"I'm an optimistic sort of person. You need to know this before you read on. I tend to be very forgiving of weird tech issues, and others in my circle have noticed that most hardware and software seems to work for me, most of the time, even when theirs is crashing and burning around them.
The flip side of that is that I get somewhat peeved when things are poorly designed. And when something conspires to actively prevent me from working, I get downright offended.
I've always been somewhat sanguine about Microsoft's product activation process. Despite any issues I might have with Microsoft's dominance and aggressive business tactics, I figured that any company in the software business has the right to protect its intellectual property. But recently..." ~ Loyd Case - ExtremeTech