My Bleeding Brains

May 21, 2010

monumentally unimpressed

Filed under: Uncategorized — eeplebert @ 6:52 pm

One could suppose, if the previous post here is any indication, that this subject line could be about bee pee. Alas, it’s about another, far more shrouded source of probable immense pollution. I refer of course to the eyephone.

I’ve noticed that since the mac got even mini-er than the mere mini, and became pocket sized…the revolution didn’t go as planned this time, either.

Everyone who once rhapsodized about the Newton and how they wished that something smarter and simpler than the palm or crackberry platforms could come along.

We wanted the Newton 2 or 3.0 and we got the eyephone instead. Like a couch-potato and a myspace/youtube addict designed a phone centered around texting and shit. I’m not sure I’m meant to understand.

I’m six months past my expiration date and should be out with the compost on the hillside waiting to roll down to the river and die already. Right? Isn’t that the text-mess amerikan idull generation’s message to the over 30 crowd??

I wouldn’t even bother whingeing about it. I don’t consider my whiny-est positions on any old thing worth posting to the goddam net. I’m a pissant, but I’m not a troll most of the time, dammit.

But somewhere between six and eighteen months ago I began noticing most websites seemed formatted for something OTHER than a desktop computer.

I had, have to, and continue to do this very day, ZOOM the size of any dam site I visit because their designers, in complete zombie lockstep with their advertisers or the “market” or some shit like that, designed their page for the eyephone. Not for my browser, not for me, not for anyone but the pocket-computer zombie class.

I had to zoom yet ANOTHEr dam website just now, and came here to tell you that when web design centers around the eyephone, it leaves this oldskool bbs dialup modem geek monumentally unimpressed. Now get off my lawn…


May 19, 2010

and the ocean shall bleed

Filed under: Uncategorized — eeplebert @ 1:04 am

If I felt particularly entertaining, I could tell you a story about a young and impressionable boy. He watched the news one night, saw a volunteer attempting to clean the crude oil from a pelican.

This intrepid individual painted a canvas depicting this scene, and despite the eventual accolades causing him to hide the painting, caught attention from just about everyone.

All because the world presented him with a disgusting spectacle, a stunning and clear example of how nothing matters except money, and how capitalism is a virus. Presented with the mental equivalent of the cold-war mutual-destruction scenario, boy creates art.

Flash forward twenty some years and once more, oil spews into the ocean. This time with no signs of slowing down for over a month already. Nobody’s seriously tried to stop it thusfar, just stood idly by and facilitated this disaster.

Permit us a moment of silence, hoping that open-ended capitalism of this insidious variety, that can pollute on such an unprecedented scale with little more than an aw-shucks … that this form of ignorance will CEASE to exist.

[One might suppose that if the boy once turned to art – like turning the other cheek – when first met with such manifest stupidity…perhaps this time he might turn to some form of respite with far more heft than mere art…]

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