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Posts tagged "windows"

Moving from Windows Phone to Android

I'm a fan of Windows Phone. I like the design and the UX way more than its competition. I'd been a satisfied user of WP8.1 for years. However, since my old phone had died and I had to buy a new one, and Windows 10 Mobile turned out to be slow and buggy to the point of being completely useless, I had to switch. This post documents the good, the bad and the ugly of my experience. (Note: I'm I'm not at all convinced of iPhone's superiority, but even if I were, its price is prohibitive. I stick to...

Ruby on Bash on Windows

While in the process of migrating this blog, I've made some modifications to the Scrawl theme by Kate Preston. It was written in Sass, which I didn't have installed at that moment, and didn't want to deal with it - so for a while, I just manually edited the CSS. That, of course, got annoying quickly. The main reason I didn't want to install Sass was that it required Ruby; and last time I've tried using various Ruby libraries on Windows, it was a lot of hassle and no results. All pain, no gain, so to say. But since then,...

Windows 10 video playback broken after the Anniversary update - solution

Sometime last year I got frustrated by my system’s apparent inability to play web videos. Back then, it had turned out to be my fault (no surprise there) – I hadn’t realized I’d been using Windows N (also should be the same for KN), which comes without the Media Feature Pack, which all the browsers use to render some video formats. Installing it fixed my issues. But after the recent Windows 10 Anniversary Update, things broke again. I’ve tried re-installing the MFP and the related update that googling yielded, but to no avail. Turns out all the...