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Dear iOS haters…

There is an idea going around a tiny minority of Android users regarding the iOS user base. No, I don’t mean that iOS users are sheep who buy every possible thing that Apple turns out. I think it’s somewhat true. Come on! Apple things are sexy! If I could afford to, I’d buy everything made by Apple as well (And Sony too, and Microsoft and Samsung…). Besides, what’s wrong with sheep? Sheep are cute, fluffy and have been helping cure insomnia since the dawn of time.

Admit it. I'm cute.

The idea I mean is that iOS users are incompetent, wannabe artists, who have a deep underlying fear of technology. In other words, the idea that iOS users are “n00bs” while Android users are some sort of technology paragons.

‘The Fuck!?

First let me get two things out in the open:

1. I think Android is Awesome

Ice Cream Sandwich specifically. It’s leaps and bounds better than iOS in some ways (just like how iOS is better than Android in some other ways). I love its task manager, the widgets (specially the super useful settings widget) and that the customization options are near endless. From a smart phone OS perspective, I think Android has caught up to iOS and they are now on equal footing. Why do I prefer an iPhone then? That’s a story for another post.

2. Not all Android users believe this shit

Of course, not every android user believes this idea. I know a few Android users, and they are fine upstanding citizens. In fact, my wife is an Android user. She owns a Galaxy s2. Great phone by the way. But don’t tell her, I hate her cellphone case. Shhhhh.

In fact, I only see this idea rear its ugly head in tech site comment sections and forums, where idiots can hide behind anonymity. It’s easy to spew hate when people don’t know who you are. I want to believe these are a minority of Android users. It is because of them (whom I shall refer as “haters” moving on)that I write this post.

Most of the time, the haters attack iOS for its simplicity. Basically they take iOS’ strength (like Steve Jobs said: It just works) and make it look like it’s weakness.

“It’s limiting.”

“It’s designed for 5 year olds.”

“It’s designed for really old people.”

“Why can’t you do this on iOS?”

“Why can’t you do that?”

Yada yada yada. Yackity Schmackity.

On the other hand, they say that Android is the answer. In every way that iOS is shit, Android is king. It’s a powerful, advanced, customizable behemoth. And somehow, because they are able to tame this monster of an OS, to make it submit, to make it provide for their every whim, they think they are superior to the lowly iOS sheep who “Baaahh” at Siri and follow wherever iOS leads them.

I have a message to you high and mighty tamers of beasts: Wake. The. Fuck. Up.

Android is an OS that runs the phone/tablet you use, just like iOS. That makes you just like the rest of us: USERS. Android is a tad more complicated than iOS (okaaay, probably more than a tad). Mastering and knowing the ins and outs of Android does not make you Stephen-fucking-Hawking! Anyone can master android.

  • If you can use Windows for PC you can master android
  • If you can use a Scientific Calculator you can master android
  • If you play video games (ps3, xbox 360, psp 3ds or wherever) you can master android
  • If you can operate a television (specially with one of those programmable universal controllers) you can master android.

Basically if you have an IQ high enough to be considered a functioning member of our species, you can use AND master android given an appropriate amount of time to use an android device.

"So how about that ICS Harry. Pretty Sweet huh?"

Using android is not equivalent to winning a fucking Nobel Prize in physics. It isn’t Rocket Science.

To make a long story short: You do not have the right to brag about better than iOS users just because you can customize your theme and they can’t, because you have cool widgets and they don’t, or you have oodles of fully customized ROMS you could download into your phone and they don’t. You don’t have the right to brag because YOU DID NOT MAKE THOSE THINGS. YOU JUST USE THEM. So unless you designed those themes, wrote those cool widgets or developed those ROMS yourself, you can have a nice big serving of shut the fuck up.

Note: Obviously it goes both ways. People who hate on android should also keep their traps shut. It’s annoying as well.

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Blogging – The Remix!

