Monday, October 19, 2009

Time and Date format in Vista

I know I know Windows 7 is out in 3 days, but today this irritated me a lot.

Per this reference @ Microsoft:

I should be able to set the date / time format for all utilities in one place.

Seems only partially true. I was able to at least get 24-hour.

Here's what the time format control panel states:

Here's what I see in outlook which is sort of a blend of long and short formats, but not precisely what I've asked for, where did the ":" come from in the time stamp - I didn't ask for that?!?!?!?. Let's see if W7 is any better - kind of doubt it.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Google stock applet gets worse - yeah that's progress......

So today I took a glance at my google front page. Decided to take a look at the stocks.

This shows the google applet that has been there for quite some time.
Google Finance Applet

Now when I click the link for the DOW - I get a list of things to choose from rather than just a detailed chart of the DOW. What a gigantic pile of junk. Let's continue to break things that worked. Has nobody ever heard of regression testing?????

Google Fund List

In case you are wondering here is the chart that I can now get with another click that I used to get (for at least 10 months now) via a single click.

Google Chart

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Printing should work!

Today I lost 3 hours of my life trying to get a Power Point document to print on 11x17 paper. No matter what I tried it continually pushed the margins in about 3-inches all the way around and would never set the document to print @ 10x16 which is what I had set the document size to so that I would have .5" borders all the way around the document. It is truly amazing how incredibly horrible the new versions of the office tools have become. They make things incredibly difficult and yet I was reading yesterday that their goal was to make it easy to produce beautiful documents. Well I for one don't believe it. It is a gigantic pain to do just about anything that I have spent the last 10 years of my life doing. What a lose!!!