All this internet synchronicity stuff is supposed to make everyone’s lives easier. Applications talk to each other, share bookmarks, recipes, plans for world domination, etc..
Everything’s automatic, so humanity can waste away our lives playing video games. Or something.
Until it stops working.
Now, all of a sudden, Twitter and Facebook aren’t speaking to one another and despite my telling them to work it out and get over it, there’s still an internet stony silence.
After upgrading my cell plan, I now have a smart phone (which is turning out not to be all that smart). I’m told that I can do all sorts of things with it, except when it posts something to a blog (this one or the couch blog), Twitter, Facebook and the RSS reader don’t see it. Also the formatting’s seriously fucked up.
Which sucks, because one of the reasons I got the smart phone was to make updating the blog easier. And to play time-wasting games.
Of course, there’s no way on any of the mobile apps to change this sort of setting, and no matter how hard I press the buttons on the ‘real’ computer, nothing changes.
The ‘smart’ phone also has a battery life of approximately 15 seconds, so instead of uploading clever shit to the internet, I now spend most of my day frantically searching for someplace – anyplace – to charge the damn phone before it dies and I can’t call ‘911’ when some axe murderer appears out of nowhere and attempts to say hello.
Stupid phone. Stupid internet. Stupid technology.
I’d also like to take this time to mention that any ads you see on the blog are placed there by WordPress. I have nothing to do with them, I get nothing from them and I can’t turn them off no matter how hard I try.