Now there is four words I have grown absolutely sick to death of hearing. It’s nearly as bad as someone calling me Colorado. Forty four years and it’s still not funny. Every time I hear “That’s bad for you.”, all I want to do is develop inhuman strength and punch a hole in the person’s head.
Of course it’s bad for you. Just about every thing in the world is bad for you. I’m pretty sure they air you are breathing reading this is likely bad for you. Pollen, dust, dander, allergens, toxins from cars, factories and every other byproduct of all things man made that we’ve created over the past millennium . Though I’m pretty sure you need to breathe or you will die. So in a way it’s also very good for you.
Don’t get me started on sex. It’s likely more bad than good for you. STD’s, children, the next morning trying to remember his or her name… Yet that doesn’t stop people from having it. I know someone who has had more sex partners in the past 2 months, than 5 average folks would have their whole lives combined. But hey, they’re on birth control, so it makes it alright. (shudders)
Diet foods contain insane amounts of sodium in many cases. Which for a person like me is very bad. Nuts, while fattening, is good for the heart.
Even though I’ve radically changed my diet. Got my cholesterol in check and have been losing weight. It never seems to fail that at least once or twice a week, I hear these words because of something I am about eat or do, is bad for me in their opinion.
God bless everyone for their concern, but holy cow give it a rest! I can’t even really be sure if it’s genuine concern, or some sort of programmed response based on something they hear, or read about once. Which really brings to question if they remember it correctly.
Yes, I still splurge on eating ice cream or something. I’m not going to die a complete miserable bastard. Sure there are diet deserts, but I like what I like. Just because there’s some healthier choice out there, I’m still going to eat what I like. I still manage to keep things in check to my own satisfaction.
And for all the carb counting and fearing humans… I present unto thee my Lord and Master!
Foamy makes a good point in the next video, about the health ramifications of puncture wounds in the throat.
Besides, constantly saying “That’s bad for you!” or continuing to call me Colorado, may end up being bad for you!
It’s something I’ve been hearing a lot from people lately is how negative I am. Can you really blame me? These past 2 to 3 years have been complete shit. Bankruptcy, Divorce, Heart Attacks, Surgeries, having to give up my Dog for my move/living situation (which I wouldn’t wish upon anyone to live where I do), Car Problems, Weight Issues, spending insane amounts of money on medicines, medical bills, fuel and more… Then lets top this off with the amount of folks I deal with daily that are so self absorbed and rude. Yes, this makes for Denver to want to vent when someone asks how I’m doing. If I didn’t vent, I think I would explode. Sure, I can be negative. I can also be very positive. It’s just funny how folks tend to only pay attention to my negative side and practically ignore my positive side. Which in turn, kind of makes me negative because my positive side gets ignored.
How about noticing all the doors I hold open, the extra effort I go through such as to drive a person to the door so they don’t have to walk so far in the rain, snow or heat? Then I go park the car, and walk in the rain, snow or heat myself to the door. How about all the times I stood waiting, either to get from the parking lot to the sidewalk or from the sidewalk to the parking lot in the cold rain, snow or heat while cars no only drive by without looking, but completely ignore the stop signs posted by the crosswalks in their climate controlled cars. Whatever happened to the pedestrian have the right of way? It’s even funnier when I stop, and the person outside just looks at me like I’m doing something weird. How about when I finally get tired of seeing dishes that I didn’t make just sit in the sink and I wash them? How about all the free computer repair and maintenance I do? Free website work? Nearly nightly foot and back massages? Being pretty much the person to do the majority of the yard work or laundry?
Sure I’ve never been in a position to give anyone or loan anyone money. I’m not much good at home maintenance or car repairs. It’s not like I wouldn’t if I could. Does it make me a bad person just because I can’t?
It frustrates me to no end that my career choice has sunk from an appreciated job, to an expected form of slavery. I remember back in the day walking people through opening their computer and replacing parts, or installing drivers or diagnosing a multitude of issues. Now folks call me with an attitude right off the bat as if I somehow caused their issues, they refuse to give me pertinent information and expect me to perform miracles based on next to no relevant information at all. When I do fix their issue, they basically shrug me off and hang up. (I’m not alone in this either, I have been talking to many other techs who feel like I do.) My favorites are the ones that when it’s determined the problem is on their end. How irate they become and argue that it just isn’t possible.
How about those doors I go out of my way to hold open for strangers. It’s amazing how many can’t say “thank you”. I’ve even had some give me comments like, “I can do it myself.”. What happened to courtesy?
