This Rage Comic epitomises how I feel when I talk to some people!
The seriousness of the world around them seems to be lost within a mind full of trivial banal pop and celebrity culture.
NOTE: The Above Epic Comic Was Not Made By Me.
Posted by DeadAnarchistPhil on April 29, 2011
Why did they delete me? Well, not because I said, wrote or posted anything bad, it was because my name didn’t match what I signed up with. Like many people on Facebook I changed my name now and again, and because it was ‘Phil Nihilism’ they disabled my account.
I don’t know about you but that is just utter shit! When I signed up to Facebook the real name stipulation wasn’t there. I signed up with the name ‘Flipper Sunk The Boat’ just for a laugh, and changed it a few times since. I couldn’t really stand Facebook anyway and was only there for some family and friends I couldn’t speak to anywhere else on a regular basis. I’ve gradually got really pissed off with the site and what it offers, for instance the limited characters in wall posts and comments, the bland look of the site and the fact Facebook takes your details and gives them away to third parties, as do you when you add Applications to your profile.
So I’m not really arsed about Facebook, I could put my real name back in and gain my account back, but when a site is telling me what my name should be, making the site for the ADD generation and thick people then it’s time for me to leave. Only thing I’m sad about is leaving some people on there. However, this will be a good opportunity to see who will get back in contact with me, I’ve got a feeling only two or three will even bother.
Which just confirms my feelings on making friends on the net and in the real world, don’t bother because a lot go away in the end when they’ve either had their fill of you or you’ve bored them and thus you’ve served your purpose. Humans are fickle, arrogant and self-serving creatures. Well.. the majority are anyway. And people wonder why I’m so unsociable and unwilling to make friends so easy?
Anyway… fuck Facebook!
Posted by DeadAnarchistPhil on February 19, 2011
I’ve noticed and heard a lot of people on WordPress, especially those who came over from the old Microsoft Social Network ‘Windows Live Spaces’, say that there is no Friends list on WordPress.
Well today, I’m going to show you how to make your own if you want one!
First of all, you’ll need to following:
(1) You need a ‘Text’ widget, otherwise known as ‘Arbitrary text or HTML’ to display the friends list in. You can get this by clicking Appearance > Widgets on your Dashboard (Home Page) and then dragging and dropping the Text Widget in to a sidebar. ( See below for picture instructions)
(2) The following code is what we’re going to be putting in to the Text widget.
<a href=”blogaddressgoeshere“><img src=”directlinkcodeforpicturesgoeshere” border=”0″ alt=”blogsnamegoeshere” /></a>
Please note: One Friend per line of code. You will put the blog address, image link and blog name in to corresponding areas I’ve highlighted in red. Obviously you delete the red text and paste in your links and name of the blog in-between the quotation marks. ” ” <–these are Quotation marks.
(3) If you don’t have Photoshop and you can’t use Windows Paint, you will need a programme to resize your images to make them the size you want for your friend’s list.
Lucky for you I already found one that is easy to use and not large. It’s called: Free Picture Resizer Starter. (You can click the link you wont navigate away from this page, a new window will open). Alternatively you could also use Photobuckt as it has a good photo resizer.
Let’s get started…
Step one: Drag and Drop your Text Widget in to the sidebar (which ever one you choose). Once you’ve done that give it a name like ‘Friends’, ‘Friends List’ or whatever you want to call it. Then press save.
Step Two: Next, copy the code above and paste it in to your Text Widget box. You can post as many codes as you like inside the box, one for each friend. Please note: Because my blog displays quotation marks incorrectly, you will have to delete them and replace them in the Text Widget box after you’ve pasted the code in.
Here’s the difference between them:
Step Three: Now you have the code and widget, you need to put you web address, picture codes and name of that blog.
First of all, the web address! You can find this at the top left-hand side of the page you want to list as a friend: Here’s an example using mine:
Now you need a picture to represent the friend, make sure it’s something they will like or one they’ve given you. To make all your friends fit in the one sidebar, you will have to use the Free Picture Resizer Starter Programme to shrink your pictures down to:Width: 53px. Height: 75px (px =pixels). Which I think is the perfect size. Of course you could add the pics at any size you want, but, if they’re all odd sizes you’re friends list wont look uniform.
I’ll show you how to use Free Picture Resizer Start.
After installing and updating, the programme will run, just press ‘Open Image’ on the opening screen.
If the box doesn’t open automatically then just press file and ‘Open Picture’ to select an image that way (See below).
Once you have your image you need to go to the resizer on the left hand side of your screen and put in pixel Width and Height (W: 53/H: 75 [make sure you turn off ‘aspect ratio’ before you enter them]). And then press Resize Image to confirm the size change, then click save. You can carry on doing the rest of your pictures this way by pressing ‘Previous’ or ‘Next’ button at the bottom of the programme window.
