Monday, February 23, 2009

Internet Radio

Last FM plays nice
With Android, which is nice buuuuuut....
It could use a pause!

Seriously, who makes an internet radio program that works like terrestrial radio? I have Play, Stop and Next. What am I supposed to do if I like the song, but want to watch a youtube video, or go pee, or discuss the flaws of mathematics with coworkers? I'm screwed!

Friday, February 20, 2009

On flame bait

Counting is easy!
Quality, not quantity
is key in haiku.

Alas, there are those
in our midst who flaunt the rules,
with five-eight-five verse.

Ridicule! Mock them!
And if that fails, deploy the

He never should have pointed out to me his final-verse foible

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

On disappointing freeware

Freeware: hit or miss.
You get just what you pay for.
Sometimes even less.

I don't expect free software to be perfect, but most of the time it seems like nobody even bothered to make sure it worked before publishing it. And why is it that the uninstaller never completely gets rid of it?

Monday, February 9, 2009

On Delayed Releases

Craving a sequel -
books shouldn't keep me waiting!
Release date is when?

It's been available for
years across the sea!

Get with it, US -
I'm not appreciative
of extreme delays.

I know I shouldn't bitch, as readers in the UK and Australia often have to wait far longer for book releases than we do, but really? Delaying two years for the US edition of a book? The second book I'm craving has been out in Australia for two years!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

On social networking

I don't have it anymore.
Facebook saw to that.

"I'll just check my wall."
But that quickly turns into,
"Where did my time go?"

Ugh... as if my time management skills weren't already terrible. Social networking will be the death of me. But at least you'll be able to follow my downfall on Twitter.

Monday, February 2, 2009

On proper abbreviation

Oh, Minnesota -
a great state somewhere up north,
or so I hear tell.

the letters would be MN -
not confusing "Min"

Kentucky, my home!
Excessive punctuation
is not in your name.

no period is required:
simply K then Y.

The Captive Network on the elevators here has the most infuriating propensity for incorrect state abbreviations. There's a whole list that I've seen, but the most irksome was "reported in Min yesterday" and "worst in Ky.'s history." We have nice straight forward abbreviations for each of our states that don't require creativity, punctuation, or confusing synonyms, thank you very much!