Got the Galaxy S23 Ultra and here’s 2 things that are bothering me so far

I was actually waiting for new Galaxy phones for almost half a year. Was decided to buy iPhone 14 (I had iPhone XR at the time), but the price hike and lack of new things on base models, I decided not to go that route and instead decided to go with Samsung this time around (I like both, iOS and Android so switching between both is no issue for me). There were already rumors and leaks about new Snapdragon powered Galaxy phones even in Europe, so I decided to wait. And here they are and they really are very good. Still not sure if it’s 1300€ “very good” as I’ve never in my life paid this much for any phone, but I intend on sticking with it for very long thanks to good Samsung software support so I can justify that over buying 2-3 lesser devices in same time for about the same money. Aaaaanyway…

OneUI’s App Drawer weirdness

This one is actually really weird. Samsung’s OneUI offers tons of tweaks and settings to really tailor phone the way you want it. But for some reason they insist on using app drawer that only knows listing of apps in multiple pages. Coming from Xiaomi where app drawer is a continuous list of apps in alphabetic order in grid array and iPhone that actually has alphabetical list, this one feels really awkward and there is no way to change that. To open App drawer, you pull the display down and then you need to swipe left and right opposed to continues downwards swiping I was used on Xiaomi’s MIUI. It’s just not fluid and convenient and to make matters worse, it remembers on what page you left of last time which makes returning to it very inconsistent and unpredictable. Why can’t we just have option to have all apps in a continuous alphabetically ordered scrolling list. Not grid but a list. With alphabet index on the side so you can quickly drag on letter index to jump to list where app starting with certain letter is. Apple had that in iOS and I freaking loved that thing even though you could only get to it through app categories panel. It’s just more predictable and faster to find apps than apps in this grid multipage nonsense. Come on Samsung, just add option for this in the App Drawer settings. Grid multipage thing is just terrible to a point I organized everything in folders to keep all apps within a single page. Not ideal, but way better and faster to find app I need than hunting for it on multiple pages in overwhelming grid lists.

The way how Camera app captures photos

People seem to complain about shutter lag for years  on Galaxy phones and I’m not going to lie, I hesitated a bit deciding for Galaxy because of this. Imagine paying 4 digit Euro price and have camera with mega lag when capturing photos. Well, as it turns out, this is not really a problem, but a solution to it leads through installing another app just to flip a settings switch which is a bit annoying.

For some reason, Samsung’s Camera app captures photos in a different way than other vendors which creates this “lag”. All other phone makers that I know start capturing photos the moment you touch the display on the “Shutter” button (take photo button). Samsung on the other hand, for whatever weird reason actually starts capturing the photo when you lift the finger from the display after touching the “Shutter” button. Which means to snap a photo quickly you need to also quickly tap the “Shutter” button and not just pressing it. You either have to train your muscle memory to have quick taps when capturing photos or you have to install “Camera Assistant” app from Good Lock Labs on Galaxy Store and use “Quick tap shutter” setting that makes snapping of photos happen the moment you touch the display, without having to as quickly lift the finger to actually do it. It’s really weird design decision on Samsung’s end and even weirder that this “Quick tap shutter” isn’t a setting available in the Samsung’s own Camera app in the first place.

Samsung, where is my white color for Galaxy S23?

Ok Samsung, you fucking donkey, you launch new Galaxy S23 series with all the fancy stuff and then you decide to launch devices only in Phantom Black, Green, Levander and Cream colors. Where the fuck is WHITE color? I don’t want stain looking “cream”. I want WHITE. What the hell is up with that? Imagine a car brand that releases the car without black or white option? But you get “cream” option. Yay?

White just looks so premium and different, but not too flashy. And it’s the opposite of fingerprint and scratch magnet as it can be all nasty, but won’t show on it. Just why? I freaking don’t understand it who asked for ugly stained cream over brilliant white color? WHO?! Like the idiotic European price of these devices wasn’t enough, you fuck it up with dumb color selection too. Ugh. What an absolute monumental flop.

Extensions button in Firefox 109, fucking why?!

