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Fucking DRIVE.

People have become even bigger idiots than they used to be.  I enjoy having a smartphone but I don’t use it in my car.  What the fuck is with people and their fixation of having to dick with the phone all hours of the day.  People sit at green traffic lights longer than ever before now.  They play games on their phone while driving on the turnpike (I’ve see this first hand).  I work in IT and I have to be available a lot.  I don’t need to check my email in my car, or look at social media.  More people are now hanging out in the left lane of the expressway.  Some don’t even do the speed limit.  What the fuck?  Drive your damn car and quit fucking with other shit.  Pay attention so other people don’t die at your hands or because you were intrenched in your phone.

I love to drive.  I drive 70 miles a day and have for 16 years now.  I don’t mind it.  I have heard people in their twenties say “I’m scared of driving”.  What has happened to people?  Is everyone a big pussy now?  It seems like over the last 10 years I have watched people turn into space cadets.  They can’t make choices on their own, they can’t drive, they can barely walk without looking at the phone.

People can’t even merge anymore.  Every single day I am behind someone getting on the expressway or the turnpike that thinks they can safely merge into traffic while they are going 40MPH.  The speed limit is 65 and 70.  You can’t merge into a highway going 40 without creating all kinds of problems.  Not only do they create problems for the traffic already on the highway, but they also screw the people behind them.  Idiots.

PLEASE, TAKE DRIVING SERIOUSLY.  PEOPLE DIE DAILY BECAUSE SOMEONE ELSE WASN’T PAYING ATTENTION.

Put the device down.  Keep your head on a swivel.  Stay aware of your surroundings.  Don’t be a rude assbag.  Don’t tailgate.  Use your turn signals.  Only use the left lane to pass.  Don’t speed up when someone tries to pass.  Use cruise control!  There are other people around you  walking, or driving that have things to do and don’t want to die because you were not paying attention.

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Why do people eat while walking around at work?

Why do people eat while walking around?  It is common for me to see (daily) people walking around at work around lunchtime eating food with a fork from a plate.  WTF!?  I just cannot grasp this.  Everyone has time for lunch….unless you are an emergency surgeon or something similar.  I see people doing this walking from the cafeteria to their desks as well as while on the way to a meeting.  WTF people?  The shit is moronic.

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Something that drives me fucking bonkers

People that interrupt.  I swear to God that nobody seems to give a shit anymore if you’re talking. Too much shit going on at the same time and people just can’t stay focused.  I feel like everyone has fucking A.D.D.  It happens with everybody I work with.  I start talking and am in the middle of a sentence or paragraph and someone just butts in and starts talking about something else.  Then once people want to hear what I was going to say I tell them “no, I’m not repeating it”.  Fuck ’em. Next time don’t interrupt all the damn time.  I will usually attempt to say what I was trying to say twice, then that’s it.  I will not repeat it again.

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iOS 7 – No Thanks

Yesterday I upgraded both my iPad 2 and my iPhone 5 to iOS 7.  I was really excited before it was released and thought it would just be another great Apple iOS upgrade.  In the past I have always liked the upgrades to the iOS as new versions came out.  There was never a time that I didn’t like it…..until now.  Today I reverted back to iOS 6.1.4 before Apple stops signing it.

 

Things I don’t like

  • Why is the text thinner?  It makes it harder to read.  I mean the text for all of the icons, the time, menus etc.
  • Why is the size of the time displayed at the top center of the screen smaller?  Was it done so they could replace the “bars” of the cellular signal with stupid dots?  The dots take up twice the width of the bars and look worse.
  • Why do you now have to swipe to the left to delete mail instead of to the right?  Zero reason this should have been done.  When you swipe to the right it just opens the message.  If I wanted to open it I would tap it.
  • Why did they make everything all white?  That is annoying as shit.  It is worse for your eyes and it looks like a damn Windows phone.  The menus are all white, email is white, the keyboard is a lighter grey and white.
  • Why do things need to be flat looking?  We spent all these years making things look so pretty and real in Windows, MacOS, iOS, Linux, etc.  It looks more appealing.  I would be OK with the flat look if everything wasn’t all one color or different shades of the same color.  It looks like crap.
  • Why is there no weather graphic when you pull down notification center?  There is only text telling you what the weather is like.  What is this, a DOS version of iOS?  Are pictures of clouds and rain or the Sun too much work?
  • The “recent apps” thingy is junk as well.  Now when you double tap the home button, instead of getting 5 or 6 icons of your recent apps you get 2.  Yeah, 2.  2 big square representations of your apps and to get rid of them or “close them” you have to slide them upward.  Great, now I have to scroll side to side 3 times more to see the same amount of apps.
  • Why when I choose a picture to use as my lock screen can I not make it as small as it used to be on iOS 6.1.4?  It keeps “bouncing back” to a larger size when I pinch it down to  a smaller size.
  • Why is the folder window so small.  I realize now you can scroll left to right to see more items in a folder.  However, it would easily hold 6 more app icons on the screen had they make the folder window a bit taller.
  • The little read badge icons that show you how many unread messages you have or how many app updates are available are harder to read.  Why?  Because there is no white border to cut down on the harsh contrast between the red circle and the app icon that it’s on top of.  In addition the number is too thin; Hell, all the fonts are too thin.  You would think that someone with ZERO design experience thought of this.  WTF?
  • No drop shadow behind the text of the app icons as well which makes it even harder to read on some of the shitty backgrounds and colors they give you to choose from.

