cyrej: (broken screen)
I'm having to constantly fight technology lately. It seems like suddenly everything is trying to restrict me and herd users to somewhere. I just left tumblr. The tags I look at where unreadable from spam that wasn't being adressed, there's more and more ads on my dash, they're taking away written communication features. To some extent one expects to be exploited both for generating traffic and looking at ads, but I'm not going to put up with it in that amount and if I don't even get anything I like out of it.

My new computer is a chromebook (icon: what went wrong with my last computer). Don't expect great computing power from something that's cheap and small, but this is restricted way beyond what it could actually do. You're limited to your google account. Currently using xfce desktop environment on it via crouton, may wipe the operating system and put on xubuntu on a deeper level once I understand what's going on.

Just now I wanted to upload my phone's pictures to google drive (to get a profile picture) and apparently that's not a thing either. I've had to sign up to sony playmemories, in the hopes it would let me upload and download and transfer. Nope, mass downloading or even mass deleting one's own pictures is not a thing users are encouraged to do. Manually deleting my pictures from there because out of principle.

Everything trying to force users into ads, only using their service, online storage. I don't even know what I have against storage, but when I'm forced into new things I resist.

The only good thing about this is the people making and sharing workarounds and software.


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