TCF Posts Archive
Nov 12, ’11 7:47 PM
They dangle a carrot in front of you. You’ve heard and seen them. “Watch this free video.” “Get this report/white paper.” Win an iPad.” “Request free samples”
You must sign up and give up your email or allow them access to your social accounts or more, and then it begins!
- Unsolicited promotions
- Unwanted Advertisments
- Twitter and Facebook spam
This stuff is supremely hard to turn off, if not downright impossible. You will be forced to spend your valuable time and energy trying to put the horses back in the stable. Good luck with that!
You can start it for the beginning of the new year or do it now. Learn to totally ignore all of the great sounding enticements, hooks and snares. Lastly never give up your email or other personal info.
Its marketing from the fifth circle of Hell and I’m sick and tired of all of it.
Nov 12, ’11 3:57 PM
We all have faced it. Probably more than once. God bless you. It seems to be common with all types of computers, smartphones, and hard drives.
I would not be surprised that in the near future we’ll be here talking about how it is also a mounting problem with THE CLOUD. It is inevitable! Yes, its bound to happen. All the backups and redundancy planning can help a bit but the “GOTCHA MONSTER” will surely crop up when you least expect it or can least afford it, then there you are knee deep in it!!
So, exactly what is this “Biggest problem”?
For me its been programs, apps and applications that work fine one day, you relax your guard and pour valuable info into them, them BOOM they stop working and you are either SOL, forced to move up to an expensive upgrade, buy support or attempt (vainly) on your own to recover what you have lost.
I will see it as real progress when this type of scenario is no longer a big problem or possibility. I had thought foolishly that Time Machine had solved it, but NO, NOT!
Backing up to hard drives is an option but boils down into guesswork and an exercise in hair-pulling frustration trying to figure out whats what.
I heard of a new cloud-like storage solution called Bitcasa at TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 in S.F. and I have high hopes for it but I have been disappointed before when promise does not meet expectations.
Nov 12, ’11 10:34 AM
I just read a post called ”Lessons From the Failure of Flash: Greed Kills”
Adobe was only doing what they knew. They once owned Desktop publishing leadership by leveraging Postscript and their purchase of Aldus’ Pagemaker. They won the design industry by buying up BarneyScan and turning it into Photoshop. When the moved on Macromedia they say Flash as their new Postscript