My ‘pet peeeev’ of the year so far has gotta be that bloody phrase we so often hear nowadays
“I’ll google it”
And that’s it for the next 20 minutes …you can kiss goodbye to any old school methods of communication (talking); whilst whoever has a smart phone insists that you snuggle into each others personal space to share the 3 inch screen, all for some crappy and very miniature video or webpage that proclaims to know the answer to everything
Not to mention the meandering onto the other phrase
“Just wait for it to load, it’s hilarious/clever/entertaining”
I really don’t like smart phones…They facilitate rudeness and increase irritation in living rooms all over the land
That is all for now…
(YouTube is bobbing between devilish and wondrous!)
Reason being, I’ve been having an Amy Winehouse reminisce day, in between the shopping, washing up, writing about quantitative evidence, and other soul killing tripe. And I clicked on one of the old recordings that I posted here on Word-Press… one random day, long long ago.
AND OMG! 🙂 There in front of me was one of MY many old lost YouTube channels
The one with 197 rare videos of Amy that I spent DAYS finding. Damn the collaboration of YouTube and Google for making the hell known as Gmail. Have you ever tried retrieving an account from these people?
It like being interrogated by the CIA, then 3 days later! 3 days… (It’s not a cheque Google) ;)… you get an email saying ‘Computer says NO’…It’s not your account luv
Erm well actually, it is! They all are!
I don’t know when I last logged in?! Or who I said I said my favourite uncle was?! I don’t actually write an uncle’s name here…Does anyone? Read the rest of this entry
Please take a trip down memory lane with me… back to the days of videos/ VHS’s and VCR players.
Do you remember putting a video into its house? If not, let me remind you what used to happen…you pushed the VHS into the slot and before you had a chance to do anything, it would automatically start playing the film. You had to press stop at least twice, before the player took any notice of you whatsoever.
Once the video had stopped, you were able to press re-wind (how inconvenient it used to be, if you forgot to rewind the film the last time you watched it)
Then along came DVD’s… and everyone was chuffed to bits with the idea that they didn’t need to rewind anymore.
All that time saved? (My ass ;))
Maybe it would have been a great idea, if it wasn’t for some imbecile in the design office, who clearly had some kind of fetish for the play button!
The very first time I place a shiny round DVD into its player, it didn’t launch into the film like the joyous VHS. Instead, in front of my eyes were the words
Play and play or play and play… Read the rest of this entry
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In the grand scale of the age of the universe, electricity is a pretty new thing. As I have just scrabbled around for a free plug socket to charge the lap-a-topa; searching amongst the extension leads, plugged into the extension lead, plugged into the double adapter, plugged into the wall!!!
(Meandering thought, no wonder I go through electrical items like a mo-fo, I think my Dad once told me you weren’t meant to join that many up :/)
Anyhoo, back to the point in hand!
I thought ‘Jesusin Ka Ryst’, I am not a gadget person particularly. I don’t have surround sound and special dvd writers and all that spangly stuff; Read the rest of this entry