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Another Facebook Rant

Posted in Nonsense, Tech Stuff with tags , , , on May 18, 2014 by Bob

I know, EVERYONE complains about Facebook and it does no good. I realize this. I just want to complain, because I am getting old and cranky. Soon I will be growing my mustache to look like Wilford Brimley. I should put him on my death watch list. I am digressing. On to the rant.

The other day, I woke up and pulled up Facebook on my iPhone. I couldn’t sort by most recent updates. They hid it. By default, you can only see what Facebook thinks is important to you. Or what will give them the most advertising dollars. The thing that really irritates me, is that they didn’t tell anyone. At least not that I was aware of. I strengthen this statement by the sheer number of people that couldn’t find it either. Not only do you have to go to a hidden area to get the most recent stories, but you have to do it every time. It is like looking at comments.

If I don’t like Facebook I should leave. The problem is that you can’t leave. It is like Microsoft Office. You have to use it because everyone else uses it. I prefer Word Perfect over Word. No one else in the world does however. Oh well. That is the problem with Facebook. If you don’t use it, you won’t get invited to parties, you won’t find out about people dying, you won’t find out about people having babies, you won’t see amusing images from George Takei … basically you will be unattached from the world as a whole. Maybe that’s a good thing.

Well, no reason to tie you up any longer on a Sunday to to listen to my Facebook hate. Just needed to get it out there. LONG LIVE MYFROOGLE PLUS CHAT HALL CIRCLES! Or something.

 

On a side note I want to wish my MIL a happy birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

 

Do We Really Need #Overuse?

Posted in How To, Nonsense, Tech Stuff with tags , , , , , on September 29, 2011 by Bob

I will admit that I don’t use#twitter all that much. I do know however that the #prudent use of #hashtags can help you find #trendingtopics. It is getting a little #rediculous though that everyone is using them everywhere. As far as I know they are #onlyforuseontwitter. Yet I am seeing them #everywhere … #facebook, #emails and there are even some weirdos who use them in their #blogposts.

Maybe I am just missing something. It must be because I still don’t really understand all this social stuff. I looked up #howtousehashtags and found this article. Maybe I should have actually read it before I #bloggedabouthashtags.

Either way, I still think that they are #overused.

 

By the way, did you order me a Hawaiian shirt for my bday yet? If you tell them I sent you … they will probably say “who”? But it would be amusing to me.

 

My Mommy Taught Me To Share

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , , , , on September 26, 2011 by Bob

However, I didn’t think I would have to share as much as some social platforms want me to. (Yes, I am going there again). I ranted the other day about how Facebook changed again and how I hated it. I still don’t like what they did. Put my friends statuses in order please. You don’t know what is important to me. The other thing that bothers me is that stupid ticker thing. It is distracting and I don’t care what friends of friends of friends are doing or when a friend comments on another person that I don’t know. If we can see all this, why bother having a friends list of any kind anyway? If everyone can see everyone elses stuff. Whatever.

Anyhoo, I am going to go to my twitter account going forward and tell people everything I am doing every minute of the day. When I eat a gummy bear, you will know. When I go to the bathroom, you will know. When I do ANYTHING … YOU will know.

Don’t worry, I am too lazy for that. You won’t know anything.

An Open Letter To Facebook

Posted in Celebrity Deaths, Nonsense, Tech Stuff, Wacky News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2011 by Bob

Dear Facebook,

I would like to formally congratulate you on the good sense to just bow out and let Google+, Twitter and Linkedin win in the Social networking arena. Your “improvements” are non user friendly, and it is wholly unprofessional to not have an opt-out or customizable option. I do however appreciate the fact that your latest “upgrade” will more than likely increase the value of my Google stock.

I can emphatically say that you have no idea what stories or updates are of interest to me, you have no way of knowing who my close friends or coworkers are, and if you want to decide who I see updates from, then you should also decide which of my bills you should pay for me.

The scrolling updates bar on the right side of the screen proves that you do not know who I want to see updates from. It is distracting and there is no way to easily see the entire conversation that a comment was posted about. To use industry terms … YOUR UI SUCKS ASS!

Mark *uckerburg, in the spirit of  you not being a dick, I expect to have a formal apology from you, posted to everyone’s wall, by tomorrow morning. This should state that you screwed up, the constant screwing with our lives was a mistake, and that you are splitting the company up into at least 3 different entities.