Seriously Mozilla, fucking WHY?! Who specifically asked for this shit?


Firefox isn’t dumbass Chrome with its idiotic locked down “Google knows it better” stupid ass interface where only thing you can do is disable fucking Home button. You (Mozilla) already had fully customizable “drag buttons you don’t want out of the view” option in Firefox and if you didn’t like something, you simply dragged out of the view into a “holder” panel where you could return any button back if you wanted. But noooooo, your infinite wisdom decided to copy fucking Chrome again and put another pointless button into my view that I can’t hide or remove. Even though there is already “Add-ons and themes” button in the hamburger menu that takes just 2 clicks to access. Lets don’t forget how NO ONE needs to access extensions controls every minute of the day and if you fucking do, you probably already put that particular extension into toolbar yourself, making this dumb Extensions button totally meaningless and just wastes another slot in the interface. How fucking stupid are you Mozilla? Stop fucking jerking off to your stupid retarded telemetry and think for one god damn fucking minute for a change and stop making suck moronic pointless dumbass design decisions and stop being a stupid Chrome’s bitch and just do your thing. No Chrome user will swap to Firefox if you copy their bullshit, they’ll swap for literally every other reason Firefox is better than Chrome. What you’re doing is just pissing off existing Firefox users. Again, FUCKING WHY?! It’s like you want us to try alternatives and eventually stay with them because of such fucking stupid changes no one asked for.

And yes, first thing I did was go into about:config panel and look for anything related to this and couldn’t find anything to disable this bullshit. If you happen to know a control switch in there that disables this shitty Extensions button, please, do let me know so I can add it to my Firefox Tweaker and disable this garbage trash out of my view.

Android 13 update borked Poco X4 GT’s bluetooth with Smart Band 7 Pro :(

What the hell Xiaomi? Poco X4 GT and Xiaomi Smart Band 7 Pro worked like a charm, but ever since I received stable Android 13 update on the X4 GT, Xiaomi’s OWN Smart Band 7 Pro keeps somehow disconnecting and then failing to automatically reconnect back.

For some stupid reason I keep getting pairing dialog where I need to confirm pairing on both and to make matter worse, the damn thing doesn’t even work. I can confirm pairing and it won’t pair. I have to then manually turn off bluetooth on the phone, pairing fails and when I turn bluetooth back on, they suddenly get connected back together like nothing happened.

I’ve contacted Xiaomi support and unfortunately they weren’t very helpful. I did a factory reset for them and now NFC doesn’t work anymore with my banking app even though it did before and it didn’t fix anything. In the end they just directed me to a local service center. Ugh.

I really like the Poco X4 GT. Relatively cheap but really nice phone and Smart Band 7 Pro, while it has bunch of compromises, it’s also really nice and I enjoyed using both, but now the experience is so messed up it’s really not fun to use it when it keeps randomly bugging me with stupid pairing thing. Anyone else having same problem?

Imagine being dumbass like this…


Had some problem with login on GOG support webpage, asked on Reddit and some guy replied I should clear the browser cache. Knowing it’s not suppose to fix anything, but tried it anyway for the sake of it and then replied that to him. Then came this fucking SheKilledHerself idiot whining about my “attitude” of being angry and ignorant. Really? Which part of my reply was angry (literally how?) and which part of it was ignorant considering I ACTUALLY FUCKING TRIED JUST THAT. Eh?

And that isn’t even the cherry on top. Whole post spiraled into downvoting of my comments and 2 dumb users bitching about my attitude when I told this idiot to fuck off. And then clowns point at my last angry reply and whining “see, the angry reply!”. Wow, really dumbass? That wasn’t my initial comment that you whined about, it was AFTER you were acting like an absolute illiterate smartass and I called you out on it.

Why is internet always full of morons like this and somehow, they always manage to find my fucking posts somehow? And fun part, they literally contribute less than nothing. They never talk about the problem I had, their entire whining is offtopic bitching about my attitude spamming the entire thread with worthless useless posts. Go eat shit you fucking cretins. Don’t you have anything better to do than spam comments?


