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Tag: annoyances

I Don't Want Your Irrelevant Spam

- 2 minutes, 275 words
I don’t want to keep being added to your spam list with programs that are completely irrelevant to me. Last time I checked I’m neither a woman or a mom so I wouldn’t be allowed to do your woman’s only class.

Fake Screenshot Spam Is A Sure Way To Get Your App Uninstalled

- 2 minutes, 280 words
As handy as smart phones are it really gets old and frustrating when almost everything does shady shit. Everything is fighting for your attention to show you more ads or make you buy shit or just have more ability to track you. This morning I saw a new one to me with a game I had installed some time ago adding screen shots to my gallery. The thing is I haven’t played it in a long time and thought I had actually uninstalled it.

Annoying Popups

- 2 minutes, 242 words
We’ve all seen them on something like ninety percent of the websites out there. You know the ones that pop up begging for you to subscribe to their email list or the chat pop ups and lets not for get the modal cookie pop ups that really don’t give you a choice. Thankfully ublock eats a lot of these popups to make websites more usable. Today I ran into an instance that was particularly annoying.

Nothing's Changed At The Grocery Store

- 2 minutes, 282 words
We haven’t been able to go to the grocery store ourselves for a few weeks. Well we could have just ignored the quarantine like so many other people have done but instead tried to do the right thing. I am sure I’ve mentioned it before but I just loathe going into Giant. It brings out the worst rudeness in people. It’s like Mount Joy’s own mini Walmart. The old people were everywhere just blatantly invading my space.

Websites Think My Address Is Invalid

- 1 minutes, 124 words
This is for a major company’s website not just some brand new company. The company begging with the letter V needed me to update my card for billing as the old one is expiring. No big deal I thought. Annoyingly my address has a half in it which every once in a while becomes problematic when trying to order something. Too many of these large cooperation’ website try to verify the address is valid.

Maybe I Should Start Leaving One Star Reviews For Apps That Nag For Reviews

- 2 minutes, 215 words
You just have to love the pop ups when you open an app begging you to leave a review in the play store or what ever. Your pop up is intrusive and getting in the way of me doing what I downloaded or possibly purchased your app to do. You don’t really want my review when that happens. The best ones are when the nag screen comes up the first time you even run the app.

I don't Understand Why Search Engines Continue To Show Sites Like Pinterest

- 2 minutes, 243 words
I hate SEO with a passion and it annoys me no end how they manipulate to move up in results for searches irrelevant to what the topic actually is. Today I was searching for something not even related to images which is what Pinterest does and it shows up near the top of the results. Normally I don’t click on these links but I must not have noticed it but the old familiar page shows up with a few completely unrelated images and the login screen.

Funny To See A Page Of Browser Tweaks To Get Rid Of Web Annoyances Have Several Of Them Itself

- 2 minutes, 301 words
I was searching to see if there’s a method to disable the stupidly used and unnecessary fade in effect that so many pages seem to use these days. There’s nothing like waiting for the stupid fade ins when things can load pretty much instantly now. This is really noticeable with discourse based sites. Between that and the “infinite scroll” that they use it really makes things so much slower than they need to be.

Thanks For Keeping Me Awake Amtrak Work Train

- 2 minutes, 254 words
I got woken up once again by Amtrak’s work train. Them things are fucking loud. They are always here in the middle of the night. They’re certainly annoying but a necessary evil. It definitely makes sense for them to do their work at night when there’s only an occasional freight train on the tracks or the Pittsburgh train. During the day their are many more passenger trains and some of them fly through here.

Its Great That You Let Your Kids Do What Ever The Fuck The Want In Grocery Store!

- 1 minutes, 201 words
With the whole COVID19 thing there have been less opportunities to deal with other people’s kids. I don’t mind kids at all but it’s a problem when they’re little assholes and there is no parenting to be found in any shape or form. They’ll grow up to be big assholes. Today we where at the grocery store standing in line minding our own business when out of the blue a cart slammed full force into me.

Fake Facebook Reviews

- 1 minutes, 143 words
This morning I just happened to take notice of a business’s Facebook page that we used to be customers of. While we are no longer customers I have no desire to see them fail or anything like that. COVID is sure to be hurting them along with many other small businesses right now. I do glance at their posts once in a while and happened to click on the reviews section.

