Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Just got my new Android phone & Learning FCP X

So, I am so excited after receiving a package in mail with my very first Android phone

Blu 5.0 C HD D534u

The phone is...

  • Unlocked out the box, so you could use it with multiple carriers
  • Inexpensive, because I wanted a no-name brand, something I could root and mess with. So I won't feel bad about it if I mess it up
  • has an HD screen that is 5", which is beautiful to look at and big enough to actually read books on. I've been reading Kindle, and enjoying the heck out of it instead of waiting to get home to use my LG tablet. But when I get home, I start browsing the web, and put the reading off. having a piece of crap iPhone with a small screen made me wanna use a magnifying glass.
  • 4G internet. no LTE unfortunately, but I don't really surf the web on my phone that much
  • 8 megapixel 1080p camera
  • Quad-core 1.3 Ghz processor with 1 GB of RAM (it's super fast and responsive)
  • microSD expansion slot with up to 32Gigs of space which I purchased for 15 bucks
  • the phone even includes 2 SIM card slots, so you could use 2 #s in it if you got a work cell # you must use, along with your person line

and it's basically like Nexus 4 for half the price, brand new! it even comes with a screen protector, AND a plastic case. I just love this thing!

But for some reason, I just can't receive text messages from iPhone users. I've been dealing with this problem for about a week. Long story short, I came across this thread...

the amount of complexities Apple creates just to do something as simple as taking out a SIM card of their phone, and into another, makes my blood boil. No matter what I tried, I JUST CAN'T GET TEXT MESSAGES FROM IPHONE USERS! This is because iPhones use the iMessage system, which thinks my phone is still associated with my number, when it isn't. If you are coming from an iPhone, and switch over to an Android, this may happen to you... if it does, you have to first...

  • disable iMessage on your old iPhone
  • sign out of iCloud on your phone
  • delete your iPhone device from your profile in iCloud
  • erase your phone # from Apple's account on their website
  • sign out of any iMessage you may be signed into on other computers you may be logged into
  • reset the network settings on your old iPhone
  • if that fails? put the SIM card back into your iPhone and toggle on/off the iMessage, and shut it off
  • if that fails? ask your friends individually with iPhones to sign out of iMessage and THEN message you through SMS system
  • if that still fails, call Apple, and have them deactivate your phone in your iCloud profile. they may already tell you "it's already been deactivated. so there is nothing we could do on our part". basically the same step you did earlier when deleting the phone from your profile.
  • if that fails, you must reset your iCloud password, which is synced with your phone number tied to your iPhone

  • if that fails? well... change your number.

and the funny is, NONE OF THIS WAS TOLD TO ME BY ANY APPLE REPRESENTATIVE. I found all of this from other iPhone users on Apple forums. crazy, isn't it?


I am on the step of resetting my password, because I really don't want to do that. I already re-setted it a month ago, and retarded backwards ass Apple won't let me reset it again because of their STUPID ASS SECURITY RESTRICTIONS CRAP! Omg... I really am losing it here dealing with Apple's shit. I will have to re-set the password on the weekend if I still can't get messages. and sadly, I may have to go ahead and change my number if this last step fails.

So recently, I have been helping my friend who is a fashionista with filming her, and editing videos for her. She needs help putting together make-up tutorials, and take pics of her as she's posing for fashion because she wants to open up her own website and business. so, I started learning Final Cut Pro 10.1.4. It took me about 10 videos of at least 15 minutes each, or more, to learn the very basics of how to keep files, create files, where they are stored, how to delete them, where some files could only be deleted from Finder and NOT within the program itself, etc.. basic stuff... with 10 videos... but then, it's just a very confusing program overall. the amount of frustration I get from looking at this app thinking how do I do something as simple as saving my work I am currently working on, is mind boggling. I have to google the fucking answer for EVERY SIMPLE TASK. Then I came across this blog

and that is exactly my frustration when it comes to Apple. why the fuck on earth would i want to deal with all this frustration in a video editing program, when I deal with this crap simply by switching phones from Apple? FUCK NO! FUCK YOU, APPLE! I am seriously considering not ever buying another Apple product because of how idiotic, and how arrogant Apple always is. they are the winners, they got the die hard fans that will buy any or every Apple product, they know everything, etc.. they don't even take your ideas on how to make things smoother and easier

"Apple or any of its employees do not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, including ideas for new advertising campaigns, new promotions, new or improved products or technologies, product enhancements, processes, materials, marketing plans or new product names. Please do not submit any unsolicited ideas, original creative artwork, suggestions or other works (“submissions”) in any form to Apple or any of its employees. The sole purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when Apple’s products or marketing strategies might seem similar to ideas submitted to Apple. If, despite our request that you not send us your ideas, you still submit them, then regardless of what your letter says, the following terms shall apply to your submissions."

