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The February 2015 Update

(Note: If you see this as the first post after clicking the “Software” tab on top, it means that I am slowly learning software development and haven’t really come out with any software items yet)

Anyway, I know that I haven’t really been posting anything much recently, but for me, that is to be expected since I feel like I have many projects but do them slowly as I’m autistic(for the most part – I have Asperger’s syndrome) and want to balance school(actually college) and my personal life. Some of those ‘projects’ are a couple of visual tours that I’m working on.

Software development

I am studying computer programming and one day, I’ll go ahead and start on a software project that I’ve been conceptualising since early January of this year. I don’t want to tell you what it is since it’s so early on in the development process, but what I can tell you is that it’s going to be an Android-only application for a reason.

For now though, the first app I want to create is not an app, but a partial theme pack for CyanogenMod. More specifically, I’m porting the Comic Neue font(my favourite font if you didn’t know already) and its angular variant into their own font packs to be set as system fonts in CM and other versions of Android that use the CM Theme Chooser. This won’t be available in the Google Play Store just yet since those two font packs for me don’t yet justify the cost of a Play Store developer publisher account(one-time US$25) and I may eventually take in requests for other fonts* if I feel like doing so.

Hopefully, if I become good at my software development, I should be able to code together my own basic web site where I can showcase my developments rather than using my blog.

*that are free and hopefully public-domain since I do not want to bother with licensing, commissions and things like that.

New main phone

I recently got a OnePlus One as a new main phone, but note the fact that I said “new main phone”. I am still keeping my Galaxy Note 3 as a secondary phone since the 1+1(or OPO as the 1+ fandom seem to abbreviate it) does not have a digital pen and pen features which the Samsung Galaxy Note series is well-known for.

New unboxing style

On the subject of getting a new phone, I’m going to be unboxing that with a different style, since I feel that I can be different in that area as well. What that means is that I’m going to be doing the unboxing as a set of photos with some video clips, so I will still be doing a video on YouTube but also a series of photos with explanations of different sizes here on WordPress.

First YouTube Poop Tennis match

On the YTP side of things, I did manage to start playing my first YouTube Poop Tennis match with YouTube user YoshiOG1, which you can watch here(opens in a new tab).

Staying with WordPress for now

I sometimes consider switching from WordPress to Tumblr, but am telling myself not to because I know that there is no zBench theme for the latter, but there is such a thing for the former, and I don’t know when this happened but WP later added a “reblog” feature and an “improved posting experience”(the latter of which I prefer not to use) to compete with Tumblr, at least that’s what I think.

I do plan to one day, port WordPress themes to run on Tumblr as part of my software development, but do not want to think about it for now.

Category cleanup

Hopefully within this month, I will go ahead and delete some of the categories that I haven’t really posted to in a while. although I’m not sure if I’ll even do it or not.


Is Google+ turning into Google- ? (Updated)

(Note: This is an extension of a message I left on a petition)

The petition is here(it was started by an anonymous person, not me). I’m also trying to stand up for the millions of innocent YT users who were forced to join G+.

The worse thing about this is that users of their own Chrome browser are unable to comment due to a bug that also prevents users from uploading channel banners.

I’ve watched Google’s own video of their “upgrade”(more like a DOWNGRADE or even an UNINSTALL) where the (censored) employee who designed this (censored) thinks we use the COMMENT box as a SHARE box. Just go to that video and see how many dislikes there are, in this case 4973 as of the time of writing this post.  I really hate how the view setting is preset to “Top comments” and you can’t change that default. In fact, this is what a few users had to say(altered to keep their privacy and my blog’s reputation afloat)

HATE YOU (Gplus user)YouTube   No one wanted this. No one. I don’t think anyone on Google+ wanted to be added to the cesspool that is the YouTube community. (Gplus user)Google+   has a unique community… I’m really not trying to have brainless spammers commenting like “Hey! I got free (insert name of popular electronic device here) at this cool website! go to example dot com forward-slash enter to join with my referal code 12345 !”

I hate you so much right now. I’m going to keep it cool and only use the other services until you sort this mess out. The Internet is not all rainbows and sunshine man. Like someone commented on this video: It’s full of trolls, (censored), and other (censored) (censored) that shouldn’t be allowed in public; let alone in front of a computer.

(hashtag)DieYouTube   (hashtag)staymadclique   (hashtag)GOML

Two reasons why it’s really horrible.
1) Top comments will be set to default, meaning less exposure to other comments and having to change it for every video.
2) If you reply to older comments, your comment willl be placed way down the comments list.

Google: Hey facebook!! Check out all of these new accounts we’re getting on Google Plus!! Pretty awesome, huh?!!
Facebook: Hey Google, check out all of these people on here that actually like the website they’re using and are signing up to it simply because they want to and not because they feel compelled to in order to use certain features that they used to have on another website that you guys didn’t even create. By the way, our social media website is still bigger than yours.
Google: Yeah, well…YOU GUYS SUCK!!

In fact, if you did create your G+ intentionally(without Google forcing you to do so), then leave a message on your profile and temporarily deactivate your G+ account. Make sure YT doesn’t auto-share anything to your G+, and remove the G+ link from your YT profile if you’re that angry.

I wish that person who designed the feature be FIRED from Google because they should be ashamed that they are turning a newfangled social network we would try to get in to during private beta to something that’s as annoying as mobile-only simulation games like Hay Day, or simply, they are turning Google Plus to Google Minus.

Things get worse (or good) if you have an Android (phone) with the new version 4.4, which I’d rather call “Key Lime Pie”. SMS through a cell network ends up in the G+ Hangouts client. Allowing the G+ client app to access your camera content enables “Auto-Awesome”, their answer to HTC’s Zoe, and if you have your phone number on your G+ profile and call someone, they will see your G+ photo.

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Just so you know, *I’m leaving +Google+ * because they’re *bullying +YouTube * with intergration that made a turn for the worst. I’m no longer making any new posts, and I understand that the G+ team is trying to *bypass advertising on AdSense* and used forced integration to get people to use it in place of Facebook. Personally I think  that this is *unacceptable behaviour* and thanks +google for a *great social network that was fun while it lasted*.

Update: I found this online.