Annoying Things People Put Up On Their Weblogs

I’m in the mood for some nitpicking. So stand back, people.
This could get ugly.

  1. On entertainment related weblogs, especially those that
    comment on reality entertainment shows’ performances,
    apparently everybody’s trying to be the expert in judging the
    contestant’s performances, which ends up being nothing more
    than a regurgitation of the professional judges’ opinions most
    of the time.
  2. The ones that talk about technology or gadgetry are simply
    rehashing whatever anybody can find on either Slashdot or
    Engadget, offering no opinion of their own in actually
    using or experiencing for themselves the stuff
    they’re putting up as their weblog entry. Oh, whatever that’s
    from Google or Apple is cool and whatever that’s from Microsoft
    is suspect. They advocate the use of Open Source products but
    in reality they don’t run it on their own PCs as pirated
    Microsoft stuff can be easily obtained for a couple of bucks
    in town, even though they’re supposedly bug ridden and full of
    vulnerabilities. Otherwise, how else can they play the latest
    games?
  3. There are those who totally ignore the basic rules of
    grammar and write as if they are instant messaging or SMS-ing
    by using abbreviations like ur, ppl, pls,
    dat, dun, lolz, omg, wtf,
    knn, ccb, mch, etc. Is there a character
    limitation imposed anywhere?
  4. On the other side of the coin, some don’t believe in
    abbreviation. Maybe they don’t realize that had they used
    gila, jadi, ada instead of giler,
    jadik or ader they can save themselves a
    keystroke. On top of that, words such as korunk,
    konpem, kompius, tomolo really grates.
  5. When taking group pictures, at least one person in the
    picture has to have his or her hand gesturing the peace
    sign.
  6. Food has to be posed properly and photographed before
    consumed.
  7. Don’t get me started on those who do any of the above and
    then get paid for doing it.

14 Comments

  1. suanie

    fuwahhh OMGWTFBBQ giler best siuttt!!!

    << in the mood for irritating peps

    kthxbai

  2. Edrei

    Hahaha…damn technogeek wannabies. TECHNOWEENIES ALL OF THEM!! This is why I run a CD bootable Linux distro…of course laa then I can play all the latest games. Noobs.

  3. totoro

    hmm.

    8. blogs that comment about other blogs. hehe. :P

  4. Sashi

    … and speaking of Malaysian Idol… :P

  5. mizzhani

    you made me smirk with that list!!
    :-) keep ’em coming.

  6. zin

    peace sign? so mawie…worlrrrrd

  7. DemYuh

    tapi yang lebih meloyakan tekak lagi adalah peeps yang rasa blognya begitu bagus dan menulis semua senarai di atas sebab merasakan blog orang lain tak cukup bagus..after all, arts (and blogs) are subjective, you cant blame people if they like Picasso just because anda tak faham apa yang dia lukiskan

  8. dJ phuturecybersonique

    DemYuh: tetapi bukankah perbuatan mereka yang meniru bulat-bulat pendapat ataupun hasil kerja orang lain dan kemudian meminta pembaca mereka “menyedekahkan” wang untuk hasil kerja tiruan mereka sebagai mencuri dan lebih menjijikkan? senarai di atas sebenarnya adalah ciri-ciri yang terdapat dalam weblog mereka-mereka yang terlibat dalam perbuatan tersebut dan ianya ditujukan buat mereka. mungkin konteksnya agak samar tetapi memang disengajakan. it’s funny that you brought up the subject of picasso here because he once said, “good artists copy, great artists steal”. mungkin itu yang hendak dipraktikkan oleh mereka?

  9. ati

    hoah a full reply in bahasa kebangsaan..

  10. Anonymous

    saudara, saya mengerti kata-kata saudara itu. cuma saya rasa tidak adil kalau nak disimpulkan kepada semua orang, kerana sepanjang pengembaraan saya dari blog ke blog, amat jarang sekali ada yang buta buta cNp apa yang ada pada google tech news ke dalam blog mereka.

    dan untuk perkataan giler, etc etc itu juga, saya ada nampak pada blog saudara nyehnyehnyeh, malah blog rakan-rakan saudara juga. so bagaimanakan itu saudara?

    blog seharusnya jadi sesuatu yang fun, bukan jadi satu kerja yang membebankan. if ada orang rasa, kritik persembahan MI contestants itu fun, then let it be. apa salahnya hidup dalam dunia yang gembira, kan?

    wassalam

  11. dJ phuturecybersonique

    Anonymous: yes, i admit that it was unfair of me to clump everyone together in a pile when i put that list up. i was being overly cynical there. however, i disagree that you cannot see plenty of c&p being done. some proudly advertise their weblogs at places where everyone can see and then expect people to read the c&p’ed postings. google tech news may not be the main one but i mentioned slashdot and engadget specifically.

    as for use of the words, yes i have used them here before, but that was taking it verbatim from the sms messages on my phone. my reference was to those who write on serious issues supposedly but uses those kind of words and abbreviations instead. maybe that’s just me but yeah, i was being vague up there as well. i’m not saying that you it shouldn’t be used at all but rather, by all means, use it to good effect and delivery.

    of course, maintaining a weblog should be fun. i wouldn’t be doing this myself for four years (and counting, alhamdulillah) if it weren’t fun. criticizing those contestants performances can (and should!) be fun but my point was for them to be original and not merely repeating word for word what the judges have said because we all heard that already and don’t need to be told again. The worst of the lot repeat the opinions of the judges and passes them as their own, which is what this whole thing was about. what more of those who are apparently making a living out of copying people’s ideas and works. that just got me all riled up.

    my salaams and thanks to both you and DemYuh for the wonderful feedback on this. i certainly appreciate it! :)

  12. Bartholomew

    What’s with the angst dude? Chill out!

  13. dania

    at the end of the day, those who were offended would take it to heart. Otherwise it is just another two cents worth.

    But hey, this happens to alot of those who have blogged for sometime. You tend to get aggitated with the repeated pattern like such.

    However, you missed out another one.

    * 7h3 73nd3ncy t0 m1x alph4 & num3r1c or LoWeRcAsE aNd UpPeRcAsE….!!!

    Annoys the crap out of me. Oh wait, that’s just me really.

  14. a

    9. Why do people point at their wrists when they ask what time it is? Do I point at my crotch when I ask where the bathroom is?

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