Gut Rumbles
 

April 12, 2003

dumbass are me

I actually paid for two firewall programs that I keep disabled when I blog. If they are live, they put up a firewall between me and anything I want to do. None of my passwords work. None of my user names are recognized. It's like having a Nazi in my computer.

I turn it off when I'm blogging, then turn it back on when I'm finished. Of course, I usually turn the computer off, too, so that pair of $50 firewalls are doing me a whole bunch of good. I have no clue what I'm doing on the net. I just write.

I see LOTS of people "playing" with their sites, developing "skins" and redoing the page once every week. I have one thing to say to every one of them: FUCK YOU!

All I want is a platform from which to launch whatever flies out of my noggin. I have that here. I don't give a lovely shit about making the place look any different than it does right now. I'm not a decorator. Look at the Crackerbox if you don't believe me. My idea of neatness falls somewhere between Dante's seventh level of hell and the local landfill.

So, I just want to announce to all you people who constantly fuck with your "web design" that I don't have a cyber-clue what you're talking about and if you insist on writing about it, I will quit reading you. So, there.

Go away. Leave me alone. I am pissed.

Comments

tTry an older version of ZoneAlarm [re:about 2.65, or so]
I think it's better than the newer versions, strangely enough.

Posted by: Jeff on April 12, 2003 05:07 PM

My sentiments exactly, Acidman. And probably for the same reasons: I don't have a clue how to do any of that stuff either! Hell, I can't even get a blogroll up!

Posted by: Indigo on April 12, 2003 05:52 PM

Indigo, wanna get drunk with me? This computer shit gives me a headache.

Posted by: Acidman on April 12, 2003 05:58 PM

I know how to do everything from writing a blogging application to developing user interfaces, and since I do that sort of thing for MONEY at work, why the hell would I want to do the same thing at home for nothing?

i took sugarmama's design template from some website with free blog templates, and i haven't changed it in 11 months.

content is king.

Posted by: sugarmama on April 12, 2003 06:56 PM

You tried to fool with the template, didn't you?

Just for that, I'm putting up pictures of flowers and cats all over my blog, then I'm gonna blog about it. ;P

Posted by: Andrea Harris on April 12, 2003 07:36 PM

All y'all can BITE ME!

Posted by: Acidman on April 12, 2003 07:41 PM

Okay who's the idiot here. Let's review:

Need a firewall? Maybe.
Need two? Doubtful. It's a sick and demented thing to turn two proggies loose on your computer and watch them fight for dominance.

Pay fifty bucks a pop for them? Never. My momma didn't raise any fools. Can't speak for anyone else's.

ZoneAlarm. Free. Doesn't get in the way of blogging or anything else on the computer.

I've told you once, and I've prolly told you a hundred times. But, JUST LIKE A MAN, you