Complaint-Box.com

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Complaint Box

A little while back I started a site where you can file complaints anonymously about pretty much anything you wanted. I was about to blog a complaint about something then I thought it’d be the perfect time to write a little something about Complaint-Box.com.

Complaint-Box.com is easy and anonymous for you to complain about whatever you desire.  Also rate the complaints that people have filed.  That’s it, just a little fun project I did.

Check out my little post complaining about how much Pigeons Suck.  Also check out complaints like Cubicle Air Pollution, I’m not a gypsy…, My fat assed brides maid, No refunds on tickets, and others.

Got something you want to complain about or just vent, go check out Complaint-Box.com, it’s OK to complain there.

07/13/2009 Comments (0)

My Tribute from One Michael to Another

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Michael Jackson 2009

Michael Jackson that is and I just want to say a few words.

On July 25, 2009 an icon so big has passed away that we probably won’t see another of the likes of this every again. Hands down the most iconic person that ever lived.  There is no match when it comes to worldwide fame.  Even after death he controls the airways worldwide and this story will be around for a while.

The King of Pop changed the world in so many ways with his music, dance, humanitarian efforts and so much more. His global reach is almost unfathomable and his influences will continue to live on through many musicians and dancers.

Upon news of his possible death in the age Internet, MJ crippled internet giants Twitter and Facebook.  Some even say the Michael literally slowed down the Internet (not really).

Even through tough personal tribulations in the last decade or so, he was beloved by so many around the world. I can remember the how cool I thought the Beat It and Thriller videos were back in the day and they still rock.

I’ve been privileged enough to have witnessed the era of an icon that was larger than life.  May the King of Pop rest in peace.

06/29/2009 Comments (0)

CrunchPad

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CrunchPad

The new prototype of the CrunchPad from TechCrunch is out.  Today was the first time I read about this web tablet and it’s almost exactly what I’m looking for.  I’ve been waiting for an internet tablet device similar to the iPod Touch but bigger and this may be the answer to that, but the rumors of a Apple netbook is still very intriquing to me.

Specifically made for the internet it just runs a browser with associated apps.  All I want is to be able to do is check email, use Google Reader, watch YouTube and Hulu and listen to Rhapsody in portable device as shift my focus to having everything available on the internet.   The CrunchPad could be the device I’m looking for.

Price seems to be reasonable starting at $300, I can’t wait to hear more about the CrunchPad.

06/4/2009 Comments (0)

Those iPod Commerical Songs

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I see all these iPod commercials and I have no idea what song they are featuring in them. They should spell it out in the commercials to promote the artists. Anyways a quick search and all my questions were answered when I found the following list on Wikipedia of all the iPod commercials and the songs that were featured.

2001/10 “Take California” The Propellerheads
2003/04 “Hey Mama” Black Eyed Peas
2003/04 “Rock Star (Jason Nevins Remix)” N.E.R.D.
2003/04 “Are You Gonna Be My Girl?” Jet
2004/06 “Channel Surfing” Feature Cast
2004/06 “Walkie Talkie Man” Steriogram
2004/06 “Saturday Night” Ozomatli
2004/10 “Vertigo” U2
2005/01 “Jerk It Out” Caesars
2005/01 “Ride” The Vines
2005/06 “Feel Good Inc.” Gorillaz
2005/06 “Technologic” Daft Punk
2005/09 “Gimme That” The Resource
2005/10 “Lose Yourself” Eminem
2005/10 “Original of the Species” U2
2005/10 “Sparks” Wynton Marsalis
2006/04 “Cubicle” Rinôçérôse
2006/04 “Love Train” Wolfmother
2006/08 “Someday Baby” Bob Dylan
2006/09 “Who’s Gonna Sing?” Prototypes
2006/09 “The Audience Is Listening Theme Song” Cut Chemist
2007/01 “Flathead” The Fratellis
2007/05 “Mi Swing Es Tropical” Quantic and Nickodemus
2007/06 “Dance Tonight” Paul McCartney
2007/06 “Perfect Timing (This Morning)” Orba Squara
2007/09 “La la La” The Bird and the Bee
2007/09 “1234” Feist
2007/10 “Music Is My Hot, Hot Sex” CSS
2007/11 “Work That” Mary J. Blige
2008/02 “What I’m Looking For” Brendan Benson
2008/04 “Shut Up and Let Me Go” The Ting Tings
2008/05 “Viva la Vida” Coldplay
2008/09 “Bruises” Chairlift
2008/10 “Around the Bend” The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
2008/12 “You, Me and the Bourgeoisie” The Submarines
2009/02 “No You Girls” Franz Ferdinand