Wow. I haven’t updated this blog in really long time. To those wondering why there was a sudden shortage of my aweosmeness (cricket sounds go here), I share these 3 reasons.

Reason Number 1: I got a new Job
Apparently it’s hard to find time to blog while adjusting to a new work environment. I’ll leave it at that 😉

Reason Number 2: I’ve been busy with different Social Networking Sites
By busy, I mean lurking on facebook, google+ and twitter. I don’t actually generate content or interact with people all that much. But if I find something funny, you can be rest assured I’m gonna repost the shit out of it (or steal it and pretend I thought of it first).

Reason Number 3: I was playing a lot of awesome games
When I accepted my new job, I got a significant increase in my salary. That got my mind thinking:

So buy those games I did (I also got my wife to buy a few for me). In the past year I played Infamous 2, Uncharted 3, Batman Arkham City, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Xenoblade (on the Wii) and Skyrim (Holy fuck this game is amazing). I also played other games that I can’t recall right now. What I’m trying to say is a shit-ton of my time was spent playing video games. It’s a miracle how my wife puts up with me. It’s one of the reasons I love her :-).

Aaaaannnnnddd now I’m blogging again. Why? I don’t know. I guess I’ve read all the new reddit and 9gag posts for the day. Also, my boss left early.

I guess I’m going to make a new years resolution to blog regularly again. So that brings my new years resolutions to two:

  1.  Lose Weight – I’m trying to go on a diet and failing miserably
  2. Blog regularly.

One out of two ain’t half bad right?

So I begin anew. I pity my facebook and google friends. They’re going to be getting a regular dose of shameless plugs from me again.

‘Til next time!

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I Found a Great Place to Have Dessert!!!

Almost everyday, while going home from work, I pass by this quaint little place that serves the most yummylicious desserts. But nowadays a great product is not enough to succeed. In order for customers to notice your wares, you must have a gimmick, something extra that piques people’s curiosity. That is why, aside from amazing foodstuffs, this store provides one of the oldest forms of entertainment; story telling.

While you eat, they regale you with the most amazing stories; fantastic yarns about love, loss and the inevitable triumph of the human spirit. This fantastic magical little stall is called:

 

 

 

 

Where they tell tales…

About Cocks.

This post is a work of fiction. Any similarities to actual entities or establishments are purely coincidental =)

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Finally… The Rock Has Come back to Wrestling!

And Everything is Forgiven

A few posts ago I wrote how the rock was “Da Shit”, then he had to go and do his Hollywood thing and ended up being plain Shit (link).

I forgive you Rock… I forgive you

Well not anymore! The Great One’s back baby!

Apparently it’s not going to be a one time appearance either! If we are to believe the video, he’s back in the active RAW roster.

Finally, I have a reason to watch the WWE again. Move over John Cena (I almost came in my pants when the audience turned their figurative backs on Cena. YEAAAHHHHHH!!! Cena Sucks!) and Randy Orton. Fuck off, Miz. The most electrifying man in sports entertainment is back. His 2nd coming will save Wrestling the way Michael Jordan’s 2nd coming saved basketball.

The Rock is the Wrestling Messiah!

I definitely smell what the Rock is cooking. And I can tell you, this time… it ain’t shit.

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Wedding Recap

I’ll keep it short and sweet, ’cause i’m using my ipod and blogging here is a bitch.

I got hitched last january 29. The event itself was awesome!!! But the preparation was a god damn nightmare because the clothes for the entourage were only completed on the day itself!!!

Anyway, what’s done is done.

I’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who attended. Thanks for the gifts as well. Now i just have to figure out how to divert the cash we got to my secret psp2 fund hahaha!!! (of course i’m kiddind >_<)

We're currently at the manor hotel in baguio enjoying our honeymoon. The place is fucking awesome!

I guess that's all for now! Code monkey, signing off.

