I Gave Verizon the Boot Just in Time… And Loving Me Some Google Fi.

Google’s Project Fi vs. Verizon. I’m going to start out with the fact that I have been unhappy with Verizon for more than two years. I have put up with their crappy overall attitude toward customers for too long. As a customer of about ten years, I was never happy with their customer service but … Continue reading I Gave Verizon the Boot Just in Time… And Loving Me Some Google Fi.

Goodbye Unity… The Linux community will miss you.

Starting with Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu will shift away from Unity as the default desktop and back to GNOME. Unity is a very popular desktop environment and many people will miss it. Thanks to the Canonical team, for all their work on this for all these years. There are great alternatives but as I have been using … Continue reading Goodbye Unity… The Linux community will miss you.

I Don’t Want to Live in a World without Primes!

I used to work in a restaurant with my best friend. They had prime rib night once a week. My friend used to call it rib that was divisible by one or itself. Ba-dum-baaaaa! Until the past couple of years, I was never very interested by prime numbers; Never enough to bother trying to learn why … Continue reading I Don’t Want to Live in a World without Primes!

‘Four Virus!’ mobile device hijack… nice try scumbags!

I got a browser hijacker this morning on my phone. It claimed that my system is “heavily damaged by Four virus!” It pretends to be scary and dangerous, beeping my phone and pulse vibrating it continuously. It’s not really a scary virus. It is a scam message intended to scare you into clicking OK which … Continue reading ‘Four Virus!’ mobile device hijack… nice try scumbags!

Stupid Fake Scanlines Are Annoying

If you’ve ever watched reality TV shows or many video games these days you’ve probably seen them… The simulated scanlines. It’s the ‘indicator’ TV producers use to let viewers know they are watching camera footage. Umm… I’m watching TV so isn’t it all camera footage. I hate stupid fake scanlines. They’re distracting and unnecessary. Millions of dollars were spent … Continue reading Stupid Fake Scanlines Are Annoying

Experiencing Google’s Gboard.

UPDATE Since original post date: Most of the (very few) issues I had with g-Board in the beginning that I write about here have been addressed. I have not had time to do a rewrite so some of this info is out of date… But the review was mostly positive, anyway. Gboard is a good product … Continue reading Experiencing Google’s Gboard.

The Err of Erred Error Windows

I have been collecting strange error message and dialog boxes for a while now. I used to work in software development and have collected quite a few while debugging unreleased programs but those aren’t the ones I’m listing in this blog post. As amusing as they are, those don’t count because they were apps still … Continue reading The Err of Erred Error Windows

Comment spammer dumped entire spam template into one comment… oops!

WTF?!?! Some spammer/script-bot just dumped their entire spam template data into my comments section on this blog. Clearly, this was some sort of bug or mistake. What idiots! The ip address resolved to Guangdong, Zhaoqing, China. I have pasted it in it’s entirety below; unedited with all it’s bad spelling and grammar. I left the name … Continue reading Comment spammer dumped entire spam template into one comment… oops!

Russia spamming my Google Analytics for Trump; BIGLY!

“Trump, good for Russia!” said one of the referrals on my analytics data for my website. What?!?! It was kind of strange to see in my data. Starting about three or four months ago, I started seeing a lot of traffic from Russia on my Google Analytics tracking tools. I thought it was unusual but I … Continue reading Russia spamming my Google Analytics for Trump; BIGLY!