Thursday, 12 May 2016

Windows and Windows Defender : YOU coded it, so YOU get to protect us!

The "Feedback Hub" in Windows 10 (in case it's only for Windows Insider Builds; just think of it as a question now and then regarding some feature or change in the latest Windows build.

No hassle, either just give a 1-5 score, or ramble on and hope someone at MS reads it (or sometimes don't hope!)....

In the extremely likely idea Microsoft aren't presenting my feedback to Balmer every morning,
why not present it to the world?!


How hard is it to understand the antivirus protection status using Windows Defender?

My Answer

Score 4 / 5

Make people give thought to who really is in the best position to write protective software and other components for Windows 10;
how can it not be the people who wrote/have access to the source code?

In general, all antivirus software is close to scam-ware, pretending to protect you from malicious code, when code is just as lacking in moral motivation and responsibility as any other language;
thereby only giving customers protection after a malicious binary has been detected (by someone else) and flagged by the entire AV-community. 

PC-makers, banks, whomever get well paid for pushing McAfee and other software on customers, thereby giving a false vote of confidence, making customers likely to pay when the bill eventually comes...

YOU built it, YOU secure it best - tell that to the people! (if true)

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Netcom blir Telia - beholder lusa på nettsiden

Telia har videreført Netcoms horrible hjemmeside, med bugs jeg har observert i årevis; mange, særlig JavaScript-feil, har blitt med gjennom flere iterasjoner av siden og designet(!).

Dette kan under tvil aksepteres...hadde det ikke vært for de vedvarende problemene knyttet til routingen til "Din Side" etter en vellykket innlogging....feilmeldinger, røver re-routes og kludder har plaget akkurat denne funksjonaliteten i lengre tid, og er så in-your-face at det vitner om et selskap blottet for personlig initiativ og/eller et teknologisk verdensbilde;
uansett skremmende fra Nordens telegigant...

Uten å gå inn på det tekniske, denne ble litt for morsom...etter en vellykket innlogging,
ble jeg sendt til den lovende URL'en

Dessverre så den slik ut :

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Gosh darn if Microsoft didn't make me do it again!

Don't feel like much of an Insider really....wish you'd use the Windows 10 intro screen background, giving a changelog written in appropriate technological difficulty (somewhere between the style of MSDN and (leaning heavily towards MSDN)...

I've not bothered doing real investigative work for any of the upgrades, and the only things I've really noticed is the disappearance of settings in a lot of software, resetting either completely or fully to a first install. Do that to MS-software (of course), but why reset third party software? If it's compatibility or even security you're worried about, I can't see what settings could ever make a privileged, installed program gain any "superpowers" or accidently slip into a hole in the ground or whatnot. If an application from a third party crashes, that is not yours or my responsibility.

I feel bad for not at least giving a score of 2, for the effort and to reward giving me the opportunity to partake, but I feel I've gained nothing in return for (potentially) destabilizing my main computer (that's on me of course).

The appearance and still existent presence of Apps is already beyond what I can handle (you should have let the tablets and phones lead the way, then integrating when appropriate, not presenting a mentally retarded version of bundled software (calculator, voice recorder...*ehm* sorry to remind you of the Skype debacle, but I should ground this rant in at least one bit of verifiable information....not that I expect any influence at all, giving solicited opinion on something that doesn't really affect my life is wonderfully liberating and a good way to practise my English writing proficiency, not to mention giving me something to post on my blog! :-)

You know what? I just talked myself into realizing this makes my satisfaction a 2 of 5, wonderful!

Keep up the adequate work! ;-)