Posts Tagged ‘fail’

Larnaka bus company “Zinon” website navigation decoded.

November 15th, 2011 6 comments

Cyprus, as anybody who lives or has lived here knows too well, has a very poor public transport system. One of my biggest problems with it is the lack of information about the various services (timetables, routes, ticket prices, connections with other modes of transport etc…).

Recently various websites have been popping up from the various companies to try and help address these issues, but I’d rather they didn’t and would much prefer the internet to be rid of these unfriendly and practically unusable sites. They are a waste of cyber space and it angers me that somebody, somewhere, has been paid for them… not to mention they’re probably being sold some extremely expensive hosting too.

Zinon Buses

Larnaka has one such company, Zinon buses. Its website is built by a company called SK Webline Ltd who’s own website, to no surprise, is “not available online at the moment due to updates on it” in a design that a 2 year old could cough up in a few minutes. Why do people pay such companies to build them a website? Would you pay this company to build you a website?

Anyway, let’s take a look at this site…

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Categories: All, Cyprus, Web

Sick and tired of inability to use PS3.

June 18th, 2011 No comments

I finally got sick and tired of trying to reset my password on my PS3 and trust me, I have tried everything under the sun to just reconnect myself to the playstation network (not the store, the network).

As I hate having stuff that doesn’t work on any of my gadgets, it is time to reset the damn thing to its factory defaults and then yes, just register the stupid thing with a fake address (way to go sony, NOT!).

Would you believe it? 14 hours and 26 minutes at 2% to format a measly 250GB hard disk. Don’t believe me? Check it out:

As you might have guessed, I bought the wrong television too. I really liked the idea of bravia sync so that I could use my television’s remote control to start/stop/pause/rewind/forward a movie on the ps3, but hey… this will no longer be a deciding factor when I am next shopping for a tv. Sony do not seem to understand the knock-on effect that their failures have caused… and when the consumer has nowhere else to turn to, this is the result. I could somewhat come to terms when they disabled OtherOS but only because I didn’t get a chance to enjoy it before it was disabled.

Categories: All, Technology