PymbleSoftware wrote: ... Michael Douglas in "Falling Down"...
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There are two components to the "help-you" problem. One is the shit that the retarded prepubescent developers load into the program itself. Have you ever tried to load a cell in Excel without an initial capital letter ? What if I don't want the goddamned capital letter on that word ? Tough luck, Charlie, we're going to help you ? Whether you want it or not ? How about Open (yer) Orifice ? Same-o same-o, hey ? It's so nice to have 'community' developers who have no more imagination than the crap they are trying to copy.
Have you ever added a comma to a sentence in Mickeysoft Word, only to have the entire report blow up in your face ? Thank you, Mickey. I appreciate that. I really do. Oh. Photoshop and Illustrator ... let's save as a pdf ! Adobe owns all the components, should be fine ! Yeah, it's fine all right - if you like having an extra inch and a half margin on the left. Try getting rid of that help-you feature. "But you're going to print it !" No, I'm not, and I just love it when you help me. The extra two or three hours I spend finding a workaround to your "help" is such a joy. Where's that Uzi again ?
I suppose you use some sort of web browser ... every single one sucks dead donkey balls. If more web pages would display correctly I'd rush back to Netscape 3.0 in half a heartbeat. Google, thanks so much, no I didn't want to search for what you want to search for, I want to search for what I typed in the input box. And people ? If you can't fucking spell, get away from the keyboard and get a job picking lettuce.
Websites. Don't get me started on websites. Do I really want to have to load Fireflop down with thirty addons to disappear the absolute crap that many web pages insist on loading ? If I wanted to go to facebook or twitter or youtube I'd have gone there. No, thanks so much I don't need your stupid fucking ideas jammed down my throat.
Take all this help-you shit and shove it where the sun don't shine. You want to do bubble help, fine. Put the on-off switch in a preferences file. Otherwise, Mr Pimply Teen-aged Video-game-playing 'Developer', please take your 'help me run my life garbage' - ALL of it - and place it twixt thy knees. Then hop off a pier in killer whale country. I'm sick to death of that stupid crap.
All of this is bad enough but what really creams the triscuit is that these dorks apparently have plenty of time to play with the help-you toys but no time to make the app actually work right. Firefox can remind you that it is Mom's birthday, "helpfully" send you to ten websites you have no interest in whatsoever, ask if you're sure you want to go to the site you just painstakingly typed in, but if you try to load five tabs from slow-loading servers ? The entire interface locks up tighter than Applied Materials' accounts payable. This is with the most current version. Interface design was smarter than this twenty years ago !! . What a crock of poo.
I am so glad I use Irix. One of the nicest things about it is that the help-you crap is kept to a minimum. It just does what I ask it to do. Yay ! An operating system and applications that aren't 'targetted' at kindergarteners !