Rants!

My rantings…

If YouTube Says You’re Guilty Then You Are and There’s Nothing You Can Do About It

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YouTube has a monopoly in the online video market, yes sure there’s some others out there but I couldn’t even name any off the top of my head as they have such a small market share they’re not even in competition with YouTube. When you think of online video you think of YouTube and that’s all there is really…

I don’t know what to do, I don’t even want to use YouTube anymore honestly as they’ve pissed me off so bad recently.

A little while back I reviewed a mouse and I posted an unboxing video of it on YouTube of course, it was one of the first reviews of the mouse I believe and I guess it was a little popular, at least YouTube claims it was. I did notice a few shares on Twitter, not even 10 of them, and it had four comments on it in total. It wasn’t what I would call popular at all in my opinion but YouTube thinks it was so they deleted the video and re-uploaded it for me. I don’t even know how many views the video had actually, I don’t pay attention to stuff like that.

I do this for fun, not to make money, making money would be nice but I’m not making any doing this, especially from YouTube.

I thought the idea of YouTube was for people to see the videos, I guess not

YouTube emailed me and accused me of hiring a marketing company to ‘game the system’ and they said I was paying for views. I didn’t do any of that, all I did was post the video to YouTube and embed it in the review. I shared the review on my G+, Twitter and Facebook accounts and maybe on Pinterest and Linkedin, it was so long ago I don’t even remember.

I tried to appeal it as I didn’t want to be accused of doing something I didn’t do. They essentially accused me a violating their TOS and hiring an outside marketing company to game their system and get fake views on the video to make it popular. I told them I didn’t do it, they said I did and that’s that apparently. It seems that when the powers that be at YouTube say you’re guilty then you are and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it. They basically called me a liar, which really made me angry and accused me of doing things that I did not do and there’s no way to prove it to them either.

There’s a Google office near me and I even offered to come in to the office with any proof they need, copies of bank statements, copies of Paypal statements to prove that I never hired a marketing company. Access to my accounts, whatever they need to show them I didn’t do what they said I did. Anything to stop them from falsely accusing me of doing this, I didn’t get a response after that message though. I guess they don’t care about proof. It seems when you offer to prove you’re not guilty they just don’t care as they’ve made up their mind already.

It’s not even about the video anymore, I don’t care, they can delete it, it’s the fact that they called me a liar and falsely accused me a doing something that I did not do. I’ve never hired a marketing company in my life, I don’t trust them and I don’t have the money to hire one, even if I did have the money I wouldn’t hire one.

The sad thing is that we’re all basically stuck with YouTube and if they say you’re guilty then you’re guilty plain and simple and there’s nothing you can do about it. You have no chance to prove you didn’t do anything to them, you’re guilty and that’s that. I don’t even know why there’s an appeal system in place, it doesn’t work at all from what I can see.

Whatever…

GoDaddy Has Disabled XMLRPC Remote Posting and Decided NOT to Tell Anyone

This is a bunch of BS. I haven’t been able to post remotely since Sunday to any of my GoDaddy hosted sites and I thought maybe it was something I did, nope it’s not.

I used Windows Live Writer for all my sites, on GoDaddy and not on GoDaddy, it works great and it’s just much easier to use than the WP back end.

I’ve been trying to figure out the problem since Monday as to why I couldn’t post, I’ve probably spent at least 15 hours of my time trying to figure it out and it had nothing to do with me at all.

GoDaddy has disabled XMLRPC remote posting on their hosting accounts and just decided NOT to tell any of their customers.

What pisses me off the most is that the support rep told me that they don’t have an automated system in place to let their customers know of important issues like this, but yet they do have an automated system that sends me 1-2 emails everyday with offers and trying to get me to spend more money with them. That makes no sense at all. They can send out all these spammy offers but they can’t send out something that’s actually important and affects their customers?

I’ve been with them for almost 10 years now I believe, January 2005 was when my first site went up with them if I recall correctly and it’s time to go. This is not how you treat your customers. You do not make significant changes and NOT tell them about it, that’s just wrong. So I’m in process of backing up all my sites now and I guess I’m going to spend the day researching hosting companies.

