18 August 2010

Honestly!

Dear Flickr - Thanks for making it more difficult to post pictures, as well as more difficult to understand anything related to photos that I have uploaded onto your site.  I sure hope you spent a lot of money and staff time on this effort, 'cause it used to be pretty easy to use Flickr, and now it's just plain old confusing.  Surely some great techno-minds got paid big bucks for the redesign,  and it will be worth it if they are accidentally on purpose felled by some mysterious malady.  Have a nice day.

Dear Blogger - Thanks also to you for the new editor, which is equally confusing.  I have longed for something like this so I can spend inordinate amounts of time just trying to figure out how to get started.  You and the people at Flickr should go out on a date sometime, as I think you have lots in common.  A match made in heaven.  Oh, and have a nice day.

Dear Woman in Front of Me at Starbucks Yesterday - Oh for God's sake, either use your stupid Bluetooth or place your order!  Don't make all of us - including the person taking orders - wait while you tell the person you are talking to, "Oh just a minute - apparently this person needs to know what I want NOW or she will die."  Next time you have to perform brain surgery via phone, wait until afterwards to get a coffee.  And have a nice day.

Dear Goodreads - Why in the name of a small black dog named Pete do you have me listed as living in Folcroft, PA? I edited my profile, but being that I had no idea there was a place known as Folcroft, PA, I am certain that I didn't enter that info originally. I am puzzled, but am hoping that the next time I check, you'll have let me stay here. Thanks, and have a nice day.

Dear Woman in the Hummer and Taxi Driver Behind Her - Well, if either of you had been paying attention rather than chatting on your cell phones this morning, perhaps the accident wouldn't have happened.  But since it did, thank you for making me smile on my way to work this a.m.  I had a nice day.

Dear Knitters - Be sure to check in at Kim's website during the week, to vote for this year's Knitter's Hunk.  Nominations are closed, and voting started this past Monday, but we're only at the end of the first round of voting.  It's really fun, and interesting to see who has been nominated.  (I didn't get my act together to nominate anyone this year, but there are still plenty of people who I am more than happy to vote for!)

That's it for now. 

And please - have a nice day.  ;-)

10 comments:

sprite said...

I don't think the Flickr change is too bad. Frankly, it saves me having to wait for a new page to load when I want to grab the code...

Pick the photo you want. Click on the Share this button above it. Choose Grab the HTML and then copy the code from the box. Then paste it into whatever you're using (Ravelry/your blog/an email). (If you need a different size photo, which I always do when I'm blogging, you can either use their preset sizes in the drop-down menu or just re-size it yourself, which is usually my option.)

Jenn said...

Haha, when I saw you on Goodreads, I thought "Folcroft?!" I tweeted to you that Goodreads was originally convinced that I lived in Palo Alto, CA and I have no idea what it thought that. I signed up through Facebook, which seemed to confuse it to all hell and back. Dear Goodreads: don't assume, it makes an ass out of you and me. But mostly you.

And YES, good heavens, FLICKR. What the hell? Can't they just leave well enough alone?

ImplausibleYarn said...

Thank you for letting me start my day laughing! I agree Flickr and Blogger should go on a date, I am sure they would be very happy and have very ugly babies. As for people who labor under the mistaken impression that being on a cell phone makes them somehow superior than anybody else? ohhhh just let me get on a little soapbox...

Lorraine said...

Bridget- What can be more annoying than rude people with a sense of entitlement?

I'll tell you: Eat, Pray, Love starring Julia Roberts.

Channon said...

Love you. ♥

Seriously. I've wanted to do a post like this and never do. (Yield... Google the word and the sign will come up and tell you what it means to you as a driver, I'm sure. That's MY pet peeve after Tuesday's near-miss from some confused driver believing it means force yourself in front of the cars that have the right of way...)

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

As my favorite radio personality would say "life is grief" LOL

I have to say I wasn't even aware that either Flickr or Blogger were doing anything different???? Being oblivious is sometimes the way to go.

Gearing up to go to trial *today* only to find we are set over until mid October. Now that's grief ;)

handeyecrafts said...

Thanks for the plug, and --- how do you not see a HUMMER?

Marie said...

Honestly! is right. Don't you just love letting off steam once in a while?

gail said...

Dear Bridget: Thanks for making me laugh out loud (LOL for you youngsters). I'm still fairly new to Blogger, and I think I'm using the old editor. Maybe now I won't even try the new one.

You are one helpful chick, and with not a hint of sarcasm I say, "Have a nice day!"

Quilting Mama said...

As my post tonight says, I've been off line for awhile. Thanks for the laughter at your interactions with those unique people in Philly. It brought a smile which helped after my writings.