In other words, "We at Apple do not give a rats ass what you say or think. Keep your ideas to yourself."

anyway, I have been learning FCP X for about a week. it's been very interesting, but without watching youtube videos, I would be totally lost. on top of that, all of it is very confusing and complicated. How do I even save projects? I have to watch a youtube video just to do something as simple as going to File > Save Project As in other editing programs like Sony Vegas Pro, that I could buy for 10x less money. but no!! with Apple, you need to learn from the Pros and pay them big bucks to teach you "the magic tricks and the goodies" that you could learn. no thanks. I'll stick with companies with integrity, and good business ethics instead. And at least companies that don't treat their consumers like shit.

I am taking my business elsewhere, and so should you if you're reading this. and I haven't even gotten into the core stupidity and the horrid business ethics Apple practices. if my memory serves me correctly, Apple was voted as one of the worst companies when it comes to business ethics in 2012.

After coming across that video editing article, I am thinking of trying Adobe Premier Pro. Goodbye to Apple, and their stupid, stubborn, and ass backwards way of just about doing everything they come up with. I will not miss you, nor your bullshit that you bring to the table, that smells like a pile of shit taken by a 100 ton dinosaur ruling the Jurassic Era. Fuck you, and no thank you to any phone, tablet, or other non-needed gadget like your STUPID watch that you come up with. May your company go bankrupt, and your fanboys cry in agony about "the good old days" when Apple ruled the laptop market. Fucking idiots.

Accidentally entered and used a Female Bathroom

This happened to me not once, not twice, but thrice! I guess it's because a lot of the times I am somewhere else thinking about something in my life or am focusing on what I am doing.

So I have just finished deploying a laptop to my user at work. And in most of the buildings here, the male bathroom is always on the right side. But this time... it was different. So I enter it without even thinking or checking for signs. No people inside whatsoever. I say "sweet! I can go and do my martial art form without anyone noticing." I  go into the farthest, most spacious, and secluded stall, and pee. After peeing, I start doing my form. Then about half way through, I hear a female outside "excuse me". I was like WTF!? is this happening again?? or maybe it was just a dude running into a girl accidentally outside. Nah... but then I notice that every person walking into the restroom, uses a stall, and puts the paper on the toilet to pee. WTH!!?!?!?!?!?! then I hear clicks like every person is on heals. something is not right.

I wait until the 2 people leave after using the restroom, I look up above all the stalls... and..... THERE ARE NO URINALS!!!!! OH HELLL NOOO!!!

The funny thing is, the first time I used a female bathroom was in Borders bookstore. I went in, took a good shit, and left without ANYONE noticing, not even the people outside sitting at the tables. The second time, I took a piss, and same thing, no one noticed. This time, though, it was different. As I got ready to bounce, I was in a hurry and a little nervous, considering I could lose my job if some psycho bitch sees me and thinks I went in there to spy on women. I leave without washing my hands, and as I exit, a woman passes by and looks directly at me. I said "ouch! wrong bathroom..." she just chuckles and keeps walking. PHEW!! close call...

Note to self, check for bathroom sign EVERY time before entering.

why Microsoft is losing against Apple...

...when it comes to laptops.

Let me make something very clear. I HATE Apple! Firstly, because of how arrogant, and how ass backwards the company is. 2nd, because they never listen to their consumers. And 3rd, because I have had horrid experiences with their devices and software (from phones, to iTunes), and would NEVER go out and buy anything new from the company. But when it comes to laptops, Apple is always the winner so far up to this year in 2015. why you ask? Trackpad.

The multi touch makes the track pad 10x better than any PC laptop combined with a tablet because... well... it's a tablet & laptop in one! No, it doesn't have touchscreen, but you don't actually need it when you have multi-touch trackpad. you could type 80+ wpm and use it as a tablet all at the same time just using the trackpad. From 2 finger scroll, to 2 finger web browsing, to 4 finger multi-desktop switching, to 3 finger dragging. This multi-touch trackpad makes it incredibly easy, and intuitive using Mac laptops.

I never purchased any Macbook so far, because I have always had one give to me by my company at work. But if I ever need a personal laptop, I will go out and buy a used Air or a MBP because of how easy, effortless, and stress free the trackpad is integrated with the OS X. Microsoft needs to step their game up when it comes to laptops, because they are losing badly against Apple. from the horrible colors in Windows 8, to the horrible OS itself, to the lack of multi-touch track pad in any of their laptops, regarding which company makes the hardware. As much as I hate to admit it, considering how much I dislike the company, Apple wins every time.

