And now I’m going to hit my head against a wall…
No, no bedtime. Already 5 am dealing with the fact that Paypal won’t process the subscription on the checkout page but it will on any other page. WTF?
I am so sick of computers. This shit is all about WORKING, making life easier, but it never works. It never does what it’s supposed to. All I do is find workarounds to make broken software thousands to fucking millions of people use every fucking day. Tech is finicky like it’s organic, but it’s not organic, it’s fucking tech, so work! Ugh.
I might have to sign up for some sort of exclusive paypal thing, except this shit shouldn’t even require it, and it may not even be the problem but the fact that it’s a virtual product but not a download–this is stupid shit! Stupid, pointless, who the fuck puts something out there broken instead of, you know, fixing your damn shit?!
I’m so tired. =_= bitchy and tired and this shit never ends.
Fixed it! A minuscule box in a random spot with no proper instruction manual because why the fuck would an advanced software have a manual to explain why the things that aren’t even labelled to do what they actually do cause the stupid problems they cause? You know my first issue with this software–an issue that made it so you couldn’t see a single product in my shop unless you were the administrator, had to do with when making a membership/subscription product. There was an ability to restrict a genre of be it pages, products, posts, etc if enabled. Except it wasn’t enabled, it had just decided to default to restricting every single product in the store because reasons. I was hunting the entire software, looking for the source, assuming it was something in general settings or the last update until I remembered things had been working fucking fine when I was selling those calendars and the only new products were the membership/subscription stuff I was making. Even then, I was skeptical as I went to look (and you have to go into both–this software is redundant and convoluted as fuck–more going in to prove I had looked everywhere, and was shocked to find something so fucking small in a single product–not even supposed to be set–could fuck over the entire website.
I used to laugh at my bf because he hates walking into the used bookstore that has no proper organization outside of genres. He wants things alphabetically labeled by author to browse through. Neurotic. He can’t clean a room to save his life, but he wants order in the outside world. I know a lot about neurosis with my moldy brain and the love of my life having hardcore OCD. You start to think any kind of structure just leads to neurosis. But you know what? Some shit isn’t neurotic; it’s just required in this modern world to handle the huge amounts of information out there. It’s basic requirements to run and sell a complex software. Just label your shit properly and have a damn easy guide of ‘this is all the common things we vaguely labeled in our software that will break your site.’ Fucking common courtesy.
I’m an asshole who hates slowing down to read instruction guides, but let’s be real. If the guide existed and had the info, it would have popped up on the web when I was searching for the answers.
Totally makes me think of Rainbow’s End. Awesome book. I’m so ready for the future in some ways, although I suspect it will be much harder to get those in the computer world to work together like that book expects. Ease of reaching information is a valuable commodity…
I need to sleep before I ramble away. :/