Once you have all you photos, up load them to Photobucket. Once you have them Uploaded copy the ‘Direct Link code’ and paste it to the part of the code where I wrote “directlinkforpicturesgoeshere”, obviously after deleting what I wrote.
Next, you just write in what you want to be the name of the site where I wrote: “blogsnamegoeshere”. This will show the name of the blog when anyone hovers their mouse over the photo. Like this:
Once you have all the address, direct codes and names for all your friends in the right place, make sure that all the codes are touching, otherwise the pictures wont display properly. Here’s what I mean:
Pic 1 is by itself. Pic 2 are ‘touching’, there should be no gaps. And no, it doesn’t matter if “Automatically add paragraphs” is ticked up or not.
Obviously I used the same code for all my friends to show you an example, just to save on time, as I’m not creating a friends list of this type yet. Yours will look different as it will have different pictures, but should still display the same way with no white gaps showing.
If you have any trouble with anything here then tell me, I’ll be happy to help!
Posted by DeadAnarchistPhil on August 28, 2009
I aint been around for five or six days, you probably didn’t notice because I’m always disappearing for months on end! haha. I’ve been letting my back rest while the router/modem at our place decided it was faulty. So my back is feeling much better after a rest and now the net is back I can blog a little!
My Vlogging idea hasn’t got off the ground yet because my PC cam’s quality has degraded so much! You want quality you have to pay through the nose for it! It’s obvious these Companies could mass produce a quality camera that will last a long time for a reasonable price. But no, the law of modern Capitalism says otherwise, especially where electronics are concerned. You buy a modern electronic device and it’s out of date in six months, the same can be said for operating systems for Personal Computers too.
When you buy expensive PC Cams they usually degrade or break after two years or so and also will most likely not work on any new Windows or Mac Operating Systems because they don’t support the hardware or software anymore. Yes the manufactures of the cams do updates but eventually they want it to stop working so you go out and buy a new one! So eventually they stop supporting it, this little rule of business applies to Operating Systems too. For example, Windows XP, it’s Microsoft’s best OS for some time and people like it, when Microsoft brought out Windows Vista people’s reactions to the new OS was luke warm at best. So what do Microsoft do?… they stop supporting XP so you’ll have to up-grade to some kind of Vista OS.
I know these companies have to stay in business and want people to buy their new devices and offerings, but not at the expense of the publics pockets. These companies not only want you to buy their goods but are telling you what you want by forcing this stuff on you! I thought market forces decided what we get, not the producers who supply us? We want X, Y and Z but they supply A, B and C because they think it’s what we want, and when we don’t want it they force it on us. In a Computer software industry where there’s only one user-friendly Operating System with the rest a little complicated it leaves you a little strapped for choice so you have to choose what Microsoft offer. The same can be said for the hardware and other electronic devices, they make it built not to last because it’s the nature of the business and make you pay through the nose for it when it aint quality!
You could say it’s the nature of the electronic industry, but I’ve observed the same kind of trend in the clothing, furniture and even housing industries! Clothes for example, you can have the same pants made in the same place, some then have a designer label sewn on them, the others don’t. One person pays £30 quid for a pair with the label on, the other pays £5 quid for a pair with no label on it. They’re both the same article and wear-out at the same time if worn the same amount of times. Another instance, a bed, my grandmother bought a light-weight Iron bed back in 1930s for a good price, maybe earlier, and it lasted ’till 1996! It was her Brother’s while he was at home, then was used for one of her own sons then her grandchildren! How many beds these days last that long? How much furniture at all last over 5 years these days?
The idea of you get what you pay for is very seldom the case these days, nothing is built or made to last because you don’t make more money that way, it would put some businesses out of business and lose profits for some, and God forbid that should happen! Ever since the end of World War Two the principle you get what you pay for has melted away and been replaced by ‘CONSUME! CONSUME! CONSUME!’ of shoddy rubbish under the pretence that it’s quality to increase profits.
So it looks like I’ll be making audio of my blogs instead of videos, I’ll have to put some pictures on there to illustrate what I’m saying. Should be good!
Posted by DeadAnarchistPhil on December 15, 2008
I think that just about covers everyone’s feelings on what’s happened on here recently? Their moto should be “Windows Live Spacebook. Fucking things up so you don’t have to!”. A lot of people are really upset with what WLS’s have done, I’ve read the team blog and every comment on there is a negative one! Even one of my blog friends who’s been blogging on here since it practically started is deleting his Live Space after Christmas if they haven’t fix things! WLS’s have messed up pretty bad!
