16 April 2015

Windows Phone 10 Technical Preview on Lumia 535 - Not Recommended

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THIS IS A TECHNICAL PREVIEW, BUGS ARE A PART OF IT. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INSTALL THIS FIRMWARE IF YOU ARE FAINT OF HEART, OR IF YOUR DEVICE IS MISSION CRITICAL. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
Windows Phone 10 Tech Preview
Updated while I was sleeping
As a member of the Windows Insider Program, I was able to get the 1st release of Windows 10 Tech Preview for my Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM.

In retrospect I shouldn't have enabled automatic updates with the TP. I knew it was going to be buggy but I guess curiosity got the better of me as it always does with new versions of an OS (I play around with Windows 10 Tech Preview for PCs, iOS firmware betas, and OSX betas) 

The 1st tech preview is very buggy if your device is mission critical please do not install it. That being said I am very pleased that Microsoft is going with a wider release on Windows Phone 10. 

So as I am typing this I am using the Windows Phone Recovery Tool to rollback to 8.1 

waiting for the restore software to download

I will not elaborate on the bugs that I encountered as I have already reported these to MSFT. I will not post an initial impression also because I don't think it's fair to the engineers. I will say this though when they get the bugs sorted I think Windows Phone 10 would be a great follow up to 8.1

Especially excited about Outlook Calendar and Outlook Mail for Windows Phone, both of which the desktop versions I already use daily for work.

THIS IS A TECHNICAL PREVIEW, BUGS ARE A PART OF IT. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INSTALL THIS FIRMWARE IF YOU ARE FAINT OF HEART, OR IF YOUR DEVICE IS MISSION CRITICAL. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. 


10 April 2015

Jeepneys are a not a symbol. They are a symptom.

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Jeepneys are a not a symbol. They are a symptom. 

Jeepneys are not a sign of Filipino ingenuity. They are in fact a sign of Filipinos refusing to move forward and clinging to an obsolete and unsafe concept left over from WWII. Until we remove jeepneys from our roads and move them into art galleries or museums, this country will not truly move forward. 

The DOTC / LTO / LTFRB do not have the balls to do the right thing and slowly phase out these rolling piles of junk with a misplaced sense of being engineering feats and works of art, while in fact they are not. They are a scourge to other motorists, traffic, safety, and the environment. 

I'd love to see a plan implemented that our roads would be Jeepney free in 5-10 years. Start by not giving new franchises, then stop renewing them, and of course you need to re-educate / retrain the drivers and provide them with modern safer vehicles. 


Being anti-Jeepney is not anti-poor, it's pro-safety and pro-progress. 

02 April 2015

Bad news, Good news

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The bad news: abrasion of the cornea again, this one is bigger than the 1st time. The good news: only one eye this time. The right eye.