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  • Last year a friend of mine upgraded GirlFriend 1.0 to Wife 1.0 and found it to be a memory hog, leaving very little system resources for other applications. He is only now noticing that Wife 1.0 also is spawning Child-Processes which are further consuming valuable resources. No mention of this particular phenomena was included in the product brochure or the documentation, though other users have informed him that this is to be expected due to the nature of the application. Not only that, Wife 1.0 installs itself such that it is always launched at system initialisation where it can monitor all other system activity. He's finding that some applications such as PokerNight 10.3, BeerBash 2.5, and PubNight 7.0 are no longer able to run at all, crashing the system when selected (even though they always worked fine before). At installation, Wife 1.0 provides no option as to the installation of undesired Plug-Ins such as MotherInLaw 55.8 and BrotherInLaw Beta release. Also, system performance seems to diminish with every passing day.
    Some features we'd like to see in the upcoming Wife 2.0.

    • A "Don't remind me again" button
    • A Minimise button
    • An install shield feature that allows Wife 2.0 be installed with the option to uninstall at any time without the loss of cache and other system resources.
    • An option to run the network driver in promiscuous mode which would allow the systems hardware probe feature to be much more useful.

    I myself decided to avoid all of the headaches associated with Wife 1.0 by sticking with Girlfriend 2.0. Even here, however, I found many problems. Apparently you cannot install Girlfriend 2.0 on top of Girlfriend 1.0. You must uninstall Girlfriend 1.0 first. Other users say this is a long standing bug which I should have been aware of. Apparently the versions of Girlfriend have conflicts over shared use of the I/O port. You think they would have fixed such a stupid bug by now. To make matters worse, the uninstall program for Girlfriend 1.0 doesn't work very well, leaving undesirable traces of the application in the system. Another thing that sucks -- all versions of Girlfriend continually popup little annoying messages (nag screens) about the advantages of upgrading to Wife 1.0
    Bug Warning
    Wife 1.0 has an undocumented bug. If you try to install Mistress 1.1 before uninstalling Wife 1.0, Wife 1.0 will delete MSMoney files before doing the uninstall itself. Then Mistress 1.1 will refuse to install, claiming insufficient resources.
    Benny Blades~"If you break down this team man for man, we have talent to compare with any team."

