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I always wonder how is it that a perfectly working, useful program with a nice, tidy interface,  made by a small, noname company starts becoming a shiny, error-prone, useless piece of bloatware after big, hotshot companies buy the product or the entire company that used to make it.

Image of skype 7 error

Skype is becoming more and more a shiny piece of error-loaded bloatware

And I wonder why the hell do programmers that work on skype these days do even get paid (I presume, they do get paid), because since Microsoft took the damn thing over, the quality of the entire skype experience just got worse and worse.

What is wrong with these people, seriously, they took a perfectly working program and turned it into a useless piece of good looking crap. Constantly nagging me to update (my latest version was 6.21 something), well, I finally decided to upgrade to version 7. “Newer, better and improved”. Someone should beat the living crap out of the idiots who work on skype and think that if they’ve improved the visual appeal of a program they’ve actually made an improvement.

What the hell is this new trend all over the net with programmers these days (chrome/chromium, flash, firefox, almost all linux version, ANY digital product), they all just make shiny tweaks with regard to the looks here and there, and the products get worse and worse as time goes by ?

Here’s skype’s example : after the upgrade, every third or so click ANYWHERE on the skype interface gives out an error message and the damn “home screen” can’t be turned off.

What the hell is wrong with these people, seriously, where have they learned to program, in the dumpster behind there grandma’s bar where they get wasted on pot every day ? (if they have learned at all)

Very, very sad…

I guess it’s just the result of the fact that people like Marissa Mayer and Steve Ballmer only hire people with astounding resumes who have no clue how to continue the work done on skype before them, work done by people who didn’t have these assholes degrees but instead had KNOWLEDGE and KNOW-HOW.

 

Yahoo mail is inaccessible from Firefox, because of it’s invalid/expired security certificate.

Very nice, yahoo, keep up this path and you’ll end up with a worse version of your mail service then you had 10 years ago…. Oh, wait, it’s already worse !

Yahoo mail's security certificate is expired

Yahoo mail’s security certificate is expired

 

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Screenshot was taken on Saturday, January 10, 2015, the time is visible in the screenshot

 

dirty-amilo-heatsink

TL;dr : check these, if you think your customer’s pc is clogged ;

Some of the regular challenges of being an IT support person are listening to heavy cursing, accepting some foul language from your customer knowing that it’s directed towards “that damn machine” and not you, and from time to time, cleaning a PC that has more dust and spiderweb in it, then your grandfather’s shack in the woods :)

So, when the “computer won’t work”… you might want to check inside the case to see if some of things you’ll see in the pictures here, don’t also apply to your case :)

I doubt that any computer or laptop will work well with a clogged heatsink and / or a clogged cooler as these in the pictures, for that matter.

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I sometimes wonder how is it even possible, that software and service giants like google, yahoo, microsoft, and other companies their size can even exist in a technology world presumably dominated by pure, hard-core mathematics, and yet, fail to respect even the simplest arithmetic rules, such as 2+2=4. Blogger now “thinks” that math should not apply to its calculations.

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Has closing several of its services  started to adversely affect Yahoo mail ?

I wonder if the reorganising and closing of several services that is going on at Yahoo, is affecting the stability of its mail services, or it really is, as they just say, a temporary error.

I’ve seen this error several times last week, I took a screenshot, anyone has any idea what this is about ?

The supposed help page link on the error message that appears, leads to anything but relevant information, I wonder if someone else has any clues as to how to fix this ?

Experiencing technical difficulties or maybe the closing of several of its services, has started adversely affecting Yahoo mail ?