When I go for walks, I have to step off the sidewalk when a group of people come the other way. I do it to be nice. That and I swear I’m the only person in the world I know who would actually fall single file in a group if I saw someone coming the other way so they can have some sidewalk too.
When I go to the grocery store, it never fails. Someone has their cart on one side of the aisle, and their ass on the other. Blocking the whole aisle. If I say, “Excuse me.”, they sigh heavily as if I ruined their day. If I say nothing, they ignore me. Yeah, makes me want to just punch them in the face for being ignorant. But instead, I be nice and go around the other way.
When I talk to other people. They tell me their good things and bad things. I listen and if I feel I can help, offer suggestions. When I talk and of course, much of what is going on with my life is generally on the downside, I get told how negative I am. Yet I when I tell them things I have planned or how I’m looking forward to doing something, I get a “that’s cool” and little more. It’s almost as if they could care less. Granted, my good friends and family who care and they talk to me no matter what. I’m thankful for that. I can’t help that most of the things in my life are bad right now. However, if you listen carefully I have good things to say too.
Seems that the need for apps on different platforms is just going out of control from where I sit. I talked about this before. Apps being on all different flavors of smartphones from Android, to iPhone, to Crackberry. With tablet versions of each for the respective mobile OS. Then the need to support old and new versions of each OS as they update every few months unlike a computer OS. Although, that seems to be changing as well with Windows and OS X doing more frequent updates than they used too.
With all the different OS options a developer has to deal with, it’s amazing they have time to make improvements. It seems they would end up spending all their time patching issues rather than developing new software.
If this type of thing hasn’t already proven itself a bad idea with the load of different Linux flavors out on the market today; with their different install methods and variations of how they present things to the end user… It’s a wonder they gain ground at all. To the average Joe, that’s just confusing.
Granted, installing apps on a mobile device is just tap and done usually. Thus the wide spread popularity. It’s easy to use. (knock, knock, knock Mr. Penguin)
And speaking of Linux, the boys and girls at Ubuntu have decided to throw their hat in the ring. Making their own Mobile OS. Also, the folks at the Mozilla camp are poising to release Firefox OS. Both will of course have app stores. So developers will have to learn the new OS’s if they want to grab a slice of that audience for their wares.
Oh and of course we can’t forget that great new Operating System all my customers hate… Windows 8… Now you have desktop programs and Metro apps!! Yippee! You can have Internet Exploiter as an app, and Skype as an app. I guess having the desktop programs wasn’t enough. Now we have 2 of each installed on the same PC. You know Ma and Pa kettle haven’t a clue they only need the one. And it’s likely they won’t share info between two. Did you know favorites in Internet Exploiter Desktop are not available in Internet Exploiter for Metro? So I’m told anyways. I don’t use it. Still not a Metro fan.
Oh and let’s not forget your TV, Media device and Blu-Ray player has apps too!
Question that I see is…. When do app developers finally say enough of this nonsense!?!?? There are so many platforms they have to write the same software for over and over. It’s freaking delusional that they have to put up with this so their fans can have their software. How about a little cross platform love? Or a few less damned platforms… I’m glad I’m not an app developer. As a Web Designer, it’s hard enough to make sure that my sites look good on Chrome, Firefox, Internet Exploiter, Opera and Safari web browsers. Although I’ve considered developing for Android apps, but then my audience would only get the one platform. I don’t have the time, patients or money to learn iPhone, Crackberry, Metro, Chrome, Ubuntu, Firefox OS and all the others…
It’s Nuckin’ Futs!!
One of my biggest annoyances with social networking, is how we simply degrade the meaning of terms. Terms that once held, in what I would call, a higher standard before as opposed to the way it’s used today.
It’s funny how the term hacking has really lost most of its meaning. Hacking used to require skill to obtain the previously thought unobtainable. Now all one has to do to “hack” is wait for someone to forget to log out of their account and simply mess with openly available settings… I’m so very disappointed that just about anyone can be considered a hacker now. Back in the day, you wouldn’t even get called a hacker if you used a known exploit to obtain your objective. You were looked down upon as less than a hacker, and given names like “script-kiddies” or something along those lines.
