So, it seems as though I’ve fallen into that blogging slump. This is the point in a blogs life where you’ll see a post (just like this one) that says “sorry I haven’t posted in a while I’ve been busy”.Â Â That post is usually followed immediately by another one 6 months later saying “I guess this blogging thing isn’t working out”.
Well, I have been really busy and the holidays took a bite out of my free time.Â Â But the real reason I haven’t been blogging lately is that I promised that this blog wouldn’t be a negative one.Â It wouldn’t be a place where I diss Yahoo or its competitors.Â Â But lately, all thoughts popping into my head have been a bit on the negative side.Â Â Here are some subjects for posts that I wanted to write, but didn’t:
- Upon the launch of Google’s Mobile Homepage their Product Manager can’t find anything good to say about his own product, so he disses Yahoo and just makes shit up.Â Â Be proud of your own damn product, talk about that! He mentioned the word Yahoo in the press more than his own company.Â And the press/analysts ate it up without checking the facts.
- Google takes a faux stand – The DOJ enforced subpeonas for search records. Most search engines complied with the court order. Google didn’t. Their excuse: it’s proprietary info for their company.Â The press (not Google) calls it protecting privacy.Â Search engines gave up info WITHOUT user info – no privacy violation here, move on.Â Â BTW, have you ever been to google’s lobby? They project what people are searching on the wall.Â Â The DOJ just wanted that.Â Maybe the DOJ should go sit in Google’s lobby for a few hours.
- Real Player needs to rethink their music service – I won $15 of free music on Real’s music service.Â Â Cool!Â Â So, I download the service.Â Â 2 days later I finally worked through all my installation issues.Â Â Then I go to use the service.Â Â Gosh, maybe I’ll just give up that $15.Â Â The process is far from seamless.Â Â Even though I don’t think iTunesÂ is awesome, they clearly got the easy to buy thing down.Â Real isn’t even close.
I also have a bunch of more positive and/or constructive blog posts in my head now, so I plan to start blogging again.Â Â Â But I need your comments.Â Do I allow myself to rant on this blog – do I write those posts above?Â You tell me, post a comment!