LIKE ME DAMMIT

Posted: June 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

While picking out software on the computer store’s website I saw this lovely ad to become a fan of them on Facebook!  I would, except I wouldn’t be a fan, I’d be a liker.  And I don’t like the way liker sounds because someone will inevitably say licker kindof like the poor gecko being mistaken for Geico, except this has a whole lotta potential to go somewhere south….. so I’m just not gonna be one.  So people everywhere, if’n you want to be all Facebooky correct, change your wording to be “Like me on Facebook, because if you don’t I’ll think you don’t like me at all, get a complex and have to go on Zoloft… You wouldn’t want that to happen now would you??? So BECOME MY LIKER DAMMIT!”

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And while I’m at it….

Posted: June 17, 2010 in Uncategorized

I posted my post.  The Yo attachment post about Gmail telling me to attach the attachment I said I’d attach…..and somehow WordPress thinks a related post that my readers may want to read is……..wait for it………murder.

Bwahahahahaha.  Maybe b/c its Google and we’re all hoping they CRUSH the iPhone and AT&T for the little worthless bugs that they are.  maybe.

Yo, attachment.

Posted: June 17, 2010 in Uncategorized

Ahem, did you forget something?

So this is a thumbs up.  Ya ya there’s that whole “Hey, Google is reading your email” again, but ya, we knew that and happily accept it.  What I also accept is Google’s kind and wonderful way of attempting to do its best to make me not look like an idiot.  Now, as long as I say “I have attached” (which I will ALWAYS SAY now….maybe if I don’t mean to attach something and then pick some random thing to send you) Google will, in the nicest way possible, tell me I’m a moron.  Because not only did they give me drag and drop into the email (no more browsing) I still managed to not exert enough energy or thought into actually attaching the file.  This saves all the people who were receiving the email from having to email me back and go “Dude, you’re an idiot.  ATTACHMENT?????”.  Cuz we all love when someone emails back and says “Where is the attachment, I didn’t get it.” Just say it.  Say what you are thinking.  Say “Yo! Dumbass we are all laughing at you.  You know this was like the MOST important email EVA and you didn’t attach it.”  Ya.

So THANK YOU Google and the Gmail team for making me look like less of a donkey’s rear and at least then if I do, its nothing you could have saved anyway.

I give it 4.99 stars….b/c the error could be more entertaining.

Whee! Finally. After waiting 2 weeks, the second episode of The Closer is online now!  I was excited when I found out earlier this evening.  I’m not sure what took them so long to get it up, but they have episode 2 and 3 online now and it’s great! I only missed the second one and I was so excited to watch it.  So, I carefully type tnt.tv in my address bar on my browser and hit enter.  I’m waiting patiently as one of my most favorite shows will be broadcasting to me! On demand! A private viewing, w00t!

I select the link that says “The Closer” and then proceed to select “Full Episodes” and then the moment I had been waiting for…..I click “The Closer – Speed Bump”.  I am giddy with excitement.  The kids are in bed and my husband is in bed and the pesky cat even went to bed with him.  

The episode starts out quickly as they always do.  There is the body.  There is one of the quirky detectives doing quirky things….oooooo, A nice relaxing hour is upon me!  I rarely watch TV.  Let me tell you it has to be a damn good show for me to consider watching it.  I get bored very easily.  This show is a grabber and it is good.  The cast is awesome and Kyra Sedgwick is fantastic!

The end of the first section and a commercial.  Internet commercials are never very long, so that’s great!  Hey, there’s a second commercial, oh wait, it’s a full on TNT FAIL.  This is what I got:  

 

TNT = FAIL

TNT = FAIL

WTF? I need Windows?  Have they NOT noticed that there are people out there who use Macs?  Or use Linux? Or ANYTHING BUT Windows?  Now I’m ticked.  So I go to TNT’s site to complain.  Now where is that link for “Contact Us”?  OK, it must be on the bottom of the page.  I scroll down.  Nice…

 

TNT Homepage FAIL

TNT Homepage FAIL

See that grey line with very faint almost the same color words?  Ya, I didn’t either.  FAIL again.  I had to highlight it to find the right link.  Then I find this in the FAQ:

Here’s the text if you can’t read it:

Why can’t I view full episodes on a Mac?

TNT.tv would like to apologize for not being able to accommodate Mac users.

The issue is related to the Windows Media Player, specifically video with Digital Rights Management (DRM). This is because the WMP for the Mac is not supported directly by Microsoft. Our agreement with the studios that produce the shows stipulates that their content be protected (full episodes) from piracy with DRM software.

Additionally, WMP is more universal than other platforms like QuickTime and Flash Video for distributing protected content. 

OK, first, they are not sorry or they would have made it compatible by now.  WMP is more universal than Flash?  I highly doubt it if you won’t play your tv show on a Mac or Linux or anything not a Windows machine. That does NOT define universal.  Let’s just look at the definition of universal shall we?  I got this from the Merriam-Webster dictionary online at http://m-w.com:

 

Main Entry:
1uni·ver·sal Listen to the pronunciation of 1universal
Pronunciation:
\ˌyü-nə-ˈvər-səl\
Function:
adjective
Etymology:
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin universalis, from universum universe
Date:
14th century
1: including or covering all or a whole collectively or distributively without limit or exception;especially : available equitably to all members of a society <universal health coverage>2 a: present or occurring everywhere b: existent or operative everywhere or under all conditions<universal cultural patterns>3 a: embracing a major part or the greatest portion (as of humankind) <a universal state><universal practices> b: comprehensively broad and versatile <a universal genius>4 a: affirming or denying something of all members of a class or of all values of a variableb: denoting every member of a class <a universal term>5: adapted or adjustable to meet varied requirements (as of use, shape, or size) <a universal gear cutter> <a universal remote control>

Ya, only playing on 1 platform is NOT NOT NOT universal.  Spin it how you want, but TNT is failing at the basic usage of the English language.

So TNT, I challenge you to come out of your little tiny world of backwards convention, think just a little outside the box and realize that you are being very exclusionary, and really, not at all inclusive to us minorities.  Embrace the political correctness of posting for all the internet users.  

In summary, TNT = FAIL.  I have no doubt that if you wanted to badly enough, you could make this right.