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rino's Avatar Picture rino – December 11, 2007 04:54AM Reply Quote
Generally miffed at something? Let the world know.



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Simon – February 06, 2009 05:27PM Reply Quote
A big one for my current ISP http://lemonjar.com/blog/?p=19

Not sure which I'm more annoyed about, that they discontinued a very useful service, or that they set it up with so little regard fo security in the first place. Idiots.

ARL (Moderator) – February 07, 2009 03:02PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Seconded here...

bahamut – February 21, 2009 04:14AM Reply Quote
Apple, because its user interface design sucks at details.

Take the iTunes store.

1) So I open up iTunes, the iStore needs so much real estate that my iTunes window, which was about 800 x 600 of a 1280 x 800 screen needed to be enlarged. So I hit the orb of death marked plus. The iTunes window shrinks to the controller. Uh-huh. Yo, Steve, Windows could do this, when, 20 years ago?

2) Open up the store via an open API so that people could construct a better interface outside of iTunes. I hardly believe this is the best that can be done.

El Jeffe – February 21, 2009 04:25AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Totally agree that iTunes store interface is the worst. Try searching for anything, with a variety of search terms. If it's not 'featured' or 'new/hot', you kill yourself browsing for new stuff. Only if you know exactly what you are looking for does it help.

I am a voracious podcast listener. Searching/browsing through them is a pain. I would like the option to mark things as "I will never, ever be interested in this or that". Then, don't ever show me that part of iTunes store. Like country songs. I never want to see anything country related. How hard would that be? I only want to see things related to the best that ever was... the 80s!!!!!

rino – February 21, 2009 04:56PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
I like your #2 suggestion. An API would only rock the world -- it would be a huge winner.

iTunes store is not great for browsing and discovery. I usually do that at various music blogs, etc... and know what I'm looking for first.

It's a real tough challenge frankly. If your not careful you become the clusterfuck that Amazon is at times, although they have a few angles on discovery down, the overall interface is way too cluttered IMO.



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Steve Cordova – February 23, 2009 08:56AM Reply Quote
History passes the first time as tragedy, the second time as farts. - Roy Edroso
Hulu and their content providers/owners for shutting out Boxee and Boxee users from Hulu's content. Is it Fox' and NBC's contention that the only correct way to watch Hulu is on a computer and web browser?

John Willoughby – February 23, 2009 09:40AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
They see it as cannibalization if people watch Hulu content on TV's. Idiots.

tomierna (Admin) – February 23, 2009 10:13AM Reply Quote
Hideously Unnatural
It probably is cannibalization - I'm betting that their national ad rates on broadcast are way higher than their hulu rates.

The main problem, of course, is the same as the one with print ads vs. internet ads (and what causes the great disparity of rates between the two) - the audience is estimated in the first case, and it's possible to get accurate statistics from the second case.

El Jeffe – February 23, 2009 10:20AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Of course they did that the day after I downloaded Boxee.

Sorry I caused it folks. I'm always the party killer.

Steve Cordova – March 07, 2009 12:32PM Reply Quote
History passes the first time as tragedy, the second time as farts. - Roy Edroso
stupid apple and stupid ATVusb creator. Apple put out an update to ATV that wiped out non apple software (stupid me for having auto updates turned on) and then ATV USB creator wiped out one of my USB HDs. If you have a gui, don't list disks by /dev/disk#. And its taking forever to create the patchstick.

bahamut – March 13, 2009 04:35AM Reply Quote
Apple since it's still crucial to wipe out the OS and start from scratch every six months. The process is time-consuming and unpleasant, but I'm always amazed at how much faster my Mac is afterwards. Then it's time to wonder… do I reinstall the Logitech control center to access all of my mouse's features? How about istats? SMCfancontrol? Etc. At some tipping point, the Mac will become ass again.

El Jeffe – March 13, 2009 05:01AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
no. mouse drivers suck. imo.

YDD – March 13, 2009 07:19AM Reply Quote
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Apple since it's still crucial to wipe out the OS and start from scratch every six months
It is? I haven't reinstalled my iBook G4 since I got it.

rino – March 13, 2009 07:27AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
More of a Windows trademark in my life.

Have run two dual G5's with in place upgrading of OS, a laptop, and a mini this way for years now.

FWIW YMMV NTAAWWT

Mokers (Moderator) – March 13, 2009 08:18AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
I wouldn't say every six months, but once a year, I try to reformat, reinstall, then restore my old stuff. Not as bad as windows, but still worth while.

bahamut – March 14, 2009 05:09AM Reply Quote
I did it because there were weird ass errors in my console related to the graphics card. Now they is gone. Curious.

ARL (Moderator) – May 03, 2009 05:03PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Big beefy milkshake for Movable Type support forums. I've tried to sign up twice so I can ask a string of dumbass noob questions about why my blog is only half working.

I fill in the necessary fields and get a "you have successfully registered. A confirmation email has been sent to you, click the link to activate account."

24 hrs later and no email. WTF? How many more tries should I give it?

Oh, and the support forums are based on MT. Confidence inspiring. Not.

johnny k – May 04, 2009 03:35AM Reply Quote
This talk of CGIs and .shtml prompts me to nudge you to try Wordpress and their 5-minute install, Tony. The only potentially difficult thing about it is finding your host's config/login for MySQL. What does MT give you that you can't get in WP?

ARL (Moderator) – May 04, 2009 04:17PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Oh, the actual MT install isn't that bad. It's getting it to bloody work properly afterwards.

I wanted multiple blogs which wordpress doesn't do.

rino – May 05, 2009 03:15AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
I can think about your question w/re to static vs dynamic later today ... more normal evening so should have some time.



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