I came across this article, which I agree with wholeheartedly. And this is coming from someone who is an Apple hater, for a good reason. Once you try any Macbook laptop that is made post 2008, you would NEVER want to even THINK about using a PC laptop ever again; until Microsoft creates their own hardware integrated with their software, of course. Until that day comes, Apple laptops will always be superior.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Why Spotify SUCKS!!!

So I gave this app a try since everyone is using it, and here are my thoughts on why this app is fucking GARBAGE! I have been using it since November 2014, and the ONLY good thing about it, is that you could play lots of different types of music all for $10 a month or whatever how much these fucks charge you.

Reasons Why Spotify SUUUUUUUUUUUCKS!!!!

1) Cannot open a new tab. WTF!!!!!!!! FUCK YOU!!!!! if i click Command + N it just creates a new playlist. FUCK YOU!!!!!!! if say, you're listening to one album and you wanna put it on hold and play another, you have to search for it or go to your Music library sections like Albums, Artists, Local Files, (Btw, you could play local mp3s on your hard drive. can you say another iTunes clone? iTunes is the biggest piece of shit I have EVER seen. the player is garbage, and the app used to sync with iPhone makes it 10x more complicated), the album, and play it. if you wanna go back to your old, you have to click "back" button. WTF!?!!?!?! FUUUCKK YOUUUU!L!L!! I'm a multi-tasker, and this is why I could never go back to a PC Laptop. OSX is the master multi-tasking OS, and with 4 finger desktop swipes I can't even be bothered to use Windows 7 or 8. No multi-tasking option like adding ability to open new tab like in Chrome, like opening ANOTHER NEW SPOTIFY windows? YOU SUCK ASS!!!!!!!!!! Worse than Apple's business ethics.

2) unable to download songs locally within Albums. now don't for one second think that Spotify lets you download mp3 files. that's a big lie and misunderstanding. you could google it and people sign up for Spotify for that specific reason. Spotify lets you 'rent' music, that you DO NOT own. It lets you download music songs locally WITHIN THE APP. But once you uninstall the app, all your files would be gone. They are not individual mp3s, but just music you could play while you are OFFLINE.

You cannot download files being inside an Album you are in. YOU HAVE TO CREATE A PLAYLIST!!!!!! WTF!!?!!!?!?!? FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So if you have 100 albums in your library, you would have to create 100 playlists if you want them to be able to dl the music locally within the app. FUUUUUUCK YOU!!!!!!! I don't wanna create a playlist for EACH ALBUM I ALREADY HAVE IN MY LIBRARY! why do I gotta waste my time when your lazy asses could just add a 'download' button inside of albums in the library? fucking idiots.

3) can't copy/paste NOTHING!  WTF!?!?!?!?!? FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! if you want to copy and paste an artist or a song to google it or youtube it? you can't! FUCK THIS PIECE OF SHIT APP!!!


*Edit* not sure if they added this feature now in 2015, but some of the newer songs seem to have featured artists. I really can't be bothered to go back to my older albums to check. but the format is still confusing. it says Song Name - Artist, instead of featuring Artist. HOT DAYMN, who hires the idiots behind this app?

5) there is no buttons to go 5 or 10 secs forward or backwards. WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!! the arrows on my macbook don't work. only works is skip track >> and previous track << and play/pause >|| buttons. nothing in the settings lets me edit the buttons for this option. youtube has it, netflix has, but noooo Spotify is special. they are too good and too pro of a player to add this feature. piece of garbage.

6) it's a piece of shit media player, just like iTunes. do you really think this player is anything special? it's the most basic bullshit i ever seen in a music player. how can a music player not include the 5 things on top and consider itself a music player? GETHEFUKOUTTAHERE!!!!

7) giving suggestions is useless. Spotify company fits in the same category as Apple, Blizzard Entertainment, or all the other HUMUNGUS corporations. Trying to have them hear your voice is like screaming at the top of your lungs into a wall. NOTHING WILL HAPPEN. your suggestions will just go unnoticed and the company could give less fuck what you say.

Also, be very careful signing up with deals with these fucks. I did the .99 cents for 3 months deal and they put me on auto-recurring charges afterwards. So, they charged my PayPal automatically after the 3 month deal was up.

all in all, Spotify SUCKS! I have no clue why people would put up with all this crap that I listed above just to use this piece of shit app. I strongly suggest you cancel your membership, and save your money. There are other alternatives to this half assed 'music player' that can't even do the most basic functions in 2015; 2015 FFS!!!

I will try the Amazon Prime next and see how different that is. They have music AND movies you could stream, and on top of that give you 2 day shipping. I'll sign up for the 30 day free trial to check it out, as all of my co-workers are members.

FUCK SPOTIFY, AND FUCK ALL THE RETARDS BEHIND IT! a nutless monkey could do their job, with half a brain.