Google Feedback Forms Include Screenshot Nonsense

Speaking Aside, Google YouTube’s Feedback Feature, has an ‘Include Screenshot’ Feature, which is Insanely badly thought out, because the screenshot cannot be made previously to sending the feedback, rather, just includes a screenshot of the current page in the Browser the user is on. This means, that when you choose to ‘include screenshot’ by ticking on the tickbox, all it does is include a screenshot of the ‘send feedback’ popup! What a bunch of Imbeciles!

The below video , from my new ‘The Webmaster’ Channel explains this issue visually. I am both Baffled and Abhorred at how Discombobulated Google’s UI Design Department is.

I have been webmastering since 1989, and it baffles me how a multi billion dollar company that is IT and Internet Technology based, can be so blind and stupid as to not think of this.

Any able webmaster would include an ‘Upload Screenshot’ feature, so that the user can first take a screeenshot of the event, or issue at hand, and thereafter click on the ‘send feedback’. This would allow us users to upload a screenshot of the event, instead of sending a screenshot that is completely irrelevant.
My belief is. that although i cannot code as well as some of the young new developer employees of Google Corp, being an old man of 52 years old, i still have more intuition and insights and knowledge about the vast array of issues and possible scenarios on the World Wide Web, than any of these new fandangled kids with university degrees in their specialised topic.

An Interface Designer doesn’t know how to install a sql database for example (i do) nor does a blogger know how to write a guestbook in php (i do), nor does an SEO team manager know how to edit a Movie in Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere (i do), Nor does a PHP programmer know how to write an Ebook and submit it to various marketplaces (i do), nor does a graphic editor know how to hack a wordpress theme (i do), nor does a wordpress theme designer know how to create a 16 instrument hip hop song in Garage Band (i do)

Anyway, thats enough arrogant bragging; The point is that i am a jack of all trades (master of none), and have 20 years experience in multi tasking in all aspects of webmastery and content creation, and none of the individuals who are all separated into departments each to their specific specialised task, will EVER have the Insights and Oversight that i do.

And this is of course, the reason i made this YouTube Channel, to reveal my insights and share them all with you, with everything from web design, to content creation, SEO and all the many weird and wonderful things to be found in the Big Wide World of Web.

Compartmentalisation of Knowledge (*1) between different Departments in Corporate Software Development is like putting 50 blind sheep in cubicles. The left hand no longer knows what the right hand is doing. In addition, they don’t help each other due to limited authorisation of the employees in each department.

And so, the left hand no longer washes the right hand either! discombobulate and dislocated internal affairs! All to save money on resources! This is why Google is pretty blind to its own failings. This results in a Heirarchical system, rather NWO-Like in its basic structure.

Compartmentalised Knowledge, Is Dislocated Knowledge

IN any case, as i have already mentioned in a previous post; The Future of Mobile is not Mobile OS  Os, rather Desktop OS inside a Mobile (Portable) Device, as seen in the Galaxy Book Windows 10 devices, and the Windows Continuum attempt, which although is nowhere near what expectations might rise to, but is a sure prediction of how Desktop Os is going to make Mobile OS and the puny apps it has to offer, a thing of the past.

To demonstrate How Compartmentalisation as a process of Communication Breakdown has been occurring not only in  Communications Sciences and IT Management, but also in Human Language, please enjoy the amazing Documentary Below, which is extremely difficult to find on the Internet, but is a Seminal work on Etymology and the Evolution of Human Language

The Tower of Babel – Compartmentalisation of Communication from Thailand Amulets on Vimeo.

Links

Business Processes and Management

How to prevent compartmentalisation for better managed IT Services 

Notes;

(*1) Knowledge is effectively compartmentalised (or put into “compartments”) when different people not only have access to certain types of knowledge but are actually denied formally or via social norms or personal preferences from going beyond their allowable sphere. Compartmentalising knowledge has several effects. For one thing it prevents people from having a holistic view. (And since many of the phenomena that now exist can only be “understood” when several viewpoints and perspectives from various sets of knowledge.) Also, as in the Tower of Babel story in the Bible, it keeps people from different knowledge camps from communicating with each other. Finally it implicitly designates certain types of knowledge as “off limits” to some people, thus locking them out of any conversations which employed or built on the knowledge that was forbidden to them.

Ref; Compartmentalisation of Knowledge

The tower of Babel problem in Television Programming

Some very compelling evidence that the Tower of Babel was Real (Smithsonian)

10 reasons Why Instagram Is Not Worth Wasting Your Time On

Instagram is one of the most Trending ‘Social Networks’ of the present day, or so some people would have us believe, but indeed, can we truly call it a social Network when people cannot meet up in a particular corner and converse without losing the post and seeing it buried under ever increasing new posts? And can we call them posts? when in truth they are just picture galleries with comments.

Say No to Instagram!Can such a thing as Instagram compare with real specific topic related forums where people can meet up and easily chat with each other in the various threads. Remember the days when all we had was forums, and Facebook did not exist? I do! and i can tell you, there was much more socialising and ‘feels real‘ experience in a forum, than i have ever felt on Facebook.


Indeed, should we not ask ourselves if Facebook and Instagram and Co are not the culprits for the death of individually owned forums? People hardly go to forums anymore (except help forums for software and stuff), and instead, scroll down a Facebook or Instagram Newsfeed clicking Like (so that their data is collected and used to serve ads to he who likes this or that)

Today i was reading a multi-blogpost interlinked series of stories posted on the Yotpo Commercial Company’s website blog, about ‘5 best ways to sell on Instagram’, and clicked on a link within the post titled “Sell on Instagram’, to see what kind of Bullshit they were posting.

I say Bullshit, because as a webmaster with over 18 years experience on the internet, i know that a post titled ‘5 Best Ways To’ is a deceptive title, and does not necessarily list the five ‘Best’ ways to do something. There is no such thing as ‘5 best ways’ because everything is a matter of opinion as to what is best and what is not best. Its a totally deceptive title. However, All good bloggers and webmasters know, that this ‘5 best, 10 best, ten most, 12 nicest’ type blog titles, are not intended to tell you what the five best things really are, because the author doesn’t know what is best.. its just bullshit, using a powerful Blog Title to get good SEO and drag traffic to their blog god dammit.

Anyway, i digress..

The ‘5 best ways to sell on instagram post led me to the ‘sell on Instagram’ post by way of deep linking, and i went to read it (with great scepticism).

I made a very long comment to try to uncover the deception, and reverse the Trend which is currently spreading itself around in the minds of the readers, like a virus that is going to change the shape of the internet forever, and turn it into a cell-block maze of advertising networks, and remove all central access to all parts of the ‘matrix’ we call the Internet

Just Say No to Social Network Giants

Here it is;

“The time one can be wasting on Instagram in my case, is much better to spend adding products to my store, and blogging on my own website, which pulls people directly from the search engines to me.
Instagram is useless for sharing your stuff to except for increasing brand awareness. But you can’t paste the link into Instagram, for people to click on, and the only way you can get them to do that, is to pay for advertising.

I have  paid for advertising campaigns in Facebook and Instagram before, and the funny thing is, although they tell me they sent 600 people to my shopping cart check out, every month I ever did advertising, I sold less than half of what I usually sell.

I also blogged a lot less on my own website, because I was spending time on Instagram and other such useless networks.

It is a falsity and I believe blog posts like this are actually paid   By Instagram and Facebook to make people believe they have to advertise.

Defend Against Human Brainwashing Through Internet Trending

Every single individual user in Facebook is pushed into trying to boost the post by paying for it.
There are more advertisers than consumers.
In this day and age, every Facebook and Instagram profile owner is a potential advertiser. There is not enough advertising space for us to have our adverts placed in optimal positions. .

Advertising, is the biggest scam in the world in the moment, and it is highly deceptive. It is a common factor with the wise, that advertising is a waste of money. It was a waste of money in the days that all we had was paper to advertise on, and it is still a waste of money in the present day.

Just blog on your own websites, and share your product links to Facebook, and the networks like Pinterest and so on.
But to hell with Instagram which is like a prison that does not let you post any links at all don’t believe the hype. since I have stopped advertising and focus more on posting on my own website and just sharing links to the posts to networks which allowed me to share, my sales have doubled.  All of these “five best ways to do something” type blog posts are not really useful.

They are deliberately composed looking for SEO search engine terminologies. And they are intended to catch people looking for information on these topics. But the information given is not true. It’s just you trying to get traffic to your website by using powerful blog post title  such as “the five best ways to sell on Instagram”.

I would advise everybody else to make blog posts like this on their own websites and I guarantee it will bring more success then going to Instagram and paying for an advert. which is why you have posted this blog post and it’s why you didn’t pay to advertise it on Instagram.

Instagram is a closed environment tantamount to a prison. Tim Berners-Lee did not intend us to chop the Internet up into little closed cell blocks. and even if it was useful what you are saying, I would still advise everybody to boycott it, because it is shaping the Internet into a massive prison full of individual cellblocks called APPS.

We need one central access point to find everything on the internet, that is unbiased, but such a thing does not really exist.

 Google is very biased in its search results, because it is a Advertising engine, not a search engine.

It shows who it wants to on the first page (mostly advertisers), and every Tom Dick and Harry’s little personal blog doesn’t have much chance of people finding them anymore.

I don’t support this trendsetting masterplan, designed to trick people into following the advertising trend.

These companies are making billions, and serving false information and false statistics to advertisers, and they’re making  immense amounts of money from it. This maybe Lawful (Legal) but that does not mean it is Moral, and also does not mean it is not deceptive.

it is not illegal to deceive or be immoral. Legality does not address moral issues, rather, only legislative ones, and ignores the fact that often, it is the accused who has been abused, and the accuser who is the deceiver and abuser.

NO FB - NO Instagram

For example, Facebook owns your Profile and all of the uploaded images and other Data which comes from your personal life. This is not Moral, it is Evil, but, the Governments and Lawcourts don’t care, because it is Lawfully written in the signup terms when you create a Profile.

However, in a Moral Society, this  kind of legal word bandying and clever selfish behaviour, should and would be forbidden. No company should have the right to own and keep your data, and forbid you from deleting it, but the Law allows this. Laws allow abuse, and do not address Humane or Ethical Issues at all.

There is no Benefit at all by playing along with these companies such as Instagram and Facebook. Its turning us (humanity), into a bunch of Muppets.

In the old days, people went to individual owned forums, to have fun, meet up and talk with each other, and we could find each other much easier.

These days they’re killing all of those forums by making everybody do it on Facebook.

To hell with Facebook let’s go back to forums which are owned by real people I mean individuals. And let’s not support the death of that by all sitting on Facebook, and clicking the LIKE button, so that they can gather data about  what kind of advertising to serve to us!

Boycott it and burn them to the ground!

I can guarantee everybody that I am very successful and make very good money without having to use those places at all. The more time I spend on those networks the less work I get done and the more my sales decrease. It is a complete deception.

This how to advertise blog post I came to by clicking on the link in your other blog post about “five best ways sell on Instagram” both that post and this post and the other posts which link to each other within this website are Merely composed to create powerful SEO for Yotpo.

What is Yotpo?

Yotpo is a Review Software for your Website or Business Website, who charge for the service. They do have a free version but it doesn’t let you moderate the comments, and that leaves you very quickly in need of upgrading and then you are enslaved to monthly payments, as if you had a house mortgage! Forever Pay! (FUCK OFF)

I pay one single subscription a month for my ecommerce solution, and thats it – i use my own workarounds better than all these addon services, with forever monthly payment subscriptions for use of the software.. one time payment is ok for these third party addons, but eternal monthly payments?? naaahh.

FUCK OFF YOU GREEDY CUNTS!!!

Whatever happened to one time payments.. you know like Photoshop.. pay for it and you are done.. These days they want to keep peeling you forever

Yotpo is also not worth paying as a review software, because my Facebook pages already have a free review feature on them and I can send my customers there to give me reviews.

Word press has a lot of free review plug-ins too, and so all of the services are pushing themselves using virality and trendsetting by making blog posts  with titles like “Ten best Ways for us to Convince you to sign up with our Afilliates”, made to convince everybody to sign up.

But do you know what? It isn’t true. It’s just everybody grabbing, or trying to grab a piece of the ‘pay every month forever’ pie, including Instagram, Facebook, and Yotpo.”

As i said previously

“DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE!”

Instagram Isnt Worth Wasting Your Time On! And neither are any of the other Big Brothers of Social Networking.

And did you notice? I titled this post ‘10 Reasons Why Instagram Isnt Worth Wasting Your Time On‘  ???

But in fact, i gave about a Hundred reasons.. It’s just to show how the title which uses ’10 reasons’ or similar, is a spammy type of good SEO used by bloggers to get traffic, but it doesn’t always contain any truthful or useful reasons at all.. its just a cheapskate way of getting traffic!

Wake Up and Free Yourself

Why are we Humans so Dishonest and Self Interest Based? It is a cause of the ruination of the Internet, and makes us a bunch of Deceivers. Shame on the Human Heart.

Get a Life People, and refrain from contributing to this Trend which is going to turn us into a Bunch of Soma Consumers, just like in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.

 

Parental Alienation is Child Abuse

Parental Alienation is a subject/phenomena that most people haven’t even heard of. Public awareness of this terrible scourge, that destroys children’s social and family welfare around the world, is almost nonexistent.

But the phenomena exists, and is a widespread problem around the world in Human Society. it is also neglected by the Legal System and the Child Welfare Ministries of the countries of the world.

How Parents Abuse their Kids when they Alienate

The incapacity of the legal system to recognise, accept and rule on this matter, is a detriment to society, and is ion dire need of addressing. Some countries are looking at introducing Parental Alienation as a real issue, and even perhaps criminalising it.

To inform yourselves of what Parental Alienation is about, i recommend watching the below documentary about Parental Alienation

Hundreds of thousands of parents and children are the target of Parental Alienation, which is a cause of great damage to the child, and great suffering to the alienated parent.

I myself was a child of parental alienation and abduction through retention (abduction through not letting the other parent have access). My own son was parentally abducted across international borders and i was kept from having access to him throughout the court case, which took almost 3 years. Despite parental alienation being mentioned, and 3 requests for regular interim access orders, the court was unable to process the matter, due to the fact that Parental Alienation is not even recognised yet legally.

Ways Parents Alienate Their Own Kids

To deepen your understanding of this terrible plight of parents and children, i would recommend highly listening to the below TED Talk

Parental Alienation will always be Child Abuse

I would like to quote a statement made at the SSAC 2010 ‘strong stepmom campaign’ ;

“Using a Child to Hurt Someone just because you hate the other parent, really shows how low you will go to hurt the other parent. Do You even care if it will hurt the child in the end? Probably not, because you would have stopped this horrible hate crime by now.”

