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Type O Negative

About two hundred people added me to their Google+ circles, whatever that means. I think that i blocked about sixty of them. Most of them had names i didn’t recognize, but there were also a few that i did. If you think that you are my friend and you don’t understand why did i block you, it doesn’t mean that i hate you – it just means that i don’t have a clue how Google+ works. Please feel free to re-add me if you want.

Until further notice, however, don’t expect me to actually use Google+. I don’t get this website. I’m probably too old. Besides, it has crappy support for writing from right to left.

I thank you in advance for not trying to convince me to change my mind about Google+ and for not trying to explain to me how it works. Google+ sucks.

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Megabytes

Today two programs asked me upgrade themselves: Nokia PC Suite asked me to upgrade itself to Nokia OVI, which is supposed to be a newer program that does the same things and Samsung KIES asked me to upgrade itself to a new version.

Both programs are used to connect the computer to the mobile phone of the respective manufacturer to copy images and music files, install games, synchronize contacts, update firmware and do some other things. Synchronizing contacts is useful every once in a while and so is updating firmware; the other things are either useless or can be done using the regular file manager.

Nevertheless, the Nokia program had to download 90 megabytes and the Samsung program had to download 75 megabytes. That’s a lot. That’s too much. And that’s for two programs that essentially do the same things, most of which are not even very useful.

Mobile phones suck.

Mobile Phones Suck

All mobile phones suck.

Mobile phones that need non-standard chargers suck.

Mobile phones with boot-up time of more than 10 seconds suck.

Mobile phones with touch screens that use the numeric keypad to enter text suck.

Mobile phones with touch screens in which it is hard in any way to use the numeric keypad for interactive voice response suck.

Mobile phones in which it is hard to change the volume of the speaker or of the ringer suck.

Mobile phones in which it is impossible to copy and paste text from anywhere to anywhere suck.

Mobile phones the software of which cannot be updated suck.

Mobile phones on which i cannot install my own fonts suck.

Mobile phones that need special software to be installed on a computer in order to get the ability to copy files to and from them suck.

Mobile phones that can be synchronized only with particular contact management software suck.

Mobile phones that don’t completely support reading and writing in any language in which it is possible to write in a modern GNU/Linux desktop computer suck.

Mobile phones that claim to be able to browse the Internet, but can’t be used to view a Wikipedia page without complaining about full memory suck.

Mobile phones that claim to be able to browse the Internet, but can’t be used to edit a Wikipedia page suck.

Mobile phones that claim to be able to play music, but cannot sort numbered album tracks suck.

Mobile phones that claim to be able to play music, but cannot play OGG or FLAC files suck.

Mobile phones that claim to be able to play music, but cannot display track names in any language suck.

Mobile phones that are hard to switch to vibration mode suck.

Finally, mobile phones that have any non-free software on them suck.


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