Cloudy

“I seriously believe that the people who brought us sub-prime loans all moved to promoting cloud computing.”

No, not me some bod on TechRepublic.

The thing no-one seems bothered to address is, bandwidth. I’ve tried Googledocs and Aviary (graphics apps online) and neither work sensibly here especially in the evenings or weekends. The web is great for file transfer and backup, Dropbox, UbuntuOne etc, but do I want to be writing a 2000 word piece on it when the screen display lags about 5 words behind my feeble typing speed? And then stop altogether when Llan’s teen population get home and fire up MySpace, Bebo, Facebook. and bring the network down to a crawl?

Flash Scroll Blockers

The wheel mouse is a wonderful device for quickly scanning down webpages, but my is it annoying when progress is halted because you’ve scrolled into a Flash frame. I’m getting used to manoeuvring around them but now I’m, seeing more pages with a video presentation on one side and a Flash advert on the other leaving just a narrow gap of scrollable page in the middle. Speed reading these pages is like tackling an obstacle course. Maybe the designers think it will make me read the advert, or maybe their CMS system just does it automatically and no-one really cares.