Jack Dorsey is a slimeball

Register at twitter
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I opted to use Email. Note that it says “instead”.

I verified
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Then I logged in, clicked around seeing what different icons did.
Then
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I did nothing suspicious. My computer did nothing suspicious.
This is Jack Dorsey being a total slimeball by initially saying “You can use email” and then denying you access unless you give him your phone number.

Scummy tactic.

If you say What Gives

then you are acting like an idiot because you cannot be bothered to create a better statement.

What is ‘What gives” short for? What does it mean? In fact think of any situation at all where ‘What gives?” can be the correct response. Does one – apart from being picky about someone called What – exist?

It is the same as
Thoughts?
Using that is also stupid. If you know what you want, ask for it. If you don’t know, ask a question. Thoughts? is not a question. It’s lazy, imprecise, meaningless, it is junk.

Better questions get better replies.

Another reason to hate iTunes

Like I needed more… It’s 3am and pretty quiet. I realise that the external HD is noisy. Check that Spotlight hasn’t decided to index it (not allowed to) and realise it’s that damn iTunes again. Pause playing the music, drive stops. Repeat to be sure. Go do some searching and fine instances of this very complaint going back to 2004. SIX YEARS. That far back people were complaining and yes there are noisy drives but if I am playing one track why can’t iTunes work out that lifting that track in one go into RAM to play would make total sense instead of dragging it off 100kb at a time? It’s not rocket science is it for a computer to cache some data? And it’s not even that much. But then iTunes is no ordinary shop is it?

If you ever wrote any code that is in iTunes you should be skinned, rolled in salt and have the crystals washed off with hot water. Daily.

iTunes. Buggy, useless and crap.

Copy one track from one album into one folder and have the computer see just that one track. It’s not much to ask and if that happens I am happy. What makes me unhappy is when iTunes is playing and I find a track playing twice even though I only own it once.

I deleted all the AC/DC tracks and re-ripped the cd’s. Some tracks showed up 3 times inside iTunes.

I remove all iTunes folder, prefs, and other files (yes, apple programmes stick crap everywhere too) I copy the entire Music directory to another HD. I remove all old apps, I go through all the albums and remove the junk left from the wife’s music. I use artwork view and do the same. I check for duplicates and it gives me hundreds. I don’t mean the same track on different albums, I mean the exact same track on the exact same album is showing up several times. I reveal in Finder and find the one track only. I buy Dupin from Doug’s Scripts and run that. After doing so I check iTunes and it says no dupes. I then use Pollux to find artwork for the missing albums. It does what it can – which was very good indeed – but another of Doug’s Scripts to embed artwork does not work for some reason. Now, this one small paragraph has been a huge amount of work. I think I started with 60-80gb of music apparently. So, it’s looking just about okay and I need to just check again the missing artwork and use Amazon to find the right images. I had quit iTunes, so I fire it up again and just check for dupes. It finds hundreds again but a different number. So everything I have done I need to do again with no guarantee that it will work. What.is.the.fucking.point?
I check more. The /Music folder is 81gb. I check iTunes. It says I have over 30gb of music. Using Daisydisk I find what is taking up that 81gb. My compilations take up 5.7gb (they don’t), iTunes Media takes 45gb (what?) and then I have some music. The media has 12gb of ipod touch apps. I know that but that leave 33gb of something when the music (in another folder) I have is 30gb (and no, it was not organising and no, it was not copying music). So what is that 33gb because it isn’t music. I have no idea and by now I really don’t care.
I would cheerfully see the iTunes programmers hang. Really. They deserve all the punishment possible and then some. But then it isn’t a music player anyway is it?

So I have an indeterminate amount of music which may or may not have artwork and a programme I have every intention of uninstalling. I don’t care if I won’t use it, I do not want it there.

I have Windows 7 installed, I have a Creative Zen Vision M and I will use those to rip and move the music to the Zen. If there is not enough space for what I really want to move I’ll buy another player – anythingbutipod should have the collective wisdom. And that will have the sound system plugged into it. This will actually give better sound, less tinny.

I have previously tried dragging and dropping album by album and now even though I have only added I find it dupes old tracks for no good reason. The same track across different albums is fine but what it is doing is not. I’ve gone beyond even thinking about other solutions. You know if you go to the apple forums people mention this constantly but the posters there must think it an acceptable price for being “cool”. It’s a bug. Treat it as such, put the tools in the programme to properly fix dupes and better still make it so it cannot happen.

iTunes. The biggest pile of steaming skank on any computer currently.

Personally

Jenson Button said: “It’s great to be sat here as World Champion and I personally think I thoroughly deserve it,” added Button. ”
He did not say “It’s great to be sat here as World Champion and I think I thoroughly deserve it,” added Button. ”

But there is now difference is there? So Jacq says to me “Would you like to go Tesco or Asda?”. If I say ‘personally’ in my reply that’s just adding a word to make my reply longer. It makes no sense at all in this context. (In fact it makes Jensen look like Mr Ego. Which he is entitled to be but advertising that in a more subtle way will stop so many people hating you). I can understand it if you are a banker trying to justify not giving someone some of your epic profits and you want to distance yourself (this means ‘lie’) from the mean ones upstairs .. “Well personally I would but the bank just won’t let me” (Yeah right you money clawing parasite) .. but most of the time that word means nothing, adds nothing, it makes you look stupid. Back to Tesco – so J asks me and I say “Personally I’d choose Tesco”. Why not just say “Tesco”? And if I know that she wants Asda why not just say that? It’s no big deal but so often – watch it on tv, read it in the news – people throw this word around as if some little guy is pulling all the levers in their head but for a moment loses control allows some vestige of personality to come through.
Your head, your view, your words. So stop with the ‘personally’.

(New category created – irritants. How the hell it’s taken me this long I have no idea. Not like I’m Mr Calm and Forgiving is it? And I’ve lots to post in this one.)