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|Monday, April 14th, 2014|
For such an apparently fast-moving world, shit moves so fucking slow.
|Monday, April 7th, 2014|
Of course the first wash before i even wear it ruins my new 50$ dress shirt. Why wouldn't it? And, of course the drier stops working the one time i actually need it. WTF was the point of this again? Grrr. Dressing up is all such a bunch of fucking superficial garbage anyway. I fucking hate the human race sometimes.
Bring on disposable clothing please.
Edit: WTF, as it gets drier and lighter, i can't see the big white spot anymore... weird. Shirt is "amethyst" btw, something like this
, but not a solid color. Current Mood: annoyed
|Adobe You Suck
Wow, Adobe is scummy. Other programs at least ask you if you want to install something along with it. Here i quietly have McAfee Security Scan Plus installed. Ridiculous. That shit should be a crime. Insta-uninstalled.
|Saturday, April 5th, 2014|
Had a cool dream that makes for an interesting allegory.
I was running through traffic trying to flag down gigantic busses in an emergency, but all they would do is impatiently swerve to avoid me.
What comes to mind is how busy everyone always is, whether friends or associates. It's impossible to get people's attention, they just zoom on by living their lives.
|Thursday, April 3rd, 2014|
Oh my god i hate my life right now. Why did i ever become a poker player. Changing careers is a fucking nightmare. Time to be a fucking dishwasher?
|Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014|
|Tuesday, April 1st, 2014|
|Monday, March 31st, 2014|
|Astroturfing Will Destroy Everything
"Data mining expert Bing Liu (University of Illinois) estimated that one-third of all consumer reviews on the Internet are fake."
|Saturday, March 29th, 2014|
|Thursday, March 27th, 2014|
|Wednesday, March 26th, 2014|
A filter bubble is a result state in which a website algorithm selectively guesses what information a user would like to see based on information about the user (such as location, past click behaviour and search history) and, as a result, users become separated from information that disagrees with their viewpoints, effectively isolating them in their own cultural or ideological bubbles. Prime examples are Google's personalised search results and Facebook's personalised news stream. The term was coined by internet activist Eli Pariser in his book by the same name; according to Pariser, users get less exposure to conflicting viewpoints and are isolated intellectually in their own informational bubble. Pariser related an example in which one user searched Google for "BP" and got investment news about British Petroleum while another searcher got information about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and that the two search results pages were "strikingly different."
|LinkedIn Spams [edit: Actually, it's Virgin]
"LinkedIn does not directly share your personal information with advertisers, ad networks, publishers, or any third party."
New phone, new phone number, hooked up, not shared with anyone, no calls for 5 days.
Add phone number to LinkedIn, one connection (to a good friend).
In less than 1 business day, i receive an automated spam phone call from WestJet.
Dirty. Fucking. Lies.
I've emailed their customer support, curious to see the response.
edit: LinkedIn was adamant that they do not share your phone number. Which implies that my phone number provider themselves (Virgin) sold my phone number to advertisers. My mind is fucking blown that that is legal.
What's very interesting is that they waited 5 days. Basically an excellent way to make it very hard to figure out who sold your phone number. UNLESS, like me, you don't share the number for the first week.
|Monday, March 24th, 2014|
|Friday, March 21st, 2014|
|The Ricky Gervais Show
Somehow this hadn't appeared on my radar, despite paying considerable attention to Ricky Gervais. Randomly found the animation version while watching an endless youtube stream of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
interviews and related comedy. I just can't get enough comedy sometimes, i don't LOL enough these days, and Ricky definitely hits the spot. His laugh is especially infectious, i just love his enthusiasm!
|Wednesday, March 19th, 2014|
Hellbanning is a practice used by some online community managers for protecting a community against Internet trolls. The practice involves making a user invisible to all other users. From the hellbanned user's perspective, however, they seem to be participating normally in the community. The purpose of hellbanning is to make it impossible for other users to respond to a particular user by rendering their contributions invisible and thereby enforcing the community best practice of "not feeding trolls."
Ingenious! Hadn't heard of this before.
|Wednesday, March 5th, 2014|
|Friday, February 28th, 2014|
Part of the problem of entertainment is you know way, way too much in advance about what you are going to get.
I need more "watch this, you'll enjoy it" without having any idea whether it's horror, comedy, scifi, action, Lynchian, ... Let alone fuckin' trailers, wikipedia, imdb pages, reviews, the box, or the title itself - even that oftens says too much.
Triangle (2009) was a good example. You should watch this, you'll enjoy it. Don't look up *anything*, not even the cover picture. Just download and watch it.
Blind recommendations extremely welcome.
|Never Finish Anything
It is amazing to me how many movies/tv show episodes i've started but not finished. Probably around 100 "things" that i'm halfway through - 165 GB worth (not even in HD or anything). And here i am not able to find something i want to watch; or at best, feeling the need to start something new from scratch. What is wrong with me?