I, along with many other bloggers, investor groups, developers, cat hoarders and out of work cartoonists, have been adding pieces to the full page newspaper obituary for Facebook for some time now. We do appreciate the fact that month after month you make it easier and easier to write. The only thing that we ask is that you formally change the name of your company to Fecesbook so that it matches our obituary.

I hope that this letter finds you buried ass deep in complaints and that you die a quick painful death as a Social Site.

Cordially,

The staff at Voicesinmybrain.com

P.S. If you find it in your heart to sue me for anything, I welcome the publicity and notoriety.

Today Was Full Of Stoopid

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2011 by Bob

It started with traffic. It wasn’t even a heavy traffic day. The problem was some jack hole at some paving company or at the Illinois Dept of Transportation that decided that morning rush hour was the best time to work on resurfacing projects on major road ways. Stopping rush hour traffic, in both directions, for 5 minute stretches is the most asinine thing to do. 25 minutes late for work and pissed off to start the day. Hooray.

Then came the rest of the day. There was so much idiocy that it seemed that every person I spoke to today made my IQ drop and my blood pressure rise. (if that sounds familiar it’s because I said the same thing on Facebook earlier today.)

Fortunately, the day ended and I picked up Tori which made me smile. Got home, she went to bed early and I relaxed watching some “The Office” episodes. Jackie went to bed since she isn’t feeling well, (the new little one she is cooking is being ornery) and then I sat down to write this.

The best thing I read today was a friend of mine’s status … “If you do not want to take the initiative and learn your job, can you do us ALL a favor and just quit?” Truer words could not have been written and more people in the world need to follow that advice.

That is all.

Wow

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , , , , , on September 6, 2011 by Bob

Is all I can say. I don’t know if it is spam feeding hits to my blog or if I am actually getting popular, or if I just have been getting some interesting topics lately, but man, I have been setting my own records the last few weeks. Again today I had the most hits ever. I like that. It makes me feel that posting every day is worth it. Granted, it would be more worth it is I got like $5 for every hit. 🙂

Anyhoo, I am going to have to steal ideas of off facebook more often I think. It seems to work. Unfortunately, I didn’t see anything good there today. The only thing that is annoying me lately is what I posted about on there, and I think what I mentioned on here a few days ago. Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star.

This looks like the dumbest movie ever. Why does everyone have to seem mentally challenged to be funny? I went through all this before so I won’t again.

This is interesting, I am watching a Taco Bell commercial where the “chef” is acting like a Benihana chef. For a flat bread sandwich. Am I the only one getting sick of flat bread everything? It is like Napoleons on Chopped. Everyone does one.

Well, not much else tonight so, have a good night all.

I Never Thought Of It Like That

Posted in Nonsense, TV/Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2011 by Bob

I saw a funny post on a friends Facebook today. Don’t know if this has been out before but I laughed pretty darn hard. Here is what it was:

Me?? Behave?? Seriously!! As a child I saw Tarzan almost naked, Cinderella arrived home after midnight, Pinocchio told lies, Aladdin was a thief, Batman drove over 200 miles an hour, Snow White lived in a house with 7 men, Popeye smoked a pipe & had tattoos, Pac Man ran around to digital music while eating pills that enhanced his performance & Shaggy and Scooby were mystery solving hippies that always had the munchies. The fault is not mine!

I tried to think of other things from my childhood that may have shaped my youth. I really couldn’t think of anything that was as funny as the above. Admittedly, my brain has been shut off for the last few days. It has been great by the way. Here are a few though:

Donald duck walked around with no pants, Alice drank and did drugs, I learned if you tell too many lies you will be eaten by wolves, and I will stop right there since it is late and this had more legs earlier today. Of course, as always, if anyone wants to add to this feel free.

Until next time, remember … ” I would have gotten away with it if it weren’t for those darn kids!”

A Few More Things

Posted in Holiday, Nonsense, Tori, TV/Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2011 by Bob

As we head off into the long holiday weekend … hmmm, thought I would have a better follow up to that. Apparently the long weekend has nothing to do with anything that I am going to write about today. Basically, there have been a few things lately that have ground my gears, tweaked my melon, made me go “hmmm”, or otherwise made me scratch my head or wonder aloud.

First off, movies. I remember when Labor Day weekend used to have at least one good movie coming out. Now, we have things like Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star. I have made it clear in the past that any of these movies where people just act like idiots trying to be funny are not my shot of whiskey. What is worse in this one is that at the end of the commercials, they have some guy acting like he is mentally handicapped trying to say how funny it is. What is the point of this? Why do they think it is funnier if the people are mentally handicapped, developmentally challenged or whatever you want to call it. That is an insult and to me, offensive.

