Just one thing.

If you somehow weren’t aware, youtubemp3.org is a site where you paste the URL of a YouTube video, and you can download the mp3 for it. Google blocked downloading copyrighted songs, so the owner started a petition.

But ok, that’s not the reason why I’m writing this post. It’s the comments on the petition saying things like: [this is a quote]

Youtube to mp3 is completely legal and it’s service should NOT be interrupted

Actually, it isn’t legal. It’s copyright infringement.

But how is YouTube legal?!

a) copyright holders themselves upload it there.
b)  they get a cut from the ads, unlike from youtube-mp3.org

Now STFU.

 

Dear Internet Explorer, just die.

Internet Explorer 6, you’re being used on 0.2% of computers in Finland, and on 21.3% of them in China. And the later versions of you are being used even more. That’s all great and stuff, but you really need to die now.

You’re a pain in the ass for developers all around the world, just trying to make their site look approximately in you to what it looks in normal browsers, like, you know, Firefox and Chrome. And what if the developer doesn’t have a Windows computer?

There is just one thing I don’t understand: why Microsoft hasn’t killed it yet? It doesn’t follow the standards, it’s slow and a painful experience for the few percent of people in the world who still use it. Maybe it was awesome 15 years ago, but now it just is something that’s being used to download a better, a real browser.

Just die.

RSS feed & full articles

Some websites have the urge to f__k up their readers experience and show 1/5 of the article in the RSS feed, and if you want more, you need to visit their site.

Say I’m reading an article on AndroidPIT about new features in the next version of Android. And then, this:

That sucks.
And, AndroidPIT doesn’t even have a mobile site.

Inspired by this tweet:

 

OpenShift

So, I’ve been using OpenShift for quite a while now, and this is my opinion about it. As, they say:

OpenShift is Red Hat’s free, auto-scaling Platform as a Service (PaaS) for applications. As an application platform in the cloud, OpenShift manages the stack so you can focus on your code.

 

And I use it for a lot of projects, Minima and Slikodjel. This is what I hear myself say when I’m using it:

WTF?!

And yes, I may be that lazy, but it’s a PITA to set up. You need Ruby, RubyGems. Then, install the tools via RubyGems. Took me a while to figure that out. And you pretty much can’t do anything without it.

Also, OpenShift doesn’t use FTP. Nope. Git. Yes, Git does have its advantages, sure, but even for a service like OpenShift, I don’t get why. Git + FTP would be nice, but only Git, not really.

There are cartridges, pretty much you click on a button and it’s added to your app. And then, there are quickstarts, the exactly same thing as cartridges, but fifty times shittier to set up, and once again, needs to be done via Git and that tool, what’s its name again?

If this things do get into OpenShift, it would make a much more awesome service. But fine. No more ranting for today.

A guide to IRC

IRC noob? Yeah, I’ve been there. Here’s a quick guide.

To connect to a server, type in /connect irc.someserver.net and press enter. Of course, replace irc.someserver.net with the server you want to connect.
Channels are where pretty much everything happens. To join one, use /join #somechannel And, yes, replace somechannel with the channel name.

To choose/change your nickname, use /nick somenick

If you want to send someone a message, but not on a channel, type /msg PersonsNickname Message goes here.

Yeah, that’s it. It’s really simple.

Cookies.

You eat them. You bake them. You have them in your browser?! How did they get in there?
No, not that kind of cookies. The HTTP ones.

A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user’s previous activity.[1] Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember the state of the website or activity the user had taken in the past. This can include clicking particular buttons, logging in, or a record of which pages were visited by the user even months or years ago.

- says Wikipedia.
So, that means they can track you wherever you go.Technically, not wherever, but only if there is tracking code on the site. If that code is Google Analytics or Adsense, you’re pretty much screwed.
But, of course, there is a way. There is a bunch of addons, but I really like Disconnect and Ghostery.