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About Nowak

  • Title
    Deep inside, we're nothing more than scions and sinners
  • Birthday Apr 29, 1993

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Profile Information

  • Location
    Attleboro, MA
  • Gender
  • Interests
    PC gaming, Pokémon, network engineering, space, some other things
  • Biography
    He is a good and lovable snowfox
  • Occupation
    sitting at home doing computer things I guess


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-8086K @ 4.7GHz
  • Motherboard
    ASRock Z370 Extreme4
  • RAM
    32GB G.Skill TridentZ DDR4-3200
  • GPU
    Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 5700
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define S2
  • Storage
    500GB Samsung 970 Evo Plus, 1TB Western Digital Black, 4TB Hitachi DeskStar NAS, 2TB Hitachi DeskStar 7K2000
  • PSU
    XFX XTR 650W
  • Display(s)
    Acer H236HL bid, AOC G2590FX
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12S Chromax
  • Keyboard
    Drop Alt (NK_ Sherbet), Input Club Kira (NK_ Sherbet), Massdrop Ctrl (Kailh Box Royal), Anne Pro 2 (Kailh Box Brown), Drop Carina (Kailh Pro Light Green), Keychron K4 (LK Optical Blue), Hexgears Venture (Kailh Choc White)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G604
  • Sound
    Logitech Z200, Audio-Technica ATH-M30X
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64
  • Laptop
    Lenovo ThinkPad T480
  • Phone
    Google Pixel 4a
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  1. Microsoft can blame whatever they want for the failure of Windows Phone but the facts remain. They:

    • Burned down and rebuilt the platform 3 times, rather than iterating on an existing codebase
    • Shifted language and tools multiple times
    • Failed to release updates in a reasonable time; at several points, they were so slow features they announced were introduced by competitors first
    • Constantly released budget phones rather than flagship-tier phones (flagship phones generate more excitement)
    • Made deals with carriers where the carriers failed to uphold their promises, giving almost zero promotion and had employees actively turn customers away from the platform
    • Removed features as the platform matured
    • Had a weak browser with no alternatives
    • Promised upgrades to newer OSes for existing devices, before pulling out of that promise last minute
    • Thought that because "Oh, it's branded Windows!" people would automatically love it, without ever thinking what people actually think of the Windows brand and their expectations for Windows
    • Had the completely wrong idea of how people use their smartphones

    I honestly wonder why people are excited about this "Andromeda" device that Microsoft-centric sites keep talking about. Microsoft kept screwing over Windows Phone users time and time again. Why would you want to give them more money for another thing that will inevitably fail and get killed off?