This Interweb thing is really pissing me off for the last few weeks.
Google went and announced that they are dumping their Reader, which meant I had to go searching for an alternative. I found two – The Old Reader and Feedly, and I don’t like either of ‘em. They work, but I will probably just stop reading other sites. It’s less of a threat to my sanity.
Then The Irish Times went and rewrote their site. They made a fucking hames of it of course and now I have to wade through loads of fucking images to find what I’m not looking for. Why couldn’t they leave well enough alone?
Then Google struck again. I have to keep an eye on the piffling income from the advertising on this site so that I know when to remove it. But Google have done something and when I go in to check my account all I get is a blank screen. Fuck! And the only way around that is to use their fucking browser [Chrome or Chromium or whatever the fuck it’s called] just to read one web page. I don’t like Google. I don’t like their browser. It really pisses me off that I am forced to use ‘em.
And on the subject of advertising, the Interweb is getting one last nasty dig at me. I have finally reached the amount necessary for Google to release the fortune they owe me, and I am just about to switch off the advertisements, and what happens? Suddenly for no apparent reason my earnings have shot up. I am now making more in a day than I used to make in a fortnight, which makes it damn difficult to switch the advertising off.
There really are times when I am tempted to revert to good old pen and paper.
But then I can never remember where my pen is.