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I hate you all. I’m an idiot.

You’ve all emailed me:

“Harry, you’re an idiot.

Get yourself a Mac.

We (the superior race with Macs) don’t have issues — like you’ve been having with your crappy Microsoft software.

Our Macs work.

From: Duncan Scribner:

Morning, Harry

I spent years fighting with Outlook pst files, just as you described.  Nightmare, frustrating, nobody at Microsoft Support could ever explain why they use pst files.  At some point I started making new ones, storing old pst files, but then finding data that way became even more frustrating and an endless time sink.

Then my kid Elliot had to have Apple for school, and to keep the story short, I did end up with a MacBook pro.  Zero issues since then!  Email client works differently but also runs every email address I’ve got through msn and Google.

I’ve never looked back.  Susanna, of course, being a dyed in the wool Microsoftie will never shift to apple, but she’s got issues all the time, though for some providence in her corner of the world, no Outlook pst file issues.

The other thing about mac OS is that it cleans itself up each time you do an update, whereas PC machines get slower and slower over time.  I used to have to reformat my drives once a year to hedge this.  But no more.  I’m still running a 2013 MacBook pro and it’s as fast at the day I got it.   Also replaced PC tower w/ a mac mini.

All the best and always good reading you each day.

I won’t suffer you to the other “Harry, you’re an idiot. Get a Mac” emails.

I’m off to the Apple Store this morning and I’m buying even more Apple stock. And I won’t regale you with what happened last night, when, in desperation, I called Microsoft support. Suffice, they gave uselessness a whole new meaning.Took only two hours to not solve my problem.

Why we are so lucky

That was meant to be today’s glorious headline — before Microsoft messed up my life.

The good news: Your local PBS TV station is playing

It’s magnificent. It’s eight two-hour episodes. This evening’s (10:00 PM EDT) episode is:

The Sons and Daughters of America (1964-1968)
Country music artists like Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and Charley Pride reflect a changing America as they appeal to wide audiences.

You can also stream each episode. Click here. 

Here’s one of my favorite songs:

Hank was on last night. They call him the Hillbilly Shakespeare.

Tonight Patsy Cline will be on. She’s a personal favorite.

Make sure you listen with headphones. Sounds much better.

The year was 2009. 

Dan Good shot me in “action” in Indian Wells, California. I tossed the ball high, so you can’t see it.

I played this morning, ten years later. And played better.

I’ve found the perfect investment — no charge.

Keep moving. Drink water. Nap.

And dump anything that makes stress. Life is too short and stress too dangerous.

 

 

  • Dman

    Looks like the “new in you face Nazi’s” have taken over the “party” from the “old underground Nazi’s” …….Otherwise known as the Fake Democrat Party…….beautifully orchestrated by President Donald J. Trump.

  • Dman

    Harry, make sure you tell everyone you know and respect that Donald Trump and his Obama Birther Bullshit was the biggest of all Trump lies. And that you can personally assure all of these respected friends that you have done the research and can personally guarantee them that Obama was born in Hawaii……DO IT HARRY —— DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dman

    Bye-bye Joey Biden, and your entire corrupt family too. GITMO

  • Dman

    “I hate you all. I’m an idiot.”

    Save those words Harry, you have absolutely no idea how profound those words are going to become…..LOLOL!!!!!

  • Dman

    What’s the matter asshole….you had better get use to dealing with the truth. The Trump Truth…LOLOLOL!!!!!!

  • Bruce Miller

    You are brilliant Harry, you sold ROKU near its peak. This could be your best trade in ages!
    Good show.

  • The Truth

    Peter you did not want to respond to Harry? Ok I will take the bait.
    Here is the reason among many thay I use MS

    Microsoft. Why?

    For starters, quality is no longer a significant issue (thank goodness). Microsoft’s applications work better now than ever before and I sincerely thank Apple and Google for that. Of course there are sometimes still problems (and let’s not deny that Apple and Google also have blips too) but my and my clients’ experience is that the quality of Microsoft’s products have substantially improved. Application errors are recovered. Blue screens of death rarely happen. New drivers and hardware are instantly recognized. Even starting up a new Windows 8 laptop takes a minute, or less if you just leave it in sleep mode. Apple, in particular, has introduced a quality to software and hardware that has saved us from many hours of wasted time and I am grateful that the good people at Microsoft have continued to do what they always do and that is to copy the best of their competitors’ products and incorporate those features into their own. Improving the speed, performance or productivity of a company’s infrastructure is not the reason (anymore) for moving away from Microsoft.

    The headaches are not necessary. Apple technicians are harder to find than Microsoft people. There are significantly fewer independent Apple programmers and support people around the world. There are nowhere near the number of native Mac business applications for higher end accounting, customer relationship management and Office as for a Windows environment. Like many of my clients with employees who insist on using Apple products you are going to be spending time and money on software to run Windows locally on their MacBooks so that they can access your Windows based network and use your Windows based applications that everyone else is using. You are not bleeding edge. You are not a tinkerer. You are not a technologist. You do not like to change things unless there is a real reason for changing. And for most companies of a certain size, there is no compelling reason to change your Microsoft infrastructure. You could absolutely move to an all Apple environment. You could get rid of Office and start using Google Apps. You could replace your Microsoft SQL databases with other competing products. But the headaches aren’t necessary and will likely be a distraction from your core business.

    • Mike Nash

      That’s an awfully long thing to write considering that maybe two people read this.

      • harrynewton

        You’re wrong. Totally wrong. Our friend wrote a thoughtful piece, which thoughtful people will read. I’m very appreciative that he wrote it.

        • Dman

          Harry at some point you’re going to have to deal with all of it, you’re not going to be able to just delete it away. The clock is ticking. The walls are closing in quickly. Rachel Chandler has been interrogated throughly. Epstein is dead because he meant more to Trump as a victim of Clinton suicide. And let’s not forget about the Weiner/Huma laptop computer. Just wait until you see why the NYPD detectives began vomiting.

          You and your evil satanic dem party are finished.

          Harry, do you feel any safer now that Big Time Billy “D” and his lovely wife are back in town?…….LOLOL!!!!!

          Show this video to your brain dead family….
          https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9TEOC_P0ruU

  • Peter

    Microsoft is not for everyone. I believe Apple is good for you, Harry. I like your photo. That’s more fun than wasting time on debugging Microsoft. Personally I use Microsoft since day one and I see issues. I am a software engineer and know how to mess up with it. It serves me very well. Most companies use Microsoft (not Apple) for a reason which I don’t want to elaborate to annoy our friends with MacBook,.

  • Mike Nash

    I’d bet anything that you only got the one email.