To me, what is happening in most cases, should simply be referred to as a “prank”. The target person or so-called victim, didn’t pay enough attention to the fact that they forgot to log out of their account before walking away. Someone else simply took advantage of this situation to be mischievous. In the case of my nephew doing this very thing yesterday, he’s now being punished for hacking the account. He hasn’t discovered the password, he didn’t bypass any security measures and he is certainly not posing any threat to any other users on Facebook. He merely took advantage some someone’s carelessness in order to have a little harmless fun. I am certainly not against him being punished. However, punish a person for their crimes, not for the victims ignorance, and then label the perpetrator something they are really not.
I’m sure when his mom figures out why I wrote this post, she will likely refer to me as a stalker. It seems everyone is a “stalker” now. All one has to do to earn this label today, is merely read what is publicly available to them. It used to be that this term, was a gross and disgusting label that was once given to only people, who literally had some mental issue that would instill fear in to their targets. I cringe every time I get called a stalker. It makes my skin crawl and turns my stomach, as I would never ever want to be labeled a stalker. I don’t think it’s remotely funny, I do not find it a cute term of endearment, or even think it should be referred to as someone who reads. That’s all it amounts too these days. What the hell happened to society. I mean, if you don’t want my opinion, reaction or want me to know something. Then don’t post it where I’m likely to see it. The object of social networking, as far as I know, is for community involvement in one means or other. The first and foremost is through commenting. This post actually started out as a comment to my nephew’s incarceration as it were. However, it turned into the straw that broke the camels back of my frustration with the flagrant misuse of these two terms, and has evolved into one of my “I hate how the world has become more ignorant and stupid”, rants.
I realize this is my own personal pet peeves with society in general these days. I also realize that the majority rules. So many people do this kind of nonsense thanks to the wonderful world of the internet and social networks. Everyone has to do something in order to make themselves feel cool now.
The question is, what’s next? Will I soon be considered a rapist because I “friended” (there’s another idiotic term…) the daughter of a close friend of mine, who just happens to be under the age of 18? Honestly, that would be a seriously sick accusation. Then again, I don’t think being called a stalker is much better.
Sometimes you just need to celebrate life’s little victories. I have one to celebrate today as I got an email confirming that I’m not crazy after all. At least, less like I’m going crazy. You know, that feeling you get when you know for a fact, that you’re right when everyone else says you are wrong….
Let me explain…
While I am an Evil Genius and all, I have a lot of tools at my disposal. There is however, a secret weapon I use to help me when I make these gorgeous websites. It’s not part of my freeware. So when I ran across a show stopping issue with it, I tried my best to make the community of users aware of this issue via their forums. As I had thought that the best place to bring it up. Hoping that the developers paid attention to their users concerns. However, I guess not all companies pay attention to their customer forums like other companies do (Hi Blizzard!).
I ended up wasting several days of my time trying to argue that I had found a very serious problem and that it should be addressed. Instead I was met with self proclaimed experts who clearly thought I was off my trolley, as it were. Instead of them following my carefully laid out explanation, or trying to reproduce the issue themselves… They merely made suggestions that I must have overlooked something obvious or that my WordPress installation was somehow incorrect.
I’d like to think that after 5 years of using WordPress, I’m somewhat of an expert of what I can do with it, how to install it and how to operate it to nearly it’s full extent of use. I don’t go advertising myself as such, as I don’t want to start taking a billion questions about it. I make it look pretty and I use it, but I don’t want to be tech support for it. I save my tech skills for computers. It’s where I excel in life.
As it turns out, this company apparently only focuses only on customer support tickets. So carefully playing the side of the customer, I was sure to cross my t’s and dot my i’s and made sure that I had every detail they needed right up front (god I wish customers would do that for me, instead of making me beg them to read the WHOLE ERROR MESSAGE!!!! … er sorry got sidetracked…). Anyway… and with just a few days passing, I received the following email response today:
Sorry for the delay in responding.
Thanks for reporting this issue.
We were able to reproduce it and it’s currently investigating by our developers.
The fix should be included in the next update of our software.
We apologize for this temporary inconvenience.
So neener neener neener to all those useless self experts that troll forums trying to make themselves sound important! Of course, I still have to wait for the next release to find out if they actually fixed it, but since they confirmed I did find a problem, I am at least for now hopeful that I did a good thing.
Unions used to be useful when companies used to screw over their employees. Now all they do is screw over companies and interrupt customers. And in this case, cause a great American company to go tits up!!! As per usual, Foamy says it best. While you bitch about the government and unemployment, it seems unions are doing a pretty good job of contributing to the nation’s unemployment rate themselves. Now all we’ll get is rip off Twinkies and more government spending as 18,500 people desperately look for work. Again, fuck you unions!!
