on my blog and in the press. Samsung wouldn't respond to me - either through customer support or through their PR… Continue reading →

Samsung Copy & Paste Bug (AKA Never Trust Samsung)

by @edent | # # # # | 35 comments | Read ~27,904 times.

Samsung phones crash if you use copy & paste more than 20 times. http://t.co/2OnBwo86Shockingly bad engineering. — Terence Eden (@edent) February 20, 2013 Sounds crazy, doesn't it? If you copy and paste text more than 20 times, your phone will restart! Some people have reported more severe crashes than that - but for me it… Continue reading →

Microsoft's New Marketing Campaign

by @edent | # # # # # # # # | 4 comments | Read ~680 times.

I wander around the world in a perpetual state of confusion. Why is the world the way it is? Why do people make bad decisions? Why - when there are so many better alternatives - do people choose the worst of all possible worlds? Rather than getting bogged down in philosophy, I refer to the… Continue reading →