Owners manuals suck

I’ve just set up the little site meter counter (as seen below). It is currently sitting there happily at hit count 1. Sitemeter is a free counter that not only counts your hits but provides you many interesting stats about them. It can tell you certain info about your hits like the referring page (i.e. did they click a link to get there), their IP adress, their timezone, if they used a search engine and what keywords did they type in to the engine, and so on…

The reason I chose “owners manuals suck” (thanks Matt), is that I got that little guy placed here in the blog, the portal and the forums without any manual reference! Yeah yeah that may be easy to some (and it is to me now), but I had to figure out what file and where to place the HTML. See the forum/portal portion is php based rather than html. So there is an entirely different language going on with the server. The server itself is actually generating the pages rather than the html.

All this crap doesn’t have much to do with pro audio or music but hey I don’t care. The way I work with this kind of stuff goes into music/midi/computers etc as well. If something is SO complicated that you need a manual to figure out basic tasks, it is simply going to stiffle or ruin the creative genius you were about to execute.

The gear needs to be a tool and an aid to make the creative process better and more enjoyable, not a tech support nightmare.