CDKeys “My Orders” page serving plain text gibberish?

Anyone else having this weird problem with CDKeys page? Entire webpage works fine, except “My Orders” menu inside user account profile. When I click My Orders button, it just serves me webpage in plain text instead of actually rendering it. Been talking to their support for days and apparently no one there knows how to go to that menu and fucking check it. I’ve tried in all the browsers that exist, on Windows, Linux, on Android, I’ve tried using 2 entirely different ISP’s, with adblocking and without, same fucking shit. It always serves me that page in plain text for some fucked up reason. And to make matters worse, I can’t redeem any game I buy because of this shit.

Can anyone who also uses CDKeys check this for me? Go to your profile and click on “My Orders”. Specifically this page:

If anyone else has it rendered in plain text instead of seeing a normal page, please let me know. Thanks

NVIDIA is playing it dirty with naming of RTX 4080 cards

If you’re in a market for new graphic card, pay attention to how NVIDIA is marketing the latest RTX 4080 series graphic cards.

Everywhere it’s being plastered how NVIDIA launched RTX 4090, RTX 4080 12GB and RTX 4080 16GB. And to a casual consumer, just going with model that only has 4GB of RAM less but costs 300 bucks less. But reality is, it’s not just memory capacity despite NVIDIA making you believe that way.

RTX 4080 16GB:

CUDA Cores: 9728

Memory bus: 256bit

RTX 4080 12GB:

CUDA Cores: 7680

Memory bus: 192bit

What this means is that you’re not just buying same card with less memory. No, you’re buying ENTIRELY DIFFERENT graphic card. Some are even poking the idea that this 12GB model is suppose to actually be RTX 4070 or even lower, but NVIDIA, in an attempt to jack up prices intentionally positioned it this way, so they can cut down actual RTX 4070 when it comes out even more and still charge insane price for it.

I’m not going to lie, NVIDIA makes quite a lot of really good tech. And I like new tech. But I just can’t get past how shamelessly they are going out ripping of people by intentionally make their products deceptive to casual consumers. Especially after we’ve all been saying to everyone how crazy memory capacities are meaningless for most users…

So, just buy RTX 4080 16GB straight away and call it a day? Not quite. My advance right now is, just wait for AMD to launch their Radeon RX 7000 series and then see. The whole DLSS 3 4x performance promise sounds great, but never buy anything based on a promise, because DLSS 3 may end up depending on implementation and it’s questionable if it’ll just instantly work in all DLSS 2 powered games. If not, that means you’ll again have to wait for ages to get that promise.

And RTX 4000 series cards come with hefty baggage. Literally. Their heatsinks are absolutely insane in size. We’re talking 3+ slots being a standard now. Power consumption has also been increased so you better have a good power supply. And of course, jacked up prices across the range. Which NVIDIA always plays it off conveniently by what I can only assume intentionally leaking way higher prices before launch and when launch of new product comes, they announce somewhat lower price, but still higher than for last generation and everyone is like “wow, I was expecting it to be 2000€ for RTX 4090, but it’s just 1600€ now, that’s not so bad”. It’s fucking clever, I’m not going to deny it. Make people mentally prepare for the worst with ridiculous prices through “leaks” and then announce lower price that’s still higher than last time and people will be more willing to accept the jacked up price. Fuckin clever. And fucking deceptive, just like 12GB and 16GB memory capacity on RTX 4080…

Just wait for AMD to release RX 7000. It can only get better for everyone if people just wait for competition. I’m not expecting RTX 4000 cards to suddenly drop 500€ in price if AMD beats them badly, but anything helps. So, lets wait and see.

Microsoft, you really fucked up Windows 11 22H2 to a point where Kubuntu is better!

As you may have noticed from my last few rants here, I was so fed up with Microsoft’s dumbass bullshit with latest Windows 11 22H2 update that I’ve now permanently migrated all my other systems to Linux, only system where I’ll still be dealing with this motherfucking idiocy called Windows 11 is my gaming PC, because fucking gaming and Linux. I like older games, I like modern games that require DirectX 12 and I’m just not willing to spend hours fiddling with them just to then sort of kind of work through 15 compatibility layers on Linux. They were mostly multimedia systems anyway and that works fine on Linux.

