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I Hate GoDaddy

I’m working on a client’s WordPress site right now who purchased hosting through GoDaddy. I really can’t think of a positive thing to say about them.

Their web UI is horrendous.

I have to google how to do anything in order to navigate my way around step-by-step, cuz I just don’t know what’s an ad (99% of the site) and what’s actually functional (1% of the site).

Once I actually found the management UI virtually every link I click opens a new tab.

And I just selected to do an automatic WordPress installation (as opposed to uploading the files myself, creating the DB manually, etc.) thinking it would save time, but it sat at Creating Database for about 30 mins.

iCal Annoyance

RantI think I’ve been annoyed a lot lately by software. I’m not sure if it’s because of software, or if the software is just aggravating it. Nonetheless, today’s annoyance is brought to you by the letter i and the word Cal.

I just created a multi-day event.  It started at 4pm one day and ended at 4pm, 3 days later. iCal shows this properly in week view (which I’m never in, cuz let’s face it – week view is for cubicle farmers or generally busy people), but in month view it only shows the start day. And googling for this issue pops up all kinds of forum posts where people have the same problem, but none have a resolution (other than turning it into an all-day event, which it’s not, so I won’t).

I just want software to work like it should. Is that so much to ask?

Did OS X 10.6.5 Break Finder?

Mac LogoIs that even right, or should it be OS X.6.5, since the X is obviously the roman numeral for 10, and saying OS X 10 is redundant?

Anywho, I am not a fan of Finder. In fact, it’s been one of the biggest thorns in my side since my “switch” to Mac over a year ago. It is sooo weak compared to Windows Explorer. It ties my hands more than Vista did, and doesn’t even give me jump-through-the-hoop solutions to untie them. But I use it because I have to. So imagine my surprise the other day when some things I’d downloaded weren’t showing up in their download folder. I checked the download history, and it all looked good. I went back to my Finder window that had the folder open in it, and the files just weren’t there. I opened a Terminal and did an ls, and there were the files! Why weren’t they showing up in Finder? So I navigated to a different directory then back again and lo and behold they magically appeared.

Internet Ubiquity

RantWhen I was living in Toronto, Internet was ubiquitous. I was one of the first people in the city (probably the country) to have DSL (1 mb/s). That was around 1998/1999. I was also one of the first people to sign up for HSDPA, paying an exorbitant amount to have fast internet available on my phone (I think I was getting between 1-2 mb/s consistently). That was around 2007. These experiences led me to believe that the Internet was ubiquitous, and that in 2010 we don’t need to worry about not having an Internet connection.

Well, travel 180° around the globe (or to any developing nation really) and things change.