Archive for the 'Things that suck' Category

Tangled Up in Google+ Blues

I first noticed the problems about a month ago. I tried to promote a TY4NS blog post on Google Plus but nothing happened when I clicked the G+1 button. I figured it was probably a glitch in the plug-in code. I have an attention span of about 4.2 seconds for this sort of thing, so […]

Sleazy to the Max

Uber frat boy turned best-selling author Tucker Max caused a kerfuffle in the blogosphere last week after he offered $500,000 to Planned Parenthood if they agreed to name one of their clinics after him. The 36-year-old Max, successful author of ribald chronicles featuring drunken sexual conquests and female humiliation, does not exactly occupy the top […]

Oh noooooo! AT&T snaps up T-Mobile.

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. I’m not talking about Michael Corleone and the Mafia. It’s worse than the Mafia. I’m talking about AT&T. Literally just yesterday I had the following conversation: She: We’re running out of minutes. T-Mobile has a pretty good deal going now but that means […]

Insult a Thai Monarch, Spend 10 Years in the Pokey

It appears the Thai people take this whole royals thing rather seriously. Thirty-four-year-old Suwicha Thakho, a former oil field worker, just got sentenced to 10 years in prison for posting photoshopped pictures of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej and his family on his blog. It seems he violated Thailand’s lese majeste laws, which bestow severe […]

Chinese democracy meets US justice

The feds have arrested a 27-year-old blogger for posting unreleased Guns N’ Roses songs to his site, and Cringely is steamed. Read on to find out what’s making him so mad.

Windows is falling — run for your lives!

(This post originally appeared on Infoworld’s Notes From the Field blog.) by Robert X. Cringely That creaking sound, the dust, that feeling of vague but imminent doom? It’s not an earthquake. Your office isn’t falling into a sink hole. It’s the warning signs of Windows collapsing. According to a presentation served up last week by […]

Review: — a Dog in Wolf’s Clothing

This social network sees itself as a home for bikers, babes, and body art, but it’s strictly for dorks and dilettantes. (An edited version of this entry originally appeared on by Dan Tynan eCirkit bills itself as a social network for “artists, speed- and thrill-seekers, non-conformists, [and] extremophiles [sic] of every variety.” It’s extreme […]