Quick run down of yesterday's Mac chaos. Although I've considered myself immune to it over the years, I fell for Apple's distortion field--or as others might call it: upgrade hell. I don't know what happened. I think it all started when I upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite. It worked so well, so smooth, my digital (self) was flawless. Then, … Continue reading Upgrade Hell
It caught my eye earlier today while reading through my feeds using the Flipboard app on my iPad. For posterity's sake, I've documented the experience in the pic above. On the left is the initial link with the short summary of a BBC news article about Apple's third quarter profits. On the right is the article as … Continue reading Some Seeds For Your Billions
I covered some of this already in this post. But the links just keep coming. So let me remind you, dear worst-reader, a bit of what I wrote about before. One of the last corporate job interviews of my life was with Amazon in Germany. Talk about going out with a bang. It was the worst, most insulting job … Continue reading Law Suits The New Unions?
Not sure why I care about this. But I do. Having said that... Having grown up in the suburban hell of lower middle class #americant and now hearing academics describe (that) hell's demise, I sit back with a dopey grin on my face and sing the lost torrent song that was once an anthem, an … Continue reading It's Like The Moon Disappearing. If The Middle Class Joins It, Will You Miss It?
Great article below. Love it when tech writers nail it. Also love it when they don't. That said, it's good thing I'm not a tech writer. Or does the tech world need worst-writer? Nomatter. Here's the one thing to keep in mind when considering whether or not business can progress. It can't. If it progressed … Continue reading Tech Doesn't Progress Because
Say what you will about the trials and tribulations of the tech world. Robots steel jobs. Printers get rid of all them pretty secretaries. Email and digital documents save trees. My only worst-question is this: what was it like when humanity moved from horse & buggy to the automobile? I mean, come on. It's not as … Continue reading How It Should Be Done – Visa Applications India
It's that time of year again, dear worst-reader. Travel time. Destination: India. Egypt. Ocean City, MD. All before xmas. Which reminds me of that movie Network when the guy says "We're as mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore"? Boy was he wrong! No one is mad and everyone is gonna take … Continue reading Forget Sheople. You're Really Cattle.
While worstwriter tries to figure out the meaning of birds tangled up in whatnot, our 39th president has a few things to say. Even though I'm not quite sure what he's saying, it's pretty amazing that he's still on top of things. Go Jimmy! Rant on. -t "Bashar and his father, Hafez, had a policy … Continue reading Jimmy Carter: A Five-Nation Plan to End the Syrian Crisis – The New York Times
https://youtu.be/jqKEJTFYgEE?t=1h59m18s Failure. That's what things are really about. Or maybe not. §Gotta throw this out there in the digital ether. Something strange happened the other day. It hit me hard, dear worst-reader. Yeah. Something strange and hard hit me the other day while I was watching TWIT #532. I mean, I listen to podcasts daily. Most … Continue reading What Things Are Really About
First. Full disclosure. I really dig Yahoo. And I don't mean no disrespect with this worst-post. With that in mind. I've been using Yahoo email ever since I lost my password for CompuServe back in the early 1990s. Which brings me to the following question: how can something that was once so good get so screwed … Continue reading Oh No. #Yahoo Sucks.
Well, dear worst-reader, so much for jokesters and hamsters. As I tried to say here, it would be fun if car makers--especially those who lie to us about emissions--had a sense of humour. But then again, how can one have a sense of humour when you know that society can do nothing to you for your … Continue reading Don't Even Think About It
Get a load of some of these stats, dear worst-reader. There are times when even I, the grand stat-viewer, milk some tears when I read such things. And as we know, my tears are not like those of mermaids. Indeed. There will be no cure for these ails. So let's just run down to reality … Continue reading The Working Poor Shall Inherit The Earth
"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe." (-not sure but I think this is from Goethe) What will they say in the comings days, dear worst-reader? Not sure. Or am I sure? As usual, there will be comparisons to various … Continue reading What Lies Under Your Doms
Is it me, dear worst-reader? Am I the only one to worst-write about conspiracies? Wait. It's important to note here--for the sake of posterity--that I don't worst-write about conspiracy theories. Reason? There's a difference, you know, between conspiracy and conspiracy theory. Just as there's a difference between coincidence and central planning--as in central planning of … Continue reading The Cherry Bat v. Coincidence v. Coordination
People ask me all the time. Why Germany? Well, the answer has remained the same for the past quarter century: girls and beer. I know. It sounds kinda lame, especially when one considers my age and desk ridden stamina. I suppose the answer should be: beer. Notwithstanding my waistline. After hearing how long I've been … Continue reading Gratis = Free Bier
The inevitable is at your front door. Perhaps not unlike the grim reaper. Remember the reaper? He came along just after you had the canned salmon. Nomatter. As I've stated here & there, TTP and TTIP are inevitable. Obviously protests like the one in Berlin will have some sort of effect on it but I don't think … Continue reading Now That's A Protest
There is, of course, a horrid irony about recent scandal of a US congressman unable to take the job of the 2nd man in line to the presidency of the united mistakes of #americant. And my liberal ass is laughing so hard at this one that I might bust a gut. With that in mind, … Continue reading Digging The Ditch Of Irony
Had to get a few minor adjustments to my Alfa yesterday. Recently had four new Pirellis installed (and boy are they better than the cheap tyres I had on her before). Also, finally had passenger window repaired. After I repaired it the first time it went bust I thought it better to let a professional … Continue reading Ferrari 400 Automatic And The Pillow Case
"This vicissitudes of our century have been summed up in a few exemplary photographs that have proved epoch-making: the unruly crowd pouring into the square during the "ten days that shook the world"; Robert Capa's dying miliciano; the marines planting the flag on Iwo Jima; the Vietnamese prisoner being executed with a shot in the … Continue reading A Photograph
Things fly by when one is perched upon a thirty-thousand foot expatriate stool looking down at the new-old world (order) with gusto and admiration and interest. Indeed. The show that is #americant politics is as good as any show there is. Yet some moments even turn my head--with or without The Donald. For the life of … Continue reading Nasty Rant Against Hillary Clinton Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things Or Maybe It's Something Else
Just diggin' the episode names of tv series. Especially like ".asf". Reminds me of the Win95 world that so many are still stuck in. Been hearing lots about this show on the various podcast that I subscribe to. Curiosity wins, I guess. Usually I just buy discs and rip them to my library. Saved a … Continue reading Mr Robot Episode Names Are Cool
In the wake of all of today's economic chaos and a world governed as though it was a (bad-managed) corporation, people believed that diesel motors were "clean"? On that note. Did you know that Mercedes uses urine in their diesels to keep them clean? Gee. Anyone want to buy some south Florida real-estate from these German mangers? … Continue reading VW says rogue engineers, not executives, responsible for emissions scandal
What's that saying? Oh yeah. Walk the talk. Indeed. A tried and true American idiom. It is, in fact, a great saying because it goes so well with all the bullshit of consuming-to-survive in America these days--a country that for many is in a perpetual state of being caught up with buying your life from a … Continue reading Talking The Walk
Having lived in a fraternity once, this example of collegiate behaviour comes as no surprise. But the key thing to remember, dear worst-reader, is not what takes place but the fact that it takes place all the time, always has, will never stop. Which brings me to the following memory. I got into a heated … Continue reading Oh No! Window To Inner National Self Opened. Yet No One Panics.
Two worst-news issues this morn, dear worst-reader: gun control and privacy. What do these two issues have in common? Well, my guess is... Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Or? While reading through the hysteria that is the byproduct of madness on a scale never before seen, I couldn't help but find some irony in these two stories. … Continue reading Madness Says You're Welcome