When I first got a job in the 1980′s. I was also introduced to something known as an Employee Handbook. This described how the company I decided to work for expected me to look, how they expected me to treat customers and what I was and was not allowed to do when I was earning money from them. This included, keeping my hair cut, my face shaved or my beard trimmed neatly. My fingernails properly cut. Restrictions on jewelry, if any. Proper attire for what kinds of shirts, pants and shoes I should be wearing while on the clock. This book also covered things like not using profanity in front of the customers or even in range of customer hearing. Many times, it included no cursing at the workplace at all. It even went on to cover things like making personal calls. In general, while on the clock, you were not allowed to make personal calls. Unless you got permission from your supervisor first. Even then, it was to be restricted to urgent family matters or arranging for transportation.
Times have certainly changed. Not for the better as far as I’m concerned. Over the past decade or so, no matter where I’ve traveled, I’ve noticed something I find highly disturbing when I frequent places like the grocery store, the local convenience store, restaurants of all kinds (from fast food to chains such as Olive Garden) to doctors offices, repair facilities and more. There is a huge relax in such policies or perhaps many businesses no longer have such policies in place. Almost every business I go into, I hear employees cursing and swearing as casual as they like. Talking about anything from sexual endeavors to using expletives to describe how unhappy they are and telling dirty jokes and it’s as if they don’t even care who hears them. They don’t make any effort to keep their voices down.
When I go to a check out at a small store, there are many times a clerk is on their cell phone talking or texting and won’t even greet me most of the time. They simply ring up my order and say the total of my purchase.
Granted, I’m not a huge participant in superficial conversations with strangers at times. It is however, customary to greet your customer who is supplying the money of which will end up in your paycheck with some sort of pleasantry and to make them feel like they should come back to the business for further transactions. Hence growing the business and hopefully the employee paycheck for bringing return customers and growing company profits.
If I were a business owner, I know I’d want pleasant employees who don’t offend customers with profanity, who give attention to the customer and gives effort to make them happy. Perhaps it’s hard to find such employes. Whatever happened to discipline in the workplace? Good Etiquette?
It has become so prevalent, that it sometimes makes me wish I could take their smart phones and insert it rectally with incredible force, thus giving these useless constituents a true reason to utilize profanity. (and it may even improve my own experience at their place of employment)
Note: I love Clerks 2, but it was the best example I could come up with for the point I am making. Sorry Kevin, please forgive me
You always hear me rant about customers, and how they have grown more and more lazy over the years. How they have become less and less appreciative for the work we do for them. However, it’s not just them that make me want to take a hot soldering iron to the eyeballs of the people that drive me insane in this industry. There are loads of so-called techs as well.
What a wonderful country we live in. People from near and abroad can randomly wake up one day, and decide they want to be a computer tech. They don’t even need to educate themselves to actually do the job. They will simply rely on real techs to do the work for them. They will make money from it. Even after years of doing this though, they still don’t know fuck all about computers…
For nearly 18 years, I’ve had to deal with this nonsense. I’m self taught and generally I can run circles around these people that want to be techs, but they don’t do any of the thinking process for themselves. My education came from books, other knowledgeable people in the field as well as hands on try, fail and research techniques. Yet, I’ve had to deal with all these other techs with certifications and experience they claim to have. They still don’t know loads of things that should be considered basic knowledge in the tech industry.
I’ve had and still have a desk tech job. Most of my work is done over the phone, using my memory, reference tools and various computers at my disposal. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had these fake techs call me up, and ask me all sorts of questions, some to the point of me walking them through what they should already know to help their customer. Of course, the company feels it is something we should do in case they bring us business in the future. I’m not seeing the scales in any kind of balance here.
I still learn new things all the time and I’ll never claim to be a super expert by any means. (Evil Genius yes, expert no – sorry couldn’t resist) I’ll be the first to admit if I don’t know something. However, I don’t make a business out of relying on everyone else to do the work for me. It is clear I have some colleagues that don’t share this outlook and manage to slide by.
Some of the things that come to mind that stick out in my head over the years (the shortened version, I got a little carried away at first):
The list of ridiculous things I’ve had to put up with over these “techs” is mind bending to say the least. Yet short of a miracle, they will continue to exist. Mostly because they always present themselves in a situation that any kind of negative verbiage in reprisal to their lack of knowledge, could potentially come back to bite you. Well… at least they do in my line of work. Because they can either be at one of my customers locations or are in a position to hurt my business if I refuse to help their brainless asses.
