Top 3 Reasons Why I Hate Outlook

I'm not sure, but I hope that all of these issues have some sort of fix. Or maybe I'm giving Microsoft too much credit. Either way, here are the top 3 things I hate about Microsoft Outlook:

1. The Crossed Out Email Titles:

Crossed out emails in outlook
Alright, I get the purpose of it. You move an email into another folder, or you delete it - and instead of just disappearing, the email is crossed out and so you know that it has been moved. This is helpful if you want to undo the move/delete - or if 2 days later you are looking for that one email that you swear was in the inbox...

But I mean COME ON! I moved it into another folder for a reason! or I deleted this crap, so why is its ghost still haunting me.

Note: This may be because my email service is setup on an IMAP server, but it still doesn't make sense. Why Bill Gates - WHY!? He must be using Thunderbird or something ;)

2. Outlook won't import a Thunderbird address book!

Outlook cant import Thunderbird
So it exports Outlook Express address books and Eudura address books, but why not ones from Mozilla Thunderbird? LAME! I had to switch to Outlook for business reasons and also so that it syncs better with everything, but this change has been a major PITA, especially considering the move to Thunderbird from Outlook was so easy.

3. Lame Internet Security Warnings every time I open Outlook

Outlook Internet Security Warning
Attention Microsoft, this is Captain User Experience calling! Mayday, Mayday! We're going down!

I mean, how hard is it to put a little rule setting check box that says something like "Remember this option for next time"? I realize that common sense isn't a program language, but you'd think it would be a job requirement.

Okay, there is my rant. Feel free to add your own gripes with Outlook.


I took a SICK photo

.. but I could never post it on my wedding photography blog! hahah! (maybe a little too sick)


A Blog Magazine with no blog or website?

I thought this was retarded interesting...

Blog Magazine

What is it?
A Blogging Magazine. That is: a magazine that writes articles about blogging.

A Magazine for bloggers? Okay, I guess that's pretty cool. So, what's the URL?

There is no URL - it's just a magazine.

Okay, so where is the online version of it? I'd like to read it.

No. It's for bloggers who actually read pieces of paper, you idiot.

Wait, you're telling me that someone is publishing an actual Blogging magazine with no accompanying site or blog?


That is so awesome that it is retarded. And yet, so retarded that it is awesome. How can I get featured in it?

Submit your blog to their website.

Oh, so they dooooooooooo have a website.

Well, not really ... uh... kind of, here you go: Artful Blogging

$15 for a magazine?! Well, no blogger would pay that to learn what they're already doing.

Oh, but they do.



Grandpa puts me to work in the Photoshop

The all too common request:
"If we took a picture of __________ could you ______________?"

I get this question a lot. Usually, I say something like "yeah - that's a cool idea!" Then I change the subject. If the subject gets brought up again, it used to be that I was screwed and gave in to the request. Now days I say "pay me!" Haha...

But, when it's Grandpa who asks if I could help him pull a quick one over his dice playing friends, I couldn't resist. Actually, it was my Grandma's idea. They came to visit from Canada and here's what we came up with:

If only I had found this site earlier... I could have made this...

...and I could have made it a lot quicker.

Oh well! PEACE


I almost forgot to mention

I started another blog about a month ago!

What!? Another blog? Yeah, but really - this one is fun. Well, it probably won't be funny to you unless your a photographer, but you should check it out anyway.

Photographer's Math

A couple of examples in case you're too lazy to click:

Royalty Free, as in Stock Photography. If you've ever submitted something to one of these sites, you'll know what I'm talking about! You make pennies every time someone buys one of your photos, and the only way to make money is if a LOT of people buy it.

This one is pretty self explanatory. What's funny is that I say "We shoot exclusively on location" on our wedding photography site! It's not hypocrisy I tell you - it's irony.

I should mention that none of the posts have any explanation. I figure if you have to explain it, it's probably dumb.

And that my friends makes for a total of 6 blogs. I have a conspiracy one, a music one, this one, one for our business, our family one (which Dara takes care of), and now the PM blog. Wow.

Good times!