Parental Alienation will always be Child Abuse

Knowingly or Unknowingly, Intentionally or Not, Parents who deliberately undermine the child’s relationship with the other parent are committing Child Abuse, and a Human Rights Crime against the other Parent, who has a God given right to access to his or her own child.

Effects of Parental Alienation on the Lives of Children

The topic of Parental Alienation is in dire need of wider public awareness and concern within society to put an end to it, and to increase human understanding of the issue, so parents can avoid unknowingly abusing their own children when caught in disputes with the other parent, i.e. Divorce and Custody.

alienated

Dads Need their Kids Too
(And so do Sons)

Links for Further Study;

International Parental Kidnapping (US Gov Website)

International Child Abduction (Wikipedia Page)

Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Hague Website)

UK Government Website on International Parental Child Abduction.

International Parental Child Abduction Australia Government Info Site

Jeremy Kyle Attacks Societies Victims and Hails the Culprits

When Children Grow Up Bad, One can Blame the Parents, or Society, or Both, but please not the Child. We all know the saying “Don’t Blame the Dog, Blame its Owner”

But we rarely apply the same philosophy when it comes to Human Parents and their Children. of course that is part of our typical Human Self Denial of Facts, thinking that the rules apply to everybody ‘except us’, or if more arrogantly, ‘except me’.

Jeremy, all i can say to your Uneducated Face, is “Don’t Blame the Child, Blame the Parent”. And maybe i would say you should study the stories of the people you try to get rich on by belittling them, taking the true causes and culprits into consideration. All you did with this particular episode was to show your own ignorance of family welfare and child psychology and the effects of child neglect, or parents not paying attention when danger signs appear in the child’s life. But indeed, the Jeremy Kyle Show, and the Asshole Presenter himself survive from finding poor uneducated victims of society. These victims may seem more like “village idiots” to Uneducated James Kyle and his  Uneducated Audiences perhaps.. jesters to scorn and laugh at, throw rotten fruits at, like in the court of the Kings of Mediaeval Times)

Dumbo Kyle Ignorant Person James Kyle
Dumbo Kyle Ignorant Person James Kyle

Naah Dumbo Kyle (changing your name to Dumbo now, because that is what you are Jeremy).. all you did was destroy any hope that poor girl may ever have of finding enough self respect to heal herself. You stole that from her you mean, ignorant primitive minded ‘know it all i am better than you’ arrogant asshole. Maybe though i should call you ‘Little Adolf’,  as there are rumours around the web, that Jeremy Kyle is the biggest Nazi since Adolf Hitler, which would explain a lot of things wouldn’t it?

Is Hitler my Daddy Jeremy Kyle DNA test coming up next
Is Hitler my Daddy Jeremy Kyle DNA test coming up next

I would personally imprison Jeremy Kyle of the Jeremy Kyle Show, for psychological bullying of a person, who has obviously had no chance to become anything else, and who if her mother was honest with herself, and a good parent, would ask herself the same i would ask myself, if i caught my child on drugs and prostituting themself;

Namely, to think the Following;

“I myself have not been properly watching or noticing what has been going on with my own child’s life, and so i only have myself to blame as a parent, for allowing my child to become like this, without even noticing until it got this bad!”

Jeremy Kyle and the Mother are the one’s who need a good shouting at in the Hot-Seat,  for not recognising that people like this are unfortunate, and need a chance for recovery, that does not include public shaming.

People like this are not shameful criminals, they are unfortunate victims of lower class working society that makes humans into criminals and unfortunates. But it is Society, and the Upbringing we give our Kids that Society has conditioned us to give them, that is the true Culprit and Cause of this Phenomenon of ‘Lost Souls’.

Society Itself is to Blame, and social conditioned ‘Better than You’ stuff like Jeremy Kyle is based on bigoted puny understanding of the causes of such things; Namely, her parents, and upbringing, and how much her mother was there for her when needed.

Irresponsible Mother who never Noticed her Child Going Wrong Until Too Late
Irresponsible Mother who never Noticed her Child Going Wrong Until Too Late

Her Mother was obviously never there for her, seeing as the young lady became a prostitute and heroin addict, without her Mother ever even noticing something changing!

And society’s failure, to produce moral humans, through their schools and indoctrination of the state.. That is the True Cause of a Person’s Downfall, and it is the mother who should be in the Hotseat, not the child. And Jeremy Kyle would be in my Hotseat too, for bullying a victim on behalf of the culprit.

The Problem is that We do not have an Enlightened Society. We have an Unenlightened One. To give an Example, many practices differ from country to country. In my Birth Country of the U.K. for example, in Working Class Society, it is quite normal to tell your own child at the age of 16 that “Well i have fed you for 16 years now but now you have left school you can go get your own place and get a job” and throw your own kids out!!! Commonplace act in the U.K. i can confirm.

In Spain, parents would be appalled to hear such a thing, as they are the opposite in this matter, and would beg their children not to leave. The economy there also requires most people to live with their parents until their mid 30s due to the cost of property rental and the lack of regular employment.

James Kyle Show Bullies Unedicated Victims of Society

Our Society creates ‘Lost Souls’, in the form of Drug Addicts, Kleptomaniacs, People with ‘Perverse’ needs, Murderers, Terrorists, Religious Maniacs, Despots and Rogue Nations.