And boy, what a relief it was to just install the fucking OS on my devices and not be bothered with absolutely dumb shit like endless whining with made up “compatibility” reasons and forcing me to hack the damn thing apart just to bypass absolutely stupid forced online account. I even enabled WiFi during installation and didn’t have to worry for installer screwing me over with some dumb corporate bullshit.

Decided for Kubuntu, because wide mainstream adoption of Ubuntu helps compatibility and stuff and I just prefer KDE over anything else. It’s simple, easy to use and works well out of the box. Exactly what I need after dealing with dreadful pile of shit called Windows 11 22H2 update…

Now, I know Microsoft doesn’t give a shit about what I mean, some random nobody blogger, but when you fuck GUI and UX part of Windows 11 so hard with absolutely fucking retarded design decisions to a point where some open source OS made by bunch of enthusiasts from all over the world becomes a not just better, but MUCH MUCH better choice, that should be telling enough how hard you’ve fucked up. Hell, Windows 11 22H2 update is so fucking bad that it makes Windows Vista from 15 years ago look like pretty fucking decent OS. It’s THAT bad, broken and annoying to use, I shit you not. From all the shit that’s just broken and they haven’t fixed it since first release of Windows 11 to regression of features we had for frigging 3 decades to shit that’s just in your face annoying, I just can’t stand it enough. I have enough of this shit.

Good job Microsoft! I guess? LOL

New Smart App Control in Windows 11 22H2 is dumb and worthless!

Just like so many things in Windows 11 I’ve already complained about, this is another dumb feature Microsoft decided to include in latest Windows 11 22H2 build. And I’m starting to believe people designing Windows 11 are genuinely idiots. How fucking else would you design things so fucking dumb!?


I present you the “Smart App Control”. Smart feature, designed by a moron.

If you have updated your old build of Windows 11 to 22H2, this feature is OFF by default and cannot be enabled. You’re asked to install Windows 11 clean to use this feature. Ok, so I have installed Windows 11 clean to enable this. By default it goes into “Evaluation” mode where it “evaluates” something if your system is worthy of protection. Based on fucking what? Same dumb arbitrary rules as everything else in Windows?

If this “Evaluation” decides you’re not worthy, it will automatically switch to OFF. Which means from that point on, you CAN’T enable it anymore without clean reinstall of entire OS. If you manually set it to OFF, you CAN’T enable it anymore without clean reinstall of entire OS.

If you manually turn this feature ON, it will remain on. Ok, cool then? Well, not really. This feature is so dumb it has no control, exclusions or dialogs when something is blocked. It just gets blocked quietly. Particularly in Terminal, when I wanted to turn off stupid Lock screen and I got error that “system policy” is preventing changing of setting and this was displayed directly in Terminal itself. I just fucking knew it. It’s this dumb new Smart App Control, but I wasn’t 100% sure. So I set it to OFF (which makes it permanent). Tried again and Terminal allowed me to perform desired commands. And now it’s permanently OFF and I can’t flip it back on after doing my thing.

So, this dumb “smart” App Control system is useless when disabled, it’s useless when in Evaluation mode and it’s useless when in ON mode because it’s just fucking annoying. And if you’re suspecting it’s causing you problems, by trying to disable it makes it a permanent thing that will set you back hours of fucking around with retarded Windows 11 installer to clean install this pile of shit again.

I’m now really not surprised why everything security related from Microsoft is so fucked. They are fucking morons. For example, Controlled Folder Access, an anti-ransomware has been broken and useless since its inception years ago. Tried it today (again for like 50th time) and it’s again just spewing access warnings for random fucking shit like it has no whitelist at all or it’s so bad it has nothing on it to even whitelist. It’s so annoying I turned it off after 10 minutes. Guess what, Dumb Smart App Control is the same fucking thing. Stupid feature that’s just annoying as fuck, gets in the way and forces you to reinstall whole fucking OS if you need to turn it off because it’s behaving like an absolute ass.