Facebook, Stop With The Pennsylvania Primary Reminder

- 1 minutes, 141 words
I have no need for any social media such as Facebook to remind of of any elections, especially the Pennsylvania primary. I am well aware of when it is. Social media is I think one of the biggest reasons we had such a clusterfuck during the last presidential election. A choice between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton was the best they two main parties could offer. It was like deciding if I would rather be kicked in the left nut or the right nut.

Memorial Day

- 1 minutes, 175 words
Please don’t say happy Memorial Day. It’s not a happy thing to honor veterans that never made it back home. I just never really understood why people say happy Memorial Day or even how that got started. Do people not realize the real reason for the holiday? I just feel that a lot of folks just don’t give it a thought or even understand it. It’s a long weekend for most people so there’s nothing wrong with enjoying it.

The Grocery Store Got Rid Of The One Way Isles!

- 2 minutes, 215 words
I haven’t gone into the grocery store in a few weeks but since it wasn’t busy last evening when we were there I went in instead of waiting in the car. The first thing I noticed is the stupid arrows on the floor were gone. The last time I was in they had the isles set up with arrows so they were supposed to be one way. It is one of those things that made sense on paper but not in reality.

Frustration With Android Apps

- 2 minutes, 321 words
There’s not that much that frustrates me more than having to use stupid apps to do things that could just as easily be done through the website. I just spent I don’t know how long messing with a well known pharmacy’s app to get my prescription delivered. First of all their normal website refused to accept my phone number. I really don’t want to have to go to a pharmacy at this point to not put more vulnerable people at risk if I am a asymptomatic carrier of COVID19

Websites With Large Unhideable Headers

- 1 minutes, 199 words
I saw a link to a website with an article about Corona Virus last night so I decided to read it. The websites header took up a quarter of the screen and there was no way to make it go away. It was far too much of a distraction to read the article. I hadn’t seen these type of headers in a while but they seemed to be more of a fad a few years back.

Free Dumb

- 1 minutes, 92 words
It’s getting old seeing people congregate or have their little get togethers. Or the group of people having a good old gathering in the grocery store parking lot with of course two cars just randomly stopped in the driving lane. That group included a toddler. I’m seeing others have their gatherings too. So many of those people are sure to be in the high risk group. Hell one of them I know among other health issues has lung issues.

When Websites Aren't As Smart As They Think They Are

- 2 minutes, 313 words
I just spent entirely too much time trying to sign up for a a grocery store’s delivery or in our case pick up at the door service. They really do make that whole thing far more difficult than it has to be but I get it. They want you to go into the store and impulse buy stuff. The problem with going into stores right now is the whole inconvenience of them wanting you to follow lines and arrows and go through hopes in the name of social distancing yet other people just do what ever they want and have gathering chit chatting in the isles anyways.

Windows 10 Update Is Painfully Slow

- 2 minutes, 228 words
After the last experience I had of wasting hours to use a specific program that required windows but required I do certain painfully slow update that took hours of my time I have started to boot into the steaming pile of turds known as windows 10 more than every few months when I need it just to run windows update. I could upgrade to an SSD for windows but I don’t use it enough to justify the cost of another windows tax.

I Don't Need An Animated Scroll Effect To The Bottom Of Your Page When I Click Support

- 2 minutes, 348 words
I just visited Samsung’s website to find out something about my SSD. They’re website has been shit for as long as I can remember, even back when I had a note 5 phone. When I clicked support to find out just out of pure curiosity whether there are any firmware updates available for it after reading about a bug in a different brand. I don’t doubt there are firmware updates since SSDs basically are controlled by their own mini computer.

Windows 10 Picks The Worst Times To Be Slow

- 2 minutes, 244 words
I don’t use Windows often at all but once in a while I need boot into it to use a specific program that I haven’t found an alternative to or stuff like update bios and that sort of thing. It seems that they decided to download the annoyingly slow auto updates exactly the times I need to do something quick and reboot back into FreeBSD which is set up how I want it to be.

Endless Scroll Can Be Annoying

- 2 minutes, 358 words
We’ve all come across the stupid endless scrolling where when you hit the bottom of the screen it loads more entries. One some of the social media sites it sort of makes sense since that sort of stuff is virtually endless but quit with the auto refresh shit so you lose your place in the middle of reading a post. The real annoying use of this that comes to mind are two types of sites.

I Really Don't Need Multiple Spams A Day From The Same Company

- 1 minutes, 152 words
I don’t check my email often unless I’m expecting something important since the usefulness of email has long been damaged by spammers. One such company that really does this is the shoe company that used to have a deal with Crossfit. At the time their shoes were good for me. Over time I gave Nike’s metcoms a try and actually prefer them. Clearly I know how to find you since I’ve ordered from you and unsubscribed multiple times from your spam lists.