Things I like

  • Control Center.  Perfect.  Wouldn’t change anything.
  • AirDrop.  Love it.  No need to “bump” phones.
  • Keypad buttons.  Round looks good.  They are nice and clean.
  • The clock app actually showing the real time on the icon itself.  About time.   I wish the weather icon was the same way.
  • The new compass app.  Awesome.
  • The fact that you can now move the damn Newsstand app into a folder so you don’t have to see it anymore.

I will not be upgrading anytime soon.  If I have my way, I’ll just keep using iTunes 10.7 and iOS 6.1.4 until they make major changes to iOS 7 or I switch to an Android phone.  Side note, iTunes 11 looks like shit and has less functionality and is less intuitive.  Whomever worked on iTunes 11 obviously also worked on iOS 7 too (probably not, but I’d like to think so).

I feel like if Steve Jobs was still alive this OS would have never been let out to the public looking like it does.  Jony Ive sure seems smart with his British accent and all but I’m starting to think twice after seeing this OS.  No thanks Apple.

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Smartphones have made people dumber

RANT

I just watched a guy in my office walk at a rate of about 1 step every 3 seconds to cover about 50 yards.  He did this while typing with his thumbs on an iPhone.  He could have sat at his computer and typed the same email in about 1/4th the time and then walked normal speed to his meeting.  What the fuck are people thinking?  I don’t think that they are thinking at all.  They have become a slave to their phone and to the corporate world.  It’s a shame.

Yeah, I know it’s a common theme with me but it drive me nuts.  Put down the stupid electronic devices and live your life.  I have an iPhone and I do enjoy it, but I don’t let it run my life.  I don’t look at it when I’m the passenger in a car.  I don’t walk around looking at it.  Fuck that.  I have better things to look at while I’m out and about.  If I’m sitting at home then that is a different story.  When I’m having some “down time” I gladly look at my iPhone.  I don’t look at it all the time though.  People need to use it as a tool, or as a piece of entertainment.  Don’t let it use you.  Most people let the smartphone become their master.  Man, fucking quit that shit.

/RANT

 

 

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I miss the old days

I miss the old days.  I miss the days before cell phones, before cordless phones, before DVD players.  It seems that people were a happier bunch.  We had to worry about drunk driving but not texting and driving.   If someone needed to reach you and you were not home, it was anyone’s guess where you were…unless you told them.  I remember being in college in the mid nineties and still using a pen and paper to jot down a phone number.  Nobody had a computer in class.  Email looked pretty much like DOS and you only used it at the school library or at home if you were “well off”.

I miss just going out for a drive and having no distractions.  You either talked to someone in the car with you or you just drove and enjoyed what was around you.  You took in the scenery.  Now you see people sitting at lights and they are just fucking with their damn phones.  People are missing some pretty cool stuff by not looking out the window.  People are too involved in their stupid social mediums.

I miss taking a road trip and using a road atlas.  Fuck GPS.  Too many people rely on GPS and can’t even read a map.   God forbid if they ever have to get anywhere without electronics.

I miss having the power go out and lighting candles and just hanging around the house.  Rarely does the power go out where I live anymore.  It is nice, don’t get me wrong but sometimes having the power out would be neat…like the old days.

Like Brooks said in the Shawshank Redemption “The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry.”  That’s the truth.

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Your job is just a means to an end

I’m now 40 years old and I’ve come to the conclusion that your job is just that, your job.  It’s work.  It’s a means to an end.  I used to like what I do but now it has just become the same monotonous bullshit every single day.  Not much changes.  Drive to work, deal with bullshit, drive home.  I’m not even sure that money makes it worth it.   I was never one to want or have “a career” as I think that just glorifies something that is simply a way to stay fed and do other things in life that you want.

I’m finding that the older I get the less I care about my job.  I couldn’t care any less for it, in fact.  I have no interest in doing anything “extra”.  Why?  Because nobody gives a fuck anyway.  It seems that we have lost the kinds of companies that care about their employees.  It’s unfortunate because when that happens the employee no longer gives a fuck  about the company.  Now, instead of going above and beyond, you do the absolute minimum.  Why?  Going above and beyond doesn’t get you anything but a kick in the face anyway so why do it.

My job is a way to keep food on the table and a roof over my head.  It also gives me some extra money do do other things that my family and I want to do.  My employer doesn’t care about me and I no longer care about them.  It was the same way at my last job that I was at for 10 years.

It’s a shame really, because things could be so much better if companies and employees gave each other a little extra.  That’s how it used to be.  Now everyone only cares about money.  Make as much money as possible regardless of who you fuck and who you make angry.  It’s a load of shit really.

 

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