This is gonna be an extremely random post about generational change that I’ve noticed while traveling all the time. I guess I’ve mentioned in my previous posts that I tend to travel a lot due to my occupation, and it becomes increasingly obvious when I need to visit the good old family (don’t we love family reunions…) and so on. So what did I notice over the last 10 years? Long trips are generally boring (unless you’re very good at entertaining yourself with various thoughts) and people often turn to technologies to kill time.
When I first began traveling because of various changes in my life, people used to engage themselves in various phone games or ultimate text messaging on their cell phones. I still remember dozens of people on trains utterly engrossed in Nokia’s snake games and endless stream of incoming text messages from their parents, friends, girlfriends, boyfriends and probably even their dog (well, who knows).
Time went on, and probably in the 3rd or 4th year of my travels, I began noticing that cell phones were slowly but surely being replaced by laptops. Granted, those were rather chunky, bulky and heavy laptops, but the faster time went, the lighter they became, and the next thing you know there’s a guy with his MacBook Air sitting right next to you, watching a movie. Although I still don’t understand why would you kill your battery slowly but surely watching a movie, while you can do some work on it…
Each time I encounter something like and write about it, I want to head-desk, because for one I can’t believe the tenacity of computer infection developers, and second – I can’t believe how users still fall for the same trick over and over again. So here now we have Dosearches. Or Dosearches.com if you want the precise website address. It’s a (surprise surprise) browser hijacker, and it means that the infection modifies your browser settings and then exposes you to a variety of potential threats, and unless you remove Dosearches from your computer, there would be no end to them annoying pop-up advertisements!
*takes a deep breath*
It’s like a mantra, you know. All those “dangerous” infections are actually similar to the point it makes you barf, but then things like Dosearches come up again and again, and you just have to deal with it. I mean, it may have a nice interface and look like a decent internet search engine, but it’s no more different than Delta-homes or any other browser hijacker, that changes your browser settings without your consent and then spams you with pop-up ads and displays irrelevant search results. Continue reading →
Lately I’ve been thinking about buying myself a tablet. You may ask – what? You run a blog on internet and stuff, and you still don’t have one? Well, yeah. I know, it’s kind of unorthodox, but I’m a very stubborn person with habits that die hard. You should’ve seen how long it took me to switch from my good old Nokia to a Samsung smartphone. But that’s not the point. The point is… which one to buy and WHERE? As in, in which country?
My occupation makes me travel a lot and instead of checking prices online, I can actually do that offline in markets and what not. And sometimes the differences between prices of the same gadget are ridiculous to say the least. Continue reading →