This table has been back here sporadically on weekends ever since like 2018. The guys running it always give me such charmingly disgusted looks if I walk by it. Back when they first appeared they were more, uh, energetic and would give me impolite catcalls if I got near them while going into the Dollar Tree. Now they just look really exhausted and dejected.
My only guess as to why they’re still here: they blew tens of thousands of dollars on Trump 2020 crap thinking they were buying into a gold mine and have been trying to unload it ever since.
I haven’t looked at traffic stats on this site for ages, but I have noticed two stupid things: one, Facebook now thinks all links to it are spam (and Fucking Zucc’d everyone who ever posted or shared one, very nice and typical of them) and two, Google page rank is down in the low Fuck This Shit I’m Out tier.
I suspect the loss of Google rank is due to my removing the share buttons that were causing *LOTS* of extraneous scripts to run from Facebook and useless third party cookies to be set by Pinterest and Twitter. I hope turning off the share buttons wasn’t also what caused a lot of innocent Facebook users to potentially get lobbed in Facebook Jail. Then again, what doesn’t, that site is complete trash and has an advertising market which cheerfully allows stuff like this:
Oh, also, enjoy your ransomware campaigns. The only saving grace was that the command and control server didn’t work at the time that the ads went live. You’d think Facebook would have maybe blacklisted fake Clubhouse ads just like they’ve blacklisted, you know, this totally harmless blog…. but of course not. There’s a definite double standard at work and FB Ads will cheerfully take content that’d get a normal user thrown in the Zucc Hole.
But enough about that. Here’s my cat being adorable.
It’s possible this was an April Fool’s post. But anyway…
Earlier today I posted a scandalous picture of a vacuum tube to Facebook and they immediately deleted my account. I hit the button to request a review and they gave it back… Now I can see that they’re selling ad space to this thing:
Yeah uh I’ll thank you not to weaponize the Internet of Turds. This needs to be filed right alongside the CellMate dick locker in the IoT Devices That Should Never Have Been Hall of Fame.
Citrix posted this really feel-good cheeky shit to Twitter and I had to be a smartass and reply about how a lot of businesses are exploiting work from home to sneak extra work into every hour of employees’ days …
…. And then a company that makes surveillance spyware for companies to use on their remote workers comes along and fucking likes my reply.
I hate Just In Time manufacturing. It screws everyone over for weeks with a ten ton lead dildo whenever any sort of supply disruption occurs.
So right now, go to the store and you’ll see this.
Not shown, the news helicopter overhead, the fights breaking out, and the checkout lines around the store.
So what’s the supply disruption here? There…. isn’t one. See, Just In Time always expects that demand is predictable or completely inelastic, so when you have any sudden unexpected demand…
Finished product isn’t waiting in warehouses.
Subparts of products aren’t available (supposedly, production of toilet paper and paper towels have halted due to lack of the cardboard roll core tubes, but that’s an unconfirmed rumor!)
And who the hell knows why everyone snapped up the instant ramen. Uhh.
The supply chain breakdown hit hard and ugly in the electronics industry first as that depends almost entirely on parts from China. (Sadly)
Now it’s hitting domestic products and people are getting slammed into empty shelves over the last box of baby wipes.
Could you really say nobody saw this coming?
Stores are starting to put rationing measures into place, but those are far from fair as they’ll let some dude who lives alone buy the same amount of cleaning supplies and paper towels as a mother of four who comes in for the week’s groceries.