Fuck Google (and Fuck Youtube)!
For the last week or so I have been unable to view any of the crap on Youtube. Where normally that would sound like a good thing, I do write several blogs and occasionally need to use videos to accent my topics. Yet with the exception of a few hours between Sunday night and Monday morning I have been denied access to the HTML code I need to post on certain sites. I have been forced to use alternatives like Yahoo Video, Vimeo, and Daily Motion. Why, you may ask is that I cannot see videos on Youtube and see videos on any other website? Well according to my browser (Firefox) it’s because I’m using Firefox! Youtube is supposedly “testing ” some stupid new HTML5 that is patented by them and is not supported by open source software like Firefox. Now what does this mean exactly? I could use Internet Explorer, which is shit and full of bugs and will expose my computer to all sorts of simple viruses that Firefox protects me from. Or I could use Google Chrome. Chrome of Course sucks just slightly less than IE! Because this problem is only affecting Firefox users this to me seems like a blatant attack aimed at forcing Firefox users to switch to Google Chrome since Google owns Youtube. I however will not bend to the will of Google. Fuck them! I want an open source browser that I can modify to my liking and personalize to my needs. I want my adblocking power and I will not let them shove their crappy browser down my throat. So until they fix the problem I will not be returning to Youtube! Fuck Google!