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Try returning to DOS and then type Format C:(just kidding)Best laugh Ive had in ages – sorry for your grief, but thanks for telling the story.CheersG
Thanks for that – my writings on IT Departments are a more general form of suffering whereas this is much more specific. But I’m glad you can relate. (Some of my friends have an ex-university mate who now works for Microsoft, but they refuse to give me his email address! I wonder why…?)
LOLOLOLOL awwwww we really shouldn’t amuse ourselves with your sufferings but oh well someone’s gotta go through it for us haven’t they? I find the best solution sometimes is to just pull the plug on these machines afterall we gotta keep them in line before they take over the world and we end up in the Matrix……..or are we already in there and these problems you are having are just faults within the programme……oh er!!!!!
Thanks! Yeah… this was more of a rant than a fully considered piece, but I tried to keep it as close as possible to my steadily descending mental state as I went through The Suffering. Pulling the plug is certainly an option, but part of me just wants the people who design such gapingly-flawed pieces to do a decent job of testing these things. Sigh… the matrix hates me!
you know what i did in desperation to avoid vista? i bought a mac. seriously though, every time i’ve wanted to do something more complicated then surf the web on my dad’s vista computer, i’ve ended up wanting to throw his rather expensive computer through a fricken wall.
I was this // close to doing that, but it was more viable to replace the harddrive than to switch to a Mac. Or throw the computer through a wall. I totally sympathise with the desire to punish the device in the same way as I’d want to direct feedback to the people who don’t just make this crap, but reap considerable benefits – market dominance from it!
Not that you had much choice from the sound of it, but I suggest you stick to XP for now until Windows 7 is released. And on a side note, I haven’t bothered with media player since as far back as I can remember (for reasons mentioned above). I’ve simply stayed with media player classic which can be found with a simple google. While I risk starting a flame war I would advise you not to believe the Mac hype as they can be just as buggy (if not more so) and are ridiculously overpriced.
In conclusion, do not use media player 11 =P
Thanks for that – and yes it’s not really meant to start a flamewar or incide hatred, necessarily. My issue though is one of how badly certain products (even version 11 of a product) are designed, and how frustrating the search for a solution is… with the tantalising wish of ‘why can’t it be simpler to do things’?
LOL b-man!! BTW, not sure if you’ve noticed but you have two #5’s!! BTW2, perhaps try GOM player (if you can handle the interface) – plays everything for me without skipping a beat.
True – re – 2x number 5. I’d make the correction, but that would make your comment untrue, so I’ll leave it as evidence of such frustration that it impeded my ability to count!
Oh, continue ranting, please… You had me crying with laughter at this bitterly funny but completely truthful piece. Windows Media Player 11 is the most appalling waste of space and time. I am off to find me a copy of Windows Media Player Classic now. Well written mate.
Thanks for the compliment – I do tend to suffer disproportionately when I come up against things like this! What hurts most about Media Player is that it’s not bad, but it’s the bells and whistles and sheer user unfriendliness that completely and utterly undermine my desire to use it.
It does the fundamentals well, it does the little things poorly, and it does the automatic things with the contempt of a 500 pound gorilla that will not be reasoned or bargained with.
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