Thursday, January 22, 2009


After posting my yesterday's blog entitled MICROSOFT GLITCH, I cannot help my curiosity to do my research on this subject.

And with a few click on the Google search, I was able to find anwswers to my curiosity as I come across website or you might want to click the link

In reference to my yesterday's blog -

MAGIC #1, that you cannot name a folder "CON", it is in fact perfectly true that you cannot create a folder named "CON", nor can you rename an existing folder to "CON". However, there is no mystery surrounding this restriction whatsoever. The "team" at Microsoft, and a great many others besides, know perfectly well why you cannot name a folder "CON". "CON" and a number of other character strings are in fact reserved names that go back to the days of DOS and cannot be used to name folders or files. Other reserved names are:
Potential drive letter - A: to Z:
A number of others

If you try to name a folder using one of these reserved names, the name will automatically revert to the default, generally "New Folder".

See link for complete explanation.

MAGIC #2 BUSH HID THE FACTS, It's a bug in some versions of notepad that is nothing more than misinterpreting an ANSI text file as Unicode. While "Bush hid the facts" is popular among conspiracy theorists and internet meme generators, there are several different word patterns that can generate the same problem.

As I said, it's a known bug in Notepad. It appears to have been fixed in recent versions and updates of both XP and Vista.

It's also documented more fully here on Wikipedia

MAGIC #3, =Rand (200 99) Enter, The rand() function is in Word specifically to automatically generate text. In some versions it produces the string "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" (every character in the standard English alphabet). Apparently, it may generate other text in other versions.

It's intentional, as documented here in Microsoft's knowledgebase.

The first number, by the way, is the number of paragraphs of automatic text to generate, and the second is the number of lines in each paragraph.

For even more fun, try the =lorem() function; same idea, different text.

"None of these are 'magic' at all. They're simply intended behaviors or explainable bugs."

Now these clears the mysteries of MICROSOFT GLITCH, which are not magic at all. Have you come across a similar or new omputer glitch? Let me know.

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