Category Archives: Stupid

WordPress Is Murdering This Blog

A fourteen page thread of complaints — Removing the scrollbar from the post editor one of the worst “improvements” yet — has disappeared from the WordPress forum after I left this innocuous post:

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Same-day update: The thread is there. Because I was lame and relied solely on Search — like Search always works, huh? — I thought it was gone. It’s just now all the way back on page eight of forum topics:

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The topic was hot and I couldn’t believe no one would post after me. But this is all my own stupidity.

Now back to the original post to testify to my stupidity …

The thread no longer appears in the list of forum topics and doesn’t even come up in Search!

Some kind of flag was set to turn it invisible except to those who know the direct URL!

Well, I’m a bastard who won’t be so easily stepped on. So now I’ve gone and fucked-up another thread — Beep Beep Boop screen is a joke. Is this a glitch? — with a post:

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Rather than ban me again — without any bullshit grounds to do so this time — they’ve apparently made me an UnPerson whose posting can turn a fourteen-paged thread invisible!

Let’s see if my latest post turns a twenty-four-paged thread invisible too!

The paranoid bit of me is saying WordPress sent that other thread to Invisible Guantanamo because other WordPress users could click through to see my complaints here.

Let’s see what happens now.

Same day update: Well, what happened now is that I told people to ignore that post:

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The temporary fix is still temporary. If WordPress is not going to restore previous functionality, just fucking tell us outright! I have better things to do than shit like this.

Previously here:

Still Not Back
Not Back Yet
WordPress Fucks Up Again

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WordPress Fucks Up Again

Post Entry now looks like this:

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1) They’ve taken away the Proofread button. That button has saved my ass from embarrassment more than once.

2) There’s no way to set a link to open in a New Window. WTF!

3) I can no longer grab links from past posts. This is was a critical new feature I used all the time.

4) Once a Draft is saved, HTML code is now vomited all over the text, making it very difficult to manually proofread.

5) Updating a Draft versus Publishing a post is confusing as hell. There’s no Save Draft button, just a stupid Preview button.

Why the hell didn’t they just give us back the UI we had before, with the non-expanding textarea? Why change the entire damn thing and make it less useful?

Until WordPress fixes all of this shit, you can expect posting to be slower and probably filled with typos I can’t catch without machine assistance.

Someone over there really needs a beating.

Same-day update: More Stupid!

1) They took away the upper left corner banner link I would click to jump to my blog.

2) The list of blog Categories is now like four times as long because they inserted stupid space between each category.

3) I still can’t figure out WTF is up with Draft versus Publish. Must I always go to Status to manually tell it to Publish?! Why don’t you just give us a damn Publish button again?!

Second same-day update:

And there was a typo in this post. Give me back the fucking Proofread button, you pack of Prozaced-up knobs! Do any of you use your own damn service?

Third same-day update:

Why the hell do my Previously Here links now have blank lines between them? Are you people nuts?!!!?

Fourth same-day update:

There’s no longer a way to make a post a Sticky!

I can’t work like this. I’m suspending all new posts until WordPress fixes all this shit.

Previously here:

WordPress Stiffs Desktop Users For Mobile

Blog Notes: New WordPress Link UI

WordPress Gets A New Post-Publish Screen

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More Reasons To Despise The Techies

BWCover

Arrogance Is Good: In Defense of Silicon Valley

Shitheads. Shitheads all the way down.

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The Bozo Outfit

NO

Dressing like Steve Jobs doesn’t make you Steve Jobs.

Stop.

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Best Buy’s CEO Lives In A Bubble

Exclusive Interview: Best Buy CEO Says Tablet Sales Are “Crashing,” Hope for PCs

You said the tablet had “crashed.” Do you believe it’s going away?

Yeah, “crashed” is a strong word. So, the tablets have been an unbelievable phenomenon. I don’t think there’s a category that ever took off so quickly and so big in the history of tech.

The issue has then been that, once you have a tablet of a certain generation, it’s not clear that you have to move on to the next generation.

It’s not even clear at Best Buy that you should buy a tablet.

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Gene Simmons Is A Moron

KISS My Ass – Washed Up Rocker Tells The Poor To Worship His Money

You don’t remember the last poor person who gave you a job? That would be your audience at your last arena show. That would be the person who just paid $1.29 to download “I Was Made For Lovin You” on iTunes. That is the poor person who gave you a job.

All of the fortunes in entertainment are built on the foundation of customers who are poor. People who are poor need the fuel entertainment provides more than any self-absorbed one-percenter jetting around the world in first class or a private jet.

Never forget that.

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WordPress Stiffs Desktop Users For Mobile

They made a drastic, dramatic, and absolutely brain-dead stupid change to the posting area in WordPressdotcom yesterday.

Another WordPress user illustrates it:

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Onda V989 Press Material Laundered

And this time PadNews is caught laundering press material from Onda about the V989 tablet.

IMP3Net lead image:

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PadNews lead image:

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The Silicants

The tech utopia nobody wants: why the world nerds are creating will be awful

The backlash against Glass is the implied rejection of the kind of casual sociopathy which leads a person to become a surveillance camera, to put a computer between themselves and their every interaction with other people. The philosophy of Glass is inward looking. It improves the life of the wearer at the expense of those around them.

And:

A simple fact remains: there is something intrinsically repellant about a world in which our food, jobs and personal relationships are replaced by digital proxies in the name of ultra-efficient disruption. The geeks, with their ready willingness to abandon social norms, are pulling us toward a utopia nobody wants.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me throughout.

Silicon Valley is a very, very sick culture populated not by human beings, but by a new digital deviant hybrid species: Silicants.

Previously here:

Our Jules Verne Ant-Like Future
Babylon Lives Again

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Idiot Reseller

Thanks to MHA in Comments for pointing me to this.

Reseller Onda-Tablet is staffed by morons.

Customer:

Does this come with a valid Windows 8.1 license? Does it come with 32-bit or 64-bit Windows?

Onda-Tablet:

Onda V975w Tablet come with valid Windows 8.1 OS license and 64-bit.

Wrong! It’s 32-bit.

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