Category: Computers and Internet


It makes one want to blurt out -quite loudly too- a ”Chrome” each time it does something you don’t appreciate (which is quite often) – in the same way Conan The Barbarian would invoke his (bogus-fake-mythological) god ”Crom” all the time, when faced with something insufferable all right…

”IT” in this case is indeed Chrome – the browser set up as a mimicker of life on the web by the powerful, nearly-omniscient Google.

And IT truly does have a life of its own, as IT has the power to decide just how many kilobytes of memory IT will take per process… IT decides what will be saved and what will not be recuperable when one has, for example, opened three windows with any number of tabs on each; when one is forced to kill each process (aye, usually it is one by one) because one’s computer has become practically inoperable over such a short span of time… IT offers to restore what IT wants, basically; everything else you might have opened is gone once you’ve had to reboot urgently!

CHROME!  Indeed…

I have had the misfortune of hearing much worse, over the years: aye, my ears have been hurt routinely with actual swear words, both sacrilegious as simply offending in both taste and style. Swearing that rivals with the most grotesque crudeness anyone can ever conceive of, verily! Things such as ”corail de corail” and ”cara de carrasco” are only rudimentarily funny takes on the real deals,,,

So, believe you me, it is no big deal -no biggie at all- if one takes to making ”Chrome” one such word…!

Or take-off on such a word…

Comments, criticism and plain-old complaints made Google move on the question regarding PDF files and Google Docs – and why the two had not been made compatible yet. Hence, with that as evidence that the G-Men (and women; nerds by any other name, though, all genders well-mingled) need some stimulus in order to produce results…

This sort of thing might just be what the Chrome web browser needs in order for it improve…

Sorry, I meant to ”say” (type) ”that CHROME of a CHROME of a web browser there… ARGH!”

😉

Advertisements

An important reminder – for there is need for this… Indubitably! 

It is exactly as they say, folks: like punctuation, every single chosen word has its importance… The order in which they appear in a sentence; the intonation, if they are spoken… But the punctuation is even more primordial, if it is to be all in written indeed…

You have heard this one before, haven’t you:

An English professor wrote the words, “Woman without her man is nothing” on the blackboard and directed his students to punctuate it correctly.

The men wrote: “Woman, without her man, is nothing.”

The women wrote: “Woman: Without her, man is nothing.”

Genders have something to say about it, too, evidently…

But that is not the point right now…!

For, generally-speaking, the persuasion is intuitive and the proper punctuation is applied, without much dwelling upon it, by anyone really – in the above example, whether it is urban legend or not, guys and gals applied it very much on instinct, that gut-feeling that makes you lean towards one way rather than another…  In most cases, throughout the blogsphere and social media as well as in everyday life, that ”gut-feeling” reigns supreme – maybe too much so. Alas, it somehow leans the way of ”less is more” -perhaps because no one ever has enough time to lend to these things, deemed to be”insignificant details” by most- with disastrous results…

Another example is necessary here, just to painfully drive this point all the way across…

How about this…

A sign by the road, holding up against a fence, reads ” NO TRESPASSING VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED” – it makes you rightly feel in your right to march on, then… no? There’s nothing to fear! Alas, no… The all-important period was missing there: after ”trespassing” of course… (Heck, go with the exclamation mark!)

More examples where that came from – here, here and here.

Punctuation must not be forgotten, folks – remember it or be condemned to be misread every single time out!  A message from your friendly blogsophere neighbor… Luminous Luciano!

(I’m equally passionate about the suspension points…)

 

+++ Sempre Por O Melhor +++

Mea Culpa… NOT!


However…


I still have to apologize here 


to all of my contacts,


old and new,


for if you have been spammed in my name recently,

let it be known that it WAS

NOT ME;


there was an usurper to the throne here,

one vile scoundrel that DARED

to pass himself off as *luminous_luciano*

aka LUCIANO PIMENTEL

and who proceeded to send,

to aaaaall of my contacts list,

this inane, poorly scripted,

two-sentence long dumb mercantile bait…! 

LET IT BE KNOWN THAT,even though I have been involved in mercantilism,

commercialism and everything that has to do with capitalism,

in the last three years,

IT WAS NOT ME AND IT WILL NEVER BE ME WHO WOULD SEND SUCH A SILLY MESSAGE…!

I WOULD NEVER STOOP SO LOW!

Hence, my apologies to all who received this, even if you DID think it was truly coming from MOI…

My apologies, even, to Windows Live – whose customer support sent me, as a *donotreply* to the reply reply (!), a cryptic one-liner that simply read… *Ratatouille cleanup*.
Hmm…
I could not reply to that, of course, it being a *donotreply* reply and all…

Thus, here is the reply right here:

*SORRY FOR THE FACT THAT YOUR INADEQUATE SECURITY

ALLOWED FOR SOME UNSCRUPULOUS SPAMMER

TO USE MY ACCOUNT TO SEND THIS TO ALL OF MY CONTACTS – INCLUDING YOURSELF!

NOW CLEAN UP YOUR ACT – INDEED!*

The Windows Live Watchdog barked at me – but, at least, the Windows Live Writer (shamelessly plugged on the bottom of this page, as I type these very words) left me alone just now…

  • Writer is a desktop application that makes it easy to publish rich
    content to your blog. Get offline editing, spell check, and more. Download for free

WLW… hmm… I kind of like that, though! Smile

But I am beginning to digress right now…

Full STOP!  Angry smile

I sincerely hope this usurpation and unauthorized use of both my copyrighted monicker and oldest e-mail account will never happen again.

Ratatouille embrouille or not!  Angry smile

AND TO THE SPAMMER, I SAY THIS:
er… spam off!
Baring teeth smile

Light bulbSleeping half-moonLight bulb