term

Tag: internet

Websites Think My Address Is Invalid

- 1 minutes, 124 words
This is for a major company’s website not just some brand new company. The company begging with the letter V needed me to update my card for billing as the old one is expiring. No big deal I thought. Annoyingly my address has a half in it which every once in a while becomes problematic when trying to order something. Too many of these large cooperation’ website try to verify the address is valid.

I don't Understand Why Search Engines Continue To Show Sites Like Pinterest

- 2 minutes, 243 words
I hate SEO with a passion and it annoys me no end how they manipulate to move up in results for searches irrelevant to what the topic actually is. Today I was searching for something not even related to images which is what Pinterest does and it shows up near the top of the results. Normally I don’t click on these links but I must not have noticed it but the old familiar page shows up with a few completely unrelated images and the login screen.

Half Of The Internet Seems To Be Down

- 2 minutes, 352 words
This morning I have been noticing a lot of websites and even for a time my email was unable to connect. Seems from what I am reading that one of the largest networks in the world shit the bed. Oops. That’s will be an interesting fuck up. It certainly does make you wonder though, with so many “smart” devices that require an internet connection. Which how many of them really relies on a active connection do do normal things what would happen if the major backbones were taken down.

So Much Has Changed In Access To Information From When I Was Growing Up

- 2 minutes, 251 words
I was reading an article last night in 2600 about phone systems and it brought up how much has changed. Growing up phones were expensive and certainly cell phones were out of the question. We didn’t even have a working landline. If we had one to call long distance would have been very expensive unlike now. For 40 dollars a month now I get a cell phone with unlimited calling anywhere, at least in the United States and maybe some other places but I don’t call them so I wouldn’t know.

Websites With Large Unhideable Headers

- 1 minutes, 199 words
I saw a link to a website with an article about Corona Virus last night so I decided to read it. The websites header took up a quarter of the screen and there was no way to make it go away. It was far too much of a distraction to read the article. I hadn’t seen these type of headers in a while but they seemed to be more of a fad a few years back.

When Websites Aren't As Smart As They Think They Are

- 2 minutes, 313 words
I just spent entirely too much time trying to sign up for a a grocery store’s delivery or in our case pick up at the door service. They really do make that whole thing far more difficult than it has to be but I get it. They want you to go into the store and impulse buy stuff. The problem with going into stores right now is the whole inconvenience of them wanting you to follow lines and arrows and go through hopes in the name of social distancing yet other people just do what ever they want and have gathering chit chatting in the isles anyways.

Reminded Of textfiles.com, A Great Website

- 1 minutes, 204 words
I saw a post on hacker news today that mentioned textfiles.com so that was the end of going to bed early tonight. Into that treasure trove I went. There are just so many interesting gems there. In the 80s we didn’t have a computer and when we did get one it was a commodore 64 with no modem, we had no working phone line anyways. I read, well heard from the old books on tape about the whole BBS scene and that whole idea intrigued me.

Sometimes The Answer Is Simple

- 2 minutes, 253 words
Every so often, the answer is simple. Long ago, I was helping someone with internet problems, only to eventually discover that they hadn’t paid the Comcast Bill. I was more annoying than you can imagine. Hours of my time I’ll never get back.

Been Using Mostly DuckDuckGo For A While Now

- 2 minutes, 235 words
I’d say it started a little over a year ago. I noticed google was giving less and less of the results I wanted and more spammy SEO’d useless shit sites. Their home page is getting more and more cluttered. I’d tried DDG in the past but their results weren’t that good but for some reason when I tried around a year ago they seemed to be much improved. It’s been my default search engine for a while now and find myself going back to google less and less as time passes.

Comcast's Email Sucks

- 1 minutes, 197 words
Comcast’s email service really really sucks. Some legit emails about transferring a domain have taken over a week to arrive in my email box and when they finally did arrive they showed up in the spam folder which I had to practically jump through hoops to find. As a test I’ve sent some emails to myself and they have yet to arrive and it’s been about a week. Nothing about them being rejected either.

Another Annoyance

- 1 minutes, 74 words
I’ve been noticing a trend recently of websites having a pop-up over the content begging for your email address. Nothing worse than adding extra clicks.