“Off with their heads!” he’d say.

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Hello, there, classic WordPress editor! You are sooooooooooo much faster than that new clunker, and I have you and the new clunker working in two tabs on my fine fine fine new super computer, so I can make that statement definitively. It’s good to be back.

Speaking of being back, for the last couple of years I have only been working on one computer. Previously, I had a work computer and a music computer. The music computer died so I had to move all my music to the work computer, and I can tell you that listening to music all day really strains a computer.

Well, this fine fine fine new super computer is now my work computer, and the old computer is now my new music computer. Now that I have two computers side by side again, I can multitask better again, and that means visiting more of my blogging friends each and every day!

Not having anything interfering with my music enjoyment is really nice. I hated all the boops and beeps from all other programs and web sites messing with my music listening pleasure.

I can definitively state, with absolute certainty, no doubt about, it, that I

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hate web sites, especially news sites, that automatically start playing videos when I visit. If I want to watch and listen to a video, I will watch and listen to it on my own.

One of the advertising sites explained why they do that. I don’t know if their explanation is true, but it certainly makes sense.

Many organizations make their money from advertising, and advertising means unique hits and views. YouTube counts a view as at least 30 seconds watching a video. In the case of those organizations that start videos playing immediately upon you loading their page, it turns out that many of them get credit for you watching a video if the video goes for at least 3 seconds. That makes it almost impossible to NOT watch a video as far as their advertising dollars go.

Once I learned that, whenever I visit a site, I’m standing (sitting, actually) at attention with my hand on the mouse and I’m prepared to stop that video as soon as it starts so that it doesn’t get to 3 seconds.

One doesn’t even have to click on the pause or stop button. You can click anywhere on the video, and if it’s playing, it will pause. If it’s paused, it will start. So I immediately pause it and then decide if I want to give them 3 seconds of my time to support the organization.Alternative Facts

I have decided that if the video has Twitler or any of his ilk speaking, I refuse to watch it. I don’t want any organization thinking that a video of Twitler or any of his ilk is good because it causes their visits and views to go up, making them more money. I can’t stand their faces or voices, especially when they start dealing in alternative facts.

For example, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross offered two highlights of his trip to Saudi Arabia in an interview with CNBC.

He was given two bushels of dates by Saudi Arabian security guards. He was touched. That gesture really warmed his heart.

Second, he was overjoyed that he saw no protesters, indicating that the Twitler administration was well liked in Saudi Arabia. Of course, he pretty much admitted that he did not know that protesting in the Saudi Arabia kingdom is illegal and can result in a summary death sentence. Their death sentence usually involves beheading the person in a public square with thousands of people watching.

Unbelievable.

Perhaps if Twitler and his ilk like Saudi Arabia so much, they should move there. I’m betting they won’t, especially once they accept the fact (not an alternative fact) that the Saudi Arabia king pretty much has absolute power. He’s not going to put up with competition. “Off with their heads!” he’d say.

Rant over.

Margarita time.

This post approved by Zoey the Cool Cat

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10 thoughts on ““Off with their heads!” he’d say.

  1. Pit

    Hi Russel,
    This is off topic, but I just want to try if I can leave a comment on your blog. Let’s see.
    Have a good time,
    Pit

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  2. TextileRanger

    I really prefer the classic editor too, and I also hate videos starting up. I have been reading a lot of news stories this year, and I hate when I click on a video by mistake. I could read the story and all the comments by the time the video loads — and then it turns out there’s a 30-second commercial before the story!

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  3. Margaret Griffin

    Hi, I am glad you like your new computer so much, but that doesn’t stop you having to endure annoying rubbish. I also have my pet hates – adds supposedly tailored to my interests based on my internet usage for one.

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      It’s been a couple of years since I had to endure annoying rubbish, ever since I installed Adblock Plus on all my computers. It’s free and extraordinarily easy to install. I used to have it set so I didn’t have to see the WordAds on my own blog here, but I set this as a white site because I had someone ask me about a specific WordAd and I had no clue what he was talking about.

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  4. appletonavenue

    How fabulous that you love your new fine fine fine computer! Just one unit to do all the work.

    I agree re advertisers. If I want your product I will take it upon myself to look into it. The ads that start playing -loudly- the instant you open a page are the worst! You can’t find the close button, or even the mute! I usually end up just closing the page and finding the article elsewhere.

    Oh, wouldn’t it be nice if the Saudi prince would invite the entire Trump administration to come stay for a bit. … Off with their heads!

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