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IBM’s Folding Smartphone Reminds Me, Vividly, Of IBM’s Ill-Fated OS/2 Operating System.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the ‘Digital Trends’ original … Google for more.


Right now this IBM smartwatch with a foldable screen is ONLY a patent — and IBM (as you must know) files a lot of them.

Cute in concept, BUT will there be a demand for it and will it be practical. Making it even somewhat rugged and waterproof could be a challenge. Plus, why would someone want a foldable screen on their wrist when they are BOUND to be carrying around a smartphone (possibly with a folding screen). Just doesn’t look right …

It reminds me of IBM’s ill-fated OS/2 and I know most of you probably have never, ever heard of it. It was IBM’s attempt, mid-1990s, to come up with a BETTER PC operating system to displace Microsoft’s Windows. Well, we know how that went …

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS/2


Happened to see this the SAME day. Kind of said it all. Click image to access the original.


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Passing Of Microsoft Co-Founder, Paul Allen, At 65, Signifies The End-Of-An-Era; PCs Have Now Reached Old Age.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. Of course, from the U.K. “Daily Mail”.



Click to ENLARGE. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Allen#Personal_life


Wow. This came as a shock. 65. I think that struck a chord. Same age as me but eight-months older.

Never met him and really never knew too much about him. Knew he was the real brains behind Microsoft and that he was a genuine philanthropist. Did NOT realize he never married or had any kids.

He always came across as a decent bloke. Nicer than Bill, I think.

Shame. All that wealth and it couldn’t save him from cancer. Eerily similar to Steve Jobs. What is it with this? Have you given it any thought?

It is the END of an era. PCs, Windows and Microsoft are no longer new or ‘recent’. They have all reached old age..

Paul Gardner Allen (1953 – 2018), RIP


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Microsoft Word 2016 Will NOT Do ‘Autosave’ To Disk — Just To ‘OneDrive’!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE & Read Here.

From Microsoft Support Community.


I kid you NOT. I would not kid about something this important. I discovered, to my cost, yesterday! Could not believe it. Had ‘autosave’ set — given I am NO mug. But, nothing autosaved. I thought I was cracking up. Started Googling.

This is beyond the pale. Yes, of course, I can tell it to autosave to OneDrive. But, that doesn’t sit well with me — given that the ‘activation’ of OneDrive says that Microsoft will have access to your search data and content.

So, today, I started saving manually.

IMPORTANT, heads up.

Check your settings.


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Error In MS Excel 2016 — Treats ‘1900’ As A Leap Year, And It Was NOT!

by Anura Guruge


Click picture to ENLARGE.


IF you really were a Year 2000 aficionado and followed all of the Y2K drama you would know that all centurial years are NOT Leap Years.

For centurial years it is NOT enough to be divisible just by 4. It also has to be divisible by 400. This is was another major improvement to the Gregorian calendar to keep the year lengths as close to 365.242199 days as possible.

So, 1700, 1800, 1900 were NOT LEAP YEARS since they are NOT divisible by 400.

But, 2000 was, because it is divisible by 400.

Excel has 1900 as a LEAP YEAR.

Yes, I am probably the ONLY one in the whole world that would NOTICE and CARE.

But, I do a LOT of date span calculations — example when I am working out ICE-OUTS for lakes. In such calculations, being the pedant I am, I take into account Leap Years. Otherwise you are mistating some date spans.

That is how I noticed.

You can check it out.


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Do NOT Attempt To Repair Microsoft Office 360 or 2016 Using Microsoft Instructions!

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This is from Microsoft. Click on image to access the page at “support.office.com” though I do NOT recommend it.


Do NOT follow the above Microsoft instructions.

At least on Windows 7.

It will automatically result in ALL Office 360/2016 apps, i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc. being removed from your computer — without you being asked or told.

It is not funny.

It is bloody diabolical.


Satya Nadella is such a bloody FRAUD.

Another scheming, money-grabbing FAKIR of the worst type,
with no shame.

I hate Microsoft. 


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Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 “Wood Type” Template Bears Remarkable Resemblance To The “Turin Shroud”!

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The “Wood Type” template in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016.


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That is the background. Just struck me that the resemblance, to one familiar with the Turin Shroud, is uncanny. Click to ENLARGE and stare at. From PowerPoint 2016 — of course.


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The back of the “Turin Shroud”.


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