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    • MS-Girlfriend and MS-Wife 1.0 -
      By: Unknown GirlFriend 1.0
      I'm currently running the latest version of Girlfriend and
      I've been having some problems lately. I've been running the
      same version of DrinkingBuddies 1.0 forever as my primary
      application, and all the Girlfriend releases I've tried have
      always conflicted with it. I hear that DrinkingBuddies won't
      crash if Girlfriend is run in background mode and the sound
      is turned off. But I'm embarrassed to say I can't find the
      switch to turn the sound off. I just run them separately,
      and it works okay. Girlfriend also seems to have a problem
      co-existing with my Golf program, often trying to abort Golf
      with some sort of timing incompatibility.
      GirlFriend 2.0
      I probably should have stayed with Girlfriend 1.0, but I
      thought I might see better performance from Girlfriend 2.0.
      After months of conflicts and other problems, I consulted a
      friend who has had experience with Girlfriend 2.0. He said I
      probably didn't have enough cache to run Girlfriend 2.0, and
      eventually it would require a Token Ring to run properly. He
      was right - as soon as I purged my cache, it uninstalled
      itself. I tried running GirlFriend 2.0 with GirlFriend 1.0
      still installed, but they tried using the same i/o port and
      conflicted. Then I tried to unistall GirlFriend 1.0 but it
      didn't have an uninstall program. I tried to uninstall it by
      hand, but it put files in my system directory.
      GirlFriend 3.0
      Shortly after that, I installed Girlfriend 3.0 beta. All the
      bugs were supposed to be gone, but the first time I used it,
      it gave me a virus anyway. I had to clean out my whole
      system and shut down for a while.
      GirlFriend 4.0
      I very cautiously upgraded to Girlfriend 4.0. This time I
      used a SCSI probe first and also installed a virus
      protection program. It worked okay for a while until I
      discovered that Girlfriend 1.0 was still in my system. I
      tried running Girlfriend 1.0 again with Girlfriend 4.0 still
      installed, but Girlfriend 4.0 has a feature I didn't know
      about that automatically senses the presence of any other
      version of Girlfriend and communicates with it in some way,
      which results in the immediate removal of both versions.
      The version I have now works pretty well, but there are
      still some problems. Like all versions of Girlfriend, it is
      written in some obscure language I can't understand, much
      less reprogram. Frankly, I think there is too much attention
      paid to the look and feel rather than the desired
      functionality. Also, to get the best connections with your
      hardware, you usually have to use gold-plated contacts. And
      I've never liked how Girlfriend is totally
      "object-oriented."
      GirlFriend 5.0
      Some features I'd like to see in the Upcoming GirlFriend
      5.0...
      * - A "Don't remind me again" button
      * - Minimize button
      * - Shutdown feature
      * - An install shield feature so that Girlfriend 4.0 can
      be completely uninstalled if so desired (so you don't
      lose cache and other objects)
      * - "Abort" button
      * - An option to run the network driver in promiscuous
      mode which would allow the systems hardware probe
      feature to be much more useful.
      Another thing that is very irritating -- all versions of
      Girlfriend continually popup little annoying messages about
      the advantages of upgrading to Wife 1.0
      GirlFriend Plus and Wife 1.0
      A year ago, a friend of mine upgraded his version of
      Girlfriend to GirlfriendPlus 1.0, which is a Terminate and
      Stay Resident version of Girlfriend. He discovered that
      GirlfriendPlus 1.0 expires within a year if you don't
      upgrade to Fiancee 1.0. So he did, but soon after that, he
      had to upgrade to Wife 1.0, which he describes as a huge
      resource hog. It has taken up all his space, so he can't
      load anything else. One of the primary reasons he decided to
      go with Wife 1.0 was because it came bundled with
      FreeSexPlus. Wife 1.0 must be running before he can do
      anything. Although he did not ask for it, Wife 1.0 came with
      Plug-Ins such as MotherInLaw and BrotherInLaw.
      Well, it turns out the resource allocation module of Wife
      1.0 sometimes prohibits access to FreeSexPlus, particularly
      the new Plug-Ins he wanted to try. On top of that, Wife 1.0
      must be running on a well warmed-up system before he can do
      anything.
      ---------------------------------------------------
      ***** BUG WARNING ********
      Wife 1.0 has an undocumented bug. If you try to
      install Mistress 1.1 before uninstalling Wife 1.0,
      Wife 1.0 will delete MS-Money files before doing
      the uninstall itself. Then Mistress 1.1 will
      refuse to install, claiming insufficient
      resources.
      ---------------------------------------------------
      ****** BUG WORK-AROUNDS *****
      To avoid the above bug, try installing Mistress
      1.1 on a different system and never run any file
      transfer applications such as Laplink 6.0. Also,
      beware of similar shareware applications that have
      been known to carry viruses that may affect Wife
      1.0.
      Another solution would be to run Mistress 1.0 via
      a UseNet provider under an anonymous name. Here
      again, beware of the viruses which can accidently
      be downloaded from the UseNet.
      ---------------------------------------------------
      MS-Wife 1.0 Testimonial
      Wife 1.0 is not only a memory hog that leaves very little
      system resources for other applications. He is only now
      noticing that Wife 1.0 also is spawning Child-Processes
      which are further consuming valuable resources. No mention
      of this particular phenomena was included in the product
      brochure or the documentation, though other users have
      informed him that this is to be expected due to the nature
      of the application. Not only that, Wife 1.0 installs itself
      such that it is always launched at system initialization
      where it can monitor all other system activity. He's finding
      that some applications such as PokerNight 10.3, BeerBash
      2.5, and PubNight 7.0 are no longer able to run in the
      system at all, crashing the system when selected (even
      though they always worked fine before). Also, system
      performance seems to diminish with each passing day..
      NEWSFLASH
      I came across more tech notes about this product on the
      Usenet News Groups.
      You should immediately add this to your README.TXT and
      update your WIFE.INI file as noted.
      ---------------------------------------------------
      ***** BUG FIX *****
      Another bug has surfaced with the uninstall
      feature of WIFE 1.0. A TSR program stays resident
      in memory after uninstalling WIFE 1.0 that on a
      recurring basis takes up to 50% of your system
      resources before allowing any of your programs to
      run. In cases of complex or "messy" uninstalls,
      resource losses can be as high as 80%. This TSR
      can be negated by adding the following line to
      your WIFE.INI file:
      DEVICE=C:\WIFE\SETUP\PRENUPTL.386
      IMPORTANT - This line must be inserted before the
      DEVICE=C:\WIFE\SETUP\WDDNGDAY.386 statement in
      order to work properly. This new driver will
      redirect all calls to
      C:\WIFE\UNINSTALL\CMNLPROP.DLL to
      C:\WIFE\UNINSTALL\WAIVEALL.DLL
      during the uninstall process.
      ---------------------------------------------------
      ***** UPGRADE ANNOUNCEMENT *****
      WIFE 2.0 is currently in development and should be
      ready for release shortly. WIFE 2.0 takes 30% less
      disk space while featuring a flashier, more
      attractive, User Interface. Unfortunately, this
      upgrade is expected to require significantly more
      resources than Wife 1.0. For those users unable to
      upgrade to Wife 2.0, addins RedSprtsCar and
      NewBoat are currently in beta testing. These
      addins will work with the executable
      C:\WIFE\MIDLIFE.COM.
      ---------------------------------------
      Benny Blades~"If you break down this team man for man, we have talent to compare with any team."