We make laws based on a belief in certain principles of Morality, which differ from Nation to Nation, religion to religion, Political Ideology to Political Ideology.. Philosophy to Philosophy

The current Understanding of the Media, and of Society and the State, is Unenlightened and Based in Primitive Understanding of the Nature of Our Problems. Our Social Conditioning and our Unenlightened Minds, without Illuminated Wisdom, are the reason why we Humans, from Ancient Times, and Even Now, are still committing Human Folly, Injustices, Persecutions of the Wrong People. We are noi different to the Humans we look back on in Time, where Torquemada Murdered millions of innocent people accusing them of witchcraft or heresy, where our best minds in science, art and philosophy have been murdered or imprisoned and silenced by how may states and governments?  Apart from the General State Lack of Comprehension of the Causes of Society’s Ills and Ailments,and its Unenlightened Approach to Healiing the Sick ‘Lost Souls’ is to Punish them and Put them Down and tell them they are Evil.

the stigmatized

But the Real Culprits never Blame Themselves.

All Jeremy Kyle did in this show, was to belittle a poor unfortunate person, in front of the person responsible (the Mother, who is the first guide and mentor in a child’s life), and blame the victim, whilst portraying the culprit as the one who has been wronged.

This shows just how little tolerance and understanding we individuals have as a race or living beings called ‘Human Race’. We have been taught to believe that it is your fault for anything you didn’t manage to do that fits in with society, And its your fault if you cant get a job, or if you feel so sad you need to get high.  its Your fault if the fact your mum was drunk with men through your childhood with you watching, that you grew up thinking your body isn’t worth anything?

They say “Don’t Blame the Dog – Blame its Owner” (trainer)

Don’t Blame the Whore.. Blame the Whore’s Parents. (trainer)

ITV seek something to get high audience count, but they are not experts in social and psychological welfare of humans, and they do not understand the damage they are doing to victims of society who despite being despicable in their deeds or selfishnesses, were born pure as a baby like all of us, and must have had the wrong mentors somewhere along the way.

Victimised Kid who Became a Junkie Prostitute without Mother Noticing
Victimised Kid who Became a Junkie Prostitute without Mother Noticing

Those false Mentors Are

1. Society and State education, and Crass Uneducated Population with Crude Primitive Cultural Values (‘dont like foreigners’ for example, or ‘ a girl who goes with lots of guys is a slut’ [but a guy can do it and he’s not a slut?] ).  and

2. The Parents. Many Parents just sit drinking and talking with their friend on the phone all day and do not pay attention to their children’s needs, nor do they notice when something starts going wrong with the chid. This is the true cause of a child becoming a drug addict or taking the wrong path in life in any of the many ways we see in Modern Society.

If you agree then tweet this to @itvjeremykyle or to @JeremyKyle and educate them in the damage they do to their chosen victims/protagonists, and to society by teaching the audience that ‘this is ok to put people down when their lives go wrong, and its ok to feel sorry for the person who actually neglected this person and caused their life to go wrong.. “

Completely the wrong way round. As we look at the terrible human rights of the past ages of man, Torquemada’s Inquisition, The Nazi Holocaust, the ISIS Jihad, the Vaticans Crimes, and the Persecution of so many Races and Nations, Human Slavery… we see injustice and dark ages.

Society Doesnt Know How To React Wisely
Society Doesnt Know How To React Wisely, and Often Persecutes Those in Need of Help, due to its Unenlightened Attidudes derived from Social Conditioning

Well, i can say, in 100 years from now, people will look back at this time in History, and see it the same way we look at the Dark Ages, full of ignorance and lack of understanding, and wrongful treatment of people, based in ignorance of the real nature and causes of things.

We are an undeveloped Race, and Jeremy Kyle and his Show, Reflect This Fact, and Stand as a Testament to the Ignorance of Man.

As a last note, perhaps we the audience (or at least those who do watch it and believe this crap), are also mostly to blame for perpetuating this kind of behaviour.. but then again we are also poor brainwashed victims of social conditioning, and the state. So what is needed really, is for a new Enlightenment, of Educated Wisdom, where we understand that all rejects of society, need listening to, not rejecting. They need help, not punishment, for they are a product of the society we make. They are our children, and it is our duty to make sure they do not wander astray. if they wander astray, it is because they did not have the right guidance. Don’t Blame the Dog.. Blame the Owner.. or better said, It’s Trainer

As the Folly of Mankind has Increased. it is Strange to Notice that the Use of the Word ‘Folly’ has decreased at an Inverse rate.

Mans Folly, or Madness. Ignorance Appears as Madness, to the Enlightened Mind
Mans Folly, or Madness. Ignorance Appears as Madness, to the Enlightened Mind

James Kyle Attacks Society’s Victims, and Hails the Culprits. The Culprits are His Cannon, and the Victims are his Cannon-Fodder.

