10 things that made me cry this week
I’m a sensitive guy. I cried when I saw the movie Gallipoli. Of course, my parents had dragged me to see it when I was 11, which is enough to permanently warp anyone.
This week, though, has really raised some humdingers:
- The new Google Reader interface, which resembles a cross between an Etch A Sketch and a 1986 Mac Plus.
- A web page with a record-breaking 32,000 lines of HTML code, and 5 lines of visible text. That’s bad, in case you were wondering.
- OS X Lion’s continued inability to run Flash plugins, in spite of me having given the entire laptop a configuration enema.
- The NBA.
- The crowd at SIC 2011, who cruelly mocked my speedy new car. Sniff.
- Agency growth.
- The fact that I still have to explain title tags, then provide numeric predictions of the increased site traffic should a developer finally deign to edit them.
- My continued delivery of free advice to development companies, all in the name of helping my clients rank higher, or have pages that load in under 124 seconds, or similar. Today, I gave a tip to a dev firm that, if they do it, will give all their clients a 5-fold increase in traffic. To help my one client. What. The. Hell.
- Google’s rapid rollout of search query ‘security’. It’s eating up so much useful information I feel like I’m in Congress.
- An SEO solicitation from a firm run by a ‘former Google employee’ that’s so sleazy they’re my next blog post, unless something really great happens that makes me so happy I give them a pass.
Tomorrow’s post may be angry. But it won’t be this whiny, I promise.