Yep, news again…
Yeah another rant.. but it just makes me so mad all the time and I’m just sick of it.
Everywhere you go, no matter what it is, no matter how innocuous it could be, it ends up with comments revolving around politics. I’m so sick of it.
I was reading an article about a fish, it’s a goddamn fish, it’s got nothing at all to do with politics but yet somehow the commenters turned into something political. It’s just a fucking fish!
Reading the comments and it’s Obama this, Democrat that, Republican this, Tea Party that and it just goes on and on. It’s just a fucking fish!
There’s nothing political about a fish.
It’s just everywhere you go now it seems, no matter what it is the comments devolve into a political flaming troll war and I don’t understand it. Every site I visit there seems to be at least one politically charged comment on the article even though the article doesn’t have a damn thing to do about politics.
I mean, are they paying people to just sit around and post these crap comments? That’s the only thing I can think of, people are getting paid to sit there and turn everything into a political argument. That’s the only thing I can think of, as how else would you turn an article about a fish into a political argument? Last I checked fish aren’t political but yet these people turned into something political. Somehow, someway they turned an innocent fish into a political pawn for their own agendas. It’s just a fucking fish.
I’m just sick of it.
Somehow, no matter what it is these people turn everything into something political.
Yeah we know he lied, he lies, he screwed up the country etc etc but I don’t want to be reminded of it everywhere I go. I don’t care, I didn’t vote for him, I didn’t vote at all actually as I didn’t like either one and I don’t like politics so I stayed out of it. That’s my choice.
Everything is not political stop trying to make it about politics please!
Some things in life just really piss me off. I can understand piracy is a bad thing and you want to protect your work, no big deal I understand that, but when you change things around, move sites around and then make your users prove they’re not a pirate to get free support, it’s just annoying to me. (Maybe I didn’t phrase that exactly how I wanted, but whatever…lack of sleep I guess, only got about 4 hours last night..)
I do a fair amount of website design specifically with WordPress. Free templates are great but sometimes the individual wants or finds a premium template they like but want it modified which is what I do.
When I do a website for someone I don’t buy anything, it’s not in my name, none of it. If you like a template I’ll tell you to go buy it and install it then give me access and I’ll fix, change it whatever to how you want it. It’s all in the owners name, plain and simple and that’s how it should be I think.
I’m not going to mention the company right now until I see how all this plays out.
I’m working on a site now with a template that was purchased back in May or June of 2012 because the owner liked it. Since then he switched to other templates and now we’re back to this one as he likes it after trying others. Emails and stuff get lost, especially after more than a year, things happen to computers and people forget.
So I’m working on this site now and for whatever reason I can’t find how to limit the number of related posts shown on the post pages. The template I’m working with is huge and all kinds of custom code in it and I’ve found it to be just annoying and frustrating to work with overall, but that’s my problem to figure it out. So I can’t find, after hours of scouring through code and looking everywhere, through every file and I can’t find it so I figured instead of wasting more time I’d just email support with the very simple question of how to limit the numbers of posts shown for the related section. It’s most likely something just stupidly obvious but I’m just missing it…
The coding really isn’t intuitive or straight forward, plain and simple they don’t want you to modify it, at least that how it seems to me.
The company was on Theme Forest but they left and opened their own site. Apparently nothing is left of them on Theme Forest either, none of the old support chats or anything it seems.
So I email then with the question and I have to basically prove that I didn’t pirate the theme or they won’t answer my simple question. That’s where missing things like emails and files come into play. So the template was bought like 18 or 19 months ago and I have to find the proof of purchase or they won’t give me the free support. What happens if it can’t be found? Guess no support then right?
From what I recall when we first got the theme I had some questions then and I recall they weren’t exactly the friendliest bunch of people to get support from, so I guess this shouldn’t surprise me at all..
Lots of things can happen in that time period, hard drives die, people don’t backup as often as they should etc etc. So if the proof of purchase can’t be found then I get no support.
I get it, I understand it about protecting your work but that doesn’t mean I have to like it…
I don’t know, it’s just annoying… whatever
I’ve been waiting for the price of Borderlands 2 Season Pass to drop , it’s been between $25 and $30 for the longest time but right now it’s only $14.99 on Amazon… Now would be the time to get it!!
This is actually kind of cool, I like it. The PR below says the camera is called the L.A.S.T. but on the Chinon site it’s called the Powershovel DIY Film Camera Kit. I put the direct link to the camera at the bottom of the PR below so you don’t have to search for it.
(Reading a bit further it’s called the LAST camera but it’s from a company called Powershovel in Japan..)
Not sure what I would do with it but it would be fun to make..