The best I can do, is either get out of the tech biz, or bite my tongue and grin. While ranting about it here. Also, don’t get me started on the billions of useless consultants in this world who couldn’t tell anyone the difference between a Mac and a PC, let alone give anyone a real educated opinion…
I cannot believe the stupid things we concern ourselves with in this country. I’m so absolutely sick of signing on to my accounts to see the constant barrage of Gay Marriage (Pro/Con) issues, Bullying which is also coupled with whatever trivial mindlessness the media can dump down our throats. Currently that would be the Olympics.
I cannot believe this is all we seem to give any consideration too. Honestly, I can’t believe for one second that I am part of some minority group who also think there are far, far more important and immediate issues this country needs to address. It simply boils my blood that we prefer to talk about where to buy a decent chicken sandwich because we don’t want to offend anyone. That’s another thing. What the hell is with all the overly sensitive people the past few years?!?! It’s enough to drive someone insane!
Here’s my thoughts on the current topics and then I never want to hear about them again:
Honestly, as far as I’m concerned, Gay people can have marriage. It hasn’t worked so well for straight people for several decades.
I was, and several of my classmates were bullied when we were kids (teased, beat up and I remember being pelted with a can of vegetables in the back of the head once). I still sometimes get teased because of my name. I may have cried emotionally or in pain, but I haven’t committed suicide or shot someone over it. I got over it. Parents, take some damned responsibility for your children and teach them to handle the situation intelligently. Today we don’t take the time to discipline children in nearly any faction. They don’t fear reprisal, so they end up being the bullies, or they end up murdering or committing suicide from being the victims of bullying. We didn’t have nearly this problem when mommy and daddy could whoop some behind for bad behavior. Parents today also don’t seem to take the time to sit them down and help their children understand the shortcomings of others like our parents did.
This event has nearly bankrupt some countries who have hosted it in the past. Sure it’s nifty that someone can ice skate all pretty, or flip around some bendy bars or do hand stands that many of us are incapable of doing. But what does that do to help the worlds issues? Might bring them some people joy or hope, but over all. Nothing relevant. There’s the old saying, put hope in one hand and defecate in the other. See which hand gets a healthy dose of reality.
All of these issues are completely and utterly trivial as far as I’m concerned. There are more important issues that this country needs to be concerned with and we need to put aside all the trivial issues to come up with answers to the following topics: (These are in no particular order as they all are, as I feel , equally important.)
Obama promised us change. Change he did bring. I don’t recall him saying it would be good change. So I guess he kept his word. I hate the changes he brought. I don’t want him in office this next election. He brought us Obama Care. But does he really? However, I don’t like Mitt Romney either. With the both of them campaigning, it’s like watching two clowns in full dress, with red noses and clown shoes, beat each other over the head with rubber chickens. Why can’t there be a spot on the ballot to choose two new candidates? As far back as I can remember, Jobs, Health Care and Income have always been on a Presidents plate. Yet, term after term, promises and taxes later, the problems still exist. We continue to have the problems and somehow still tolerate it. I’m not understanding why. Not that I know the fix, but doesn’t anyone else question why it’s still going on after all these years?
We keep outsourcing more and more. I’ve talk about this before. Soon we won’t have any jobs to offer. If the products can be purchased online, we won’t have retail outlets for them soon. Gas stations will be virtually unmanned. Only jobs that will be left, will be governmental jobs and grocery stores. I’m over exaggerating, but you get the idea. This isn’t even close to including the issues of immigration, although they too won’t have any jobs soon either if this keeps up.
As a person who has worked in the tech field for over 18 years, I and my colleagues are still stuck in lower paying jobs since the whole outsource issue started in the early 2000′s. There are many people in many fields of work in this same exact boat. They have years of experience and do their jobs at an outstanding level, yet are so poorly compensated. To find a better paying job at a parallel company is next to impossible. In so much, that many of us still can’t afford a home, even with all the assistance in this world, the income is still too low. While gas and food skyrocket in cost making each year making living harder and harder. Personally I blame a lot of it on lack of local spending. We do not support our community businesses like we should. As well as we need to stop outsourcing everything.
