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Whack Ass WiFi Issue

November 25th, 2017 1:20am Comments off

Someone send me a Broadcomm engineer, electrical engineer and a physicist! I have a whack technical issue on my work laptop that makes less than zero sense to me.

So I’m on FiOS and have symmetrical 75/75MBPS service… And I notice that pages are loading slow. So I do a speed test and I’m getting 1MBPS down and 10MBPS up… Odd… Here’s a bullet list of things I did to troubleshoot (using bullets to get to the point so you’re not reading a giant block of text):

  • Checked other devices on the network and they were all fine; getting full speed
  • Rebooted the laptop [didn’t work]
  • Reinstalled the wireless drivers [didn’t work]
  • Rebooted the router/access point for shits and giggles [didn’t work]
  • Unplugged my laptop AC adapter [WORKED] (wtf?)

So… the AC adapter is causing some kind of interference. What the hell could this be? Is it a problem with the adapter brick causing interference? Or is it a hardware issue with my radio in the laptop?

  • I tested this on another laptop on and off AC power, and that was fine, so it’s not any kind of electrical problem

Here’s where it gets really whack though:

It only happens on the 5ghz band; not the 2.4… So to further test this out, I also reproduced this off my FiOS network with my LTE hotspot…

  • Laptop on battery; using 2.4 ghz band on my LTE hotspot [works fine]
  • Laptop on AC power; using 2.4 ghz band on my LTE hotspot [works fine]
  • Laptop on AC power; using 2.4 ghz band on my LTE hotspot with the hotspot plugged in to a wall outlet [works fine]
  • Laptop on battery; using 5 ghz band on my LTE hotspot [works fine]
  • Laptop on AC power; using 5 ghz band on my LTE hotspot [works fine]
  • Laptop on AC power; using 5 ghz band on my LTE hotspot with the hotspot plugged in to a wall outlet [SLOW]

Also repeated the tests above on FiOS home Wifi and got the same results.  WUT in the actual fuck is going on here?

I don’t have enough info to narrow it down between the AC adapter (need to get a new one from work) or if it’s just a faulty broadcomm chip where the shielding is all jacked up and getting interference. Who knows.

Yo IT people – gimme a new laptop kthxbai. Ain’t got no time for this shit

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Miserable UX on Weather.com and Its Android App

December 27th, 2015 11:45am Comments off

In this blog, I will be calling out weather.com for a shitty user experience. Who the hell do you have there as product designers? Let me tell you who. All assholes. Hire me instead because you have to be an absolute idiot to make the decisions they made… Unfortunately, I tried many other weather apps and they pretty much all suck. Weather.com is one of the better ones. So weather.com, let me explain why your shit’s weak. Wizzzeak:

 

Long Ass Survey

Ain’t got time to fill out this long assed survey.

Saved Locations are different on the Android App and on the Web version. Wut?

What in the actual hell is the point of creating a user account to save locations when they are not the same on the web version and in the Android App? I created an account on the Android App via my Google account and saved some locations. Then I went to weather.com and logged in with my Google account. None of the saved locations were there. Plus, the web version is limited to 10 locations. Makes less than 0 sense.

What the hell is this Minus bullshit  under manage locations in the checkbox area and why can’t I delete this location?

I literally cannot remove this from my saved locations and have no idea why. I don’t give three shits about LaGuardia Airport. I don’t understand why this got here and why I cannot delete it:

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Get the goddamn temperature out of my status bar

I don’t want to see a temperature in my status bar based on your “follow me” feature. No matter what I do, I cannot turn it off, so I need to block notifications for this app on the OS level to get this to disappear. Fix your settings and let me turn this off.

mPoints rewards are a cluttered waste of life

They include this third party mPoints bullshit to “reward you” for using their app. 1) You need to sign up for an account with mPoints and then you’re supposed to get free shit for using the app loyally?  Nope. I’ll use your app more if you remove this horse shit. I can almost guarantee that weather.com gets paid by these morons to include their shit in the app and it most likely tracks all your user data. How else is this mpoints bullshit company going to make money?

Get a load of this long ass survey nonsense (left image)

Another reason why they suck at life is that they hire these independent companies to give users these long assed surveys. May I ask who has time to fill out all this bullshit? Not me. I started to fill it out because I wanted to tell them everything I’m complaining about here, but then I saw how long it was and decided it wasn’t worth my time and I could at least write a sarcastic blog about them instead. Again, don’t you assholes understand that no one has time to fill out this fucking monstrosity of a survey? Less is more.

Too Many Ads

Greedy motherfuckers

 

In Conclusion…

Hire me as a consultant. I’ll fix your shit in no time.

PS: My blog’s theme has shitty looking styling. This looked so much better in the WordPress editor than it does on my actual blog and I’m too lazy to worry about it so whatever.

 

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This Is Idiotic Chrome User Experience

December 27th, 2014 2:40pm No comments

You want to know what really pisses me off about Google Chrome?  When you make a video full screen, you get this stupid ass notification that it’s full screen and whether or not to allow it or exit. Idiots. I CHOSE to make it full screen. It’s already full screen, thus already allowed. I don’t need to see this idiotic modal telling me otherwise. Get rid of it.

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