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Plans for 2018

I have no idea how long it has been from when I last updated Tweaked for your Pleasure but I figure it’s worth speaking a bit about the changes I will be making on this website which I am aiming to start doing this year.

The first thing is soon I will be updating the website with new rants weekly. These rants are ones I have had for quite a while but one of the main issues I have had right now is making a cover image for each one even if they are only made in MS Paint although I now have a solution ready for this. I will also be doing monthly short stories from ideas found on Reddit as I did for the last one I posted a very long while ago.

I am also going to be posting programming tutorials which you will find a new section soon on this website (likely to be called Developer’s Compendium based on an old idea for a website in the past). The section called “Is it nice” may be removed as I do not see updating these often but if I decide to keep it I will be moving it into another header on the site itself.

With all that in mind, I will be changing the email subscriptions so you only get the content you want to read and further information about that will be posted in due time.

Video wise I will be releasing Playing Games with Snat two times a week although they will now be cut down to about 15 minutes or less and more edited to remove the more boring parts of them. I am also hoping to be work on Tweaked for your Viewing Pleasure again although there is no time frame for this yet.

And lastly, it is quite likely I will be redesigning the website once again!

Why the sugar tax will fail

Why the Sugar tax will fail

Why the Sugar tax will fail

I don’t think there are many people who honestly don’t believe there is an obesity issue going on in the world and an issue that will take a massive mindset to change with education being the major thing that will be able to help but one of the ideas that have been floating around is the idea of a sugar tax (or “soft drinks industry levy”) which for the last two weeks or so officially started in the United Kingdom.

The logic behind this is pretty simple in that if you increase the price of sugar products that one of two things will happen. The first being the price of the drinks, foods etc will go up and the products that have less sugar or none will be cheaper and people will go over to buying them. The second is companies start using less sugar in order to keep the price around the same. Continue reading

My child is special!

Please ... be quiet

Please … be quiet

Its a simple fact of life that biologically most people are able to have children and in our modern society for those that want children but unable to do so naturally could adopt a child (although I will not go into the fact most people want babies and leave actual children to stay in the care system) but society needs to learn that not everyone wants children and even more so not everyone think children are all that special.  Continue reading

What have we became?

Just put the phone down, okay?

Just put the phone down, okay?

I doubt very few people will disagree with me that driving can be hard work and even more so when you are first starting to drive by yourself if you can not avoid flashing lights or a random beep then you really should not be driving.

I read an article the other day on the BBC (Signal-blocking phone pouches’ for St Patrick’s pupils) where a school gave up with an idea where they would give their students special bags that is able to block mobiles signals from working so they will not get any phone calls, text messages, emails app alerts or social media notices and in theory this idea is not a bad one … until you think that the students they are giving this too can not just turn off their phone or hell turn it to silent. Continue reading

Do it for the likes

Do it for the Likes!

Do it for the Likes!

I doubt there is a single person reading this right now that could honestly say they do not know what Facebook is, what Twitter is or any of the 100 millions social networks and I am pretty sure most people that uses social networks have that one friend that is always posting pictures about everything they are doing and so fore.

I imagine you are debating with yourself right now why this is a problem and it isn’t in a way – if you don’t want to see people posting pictures about something then you can just unfollow them but its more to do with people who are simply maintaining an online image so that they can make their lives looks perfect … which to them they see as long as they are getting a ton of likes it is. Continue reading

Its creepy as fuck, stop pretending to be your kids

Seriously, its creepy.

Seriously, its creepy.

I would be lying if I said that this was the newest and latest trend that has appeared with young parents as I do not know as I often ignore posts people make about their children (no offence to anyone, but it isn’t interesting to me) but something I have noticed lately is there is a lot of people making accounts for their babies or young children on the likes of Facebook … and then actually post “as them”.

Now I can understand someone may want to make a Facebook page for their baby so that their friends and family could see latest pictures and stuff that the child has been up to which they would normally share via phone calls but its creepy as fuck as soon as you start posting, commenting and liking stuff AS your actual child.  Continue reading