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      • I can always count on you, Tony.
        GO LIONS "19" !!

        Take us to the promised land Matthew.

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        • Originally posted by Malto Marko View Post
          LMAO!

          Jewlerman posted this on his facebook page and I just had to share it with y'all.

          Dear Tech Support,

          Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slow down in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0. In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5, and then installed undesirable programs such as NBA 5.0, NFL 3.0 and NHL 4.1.
          Conversation 8.0 no longer runs, and Housecleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system. Please note that I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail. What can I do?

          Signed, Desperate.

          DEAR DESPERATE,

          First, keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while Husband 1.0 is an operating system. Please enter command: ithoughtyoulovedme.html, try to download Tears 6.2, and do not forget to install the Guilt 3.0 update. If those applications work as designed, Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewelry 2.0 and Flowers 3.5. However, remember, overuse of the above application can cause Husband 1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5, Happy Hour 7.0. Whatever you do, DO NOT under any circumstances install Mother-In-Law 1.0 (it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources). In addition, please do not attempt to reinstall the Boyfriend 5.0-program. This is an unsupported application and will crash Husband 1.0. In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance. We recommend Cooking 3.0 and Hot Lingerie 7.7.

          Good Luck!
          Tech Support
          LOL. Sorry I am a little late at reading this, but I have been reading a lot of homework. Hope all is well.
          My window of opportunity is expanding.....

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          • we real tech support people feel this ting jus might be a wee bit getting off topic..
            In Quinn We Trust??

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            • Originally posted by Coop View Post
              we real tech support people feel this ting jus might be a wee bit getting off topic..
              Funny, I was just clicking here to see if there were any actual tech posts, too.
              WHO CARES why it says paper jam when there is no paper jam?

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              • Hey Forsh. I was in Vancouver last weekend and thought of you! We went to Vijs. It was amazing.
                To be a professional means that you don't die. - Takeru "the Tsunami" Kobayashi

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                • [ame]http://youtu.be/PU8tbg8guUI[/ame]
                  Benny Blades~"If you break down this team man for man, we have talent to compare with any team."

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                  • Originally posted by SeattleLionsFan View Post
                    Hey Forsh. I was in Vancouver last weekend and thought of you! We went to Vijs. It was amazing.
                    I don't know what Vijs is (straight to google after this) but aside from that ... thanks!!
                    WHO CARES why it says paper jam when there is no paper jam?

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                    • Ah, Indian restaurant downtown I see ... my bad for living in the burbs haha.
                      WHO CARES why it says paper jam when there is no paper jam?

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                      • Getting ready to switch from the iPhone 4 to an Android phone. With my eyes I'm going for a 5.5" screen and was set on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or maybe seeing if the Note 3 would be out soon, (likely September/October).

                        Was in the AT&T store the other day and saw the LG Optimus G Pro. Same specs as the Note 2 except it has the 1080p resolution. Processor is good (Note 3 is rumored to have a dual-quad core though) and I like the 32GB option @ $100 less than most phones thing too.

                        Hmmmmmmm

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                        • does it fit in your pocket?
                          In Quinn We Trust??

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                          • Coop. You have mail.
                            I long for a Lions team that is consistently competitive.

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                            • received sir it was received.
                              In Quinn We Trust??

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                              • Originally posted by Coop View Post
                                does it fit in your pocket?
                                Yes it does. I went with the LG phone, ordered a case with a kickstand which hasn't arrived yet. The first phone had a damaged headphone jack so after going to two AT&T stores I found a replacement and am now in the saddle.

                                I'm an Android noob so these are kind of the first impressions.

                                Things I like:

                                Size - 5.5" is ideal for me. It's big enough to enjoy games, videos and/or just being able to see more clearly than the iPhone 4, (my eyes are getting worse), but still small enough to fit in my pocket which is handy.

                                Contacts: I like the way the caller ID looks when calls come in.

                                Expandability: 32GB on the phone, added a 32GB micro SD card. That lets me put the music/movie files on the card and save room for the app and other indigenous data that needs to be on the phone. I also like the removable battery.

                                Things I need to get used to:

                                Interface - one of the advantages of the iPhone is iTunes. I liked being able to arrange all my icons from the PC, something I haven't found a worthy counterpart for.

                                Thanks kind of it for now, I've only had the phone a couple days and one day was lost getting replaced.

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