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Welcome, my friends, to the greatest collection of words ever written. Yes, I know that this kind of thing is subjective, and that I often forget about unimportant things like forming a proper sentence. Many experts on the English language will probably say my posts are the worst thing they've ever read, even compared to an owner's manual for a Chinese washing machine, but they are wrong. Those other written works were made by people not brave enough to say Canadian Internet service providers are bad. This one was.

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Trying to Update a Blu-Ray Player From 14 Years Ago Shouldn't be This Hard

Hello everyone! I'm writing this from my cabin, where it's now past midnight because finding a firmware update for my Sharp Blu-Ray player took so long. While I can usually trust the Wayback Machine to find me a 2000s copy of a webpage that includes whatever download I'm after, this was much harder.   Actually, "much harder" is a massive understatement. What I meant is that it'd probably be easier to find the lost city of Atlantis and the lost city of Eldorado than it would be to find

I think keyboards hate me today

This evening I was just opening my Start Menu to open Firefox, when my trusty 20-year-old Microsoft Internet Keyboard decided it wanted to search "444444444444444" on its own. I was a little confused at first, but I decided to just brush it off as me probably pressing the key without noticing. I opened the Start Menu again, and right away, it says "666666666666" in the search box. At this point I'm afraid someone might've managed to get access to my computer despite how much I do about security,

I've hated computers a little bit less ever since I stopped caring about Windows 11

As you guys may know, I have a burning hatred for Windows 11. I don't think there's ever been another UI that feels like such an insult to the userbase, and there's just no excuse for the artificial hardware limits. However, I've decided to stop pretending that this is somehow going to affect me, because I don't think I'll ever actually use the OS.  Ever since I found out about this, I vowed that I'd become like one of those people who still uses Windows 7 in 2022, only I'd be using Windows