Author Archives: tpotteapot

How to Lose Customers – By PetFlow.com

I received a coupon for discount pet food from PetFlow.com and it included a special prescription pet food that I buy, so I thought I’d check out their site. During my visit, it popped up a message asking me if … Continue reading

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WTF?! Did Microsoft just change my Windows Admin UserID?

File this one under Microsoft Windows 8 (8.1 reaaly) horror stories. I went to use Skype (purchased by MS) on Windows 8.1.  I had already gone thru the hassle of setting it up under Windows 8.0 – and no, as … Continue reading

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Signs a Company isn’t Commited to Quality

Over the past couple of years (maybe more), I’ve noticed that it has become fairly standard to job requirements to include some kind of phrase about “being able to influence others” or “persuade others” when it comes to software quality. … Continue reading

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Who Wants to be a Billionaire? Windows OS Replacement Needed

The market is ripe for a viable Microsoft Windows OS replacement.  Many people are sick of being screwed by Redmond and TPOT is no exception. I wonder if a shell could be developed and still give good performance?  I think … Continue reading

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Microsoft – A Company Adrift

Windows 8 is just further proof that Microsoft hasn’t got a clue about their user base or perhaps it just shows their greed and hubris. A company that has virtually no market share in smartphones and tablets decides to screw … Continue reading

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Windows 8.1 WTF?!?!?!

Disclaimer – I have not used Windows 8.1 for more than 2 minutes as of the time of this writing. I decided to “upgrade” from Windows 8 to 8.1 to get back the familiar Start button and operations, so I … Continue reading

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Thank You Microsoft for Windows 8!

From the employees and shareholders of Apple.

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Clueless Companies – Symantec’s Stupidity

I went to run a full virus scan and noticed that the Norton Security Suite has a completely new look. One of the things that they did right in their past major change, was to have a checkbox option to … Continue reading

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SCRUM User Story Quiz

As a ____ I want ____, so that _____. This is an example of: A. A SCRUM User Story B. An untestable requirement C. All of the Above

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Job Postings: A New Trend – Copy & Paste

I’m now convinced that hiring managers, HR people and agencies are copying and pasting old or different job postings before the place them on Dice or Monster. Ally Financial had a posting for ResCap, but it turned out that this … Continue reading

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