I Found The Source Of The Nearly Nightly Smoke

- 2 minutes, 315 words
I really am not one to start trouble and don’t worry about what other people do unless it effects me. When I can’t sleep in my own house due to burning throat and eyes from a neighbor’s fire pit I see that as a problem. When I look out the window and see the haze from the smoke it is a problem. This is why stuff gets banned and in my opinion out door fire pits have no place in towns and I really am surprised they haven’t cracked down on them yet.

I Don't Want Tons Of Spam

- 1 minutes, 108 words
I don’t check my email that often these days because of the insane amount of spam that I seem to get. Please don’t add me to multiple mailing lists when I buy your product or service.

Why Are Restaurant Website Still So Bad?

- 1 minutes, 89 words
I may have posted about this before but it certainly still seams to apply to this day. Why are restaurant websites so shitty? What does a fancy animated logo add to the website and what do they gain from having a menu system that only works with java script? Then you also have to just love the stupid PDF file food menu. We do go to this place and I do like it a lot but if I hadn’t already been there the website would have turned me off

Please Stop With The Auto Play Videos

- 1 minutes, 96 words
Please stop using auto playing videos in news articles. If the video adds something to the content of the article that’s great, have the video there but allow me to click play when I’m ready. It’s particularly annoying when I’m on my phone where I only have a finite amount of data and speed. Nothing like full volume startling you when you’re trying to read the news first thing in the morning.

FedEx Is The Worst

- 1 minutes, 53 words
FedEx is easily the worst shipping company I’ve had anything delivered by. I think the algorithm they use to predict delivery day is “Hey let’s pull a random date out of my ass!” I used to avoid if I could ordering stuff from Newegg because that’s who they used to ship back then.

Barking Dogs

- 1 minutes, 175 words
There’s a guy who has 3 dogs. They are tied up outside all day long most days while he works. They bark, bark then more barking. They feed off of each other’s barking. In hindsight it’s the same dogs I was hearing before he moved a block closer. Today I heard some guy yell “shut the fuck up” at them so at least it’s not only us gets tired of hearing them.

Die CAPTCHA Inventor DIE!

- 1 minutes, 136 words
Die CAPTCHA inventor DIE! I absolutely hate CAPTCHAs. It’s nice that sites try to block spammers and all but passing the responsibility on to the user in such a difficult manor isn’t the best approach. For example today I needed to enter one just to enter my google account. No problem except for the fact that the damn thing was even less legible than my hand writing. They also have an audio option.

Audio CAPTCHAs Suck Just As Much As Visual CAPTCHAs

- 2 minutes, 238 words
I had to sign into Microsoft live today for some reason. Well being visually impaired like I am makes the graphical ones hard to read. Usually it takes me a bunch of tries to get it right which really is an inconvenience but it’s the normal thing now. As usual reading the text really sucked. I happened to mouse over an icon that was too small for me to really tell what it was but the title said “use audio mode” I thought how great!

Stupid Flash Websites

- 2 minutes, 402 words
The other day I stumbled on a website for a pizza place in our town while searching to see if they have a website with a menu. I wanted to see if they had anything new. I always enjoy their food. What was really disappointing was to see that the whole site is just flash. except for a link to the designer’s website of course and what I see as a spammy area of text with keywords for search engine purposes.

CAPTCHAs Again

- 1 minutes, 180 words
I came across a website this morning that I just could not sign up for thanks to CAPTCHAs. It was not a site I needed but just wanted to sign up to check it out so it’s not really important. I know I’ve written about this before but it can’t hurt to mention it again. The text in the picture was so distorted it was hard to read it. To top things off the picture had very poor contrast so it was hard to tell where the text ended and the background color began.

Unsupported Browser

- 1 minutes, 91 words
This is pretty annoying. I haven’t seen it as often as I used to, but I got a page that wouldn’t load because my browser is unsupported.

CAPTCHAs Stop The Blind

- 1 minutes, 116 words
I’ve been seeing sites that use CAPTCHAs that are a series of letters or numbers in an image to log into a site or do other things online. Being visually impaired these make it harder for me to do what I’m trying to do. There have been a few that even enlarging the image didn’t help me be able to read it. Some of them have such poor contrast or are so distorted there’s no way I could read it.