Second off, mortgage banks being sued. The government says they are going to sue a number of big banks over mortgage stuff. They say that when the gov bought mortgage securities, the taxpayers lost money. Now they are saying they are suing them to get the taxpayer money back. I got 900 billion dollars that says the taxpayers won’t see any of it.

Third off, Old Navy. They have the most annoying commercials and I wish they would stop using songs and changing them to use their stupid lyrics. They suck.

Fourth off, Dancing With The Stars. A) None of those people are ‘Stars’, B) Who cares?

Fifth off, I have gas. Just thought I would share.

Sixth off, I don’t care about what people took in college when they are complaining about not being able to leave work early when you haven’t done anything really to deserve it anyway.

Seventh off, Star Wars. It is coming out on Blu-Ray. You can’t fight it, Darth Vader will say “No” no matter how much you protest. Even with all the complaining and people bitching about it, George Lucas will still make another fortune because everyone complaining is still going to buy it.

Eighth off, pro athletes. (I am stealing this directly from a co-workers Facebook page) – “I’d like to honor Lance Briggs by demanding more money or a trade from my employer too. Oh wait, I’m part of the 98% of the population who works hard everyday not making the league minimum or deciding not to play out the rest of my signed contract. Hey Lance, you tool, enjoy your stay in Jacksonville or Kansas City or whatever hole your able to find.”

Ninth off, iPhone 5. An iPhone 5 got left in a bar … again? Please. Apple quit trying to fool us and just admit that this is the way you can get info out there without admitting you are getting info out there.

Tenth off, Tori. I worked from home yesterday with Tori at home due to ill day care. It was pretty brutal and not something I thin I want to make a habit of until she is MUCH older … like in school. Anyhoo, later last night we took a cute video of her. Her new thing is saying “HIIIIII” to everyone she meets. Even herself. So, for those of you that do not know me on Facebook. Here she is being all cute and stuff.

That is all for today. I want everyone to have a safe, relaxing and fun weekend, be sure to donate during the MDA marathon and until next time, remember … “In outer space it’s okay to wear white shoes after Labor Day.”

Am I Becoming Anti-Social?

Posted in Nonsense, Tech Stuff with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2011 by Bob

Up until a few years ago, about as “social” I was on line was going into the occasional geek chat room to talk about the latest Stargate episode. Then I got roped into joining Facebook for the new job I had. I started requesting friends and liking things. I had no clue why I was doing this. It wasn’t long before I was Tweeting, Foursquaring, Digging and whatever else I had to do for my job at the time. Now there is Klout, Google+ and god knows what else.

I don’t have time to do all of these. It is hard enough trying to be on Facebook alone. I am not sure I would be able to tweet if my blog wasn’t automatically posting there. I am not sure what the hell Klout is about or why I have any or what to do with the Klout I have. I don’t think I have dug anything for quite a while and I am not sure where I am supposed to check in on what service so that I can have a political future in a coffee shop.

I don’t really want to join Google + but I am sure that I will end up on there eventually despite my better judgement. To me it is just social overload. There is a car commercial right now, actually a couple of them that reflect my sentiment PERFECTLY! They both have a younger person talking about how they are worried that their parents aren’t social enough. The one commercial has a girl on her computer mocking her parents for having 16 friends while she has over 600 or some nonsense. They then show her parents being out and about biking with friends and then getting into their car. It may be a little different than I am relaying but you get the idea. They are making fun of how people think “being social” is about being online all the time.

I don’t want to be social only on the computer. Yes, I keep in touch with friends and have made new friends because of the computer, however, I can’t golf with some of these friends, I can’t go to dinner with most. I don’t want to attend a virtual something somewhere. I still want to have a real life.

I hope in a few years people still actually will se each other face to face occasionally.

Gotta go, I have a virtual thing to go to in 42nd Life.

Um … Um … Hmmmm …

Posted in Nonsense with tags , on June 28, 2011 by Bob

I am just at a total loss of words tonight. Not toward anything that has happened, or anything going on. I am just, just … blank. I can think of absolutely nothing. Not to write about, not to Facebook about, not to anything. My mind is a blank. I am looking up each word as I type it and using a random word generator to write what I am putting here.

Honestly, the post a day is getting to me. Yeah, you have to read me bitching a little. I have missed one day since I started. I have had my share fair of lame ones. I am 6 months in though and I am determined to annoy everyone for another 6 months of pointless ramblings. Look at the bright side … a slew of celebs dies this month so it will be a good list come Friday!

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