Category: Rants (page 1 of 18)

I like to complain, err, voice my strong opinion about certain things. Certain things could be politics, customer service, Blockbuster, and Wal-Mart.

The Decline of Uno and Friends

We’ve written numerous articles about Uno & Friends, but the latest rumor is that Uno & Friend is going away.

In the spirit of the other posts, I’m keeping this one short and opening it up for comments.

Why do you think Uno & Friends is going away and please feel free to share your frustrations in the comments.

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10 Signs You’re a Rockstar at Karaoke

Everybody wants to be a rockstar, correct? Well, karaoke is a good outlet. Here are ten ways you can be a rockstar at karaoke.

You Know Your Song Inside and out

Let’s face it. Karaoke is hard. But you’ve researched your song, listened to a karaoke version on YouTube, or perhaps you’ve tried it on Smule.

You’ve got the lyric timing, and highs, the lows, and maybe practice your fake guitar skills during guitar solos.

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17 Signs You’re a Douche at Karaoke

In my previous post, I highlighted the ten ways a KJ is a douche at karaoke.

I was asked to follow-up with ways a patron could be a douche and the response was overwhelming.

It’s definitely possible to be a douche at karaoke towards the KJ, whether it’s mic grabbing or being disrespectful to the singers. Here are 17 signs you’re a douche at karaoke.

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10 Signs Your Karaoke DJ is a Douche

Please read the previous in this series: Tips for a New Karaoke Singer and Things a KJ May Not Tell You.

Getting up there and singing Karaoke is hard. Do you remember your first time? It was likely very intimidating.

But have you ever left a karaoke show and thought: “Wow, that KJ was a douche!” Well behold, you are not alone.

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Sing! by Smule – Review, Tips, and a Wishlist

Sing! by Smule is one of those apps I wish I had stumbled upon ages ago. I stumbled upon the app by accident. I was trying out beatbox type apps to test my non-existent rapping skills and Sing! was one of the recommended apps to try out during my search. It was “free”, so I decided to give it a go.

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Join the User Experience Revolution

This post is co-authored by Susan Simkins.

Paul Boag, a well-known and highly respected user experience advocate, has just released a new book, User Experience Revolution.

The book takes aim at systemic organizational issues that actively breed an anti-user culture, whether it is intended or not.

What is User Experience?

User experience encompasses the user interaction with your products or services and the emotions that result.

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When Can You Talk About Fight Club

Everytime I share with someone I’ve written a book about Fight Club, I’m reminded by that person that the first two rules of Fight Club are you can’t talk about it. Okay… Bullshit.

First, Fight Club is a fictional club. Debate over.

Second, we were never part of this fictional club. Debate over.

Third, if you consider yourself part of this fictional club and willing to lay down the law for a character that never existed… well, fuck you.

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Uno and Friends – More Tips & Tricks (Update 17)

Uno and Friends Update 17

Uno and Friends will be ceasing in-app purchases June 30th and will be discontinued July 30th. Feel free to vent your frustrations on my post The Decline of Uno and Friends.

Uno and Friends Update 17 has been out about a month. I am neither impressed nor wholly disappointed by it. Server disconnect issues seem the same, and while the problem with giving gifts to your friends from the leadership boards was fixed for a brief time by a patch released after Update 16, it is FUBAR again with this update.

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The Cause of Mental Illness

All of the following is my own opinion on the cause of mental illness. No facts. No published sources. Just me.

The True Cause of Mental Illness

Let’s talk about survival. Everybody has fight or flight built into them. When a person is confronted with conflict, it’s either fight or flight.

It’s what I call the change cycle. Person A wants to change your behavior, so you are either submissive (flight), or you try to to change Person A’s behavior (fight).

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Uno and Friends – Tips – Companions, Team Uno & Journey

Uno and Friends will be ceasing in-app purchases June 30th and will be discontinued July 30th. Feel free to vent your frustrations on my post The Decline of Uno and Friends.

This is my second post on Uno and Friends, with my first covering Uno & Friends – Tips and Tricks. This post will cover the recent update, which includes Journey.

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