I’m so infuriated right now at them. I don’t understand how they can NOT tell their customers about something that’s actually important. I have to wonder how many others out there are like me and have been spending hours trying to figure out what was wrong with their sites on their own and just wasting their time.

Oh any they have no idea when it might be enabled again.

On a side note, here’s another thing that GoDaddy did and didn’t tell anyone, there’s now no way to email GoDaddy support. The support rep told me they got rid of it because phone and chat support were ‘better’ for their customers. Really I had to sit and wait with the chat window open for about 15 minutes before someone finally came on to help me. I could have just typed an email and send it along in under a minute probably. If you’re going do do something like that then why not have a toll free number at least?

 

Missing Pictures

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So apparently I’m missing all kinds of pictures and I don’t know why, I have whole directories gone..

I just fixed the Vinyl 33 category so all those pictures are back, at least those of the records themselves.

Speaking of records, I’m trying to sell my vinyl, I’ve got 290 45s and 118 33s and I just got an offer for $40 for the whole lot. I was crushed, that price is outrageous for over 400 records that are over 50 years old. I don’t know what to do, I need money so I’m selling everything even the stuff I don’t want to like the records, they were mine, my moms and das collection, or I should say, it’s what’s left of the collection as there was a lot more.

I’m Done, Losing House, Losing Everything

 

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Chances are this site won’t be here next month. It was fun while it lasted.

Electricity will be shut off on Friday I believe so I won’t be updating after that I guess.

Just got the default letter for the house so that’s that I guess… I don’t know what will happen to my kids now..

 

Any one want to donate?  You can send via paypal to kbrozio@gmail.com

-Any little bit will and can help at this point…

USPS Tracking Lies

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So I’m still having a problem with getting deliveries from USPS.

I check my tracking and it says ‘Notice Left (No Authorized Recipient Available)’.

Well that’s wrong, we were home and my dogs were home and I have cameras on the porch. I saw the mailman come and deliver the mail and he had no package.

There was no notice left at all, this has happened several times now in fact and I’m getting sick of it.

That’s just for the tracking numbers that I know of, I have to wonder how many packages am I not getting because a notice was supposedly left but in reality it wasn’t?

The manager at the post office says the computer automatically generates the “Notice Left (No Authorized Recipient Available)” to the tracking and that makes no sense at all.

Why is the computer lying to me?

I don’t understand why it is saying a notice was left when there really wasn’t one?

Why is the computer lying about this?

And they wonder why no one likes to use USPS anymore?  With all the stealing and things like this, yeah I don’t want to use it either.

Liar Liar Pants on Fire

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So I’ve got another rant.

I’m tired of being called a liar, or everyone just assuming the other person is right and taking their word for it and and just being a liar about things. It seems everything to do with the government, any of their representatives are always right no matter what.

Not getting into all of it right now, but every government rep I’ve ever dealt has lied and they’ve called me a liar and they were believed and I wasn’t. It’s a pattern I’ve come to see.

Anyway, we’re having a problem with a our mailman now.

He’s fat, lazy, rarely ever wears a uniform that I’ve seen (not that I actually pay attention to his clothes, but the few times I did notice he wasn’t in uniform) and the mail is always late and you never really know when it’s going to come. It might come at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, who knows. I went to bed one night thinking we had got no mail only to wake up the next day and notice there’s mail in the mailbox. Who the hell knows what time it was delivered?!

It started when we lost one of the best mailmen we ever had, he was transferred and now we’ve got this lazy guy.

About two weeks ago I had a rather large package being delivered to me. It wasn’t mine actually, it was something I ordered for a friend, but it was a big box. My kids bus stop is down a block and over a block and the mailman saw my wife at the bus stop and tried to give her my package instead of delivering it to my house like he’s supposed to do. It’s his job last I checked. He was rude and he couldn’t understand why my wife wouldn’t take the package.

I’ve been waiting for a delivery from Europe and supposedly he tried to deliver it on this past Monday. Now Monday I was home, wife was home and the three kids were home and the two dogs of course and we had a friend of the family over as well. The mailman never rang the doorbell and never knocked on the door, NONE of us heard anything. He did not try and deliver the package obviously, he says he did, he says he knocked on the door.