Have you ever wanted to build your own camera? Have you ever wondered how a traditional film camera works? Are you looking for a fun, educational project to share with students or your family?
If so, the Chinon L.A.S.T. (Learning-Achieving-Sharing-Teaching) camera kit is right for you. Available at www.chinonshop.com, it is the 35mm film camera you assemble yourself. Once built, it is a fully functional point and shoot film camera that takes photos the good old fashioned way.
The L.A.S.T. has two interchangeable lenses, standard view angle (45mm) and ultra-wide view angle (22mm). Swap the normal back cover with the light leak back cover to take amazingly creative photos. Long exposure photography — a rare find on digital point and shoot camera — is also possible with the camera’s Bulb mode.
Don’t think that’s enough? Not only can you build your own camera, you can also dress the camera to express your own personal flare. The front plates are removable for easy decoration. So go ahead and spray it, paint it, engrave it… let the world know your special style, ideas and designs. In addition, Chinon offers pre-made decorative labels for the front panels to customize the camera.
This holiday season, whether you’re looking to rekindle your passion for old school image-making, or hoping to teach a new generation about the basics of photography, the L.A.S.T. camera is a great way to go about it. Let’s turn back time and experience the Golden Days of Photography. There is still plenty that can be learned from film through the fun of building this beautiful film camera.
The L.A.S.T. camera from Chinon is available at www.chinonshop.com for $59.99 (USD) and comes with one free front panel label.
This is funny.. I worked in the restaurant industry for many years and most of my experience was horrible. Here’s a top ten list I guess you could call it of things restaurants won’t tell you. Some of them I can’t see but a lot of them are true from my experience…
Urbanspoon, the leading mobile restaurant discovery application, today released a list of ten little-known facts the restaurant industry is keeping from its customers. Whether it’s recycled wine or made-up wait times, Urbanspoon’s peek behind the scenes exposes secrets from restaurant staffers to help patrons make more informed decisions when dining out.
Read on for the complete list of ten things restaurants won’t tell you:
- Those specials don’t come cheap. Your server may wax poetic about the day’s special, but understand that they may be incentivized to do so. Specials are often designed to drive higher check averages, with larger tips and managerial prizes await those who sell them to diners.
- The second cheapest bottle of wine is marked up the most. Restaurants realize that many people won’t order the least expensive wine (no one wants to look like a cheapskate!) so they often go for the second cheapest. That’s exactly why it’s often the most marked-up bottle on the list.
- Hold the lemon. Sliced lemons for water and iced tea are often kept, usually unwashed, in a container by the kitchen’s exit. Waiters and bussers will grab the lemon slices with their bare hands; studies have shown that up to two-thirds of restaurant lemons are contaminated with bacteria.
- Wait times are made up. Ever wonder how your favorite restaurant comes up with that 50-minute wait time? Many restaurants put their least experienced employee at the door, and best guesses are made based on the average customer dining time and restaurant environment. But hostesses everywhere know the real story—wait times are often arbitrary.
- We know more about you than you think. Whether you avoid eye contact and pleasantries or are a chatty Kathy, waiters have insight into your personality before you even order. That overly nice male customer? He’s probably on a first date—or even out with someone who’s not his significant other. And, your waiter also knows that those "allergies" you cite with your order are just as likely to be overly dramatized claims to ensure an offending food stays off your plate.
- Ordering coffee at night? It’s probably decaf. When a customer orders regular coffee and the restaurant is out, chances are high that they’ll get served a cup of decaf. It’s time-consuming to start and wait for a pot of coffee, so staffers pour what’s available. Since many restaurants only brew decaf in the evening, it’s even more likely that you’ll get the switch.
- The less busy we are, the worse your service will be. Employees take advantage of a slow restaurant by getting their side work done early and playing around with coworkers. They’re not on a fast-paced routine like they are on a busy night, so they forget to check in on the tables they do have as often.
- Your half-empty bottle of wine won’t be tossed down the drain. Instead, it will often end up being served by the glass to patrons the following evening or given to the kitchen to make vinegar.
- Homemade doesn’t mean what you think. Sure, that homemade dessert might actually be homemade—just not necessarily in the restaurant you ordered it from. And homemade dressings? Those can be store-bought, with one or two added ingredients to make them seem fresh.
- Upscale restaurants have fancy menu designs for a reason. Menus that list prices in a neat column down the right side allow customers to compare prices and pick cheaper items. Fancy restaurants will put the price immediately next to the dish, in the same cursive font as the description, so it’s harder to distinguish each item’s price. Leaving the dollar sign off of the cost also prevents patrons from focusing on money.