Proprietary Fail

January 18, 2008

Lately, I’ve been thinking I should move away from free music downloading. There’s the fear of unsafe files, sure, as well as thinking I don’t need to be doing it. But I’m sick of buying CD’s. I hate buying a whole damn CD for only a couple of songs, and the other songs all suck, and seeing as whenever I get a CD I just load up all the songs from it onto my computer, and I just put the actual CD someplace on my shelf. And I’m running out of room!
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Internet Dangers

October 27, 2007

Now, for a technological, pixelated edition of…

SHUT THE HELL UP!!!

These morons who just go on and on about how “dangerous” the internet is for kids. I swear, if I see one more talkshow host or whoever else say something like “get the computers out of kids’ rooms, it’s as if you’re leaving them alone with a stranger!” I’m going to scream.

No it is not, you idiots! A computer, even with internet connection, cannot grab your kid, jump out the window, and take him to a dark alley somewhere to do awful things to him. What the hell is wrong with you?
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Pathetic Dumb excuse for a File

March 24, 2007

What’s so great about PDFs anyway? I’m sick of coming across these stupid things all over the damn internet.

“Oh, but it shows what the document would look like once printed! It’s so great! Yay!”

No, it’s not great. I mean, I can see where they have their purpose now and then, sure. But you get to some of these webpages that seems like every page is a damn PDF!
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Lost Six Days!

January 14, 2007

And now, for a furious, data-loss induced edition of…

YOU SUCK!

I refer to web host, UN Site Solutions. They don’t host this site, but they host NYRA. You know, it’s always a damn problem with them! We keep having major server issues, lots and lots of downtime, and occasional lost data. Then today I get on to find we lost EVERYTHING since January 8!

They don’t back things up as often as they should. This is not acceptable! We lost important e-mails. Important message board posts. Important member information. Everything!

Not to mention they are really fussy about CPU usage crap that other hosts don’t care about. It’s irritating as all hell.

Plus, lately we’ve been having a problem of threads disappearing on the NYRA forums. No idea why. None of our tech staff knows why. UNSS certainly doesn’t know why. Despicable.

And they tend to lock IPs out of being able to access their hosted sites, for no reason.

Just sick of it. We pay them ridiculous amounts of money to host us, and they do this crap all the time. Sad thing is, they’re still better than the host we had before.

Big Puzzle

January 5, 2007

OMG! OMG! OMG!!! Awesome! 😀

So today at work, instead of working on stuff I probably should have been working on, I did what I do every day. I went to one of my favorite sites and did the daily puzzles there. It’s BrainBashers.com if you want to check it out. Brain teasers. Illusions. Puzzles. Other similar crap. In other words, totally my kind of place! The Fun Stuff section kicks all kinds of ass.
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No Website, No Sale

December 9, 2006

It is not that hard to get a website, people. If you’re running a business, making a website would be a very good idea. Customers can look at your information without having to actually call you or visit you.

It takes only basic HTML. You do not need to pay some company an assload of money to design your website, which would just look like prepackaged crap anyway. Get your own domain name, which you can do for only like eight dollars a year, and find some cheap hosting or use your own server, which many places have. It doesn’t take a technological wiz. It takes knowing basic math and how to spell and not being a moron. Do it yourself.

Those of you who have websites? Good. One problem. Put more information on it than your address! I can find that out from the yellow pages. What services do you provide specifically? What options are there? What do those options mean? Throw in some background info. Anything. Just be more than some lame ass pamphlet.

Get a decent website or you’re not getting my business, idiot.

Plain Text Please

October 20, 2006

And now, for a double spacing, format-copying edition of…

YOU SUCK!

Wysiwyg editors. You know, I can’t believe a word, even if just an acronym, with two W’s and two Y’s and fun as hell to say could stand for something so lame. What You See Is What You Get! Well, you know what? Maybe I don’t like what I see. I’d like to format it myself. I don’t care if you think I’m making it harder on myself. I find it easier. Grant me that.

Uh oh. Not always an option.
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