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Decomposing composers, or: Why WordPress starts to get on me nerves.

Sometimes, having an easy install routine sucks ass. To wit, WordPress blinds you with “it’s soooo easy!” while making it fucking complicated to simply move your fucking blog to where it’s supposed to go online.

Yes, you have to change only two lines of code. Theoretically. But then, you might be working with subdomains which makes the whole thing go haywire.

Dudes, seriously. If you market with ease-of-use and lack-of-shitpants et al please make your bloody configs easier to understand if you want to go one step beyond™. I’m talking one step here, not the bloody Camino de Santiago.

You want to be easy-going? Then be simple and don’t go the Apple way. Thanks, guv.

How not to use Twitter.

» Take everything literally. Like, real literally.

» Be offended at out-of-context retweets from an original poster you’ve never heard of.

» Make sure all your followers know of your instant dislike regarding abovementioned original poster by retweeting the offending retweet.

» Twitter Snooze is for pussies. You have to read each and every single tweet that comes in.

» If the burden of staying up-to-date proves too much, bitch about it (bitterly) in a tweet. Ignore the irony.

» Hire a Social Media Manager to spam remotely relevant hash-tags with your marketing blurbs. Call it “participating in the community”.

» Set up a Facebook profile which re-publishes all your tweets. Make sure that’s all there is to find on said profile.

» Also, tweets shall include nothing but links to your blog postings.

That said – I’m looking for a native OS X Twitter client that lets me set the maximum number of tweets to download, and download them manually. Any suggestions?

Mac users: Bloody pay for it already.

Some nifty application caught your eye? Do you figure it will come in handy? You actually need this program to do your chores? Earn money with it, even? Or do you just want to waste time playing around with this latest proof of human ingenuity, thinking your testicles will shrivel unless you keep on using it – even though the trial period expired two weeks ago?

Pay the bloody indy developers, then!

You got a new mouse, don’t like the drivers supplied by the manufacturer, Apple doesn’t support all buttons per default, there’s this tool that will make your new device work properly – and then you bitch that the dev wants € 10 for it? Ten measly Euros after you shelled out a couple of thou for your bloody Mac and another hundred for a mouse?

And don’t get me started on them wankers that pirate expensive graphics applications to remove daemonic red eyes from snapshots or crop their doodling. And then laugh at other, less expensive imaging software and their users for being sub-par.

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