The Future is Not Mobile (OS) Its Mobile Desktop (OS)

I recorded a morning Rant (Published as a Podcast below), which i made whilst sat with a coffee, reading messages from frustrated colleagues complaining about mobile related issues (“This app i use for my work has dissapeared”, “My apps have updated to become paid apps and are too expensive”, “My favourite app has disappeared from the appstore after i paid for it…)

Frustrated with Mobile Apps and Devices

And this triggered my mind to wander off and list a lot of my own frustrations with the mobile ecosphere and mobile operating system, and its failings and weaknesses when using mobile OS for Content Creation, Productivity and Workflow.  It became apparent to me that the statement ‘The Future is Mobile’ (something i have been saying since 2004), is a fallacy when stated so simply.

The future is not mobile 0S.. The future is that desktop OS, Will go into mobile devices. It is the device that we should see as going Mobile, but not the operating system. It is the desktop operating system which will, and IS currently being incorporated into small portable mobile devices. This should indeed deprecate any stunted puny Mobile operating system, because none of them can fulfil the task as well as desktop operating system can. As I was pondering this in my half waking state, which some people may call Hypnagogic, I decided to record my thoughts as a podcast, and publish it, so here it is.

In the Podcast, i state many of my own personal disappointments which have served to disenchant me as far as Mobile OS and the Future of Mobile, as far as its applied uses are concerned. The main issue which occurs to me is that MObile OS is 100% Consumption Based, and has very little thought up to cater for content creators and productivity. All content creation and productivity apps are pretty stunted compared to their Desktop OS versions, a perfect example of that to demonstrate being Photoshop CS, compared to Adobe Photoshop PS Express in iOS and Android. There is absolutely no comparison.

Then of course the monkey see, monkey do, tendency of corporations to follow all their trends and instincts to use apps, to gather data and take advantage of the user as much as possible for their own purposes. App developers in general do very little to actually benefits the end user, and most of their”New features” are designed to gather data from the user and serve advertisers ads to you the end user. It’s all about gathering user data, And very few of the”features added” are actually useful to the end user. Mostly, apps are designed, to gather your consumer data, in order to sell to advertisers, or to advertise their own products.

I myself paid for two game apps in the Apple app store paying $20 each for those apps, namely; chaos rings one, and chaos rings two, from Square Enix, who are the makers of the Final Fantasy role-playing game series. After iOS updated to iOS nine, both of these games broke and stopped working, and square in mix removed both of them from the app store. What about the million people who pay $20 each for those games? We paid for them and we have had them stolen back from us!

Of course one could take legal action and SUE them, but one would have to do first find out which country one has to sue them in, because it might be the American branch,  or the Japanese branch. And then, if you want to sue them for two 20$ apps, I can tell you it will be impossible. I have had to hire a lawyer in Singapore during the last few years and can tell you that if you want to sue anyone or take anything to court, that you have to pay $10-$15,000 retainer just to get through the first two hearings. They will also tell you that There is no guarantee that the people you are suing will be forced to pay your legal costs. And so, unless person has $15-$30,000 to waste, then it’s not worth suing them for $40. These companies know this, and that’s why they can get away with it. There is no point complaining to Apple because they will just ignore you.

Fuck You Apple

The point is then, that people’s Faith and Trust in the products in the marketplace of the app stores is fading, because there is no guarantee that the apps you pay for, won’t disappear suddenly! They do, i can confirm that.

One of my favourite apps which I use to remotely post to my many WordPress blogs is called blog pad pro and have been using it on my iPad since 2014. However since then they stop supporting and updating the app which I paid $15 for. And so there is no security in using apps or paying for them using the mobile ecosphere. The same happened with Adobe photo shop touch for iOS. They haven’t updated this paid app which I paid $8 for, since 2014! When I open the app on my iPhone now in 2017, I get a pop-up window, which states; “This app Will slow down your iPhone – the developer needs to update to the current operating system”.

I wrote to the Adobe feedback section about this and they never even answered me. I keep sending them screenshot of the pop-up message and complaining, but there is no response.

I have a much more powerful version of the photo shop app on my Mac computer, which is the 2014 version of Adobe photo shop CS. It never asked me to update and I’m still using it and it serves me well. This shows how with desktop OS, you don’t have constant updates and there is very little risk that you will lose your apps.

I think that explains one of the other reasons why the mobile era is going to hang itself by the neck.

The other main issue is that of functionality;  It is so fiddly trying to use your own invented workarounds to try to complete the workflow on a mobile device with a mobile OS. Especially with an Apple device which has no mouse pad/trackpad or cursor.

However, we can see something new arriving, which is also what is going to pull the noose around the neck of mobile operating systems. There are now fully functional desktop operating system is appearing within Mobile tablet size devices. And even a first attempt at making mobile phone able to perform desktop style operations, by plugging it into an external keyboard, mouse and screen.

I speak of course of the Microsoft surface pro and even more impressive, the new galaxy book 10 and 12 inch Windows 10 devices. The Samsung Galaxy Book has a keyboard case very much like that of the iPad Pro. But it has a trackpad too!

What’s the point in fiddling about on an iPad when you can have a fully fledged desktop operating system on a device the same size and weight?

