It is really quiet around here. Alpha and Beta are staying with Ralph and Ox for the week, and it’s almost like we have no kids. The girls are very low key when there is no spark around…
So I am sitting in bed writing a blog. You would think that I would be sleeping. Alas, sleep is not something I am in the habit of doing. I’m so used to being up to attend to kids and to study, I have forgotten how to fall asleep before midnight.
I’m listening to my iPhone and writing a blog using Google’s Chrome browser. I like both, but I am becoming increasing disappointed with both companies.
Apple is showing a remarkable stubborn streak by restricting it’s software to it’s own platforms. Don’t get me wrong, I can totally dig the capitalist angle here. We developed it, and if you really want to use it, you’ll dance to our drummer. But still, I am finding it annoying. At the end of my AT&T contract I am going to look seriously at the Droid.
But there is a problem with that too. Google, for all its glamor, is still a company that is built around advertising. I like to watch my ‘something blows up’ videos on you tube, but damn it, if it’s not like watching a giant ad. I was watching a clip from the Discovery channel, and there was a commercial right in the middle of it! Again, don’t get me wrong, I can totally dig the capitalist angle here, but I’m accustomed to my internet being somewhat ad free. I tend to gravitate to sites with the most unobtrusive advertisements. I know that these sites need some kind of revenue to function, but on youtube, it is totally over the top. I have some software that will lift a video from youtube without the ads. It’s a pain to do it, but if I think I will watch a clip again, it’s worth it.
I actually think they are in cahoots. If you notice the names ‘Apple’ and ‘Google’ follow a similar pattern. They both start with a single letter, then have the next two letters repeating and end with and ‘le’. I’m just saying that it’s possible they were involved with the Kennedy assassination.
I just want the free flow of information for free. Is that really too much to ask?
And so it goes.