Fuck you Microsoft, you fucks are utterly incompetent spewing out dumb garbage features that serve no fucking purpose but to annoy users. And they are designed in dumbest, most asshole way possible way. I can’t fucking believe how a multi-billion international mega corporation is spewing out such low effort garbage. I just fucking can’t understand.

I can’t fucking believe how Windows spiraled from OS that I always used with joy and couldn’t wait for new update to spiral into this cocktail of vomit and diarrhea that’s just pissing me off more and more with every update they release for it. Forced to use this shit on my main PC because fucking games, but for other 2 systems I have, think I’m just going to really go with Linux permanently this time. I’ll miss certain apps that I like on Windows, but fuck it, if I got used to iPhone and iOS over night because I had enough of Google’s and Android’s bullshit, I’m gonna make it work with Linux too. This is fucking retarded and insulting.

Mandatory Microsoft account for Windows 11 22H2 is the most asshole thing ever to be done to anything

First of all, fuck you Microsoft. And secondly, fuck you twice with your fuck ass dumb account bullshit you’re now forcing on users. It’s the most asinine, retarded moronic shit I’ve witnessed not just in years but in decades and only outdoes Windows Vista “online account” retardation where you couldn’t even login to local account if there was no internet. Yeah, that shit was a thing back then, which is why I have such anger towards all this “online” garbage. And latest 22H2 update for Windows 11 didn’t disappoint.

Not only it was still bitching about Ryzen 5 2500U being “incompatible” even though it has all the TPM bullshit and has run Windows 11 flawlessly from its very beginning of existence.

What new asshole mandatory Microsoft account brings is just pure retardation in its most distilled form.

I have this Ryzen 2500U laptop for casual internet browsing, some Youtube, music, movies. And it’s shared with other users so my main goal is for it to be as easy to use as possible. Just turn on and do whatever. Well, Windows 11 22H2 brought mandatory Microsoft account bullshit which now means I CAN’T have computer which can be just turned on and used. No, you need to fucking LOGIN now. And there is no way of turning this fucking shit off. WHY!? Fucking WHY Microsoft? Who fucking asked you to force this dumb ass shit on us?

Now it shows my Microsoft account name in the Start menu which I don’t fucking want to show there.

On top of that, as soon as installation of latest Windows 11 is done (and you have to connect to internet during install as it refuses to continue without and old tricks to bypass don’t work anymore), it instantly starts uploading shit to OneDrive and for every possible shit opens dumb Edge browser and again tries to upload shit to fuck ass account again.

How fucking desperate are you Microsoft to hoard all our data? You fucking assholes. Google at least does it through convenience, here Microsoft is just an absolute ass that just desperately shouts at users GIVE ME ALL YOUR DATA IDIOT without any benefit to any of it to the user. Not just that, it’s anything but convenience. The amount of dumb problems this mandatory online account bullshit brings is insane. You absolutely need connection during install and then you’re forced to login for every god damn session and it’ll instantly upload shit to OneDrive and all the Edge crap and god knows what else I never fucking needed in last 20 years and I probably never will. I use my own sync system and Firefox, stop fucking bugging me with your dumb shit.

Fuck you Microsoft, you’re one fucking desperate bunch of assholes. Go and fix your dumb OS instead of fucking it up further. I still can’t turn off dumbass Taskbar overflow entirely and I can’t turn off idiotic Start menu recommendations, I can only make them smaller (or bigger, why the fuck would i want that!?!). I want entire Start to be used for my pins, not your dumb recommendations. Fuck. If I wasn’t a gamer I’d throw this pile of shit from all my systems and use Linux. I think 2 of my laptops will actually be migrated to Linux entirely, but on my main system I’ll have to deal with this fucking retardation. Oh my god. Fuck you Microsoft. Assholes. I hope EU will fucking slap them in the face and demand availability of local accounts. This is fucking bullshit.