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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Massive Fail
Yesterday I saw a quiz on my Facebook timeline. Can We Guess Who You Are In Only 20 Questions? It sounded intriguing, so I did the quiz. According to this, I am a 30-year-old male who's recently become a father.

Massive fail.

As I discussed this on Twitter, a couple of us found the quiz questions problematic. The ones that I found particularly bothersome was how long do you spend getting ready? And how many times do you cook per week?

I retook it and changed my answers to the three questions I found most sexist. I figured if I switched my choices and this time it guessed I was female, I'd have my smoking gun so to speak.

This didn't happen. In the quiz's favor, this go-round made me a teenage male. Still a massive fail, but at least these three questions alone weren't the determining factors.

The quiz invited people to post how accurate it was in the comments. I wanted to check them out so I could talk about it here, but I can't find any comments. It might be my computer. I have it personalized far past what most people do to their systems and I might have a setting that blocks me from seeing comments.

I also saw on Facebook from a different friend that it was a massive fail for her as well. So far I know one person who found it accurate and three of us going, huh?



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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Why Do We Blush?



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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Facebook Annoyances
There are so many things about Facebook that drive me nuts. It's especially annoying because they don't allow any easy way to fix them.***

For an example, someone I'm not friends with invited me to three events! Three! Someone I am NOT friends with. Why does FB allow this? Who knows? Can I put this woman under block from sending invites? Hell, no, I can't because I'm not friend with there. WTF?

I don't know if complete strangers can send event invites because this woman is an author and--of course--we have many mutual friends. Maybe this my friends friends thing applies here. It doesn't matter. I hate it.

Why can't Facebook let me turn off ALL event invitations? Authors continually use the event function to spam their friends.

I'm also tired of FB dictating what I see in my news feed. A post from two days ago that I read and have no interest in was at the top of my feed again today because others commented on it. I don't care. Seriously. I'd rather see what my friends are posting today. I'd also don't think Facebook knows what I want to see or from whom.

And don't get me started about those stupid games. Those I have blocked, but Facebook throws a bazillion ads for them in one of my feeds. Every other post has another ad stuffed after it. Facebook, I'm not going to play any games. Stop bugging me with those ads.

I'm also tired of seeing every single person my friends have friended or page they've liked. I'm friends with a lot of authors who friend a lot of people. Many, many authors are also notoriously bad with computers and they don't turn off this notification being sent out far and wide--probably because they have no clue that you can, of if they do, how to do it.

I know why Facebook likes this feature--it might help people find mutual friends--but damn is it annoying. BTW, I do have this turned off so none of my friends see when I friend someone else. If only all authors would do this.

And while I'm complaining, Facebook, why the lag time when I'm scrolling down the news feeds? It's not a brief hesitation, it's many seconds before it finally goes. The farther down the feed I want to go, the slower the script is to let me scroll. So annoying.

There are many, many other things about Facebook that annoy the hell out of me, but I'll stop here.

***Edited to add: Facebook is now letting me block invites from people right when I delete their invitation! This is how it used to be and I'm glad to see it back. This will make it so much easier, even if I still have to block one by one.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bait and Switch
I've been using Office 2010 at home for years now, but I never felt the need to customize the ribbon. Then we got 2010 at work and I continually hit the wrong icon in Word. The answer seemed easy--take the icon I didn't want and wouldn't use off the ribbon.

Confident--I knew exactly where to go to fix my ribbon--I soon found out that my brilliant plan wouldn't work. Why? Because Microsoft does not truly allow you to customize their ribbon.

I could create a brand new ribbon, but I was not allowed to remove anything, not a single, solitary thing from the ribbons they created for Word 2010. Really, Microsoft? Really? That's your idea of customizable? Because it doesn't fit my definition at all.

All I wanted to do was remove the Increase/Decrease Font Size icons. I didn't want to cause anarchy.

Microsoft, though, doesn't seem to really want to let its users do much customizing. For example, there is no way at all to turn off the your-email-has-no-subject pop-up. I tried. I even did an online search because I couldn't figure out how to do it. Only to learn that you're not allow to turn that off. Gee, thanks, Microsoft.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

What Your Sleeping Position Says About You
I'm a freefaller minus the outgoing and confident parts. :-)



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