The first thing is, why would you knock when there’s a doorbell right there?

Secondly, my dogs have great ears, they hear things across the street and down the street, they would have heard him knocking. It’s to the point that it’s annoying and I have to keep the front windows and front door closed even in the summer because if not they just bark non stop.

So I had to make a special trip to the post office to get my package. Not a big deal to me, but my wife didn’t like the fact that I had to and the fact that the mailman said he tried to deliver. He lied obviously.

Yesterday my wife saw the mailman at the bus stop and tapped him on the shoulder and politely said ‘excuse me’ and proceeded to ask why he didn’t deliver the package.

Well he says that’s assault and harassment and then later he proceeded to skip our house blatantly for mail delivery yesterday. I have security cameras on the porch and I watched him go up the neighbors steps, then back down and walk right past out house.

Now I just got a phone call from the post office telling me that he didn’t deliver yesterday because he was harassed and poked by my wife as he put it. There were three witnesses at the bus stop that say differently, but the post office believes him and that’s it, the end of it. They believe him and it doesn’t matter what anyone else says.

On this phone call they told me to stop harassing the mailman and to keep my dogs inside.

I’m confused, I honestly don’t think the mailman has ever seen my dogs. I do not believe in tying dogs outside so they stay indoors except to go to the bathroom of course, which might take 5 minutes. I also have high chain link fence there as well so the dogs cannot get out. My dogs have never run free so I don’t understand how this guy could bring up the dogs at all?! It makes no sense to me to even mention the dogs except to cause trouble. When I take the dogs out I use a leash so they’re not even running free in a fenced in yard so I don’t get what the hell this guy is talking about at all!?

I’ve talked to other people about this guy and names like jerk and asshole were used by everyone to describe him, I think you get the point about this guy.

So now I’ve got something else to be worried about, am I going to get all of my mail? Is this guy going to start more problems?

I’ve got enough crap going on in my life without this too now…

 

 

 

 

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ObamaCare is a Mess

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Holy crap..  

I’m self-employed so I have to do the whole Obamacare thing and I’ve just spent more than two hours trying to apply.

The first time I got through the application and finally to picking healthcare plans and the website errors and I can’t do it. Says try again or try logging out and back in. Tried that of course, got the error over and over.   Tried their chat support and that ‘sorry you’re having difficulties, please call us’

So I called and I got this women who I could barely understand and her answer was to keep filing NEW applications until I don’t get the error.

What the hell kind of answer is that?

So I decided to call back again and maybe get someone who I could understand better and might be more helpful. Yes the women I got was very nice and very helpful and she spoke correct English but she couldn’t figure out the problem either. So we opted for filing another new application over the phone and she gets the same error as I got.

Surprise. Surprise! The only solution she can give me is to file another NEW application tomorrow and hope it works and if it doesn’t to file another new application the next day. The same answer essentially, just keep filing new applications until I don’t get the error anymore. WTF?!?

What a mess this is…..

Wife tried to apply for several days in a row now and she can’t get as far as me, site keeps giving her an error just at a different place.

The thing is that you must apply or enroll by March 1st or get fined?! So what happens if I can’t enroll because their website is so screwed up? Do I still get fined because of their incompetence? The answer to that of course is YES! They threw together that crappy website, they gave the contract to a ‘friend’ of course who obviously didn’t know what the hell they were doing.

My next question is, what happens if you can’t pay the fine?  Are they going to be putting all these people in jail? I can see the conversations now: What are you in for? Murder! What are you in for? Armed Robbery! What are you in for? Not having health care!

Yeah I don’t see where this could go wrong at all….

When I was little I was proud to be an American, proud to live in this country but not anymore. If I could I’d leave, it’s just gotten so ridiculous and the government is so corrupt. It’s not about the people anymore, it’s about the dollar. This country has just went downhill and I don’t see it getting better anytime soon.

This government was founded I thought to serve the people, but that’s not how it is anymore, it’s only there to serve itself it seems to me.

 

 

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