Archive for June, 2010

I Can Fix the Android Market

June 30th, 2010 8:10pm No comments

If you haven’t read the tech  blogs recently, many people are frustrated with the Android Market. DVD Jon, the legend who first cracked the encryption key on DVDs, blogged about what is wrong with the Android Market.

What is wrong with the Android Market? JUNK APPS. I love how it’s open and anyone can develop anything for it without it going through Apple’s Nazi approval process. But, at the same time, I hate scrolling through the list and seeing this shit that’s completely useless:

There are a few different types of apps that should simply not be allowed. Firstly, ringtone apps. There is one exception – RingDroid. I don’t use it, but it lets you import mp3s, clip them or even search for songs and use those as ringtones. That is fine with me because it is a functional app that serves a purpose. Apps that do not serve a

Next on my list of flawed apps: joke apps. There are multiple apps for different jokes. You have driving jokes, South Park jokes, dirty jokes, blonde jokes etc etc etc. It goes on and on. Please explain why an app could list a bunch of jokes randomly without performing any function?  I want my app to do something for me, not just cycle through the same 40 jokes. Newsflash – the phones have a browser. If I want to look up jokes, I’ll Google them. I don’t need an app per joke category.

Next issue: The same author can publish 200 apps that are all the same except one minor thing. For instance, some developer made a live wallpaper app with country flags for the World Cup. I didn’t feel like scrolling through them all. This is a waste of space and they all do the same damn thing.

Before I fix the Market, you need to understand how devs get their apps listed: To be published on the Android market, the developer pays Google $25 and then publish can do whatever he or she wants (as long as it doesn’t violate their terms of service). Anyone can install .apk apps if you allow the option to install from unknown sources, but I’m talking about over the air Market apps.

This is how you fix the Android Market, in simple bulleted form:

  • Google hires me to work in their Android segment
  • Revamp the Marketplace UI to sort better. Sort not just by type, but by popularity (number of users), and by “Google Verified” or “User Created”  see next bullet
  • Segment the Market into two areas. Google Verified and All Apps. “Google Verified” means the app has gone through a quality assurance approval process similar to Apple’s. A developer will fill out an application for the app to become “Google Verified.” The app must be stable, perform a useful task or function and be updated frequently. This will eliminate soundboards, jokes and ringtone apps. At the same time, the user can also browse “All Apps” and open up the rest of the trash apps. There would be a toggle switch and it would default to Google verified, but the user would be aware that he or she can also browse other apps.

This will allow anyone to create any app, so there won’t be developer outcry. It will also solve the junk app issue / allow apps to be on the market that do not necessarily violate the TOS but aren’t Google Verified.

Sound good? Yeah it does.  It needs some tweaking, but that’s my basic framework.

I do realize this was probably a boring blog entry, but fuck it.

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Of Course Hughes Was Going to Lose

June 29th, 2010 11:24pm 1 comment

It’s a no brainer. Phil Hughes had an off night and lost to a really shitty team, and it’s completely Joe Girardi’s fault: ignorant managing.

This is what happens when you take a pitcher who is 10-1 and then skip his last start because of an innings limit. Especially when you have A.J Burnett pitching like a fucking moron recently. Fuck that, Hughes is a real man, he can take it. I don’t want any of this pussy ass pampering of my pitchers. They did it to Joba and he fucking sucks now. Of course the extra rest is going to throw the guy off when he was in a rhythm.

This just in from Keef: “at least it was the game Cliff Lee started. Figure that’s the game the M’s had to win”

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Who Would Buy This Stupid Ass Mouse?

June 26th, 2010 3:15pm No comments

This is byfar the shittiest mouse I have ever seen in my life. It is called the WarMouse and was originally developed for use with OpenOffice.

I don’t know about you, but I’m all against using a mouse with 18 fucking buttons. How can you tell which one is which? And where the hell is the left and right click? What the hell is the point of this crap?

This stupid piece of shit is $80. You need to be out of your mind to buy this crap. Today, we’re trying to simplify things, not make things more complicated.

Apple’s mice only have one button. If only all mice looked like this again. Utter simplicity:

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Saturday’s Song of the Week: The Offspring – Dirty Magic

June 26th, 2010 12:15pm No comments


It’s Saturday bitches, so listen to some music. You may remember the glory days of the Offspring in the mid to late 1990s with singles such as Self Esteem, Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) and Come out and Play. But older and not as well known, off the 1993 album Smash: Dirty Magic. Killer intro.

Why’d I pick it?  It’s all a cloudy kind of daze..

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Rate this Video: 32 Songs in 8 Minutes

June 25th, 2010 4:45pm No comments


Someone bring me this kid! Why don’t I have those mad skills?  He won’t be making much money from one YouTube video, but all he has to do is keep up with new songs and be able to perform for two hours and he’s got himself a career. Guaranteed. and here I am walking around a hot asbestos dungeon all day doing fucking cable management. FML.

Vote 1 star if this guy sucks balls and 10 stars if he is getting so much pussy his dick is falling off.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars6 Stars7 Stars8 Stars9 Stars10 Stars (1 votes, average: 10.00 out of 10)

Edit: Updated embed because the original was taken down because of a Coypyright claim by EMI Pubslishing Scandinavia AB.. Fuck off EMI Scandinavia, you all suck

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