The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

If you are thinking of advertising on Facebook, watch this video. If you are clickfarm, like this post

Veritasium has a very interesting video about Facebook likes (link via Hacker News) and how, in an odd way, they can actually lead to less views of a Facebook page, especially if you buy “likes.”

And don't think Facebook will want to clean this up any time soon, as click farms benefit Facebook (Facebook makes easy money). This is a real case of “buyer beware!”

In addition to this, you should be aware that you aren't seeing everything on Facebook, due to its filtering. Just saying …


“It's not my fault!”

Hey guys. It's me. The guy who put the exhaust ports on the Death Star.

I know, I know—

“What a stupid design flaw!”

“You are singlehandedly responsible for the destruction of our ultimate weapon and battlestation!”

“How could anyone have made such a huge mistake?!”

Over the past week, I've gotten a lot of guff from people I considered to be friends and colleagues about how my “shoddy” design would be the downfall of our entire government. Not only that, but I've been forced-choked (and regular-choked) by more superiors than I can count (and Human Resources have been very relunctant to respond to my complaints about being invisibly strangled by a cyborg space wizard). But I have one response to all of you who blame for the destruction of the Death Star:

Via Flutterby, An Open Letter From a Death Star Architect - Dorkly Article

And yes, you'll have to read it to find out what the Death Star architect's response was. And yes, the architect has a point—it's not like anyone could have forseen such events.

I mean, what are the chances?

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