Sunday, 25 September 2011

Don't Wait for October 3 - Get Facebook Timeline NOW!

Last night I was loitering around Facebook while fretting over problems with Bigmouthery's new layout (which I haven't decided on yet). I'd spent no time there since their big timeline rollout a few days ago so wanted to see the changes. Didn't notice many changes, couldn't find a timeline, was informed by a little note that the changes are coming in early October. Then I read a post by friend, Facebook friend and all-round social networkista Kate Foy mentioning a 'back door'. Then I found, via this story at TechCrunch, that back door is 'developer status'.

In short, if you get developer status, you can get Timeline. And once you have timeline, you are ready to start sucking down the fizzy, scrapbook-style goodness of your entire Facebook existence RIGHT NOW! Wanna do it? Course you do!

Saturday, 24 September 2011

If Facebook Can Do It...

..then so can I. That's the new rule. In the next bit Bigmouthery's look and feel will change. Gone the days of a guy standing atop Mt Wellington, gone the grey background. Instead, we're bringing you a whole new experience. But what will it be? New features? Enhanced browsing? Fewer swears? No, no and fuck no. I'm just gonna change the picture and bg colour.

Just one of the ways Bigmouthery is working to improve your already privileged life.

Friday, 16 September 2011

You Suck Again.

I'm happy to report that You Suck Day has not resulted (as yet) in too much negative reaction, which is good. If you have come here thinking that I detest you, read the original post. Fuckhead.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

You Suck!!! Day, 2011.

You suck.
If you're visiting this page for the first time, you suck. If you've come here after finding a 'you suck message', you suck. If you want to write a vitriolic suck. If you wanna write a supportive comment, you suck. There's no limit to the end of your suckery. You suck more than a dime-alley-skank with an industrial vacuum cleaner for a grubhole. If you chose to ignore the whole thing, you won't even see this, but, my suck worst of all.  

Sunday, 11 September 2011

9/11 - 2011.

September 11, 2001 is a moon landing or JFK assassination moment. 'Do you remember where you were when...?' I suppose earlier generations had them too and have often wondered what they may have been. Probably where you were when you heard that Chamberlain had declared war or, earlier still, when you got your first buboe. My 9/11 memory is not that exciting but still very clear.

I was living in Toowong, across from the old ABC studios. My father had been in the ground a week, I was off sick with a cold and had gone to bed at 10.30pm. As was common back then, I was drifting off to the ambient noise of the BBC World Service when an announcer broke into the scheduled program to say that a plane had flown into the World Trade Center. My first thought was an aircraft along the lines of a Cessna or Piper Cherokee, and while I imagined such a collision to be pretty bad, in my drowsy, feverish and medicated state gave it scant attention. Then the phone rang. It was my friend Chris, who told me to turn on Channel 10. Immediately it became apparent that this was a hell of a lot more serious than I'd first imagined. Chris and I chatted for a few minutes, then the second plane struck. The anchor didn't notice it at first but we did and after a moment of paralysing shock it became apparent that this was deliberate. Once we'd both absorbed what was happening, my first comment was, 'How many more are there?' Once the culprits and motives were established, my fear was that rabid anger and bloodlust would replace the wholly understandable grief and introspection.

It's ten years on. The fear that America's reaction would be one of revenge rather than collective soul-searching came to pass. One semi-literate president, a man who made incredibly large errors, was wrongly branded evil. Another president, regarded by some as a new hope and by others as a radical Muslim socialist, is neither. In 2011, America's economy is in a parlous state and both Republicans and Democrats are to blame, the nation is still mired in the conflicts that arose from the events of September 11 and a pall hangs over a truly great country.

The whole world will remember 9/11/2001 today, as it has every year since it happened, yet the remembrance is not without controversy. New York's official service has gone ahead with no official religious representation and this has caused ire among the religious, despite the fact that the ceremony will be similar to those on every anniversary. Under the circumstances, it's probably best that pastors and priests and rabbis stay away from the lectern. If it weren't for certain people's misguided belief in a god, those four planes that took off from America's eastern seaboard would have reached their scheduled destinations and none of this would have happened. Nearly 3000 people died on 9/11 and countless more have died as a result. Millions of lives have been negatively affected all because a few glazed, brainwashed retards fell for some extremist bullshit and murdered in the name of their god. It's time to reintroduce the notion that, in order to avoid calamities of this nature, bronze-aged mythology must be eschewed in favour of reason, compassion and love.   

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Goodbye Vodafone.

After sorting a new provider and running down my remaining credit, yesterday we finally said goodbye to Vodafone. If you're thinking of going with Vodafone as your mobile carrier, consider two things very carefully: