September 28th, 2014

Ello - Pros And Cons

Good parts:

1. It's so bare bones it loads easily.

2. It puts things in the order they are posted.

3. No weird ads.

Bad parts:

1. No reasonable way to search for friends.

2. Very non intuitive.

3. It really wants you  to add the founding people as friends - most of whom are just trying to promote their design skills.

4. The comments don't really thread well.

5. No way to block people if they act like dicks.

Does Anyone Use The Worst Drug?

Over the past few weeks the porn industry has been going nuts because The Worst Drug (Very NSFW) can't get VC financing.

The ongoing claim is that venture capitalists don't want the "stigma" of being involved in porn companies. But I'm not sure that's the problem.

The site is nothing but several million random porn GIFs. I went on it once or twice when it first launched and can't imagine being on it for more than a couple minutes and even then only if I'm totally bored.

I suspect the problem is that three second clips of sex are not what people want to masturbate to and that VCs understand that.

But, I could be wrong. Does anyone here use The Worst Drug? Do you find the concept of it interesting?

I'll admit I like the layout, but I just think maybe the concept sucks.

Are You A Tree?

A few weeks ago I read an article online saying that  nobody bothers to check what you sign on your credit card receipt in places.

Since then, I've been signing stuff with shit like "Kill All White People", "Run Or Die", "Metallica Rulzes, Slayer Drools", etc...

Nobody noticed until tonight.

After I ordered and paid for my last drink, I was sitting with Hedgehog when the barman started going around to the various other Americans drinking (most of whom were about 19 and probably drinking in a bar for the first time in their lives)  asking if they were the one who singed their credit card bill "Tree."

He finally got to me and I had to admit that I was, indeed, the person who signed "Tree."

Luckily he knows me and found it funny.

I do wonder, however, what the other people who were interrogated about if they were "Tree" must have thought of all this.