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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!”

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