Samsung, S Planner SUCKS! #bloat #pretentious

Every time my phone reboots (because you’re crummy battery won’t hold a charge) your apps reset their configurations even though I DON’T USE THEM!!!

The worst is S Planner. I don’t use it. I turn off all the notifications. My phone reboots and WHAM, notification storm until I get in and turn everything off again.

You really think people are going to love your apps so much they will use them exclusively? Rather than one of the thousands of other, often better, choices?!

You have allowed the marketing department to run the show for too long! Time to put the engineers back in charge. Or at least allow me to remove your crummy apps from my phone.


Honestly Samsung, OS updates are NOT an opportunity to make all your S apps my defaults again!

Over the weekend an update came in OTA for my Galaxy S3. A quick check on the usual mobile web sites didn’t mention anything for me to be concerned about so I let her rip. But after the update the Samsung apps S Planner, S Memo, S Craptastic-bloat-o-rama were front and centre again in my notifications. Even though none of them have been my preferred apps for quite some time.


If you took the #IceBucketChallenge did you also donate?

I realise the stated purpose of the challenge is to raise money and raise awareness. It didn’t start out specifically for ALS, but at this point they’re the defacto owners.

It has certainly raised awareness because every time I turn around someone is dumping a bucket of ice-water over their head.
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Playing outside

So spring has arrived, the sun is high in the sky, and all the snow we got this winter (over 300cm) is thawing and re-freezing. That makes it strong enough to walk around on without sinking up to your belly-button frozen white shyte! And so out we went with Lindsay and her toys for a romp around the backyard; then hopped the fence and ran around the front yard a bit.

The full album is available online at my Picasa Web site.