Sunday, May 6, 2018

Another thing that has the potential to be one of those "oops I guess human error just launched all the nuclear missiles of the world" type UX bugs is that Firefox is a crashy pile of poo on my Linux machine and then it gives me the dialog box that lets me restart it, but then it restarts with the wrong Profile so then I am doing stuff as some other random/arbitrary user but I don't realize it because I blithely assumed it would have restarted with the same context. Impressive!
The internet, and just all technology, is not a series of tubes, it is a series of sewage pipes. From Firefox being a randomly but very crashy thing on Linux, to Android software keyboard hell, to PLEX's ui being a "oh look we're so hip we make our own very non-standard look and feel so you can't actually just see wtf is a tab or not, aren't we cool?!", to the 3 different levels of installer I had to go through only to find out Fortnite only works on *64* bit Win7, to the Ooyala PR news web page that has a "read more" button that then says, "you are not authorized to view this page" ("please do not press this button again," if you know what i mean), to usb ports that don't recognize the usb keyboard that is plugged into them during bios boot up, to ... everything else I could go on and on about.

It isn't so much that each individual thing is a blatantly stupid UX issue. It is that we daily face the aggregate onslaught of all these slaps in the face, these nicks and cuts, and it ends up killing our souls.

I mean, if you ask me.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The label popup menu in Gmail doesn't resize vertically to take advantage of the screen space. And of course the label I use most often ends up being the one immediately below the end of the window, so I almost always have to scroll down one. Pretty dumb. Pretty annoying.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

XCode 8 is kind of a hunk of buggy and poorly thought out junk. Just sayin'. Not that I have a whole lotta love for any other IDE, either.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

I want blogger to put up even more annoying pop up modalish dialog in my face. Because that really helps when I just wanna post something.

Also? I really want more random old crappy out of date not-really-helpful Ocaml documentation. Because you know when I try to learn and use a new programming language I really want to have to wade through a zillion useless-to-me search engine hits.

Monday, February 29, 2016

I kinda effing hate right about now. Why is it that nobody can make a web site that doesn't suck? That doesn't break? Of course, I am the person with the 'reverse Midas touch' so probably I'm the only one suffering this particular heck. I shoulda been in QA.
Oddly, popular photo.