It’s not really about people rejecting change, which is what I’m sure the people at WLS’s are thinking – it’s about functionality and ease! People liked WLS’s because it was EASIER than MySpace, Facebook and all the other social networking sites! It didn’t require a lot of HTML knowledge, changing colours and layouts were simple (btw… MySpace has adopted the WLS’s way of being able to move your modules about! So MySpace were copying Windows Live spaces! And then WLS’s shoots itself in the foot by messing up completely!). Even the Windows Live Spaces home page was easy to navigate! Was easy to up-load photos and rearrange them! But now! I can’t even find myself around the home page!
To be honest I haven’t spent much time on WLS’s, not because it’s bad but because I can’t even view it in Internet Explorer 7! So I got in contact with the WLS’s team and they didn’t solve the problem and they’ve passed me on to someone else… who HASN’T got back to me like they said they would! So I checked if I could sign in with our other PC upstairs, and I could! So there’s something wrong with my browser settings? But how can that be when I rarely touch the browser and in this case I hadn’t touched it for months! I just wasn’t able to access the space since WLS’s did all the changes! I’ve reinstalled IE7, didn’t make a difference, I downloaded IE8 Beta and that didn’t work so now I’m forced to use Firefox, which I hate because it does my eyes in and I can’t do certain things I could do in IE7!
So, I aint got much idea what’s up with my browser, but I will say I’ll stay on WLS’s for the time being because some people like reading my blogs, even if it is a pain to use and navigate. I don’t think things will stay the same for long, if the WLS’s team’s plan to attract more Facebookers with the new changes fails, then I think they’ll be putting things basically back to normal or reinvent it totally. Either way a browser problem or changes wont see me off yet!
Posted by DeadAnarchistPhil on October 31, 2007
I was going to write this blog yesterday to accompany the new pics of the garden and cats I have added to the album, but, what a fiasco it was trying to add the pics, change them about and delete some of the others!
First off I had to down-load a new Active-X control to upload the pictures to WLS’s! I’ve had to do that three times now… why? Before I even did that I had to delete the pic album of the last wanker of the week who appeared there for some reason! Some thing to do with Windows Live Writer! When you publish a blog from WLW with pics in it makes a blog album automatically. What’s the point in that? To delete that it took me fifteen minutes! Then took me another fifteen mins’ to see if the picture I posted in my blog was still there because I didn’t know that if I deleted the blog album then the blog pic would go too? It was so slow it was unbearable… I wanted to put my fist through it… I really did! I’m still not finished with the pictures either, I have to put captions in some… how long that will take I don’t know… maybe I should open a betting pool for how long it will take to make and make some money while I’m waiting?
WLS’s really does get on my nerves… does it get on yours? How many of you people are having problems with slowness and up-loading pictures, writing blogs and comments? I have problems writing blogs inside my space so I write them in word pad now, I do the same with some comments. On some of my friends spaces I can’t write comments in their comment boxes because it just goes so slow! Chris, yours is the main one mate! LOL. Now people who I’ve had no problems leaving comments with is going the same way, that’s you Pete and Dave. I’m having trouble with nearly all my blogging friends I talk to actually. I know I blog fairly intermittently but these persistent technical hiccups make me not want to bother even more! Do any of you have problems getting in to my site at all? Does it go slow or crash? Because when I view it in “Your Space” mode it does. I’m only still on here for the on-line friends I’ve made, if they weren’t here I’d have packed up and deleted my WLS’s site all together. In fact I may stop writing in my second blog, I can’t keep up with two sites on WLS’s and one on MySpace… it’s too much. I may just leave my second WLS as a back up in case the moral minority feel like doing their bit for slipping standards of the country again. Actually it’s their fault I ended up with two WLS’s sites in the first place!
Anyway, on to the Pictures I posted. The pictures are of the back garden in 2005-06… mostly in early Spring or November. I did have a couple of it this year but I took the pics on my sisters mobile phone and she deleted them! I did take more in Summer but she’s dropped her phone so much the pictures came out all wrong! I know gardening isn’t most mens idea of fun, to me it isn’t, I just like the feeling of accomplishment I get from making, designing and growing things myself. It’s also nice to have something nice to look at when you’ve lived in the middle of a large run-down Northern City all your life too!
There was also the heavy rain earlier this year that killed off a lot of my plants and made the soil waterlogged so seeds wouldn’t grow! The wet weather also helped the resident slimy sods i.e slugs and snails along too! So all in all it aint been a good year for the garden. I hope those of you who enjoy plants and gardening like the pics, er… some are blurred because I’m not handy with a camera! There’s also some pictures of my cats… So feel free to comment on the pics… I know you secretly love gardening, Pete, so go nuts! LOL