See the complete Wikipedia article here.

That’s an impressive list of artist. I had no idea they had that many iPod commercials. No more wondering what songs are in those iPod commercials, mission complete.

05/20/2009 Comments (0)

Ear Wax Candle – Are You Serious?

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I was deleting spam in my gmail and I noticed the following ad for “Ear Wax Candle” and I was like no freaking way.  Well it was true and my eyes weren’t playing tricks on me.  I took the following screenshot.

Ear Wax Candle Ad

I couldn’t get over that someone would really be selling a “Ear Wax Candle”, that’s just plain disgusting and you’d need a lot of ear wax were my first thoughts.  Upon further investigation after I took the screen shot of the ad, they are selling “Ear Candles”.  I’m assuming it’s an ear candle made from wax and not candles made from ear wax.

This example shows the importance of reading your ads in different ways or getting a different set of eyes to read it.  It all makes sense to me now but at first it just didn’t set right with me that someone would be selling something like that.  Also, I could be wrong and Ear-Candle.net may have done this on purpose to get peoples attention.

Anyways this ad caught my attention and it’s something to think about when you’re writing ads.

05/7/2009 Comments (0)

IE Totally Blows

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INTERNET EXPLORER TOTALLY BLOWS

From a web designers perspective, IE really sucks and specifically IE7 and lower. With the recent release of IE 8 it will certainly be better but as of March 2009 there are still 41% (via w3Schools.com/browsers) of people still using IE7 and lower. The sad thing is people are still using IE6 in that percentage too.

Why does Internet Explorer suck? It basically sucks at rendering webpages and isn’t compliant with w3c standards.  Until the release of IE8, Internet Explorer was so far behind in web browsing standards.  This just creates extra work for developers because they not only have to develop for one brower, they have develop for multiple browsers becaues IE wants to be different and be sucky.  This will continue to be problem for while until the old IE browsers are phased out which may not be for a few years.

As we were developing the new Detailed Image site, coming soon, we ran into some wacky problems that can’t be ignored because there is still such a large percentage of people using IE7 and lower.  IE has been such a pain in the ass, so I want to share the problems that I’ve encountered while developing the new Detailed Image for Internet Explorer.

Stupid IE Problems

  • PNG image transparency support.  This has been a known problem with Internet Explorer for a long time and even with the release of IE7 it wasn’t fixed.
  • In IE7 a repeating transparent PNG image will cripple the browser.  This problem freaked me out because this could’ve meant developing a whole new design for IE7 and lower.
  • In IE6 and lower there are major problems rendering css padding and margin.
  • When using a css list style image as your default list style, list-style:none will not work.  You must use list-style-image:none.
  • CSS list-style-position inside and outside may create funky list layouts.
  • No CSS table support in IE7 and lower.  CSS tables are the future of  web design.

Those are some stupid problems that IE creates for web developers.

If you’re developing for Internet Explorer a must have tool for is IE Tester.  IE Tester is a great tool that lets you view websites from IE5.5 – IE8.  You can also add the plugin DebugBar for easier debugging of IE problems but this is in no way comparable to the Firefox plugin Firebug,  where you can make lives changes to a webpage which I highly recommend for web developing.

On the new Detailed Image we’re making a push for people to upgrade their browsers if they are using IE7 or lower with a subtle message at the top of the site and warning sign.

Users of IE7 or lower please upgrade your browser for a safer and better internet browsing experience.

04/24/2009 Comments (2)

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