CNET You’re Killing Me!
July 21, 2014 | Editorials, Mobile News and PR | 2 Comments|
Landed on a CNET article which my modest mini-computer struggled to load, posted a pretty good comment, browser crashes. Argh. Two gigs of ram just ain’t enough to read a blog article anymore.
YSlow gives them an F, and I give them an F-U for wasting my time with their bloated site.
And thanks for letting me vent more publicly.
You know, it was additionally irritating because the article I was responding to was about an Android Google Maps thing where they posted links to random file sharing sites to download the APK for people to sideload. I wrote what I thought was a helpful explanation regarding why, as this is the prestigious CNET brand and not, say, XDA, doing that was a bad idea, relying on random sites not to send malicious code (or eventually make dead links).
So Chromium crashed when the signon pop-ups popped up. I thought I had copied what I had written just in case, in anticipation of that, but that didn’t work out.
Hey, I like leaked APKs as much as the next guy, so my suggestion to them was not to provide links as they did but to make the savvier of their audience who didn’t need a disclaimer to know the risks scurry through the web and find the file themselves.
The thing I like about CNET, by the way, is Stephen Shankland (https://plus.google.com/+StephenShankland/posts) whose articles and G+ posts are at least relevant to my interests (http://mobilitydigest.com/category/google-code/) and well-done, generally.
I also liked it when that Molly gal got you Windows Phonatics all fired up, responding with a nerdgang beat-down (http://wmpoweruser.com/windows-phone-7-challengemolly-wood-likes-but-does-not-love-mango/#comments). Hope she learned her lesson with her lukewarm praise. Amazing how one CNET blogger can keep a whole platform from succeeding, right? 🙂