Thursday, October 22, 2009

Other Annoyances

Nokia PC suite just updated itself and now it, too, wants to restart my computer. Grrr. I quite literally think that's "rubbish."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

More Annoyance of PDFs

As if Acrobat Reader's pointless bloatedness wasn't annoying enough, I have just noticed two more annoying things about it:
  1. It now seems to contain some kind of online chat/meeting functionality. I have never felt the need to start an "Acrobat Connect" meeting and I don't think I ever will.
  2. Whenever it updates itself (which feels too often), it makes me reboot my computer. Why on earth would that be necessary?
On the plus side, at least the Acrobat Reader plugin no longer makes my entire browser freeze up while a PDF is loading.

On balance, it would be nice if there was a small and lean piece of software that could view PDFs and not do any of the annoying stuff.