Archive for June 16th, 2007

Trac and Wikis suck

I can’t deal with software web sites that are using Wikis, and especially Trac, as their *main* pages. It’s impossible to find fast what you are looking for. For example, here I go to that site, and I want to check some screenshots. Good luck. I really can’t follow the logic of wikis because there is no tree-structure (e.g. Support -> Downloads -> Patch).

Wikipedia and Lostpedia are easier to use because each of their pages belong to a different topic altogether, and so Searching for something specific will land you to the right thing. But most sites that use Wikis, and *especially* this bloody thing that I can’t stand for not even 1 second, Trac, miserably fail. I much prefer a more traditional, simple web site, with the menu items on the side or on the top. Surely not as interactive or easy to build, but damn, so much easier to use.

Daredevil: One of the best Marvel movies

Usually, I am in agreement with IMDb reader’s ratings on movies. However, I think that Daredevil should have had at least a 7/10. I don’t know why people didn’t particularly like it, because the story was faithful to the actual comic, and it had funny dialog and nice action. Sure, people prefer different things, but I think that the Daredevil is one of the best Marvel Comics adaptations on the big screen and apparently the Director’s Cut is much better (20 more minutes of footage).

YouTube’s phoneys

If you are hanging on YouTube you probably have already heard of LonelyGirl15. She is the most popular video-blogger there, with hundreds of thousands of views for each of her videos. Then, there is SoccerStar4Ever, Emmalina and many more. While it was only for LonelyGirl15 that was revealed that she is actually an actress and whatever she says is all scripted, by watching SoccerStar4Ever & Emmalina, it is pretty obvious that they are scripted too, and the producers might be rewarded a small percentage of ad revenue from YouTube. I can’t explain otherwise why someone would go into the trouble of creating a video-blog show & hire actors if it wouldn’t bring any money whatsoever.

Well, let me just say that I hate these video bloggers. Not only they are silly, boring and stupid, but they don’t have the face to come out and say that they are scripted.

When I say that, I don’t mean that I don’t want to view scripted stuff or video blogging on YouTube. On the contrary. But at least either make it known that something is real or not. Take for example smpfilms and WilliamSledd. While both video-blogging celebrities, they stay true to what they say, or shoot, or do — especially Smpfilms. You know what you expect, you know what the guy does for living, you know that he is not fictional.

And if you want to create something fictional, just say so. Otherwise, lose your credibility, just like LonelyGirl15 did.