The future of mobile is not mobile operating systems. The future of mobile, is desktop operating system within portable device.

What is an App?

What is an App Anyway if not a Browser with one single domain as its total scope of visitation?

What is an App?

Hey let’s take the Google U-tube app for example; the app itself doesn’t have anything inside it except in a frame or better said a browser window. This browser window takes you to M.YouTube.com

What we call the mobile app is actually just another version of the YouTube website on its on server redesigned to accommodate small mobile screens. It also removes half of the functionality that you might find in a fully fledged browser. And so most apps like YouTube and Facebook, I’m really stunted browsers that only allow you to go to one single domain you can go to the mobile or the desktop version of YouTube.com in any universal browser, be it Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, or any other browser, and in addition, you can visit any other website that exists on the Internet in the same browser window. You can’t do that in an app!

The Open Free Market of WWW

An Open Internet for All

Although I would say there is no such thing as an unbiased search engine, and that search engines like Google and Bing, are merely there to serve advertising, and give you a few results from their preferred affiliates or preferred websites. But at least, with some diligent searching, you can still find the blog of John Doe who is somebody in a village somewhere in the Ukraine and makes blog about his life. If all we have to search for all of everybody’s content on the www, is apps, and search engines like Google, who are advertising based, then it will become ever harder for ‘little old me’ and ‘little old you’ with your tiny personal blog, to get some exposure, and for us to be able to find each other’s websites

If all we use is Facebook to post and share content, instead of our own blogs and websites, then we will all become anonymous, and the world will have no open source internet anymore, where you can find information written by anybody and everybody

The internet is becoming a closed environment instead of an open Matrix

In ‘The Old Days’ we wold have all of the content on the internet linked with a neural synape network of connected links (like Wikipedia links to its own internal pages, but inbstead, all websites linking to and referring to each other. You dont see websites linking to each other much anymore, instead, we see adverts, afilliate links, and internal links.

A Message from the Inventor of the Internet, Tim Berners-Lee on the 28th Birthday of the Internet mentions Three Challenges for the Web,  to add to his Initial Proposal for the Web made back at the beginning of the Internet Era 28 years Ago (written in 2017).

The three issues he mentions as;

1. We’ve lost control of our personal data.

2.  It’s too easy for misinformation to spread on the web

3.  Political advertising online needs transparency and understanding

To get a better understanding from the Horse’s Mouth, instead of my feeble explanation, you could do much worse than to listen to Tikm himsef speaking on the Next Evolution of the Internet, and what issues need addressing, in the below TED Talk

A Policy of Containment

I will be short here as i wish to make a longer article about the Policy of Containment, but to be brief, i will say that the wide open savannah of the world wide web, is becoming a Landscape of Cell-Blocks with  Individual Apps, containing the end user/consumer within its own closed environment, and preventing the user form leaving to go somewhere else to enjoy content. During all of this, you are being served Ads, and your consumer behaviour is being gathered and stored for further optimised advertising.

For your perusal and contemplation, i have added a list of related links below, to strengthen and underline, and expand on the points i make in this article;

Browsers, Not Apps, are the Future of Mobile

The Future is Without Apps

Why we won’t Use Mobile Apps in the Future

Google Says Apps Have No Future

Why Mobile Apps Will Soon Be Dead – MIT Technology Review

The Future of Mobile Apps (Business Insider)

The End of Apps, and the Future of the Web

As a last question, we ask “in whose hands is the Future of Mobile?” (Steve Balmer? or Developers?)

Can I Name a Star? (Human Morality in Question)

Can I Name A Star After Me?

There are many websites offering to register a Star in the name of your choice. But can they really do this?

To answer this question and an anthropological question about the Evolution of Human Ethics and Morality, here goes;  If we do a Google Search for ‘name a Star’ then this is what we get in the search results (see below image);

Name a Star - Buy a Star - Fake Offers on Websites in Google Search, to have a star named after you

But in Truth, if you are offered to pay to name a star in your name – its a con;

The International Astronomical Union does not accept such registrations, because only Numbers are used for stars in astronomical databases.

The IAU frequently receives requests from individuals who want to buy stars or name stars after other persons.

Mr. Fraser Cain wrote for the Universe Today website in 2013 on this Topic, and made a Video to explain the matter;

The IAU also has the following to say about this;

“Some commercial enterprises purport to offer such services for a fee. However, such “names” have no formal or official validity whatsoever. Similar rules on “buying” names apply to star clusters and galaxies as well. For bodies in the Solar System , special procedures for assigning official names apply (see the IAU theme “Naming Astronomical Objects”), but in no case are commercial transactions involved. Source;https://www.iau.org/public/themes/buying_star_names/

Law Should Be By A Moral Society

Anthropological Evolutionary Insights

The way in which society and economics push Humanity into using deceptive means and attitudes to conduct one’s profession, maintaining legality, whilst ignoring morality, is extremely concerning, considering this is part of how Humanity is Evolving Socially. Evolution of Our Species is much more than PHysical Evolution now. We are evolving Socially, Culturally, and even in Our Attitudes to Worldly Survival. Our Ethics must also Evolve in conjunction with our Laws and Social Ethics.

