Tag: technology

Ignoring good quality because of reviews?

It’s one thing to judge a book by it’s cover, it’s another thing entirely to present yourself as a viable critic or bearing expert opinion in a similar fashion. It is not only misrepresentation, it is also doing your audience a disservice.

This is for everyone that passes judgment on a book, or a movie, or entertainment venues solely on reviews. The business world has offered to pay people to give you opinions without actually having long term access or experience in what you’re shopping for…

…and we have embraced it. No less than 4 times today, I have run into scenarios whereby in conversation I was presented not a clear argument, but a reference to a paid review. Paid reviews are just that…advertisements. Movies, technology, investments, it’s like we all suddenly made the decision to shop like shit, and in an effort to admitting ignorance, choose to back an negative opinion just so that we can say we’re right. (*cough* not alluding to Trump *cough*)

This is literally what we’ve become. marketing now is an effort of saturation rather than information. Flood a movie with crap reviews and opinions and it will tank the box office months before the movie is even out…so in seeing a trailer, I get it sometimes they are crappy. But then in seeing a movie, it’s actually frickin amazing. But then the same critic plays his “I am a credible judge of art” card it like gospel…even when they are talking out of their ass.

If you are a fan of a genre, technology enthusiast, voter…LOL…whatever…I think you should do some of your own research, and form your own opinion, rather than adopting whatever you just read on a cursory Google search.

/end rant.

All that said – Tony is a dork, and in case no one has told you today:
Have a great afternoon.
You’re Awesome.
I love you.
Nice Butt.

-T




About

Tony Hunt 2016A long long time ago in a living room far far away, I started taking all my thoughts and journals and basically everything I’ve ever written, and transcribed them into a journal of sorts on my computer. At that time, it was more an act of preservation than intent to publish. I just wanted to be able to read those journals and remember the days gone. Since that time, that journal has gradually grown and evolved into my little playground here online. My blog has become my journal, it’s an extension of me of a sort.

So…me…well…I am a geek, an old school tech-head, a staunch Buffalo Sabres fan, a very infrequent artist, an author in progress (what blogger isn’t?)…and most importantly *grin* I am just another guy that loves to read, write, cook, and live happy. A long time ago I was once known to both injure and get injured regularly by swinging swords at people in the SCA and Amtgard, and I have a penchant for stopping traffic doing the right thing catching proverbial bullets regardless of how much its gonna cost me in blood, sweat and tears.

BUSINESS/CAREER
I used to spend my weekdays making sure a massive network of very expensive servers stayed up and running, my nights wishing I had more time to spend, and my weekends making up for everything I missed and/or wanted to do in the past, but since then I started my own company, Tony Hunt Consulting, which is literally a big extension of my technical skills for hire. It’s allowed me to really start relaxing and enjoying my work on my own terms.

Most recently, I have been getting more and more into the realm of coffee, a client of mine as it happens turned out to be a master roaster, and has elected to include me on his journey. Currently we’re incubating a number of coffee companies, including content creation, roasting, and cafe concepts. It’s been a real treat to find a hobby thats turned into a second career (again) and i look forward to sharing all of it through here as well.

CHARITY
If you’re not helping some-one or some-thing out of sheer habit, then you aren’t helping enough and I think community service should be an obligation, not a punishment. When I’m not slowly destroying my sanity working on my business, I can sometimes be found doing things like jumping out of airplanes, saving small third-world countries, and having coffee in Brazil(not really, but I am probably thinking about it a few times a day.) Occasionally I used to help Habitat for Humanity build houses here in DFW. More recently, I have found my calling with Operation Safe Escape. Operation Safe Escape is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that assists victims of domestic violence and associated crimes. We Educate and Train survivors of domestic violence, stalking, and harassment in various methods of personal, physical, and digital safety, help them to Escape their abusers by erasing their digital footprint and protecting themselves in the real world, and Empower them by working to increase their privacy and overall safety.

Also, through all the covid problems, my brother and I make PPE face-shields for healthcare and first-responders that need them. If you know of a healthcare or first responder unit that needs help with Face-Shields, please feel free to contact me directly (my email link is all over this website.)

About ten years ago I wrote a short fantasy story that slowly evolved into a novel and I’m about halfway done with the first draft of it. While it’s clearly a fantasy novel, it’s also clearly an allusion of my own journeys and experiences on the path to find some clarity.

So what else do I do? I go and have fun if at all possible! I used to spend a pretty significant amount of time doing volunteer work but in the last few years I’ve slowed that down considerably. I honestly miss it and am starting to think I might start putting more time in. I really enjoy helping those in need and actually try to make it fun. I am also a devout tech enthusiast and spend a significant amount of time helping people learn about social media, blogging and how to promote themselves online.

If you noticed I post a lot of recipes here on the blog. I like to think I can cook like there is no tomorrow, but I think its a learning experience that I hope never ends. Eventually I plan on publishing a book of recipes, but in the meantime I just like testing all the good food on my guinea pigs friends and posting the results.

In a nutshell, that’s me!