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Assaulted by Adobe

On boot-up this morning  (before any other app had a chance to load, mind you), I was confronted with the following Adobe Flash message:

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Stop taking over my computer, Adobe.  Your slow, unresponsive, horrible apps are stealing my joy.

Incidentally, I did do the update.  It took all of, maybe, 20 seconds.

Adobe Reader 9.0 includes it’s own Download “helper”

Now, what do I need this for?  Seems like Adobe hasn’t learned their lesson in including additional crapware with their products.  I opted out of the Google browser toolbar, like I always do, so why sneak something else onto my computer?  Makes me wonder what else they installed.

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It’s called getPlus and it’s hanging my computer.  Plus, for some reasons two copies of it are running:

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And, here’s two more things Adobe “Reader” is installing…

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Don’t you love how Adobe decides that you want a Reader icon on your desktop?

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Yep…it didn’t ask me my preference.

And, to top it all off, Adobe forced my computer to shutdown, leaving me with the following message when I rebooted…

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Thanks, Adobe!

Google turns adSense into potential *** distributor

How far is Google willing to go sell advertisements?

Google and Creator of ‘Family Guy’ Strike a Deal

While, “Family Guy” can be funny at times, there’s a part of the show that doesn’t sit well with me as the father of 3 kids – with 1 or 2 more on the way (we’ll find out the exact number on Wednesday!).  I may need to employ a parental chip on all my computers just to block out Google web page spam from here on out.

Time Warner has a busy signal for customer service?

Anyone that uses Time Warner for Internet, Cable, and Digital phone – have you noticed how the service has gone downhill dramatically over the last 6 months?

Time Warner pushed out a digital cable box upgrade yesterday to us, but is continuing to do so for all Time Warner customers in this area.  Its a neat upgrade, and it seemed to work well for us.  However, calling Time Warner today on another matter, their customer service line has a busy signal.  This isn’t a small company we’re talking about here.