In this day and age, we see that the placing of importance only on what is legal, whilst ignoring if it is Moral or Immoral, as the sole measuring stick of success and civilised advancement.

We can see that we are to evolve into a race of mutual abusers, with no morals, except that whatever you do, make sure its legal and lawful, but dont worry if it is immoral or not.

Blind Justice Tempered with Morality and Mercy?  (or Not?)

Blind Justice Tempered with MNorality and Mercy (or Not?)

So long as something is legal on paper,  it’s ok in Human Society, so these websites can sell you a star, even though they don’t own it, and cannot truly legally register it for you. because of legal word bandying. But no judge or parliament seems interested if the law is being used to commit lawful and moral acts, or if it is being used to commit lawful and immoral acts?

Moral or Immoral is not an issue for law and order, but it should be!.

What is Immoral?

Above Image was sourced from a Powerpoint Slideshow Called ‘Morality’. Soucer Link; https://www.slideshare.net/christinadoyle89/morality-an-introduction-powerpoint

Cartoon Network Amazone Pattaya

Searching for places to take my Son to have fun in the area where i live, i stumbled across the Cartoon Network Amazone park Pattaya. First thing i thought was how the name ‘Cartoon Network’ seems completely off topic with the location.

But the place seems ok apart from being a bit sparsely decorated and landscaped. I think i will take my son here for a visit when he comes from Singapore. Below are some pics i swiped from Google Image Search.

I have included a Google Map for anyone interested in visiting the place, for easy location of the Park.

Below is a Cartoon Map of the Enclave (click to view enlarged)

Cartoon Network Amazone Pattaya Map

What Lies Between Science and Buddhism?

Quantum Physics and Buddhism

A discussion between Quantum Physicists and the Dalai Lama, spurned my thoughts to form opinions and views, and to eventually conclude, that even such higher views, are in truth, not the path to Enlightenment, and in fact, are precisely one of the main obstacles, which are linked to one of the primary Fetters, which prevent our eventual Enlightenment!

Einstein and Buddhism Quote

After listening to a very interesting conversation and discussion between Quantum Physicists and the Dalai Lama, it occurred to me as i was listening with interest, and forming my own opinions and views (Dhitti), that it is our views, which are the cause of our sufferings, and the cause of our false self-identification (Sakaaya Dhitti).

The Buddha gave a discourse on Views (Dhitti), and explained how all views are false, and do not lead to Nibbana (Peace and Stilling of Stressful Agitation)

All such discussions and subsequent views which arise, are pointless, Because enlightenment, only comes, when all views have been destroyed.

All of the arguments which may be scientific, or philosophical, are based in views.
And views, are all erroneous.

It is only with the stilling of the analytical thought process, the stilling of the question, and the extinguishing of the need to know an answer, that brings peace.

Enlightenment comes with the stilling of these questions, not the raising of them. Liberation comes with the destroying of Views, and the abandonment of the Fetters. Not with the raising of questions, and forming of views.

Hence, the search for views which correlate between Buddhist and Scientific Thought, are not the Path. The discussion serves to gaiin favourable opinion with those Humans who believe that sicence, is superior to religion, and is made by Physicists who are Buddhist, who are acting out of a clinging desire to spread Buddhism, for it is the Religion they Love.

The result is auspicious, because it leads more people to contemnplate the Dhamma. But if quantum physics truly aligns with the Buddha-Dhamma, then people will also be able to use Physics to become enlightened.. which is something i seriously doubt.

The Dhamma is not a view, it destroys views.

Quantum Physics imposes views

 

Here are the two videos of the discussion with the Dalai Lama, which spawned this post and podcast.

 

Our Mind is Not Our Friend

Most of us think of our minds, as our self. We associate ourselves with our thoughts. When we speak about wrong view, what is meant, at least in Buddhism, is the belief in an unchanging inherent self, that travels through all the experiences in life, and perpetuates itself throughout the process.

I would like to share a short video about Buddhist meditation with you, which has been produced in three languages, namely; Thai language, English language, and German language. The name of the video is “our mind is not our friend”. I think it gives an excellent explanation and introduction into understanding how our minds are just a shadow play, a puppet theater, The stage upon which events are witnessed.

 

The witness is not the events. The witness is a silent observer. If the witness and his consciousness is entangled in the events, and those events are seen as the self, then suffering arises. When I say suffering, by that, I mean, stress.

Optical illusion created by the senses

When I say stress, by that, I mean, excitement, agitation, activity, absence of stillness.

If you watch the video and contemplate the Dhamma within it, you will see how we are trapped in a maze of conundrums of mental formations and perceptions, based in wrong views.  Meditation and mindfulness is the key, to develop the awakened mind which can rise above and escape this maze of endless suffering known ass  Samsaric Illusory Existence. In this realm of illusion, we are lost in dream of thinking. When we awaken, we shall leave this realm of dream thinking. For those who have not found the way, this is the way.

Our Mind, Is Not Our Friend. 

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