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2010: The Year in Review

About two weeks too late…

The year in review is a staple to so called bloggers like me. You basically summarize the past 365 days in a couple of sentences (coherency is optional) and give some bullshit insight about how your life turned out. Think of it as ESPN Sports Center Highlights of your life.

So without further adieu, here’s the sum total of the codemonkey experience for 2010:

1. I started blogging again!

I don’t know why. I just god damn felt like it. So there.

2. I finally got a PS3!

Before graduating from college, I promised myself I’d get one. After four fucking years I finally did. The games are sell-your-liver expensive but the system is totally worth it. Especially because of MGS4, and the Uncharted Series.

3. I got a new Job!

Yup, last 2010, I switched companies. It was my first time doing so and didn’t know what to expect. How do I deal with the new culture, new officemates etc? Wait. I actually DID know what to expect. Whenever I’m pushed into a new environment, the same thing always happens; I go into fucking hermit mode for the first few weeks/months. When I’m new, I always come off as a shy person who has the social capacity equivalent to a man stranded on a deserted island for years and who finally gets rescued and introduced back into society.

Then after a few weeks I begin to feel at ease in my environment and start to participate (though awkwardly at first) in social situations. I don’t know why, but it always takes me a lot longer to be comfortable around new people compared to the rest of the human race. It’s like my very own useless mutant power.

4. I got Engaged

Yes. Me. Engaged. Who would have thought? This January 29, I’m going to be a married monkey. A lucky married monkey mind you (wink wink). The past couple of months, we’ve been preparing the wedding and I had no fucking clue that prepping for one would induce ginormous amounts of stress. My fiancĂ© (Gem, who’s always first to comment on this blog of mine and who will soon be known as Mrs. Codemonkey) and me had to worry about invitations, guest lists, seminars, marriage licenses (don’t get me started on the fucking retards in City hall) etc…

But its all worth it since I get to spend the rest of my life with the woman I love (naks naman!!!).

Also, I’d like to take this time to apologize to the people whom we didn’t get to invite to our upcoming nuptials. There are so many. We’re sorry =(. Its not that we don’t want you to be there. We just have a limited guest list.

It sucks not being rich.

So that’s my year in review. No bullshit insight for me thank you very much. So I’ll just end this post by saying; The year had some ups and downs but it was mostly ups. All in all, it was a fucking good year for me. The codemonkey is happy and all is right in the world. Huzzah!

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A Code Monkey Poster

And Some Other Awesome Shit Worth Noting

I haven’t posted anything in a while.

Why? A couple of reasons.

I’ve been busy with my PS3 for the past couple of weeks. I only recently connected it to the internet and I’ve been pouring hours into Uncharted 2 multiplayer matches (Uncharted 2 multiplyer is the fucking shit!!!). Assassins Creed Brotherhood, another super awesome game, has also been taking up a lot of my time.

Aside from that, I’ve also been hooked into the TV show Dexter (You know, that show about a serial killer who only kills bad guys). I just finished the third season and I have two more seasons to watch.

But it’s not at all correct to assume that the reason I haven’t been blogging lately is because I was having a jolly fucking time. I haven’t. I’ve also been ultra-super-mega-stressfully-depressingly busy at work. I’ve been working on a really important project for the company I’m working for. I’d write about it, but its so fucking important, anyone who’d read about it would have to be assassinated. By ninjas. Who happen to be monkeys.

Obviously I won’t write about it because I don’t want to bore the shit out of anyone. Let’s just say fixing gajillions of defects/bugs has been eating up a lot of my fucking time. Which leads me to the real point of this post (as if any of my posts have a point). Since I’ve already posted the code monkey theme song, I figured I’d make a code monkey poster! And here it is:

Its true. Great as we are, code monkeys DO make mistakes. We’re only human monkeys after all.  With that said, I have a message, nay, a plea to all the managers of code monkeys out there; When they fuck up, forgive them, for they know not what they are doing. =)

Happy Holidays!

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