Archive for Frustrations

Get ready to upgrade your Blu-ray player!

Posted in Aggravations with tags , , , , on June 25, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

I don’t even own a Blu-ray player yet, and there is already a new specification that requires an upgrade. The specs for the BDXL disc will allow up to 128GB worth of data to be stored on a single disc.   I thought that the drastic drop in the price of harddrives, combined with the increasing use of solid-state drives was going to let us move away from optical media… Apparently not yet.

To the guy in line ahead of me at the grocery store:

Posted in Aggravations, Random, Thoughts with tags , , , , , on June 20, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

The website is not called Wickerpedia!  It is Wikipedia!

Wickerpedia, were it to exist, would probably be an open encyclopædia containing information about wicker furniture.  Of course, such an encyclopædia does not exist because – in addition to the fact that it would be very silly – nobody actually likes wicker furniture.  However, even if it did exist, I am certain that it would not contain any information regarding the production of candy.

As such, when you tell your wife that you know the answer to the Caramilk secret because you read about it on Wickerpedia, you sound stupid.

Oh, and incidentally, there is no explain of the Caramilk secret on Wikipedia either (as of this posting).

Sometimes PostSecret makes me mad

Posted in Aggravations, Finds, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , on May 26, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

I really like PostSecret.  I’ve visited the site every Sunday for more years than I can remember, and I own all of the books that Frank Warren has put together.

But every once in a while a secret is posted that really bothers me.  Sometimes I’m bothered because I can relate to the situation; sometimes I just think the situation is fabricated. And still other times I am bothered by a secret simply out of principle. For example, this secret was posted in most recent Sunday batch:

From PostSecret - 23 May 2010

I find the sheer selfishness of this person appalling.  They are literally wasting some poor guy’s time, for nothing more than convenience. Some people are really just terrible.

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