New Years Resolution: Leave FACEBOOK!

“If you’re building a product that people love, you can [afford to] make a  lot of mistakes.” – Mark Zuckerberg

Here is why I left Facebook, I do not respect Mark Zuckerberg the founder of Facebook. He doesn’t value your information which he proved in a series of text messages a few years ago. The company has a lack of concern about your private data, allowing third parties such as Zynga access to data the shouldn’t have required. Facebook has since fixed this only to run into further privacy concerns.

People are addicted to Facebook

People are posting where they are on Facebook, great you just potentially told a theif, “Hey I’m not home right now, so take all of my cool electronics”. People are posting what they had for breakfast! Really who cares, you aren’t two years old anymore. Maybe these people should try to put their time to better use, like learning something new, get a job, try to be a better version of you. Think about all the time you spend on Facebook, it adds up! If you are complaining about your place in the world quit Facebook, you will find that you are actually doing things again and moving in a better direction.

Quitting Facebook, what you should know

Facebook hired a consulting company to figure out what would make you want to stay, they give you a pathetic form to fill out. They are trying to play on your emotions to keep you in their clutches. Good news, you fill it out, click submit, and you are free. Free to get on with your life.

Life After

I quit at the start of the New Year after watching a CNBC documentary on Facebook, it was really enlightening. I urge everyone to watch it. Please people, time to get on with living and spend less time on your computer.

IE9 & Firefox 4 – Facebook & Flash Issues Continued

Are you having problems with Facebook games on Facebook using IE9 or Firefox 4? Another solution…

So I figured something out recently, if you need the hardware acceleration turned on (I have to admit it is a nice thing to have) in your web browser, the problem might be related to your graphics driver. Most laptops today use the Intel graphics drivers. Go to http://downloadcenter.intel.com/ to download the latest drivers (Microsoft’s Windows Update is a little behind on this) then follow the on-screen installation steps. If you are unsure which drivers you have on your system they have a utility that can help you, simply go to http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect.

If this is not the case for you I recommend going to my previous post, which is still very useful if you are not using an Intel chipset.

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Internet Explorer 9 / Firefox 4 – Facebook Flash Issues

Are you having problems with Facebook games on Facebook using IE9 or Firefox 4?

Here is what I found. These guys (Microsoft and Mozilla) got something right in their browsers; giving the browsers direct access to the graphics card.

So this is really good most of the time, pages will act more responsive.

And now…

Adobe has to get with it, Flash games aren’t displaying properly with the new browsers.

The solution in IE9 is to go into Internet Options (click on the gear icon on the right side of the window) > Advanced Tab. Then check the tab the Graphics Acceleration option to use software rendering.

In Firefox 4, go into Options > Advanced > General tab. Then uncheck the “Use hardware acceleration when available” box.

These solutions will allow the games to work a little better, but general web pages might not be as responsive.

I have an additional information on this topic here.

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