I guess this sort of relates to bullying. Because these kids are shooting up kids in school, killing people at random in theaters. Of course this also relates to the fact our educational systems are hurting and our local enforcement suffers from budget cuts as well. But that’s OK, let’s just explore Mars while we cut education and law enforcement funding. Yet, I don’t feel safe much these days trying to just catch a movie knowing some psycho can just waltz into a theater, whip out a gun and kill women, children and men without prejudice or remorse. Some of my kids still go to college, I fear every day that some nut will just walk into a classroom and shoot them or stab them. It’s hard to even walk through a parking lot anymore wondering if a child will be abducted or woman raped, or someone getting held up or shot just for shopping. I am always looking around me when I take my walks for exercise, wondering if the person near me is about to rob me or harm me. We shouldn’t have to live in this kind of fear.
This topic is near and dear to my heart. Literally. Why is it that I can spend a 20 day vacation in the Caribbean and spend only a third of what it cost me to be in the hospital a couple of days? I can’t even afford to take a vacation to the Grand Canyon, let alone one to the Caribbean! The companies that run hospitals and medical supplies are unbelievably filthy rich! They have to be. Where does all that money go? My doctor isn’t driving a golden McLaren and living in the Bahamas full time. Someone, somewhere is getting a boat load of cash from all the insurance companies and patients.
Also near and dear to my heart, is the medicines I must take daily now and pay for monthly. Effient alone is roughly $250 per month. Even with insurance, it’s $100 out of pocket. Plus paying for the insurance, plus the 4 other medicines I pay for monthly. What is this stuff made out of? Plutonium?!?! You’re telling me that a 10mg pill per day is worth over $8? Someone is really filling their pockets with the paychecks of anyone who takes this medication. I do get my Advair from Canada, oddly that costs $150 per month here, but if I get it from Canada, it’s almost a third of that cost. So who’s screwing who over here?
So please just stop with all the stupid images, and protests of things that honestly should be taking a back seat to other more important issues. Such as survivability of our own people in this country. We are supposed to be the most powerful country, yet we are so close to having a large chunk of our population becoming hungry, homeless and dying. A small chunk already are.
You can’t turn your head these days without having advertising in your face. As I’ve said before, “I can only imagine that someday ads will be forcefully beamed directly into our brains like they show in the cartoon Futurama. You can’t escape ads for products and information no matter where you turn your head or hear just about every moment of everyday. Through radio, billboards, print, T.V., internet banners and so much more. It’s terribly difficult to escape it.”
I understand that ads help cover the cost of the content you are trying to view/use when that content is free. I get that. I want to watch a video on the internet, there may be an ad I have to view first or click to close to enjoy that. If I want to have a free app on my smartphone, I have to deal with advertising. I get that. If I don’t want the ads, you pay for the content. Plain and simple. Same goes for radio, wanna listen free? There’s going to be ads to listen too. Want ad free radio? Pay for a Sirius unit and subscription.
What I don’t get is when you pay for the content and there are still ads you are forced to put up with. Loads of them. Why anyone pays any amount for cable TV, satellite or any other means to watch TV and have to deal with ads is beyond me. I stopped paying for TV subscriptions some time ago because I just can’t wrap my head around why I would pay $50 – $80 a month just so I can watch ads! Advertising on TV is expensive. So if these advertisers are paying so much for their ads, why do we pay for TV at all? Or if I’m paying for TV, why should I see ads at all?
The movies are just as bad. You pay $7 to $14 for a ticket, pay $8 for popcorn and $5 for a soda, sit down and watch ads, ads and more ads before the movie starts. As Foamy put it, it’s not saving me anything why must I watch ads? How about more trivia or previews for upcoming movies instead?
I’ve since gone to using Netflix for watching TV. No ads! Granted, I can’t see the latest episode of The Big Bang Theory, Merlin or Skins this way. Unless I watch it on the network’s website, which has ads. I find my system works fine for me. Not too mention it’s considerably cheaper! Plus I can pause and re-watch to my hearts content. If Netflix were ever to decide to show ads, I’ll get very angry.
Something I’ve noticed using Netflix. Older shows that ran in 1 hour slots, were up to 52 minutes in length. Newer shows that are in the same 1 hour slot, are only 42 to 48 minutes in length. So as cable/satellite prices went up, so did the amount of ads. Can you say, “What the fuck? Over!?!”.
In all, I understand ads for free content, but I refuse to pay for content and have to deal with ads!!!
By the way, it’s my Birthday today, feel free to buy me a coffee Love Coffee…. Buy me one?