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Monday, August 12, 2019

#427: Swim suit spin dryer overuse

You only need maybe 3 seconds to use the spin dryer to dry a bathing suit yet many sit there for 20 seconds thinking they have to get it bone dry.  Just needs a little and then air dry later.  Keeps me waiting and also bad for the fabric.  Severity: 2

Saturday, June 01, 2019

#426: Credit Card Cash Back vs. Gift Card Usage for Points

Currently have a cash back credit card that has the standard 1 point = 1 cent for cash back purposes.  They also offer an option to redeem the points for gift cards.  However, I find it dumb that the gift card rate is the same as cash back rate.  Why would anyone redeem for a gift card when there is not a better conversion rate?  They should offer a discount for gift card redeeming; like you only need 4,900 points to get a $50 gift card.  They offer this on a few select gift cards, but all should have some discount.  Severity: 2

Sunday, February 18, 2018

#425: Black License Plates Improper Usage

California issued the classic black license plates from the 60's a few years back and I think it's great for people that have classic cars, but for anyone else getting them for newer cars, LAME!

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

#424: Butterflies that won't just chill

Often in my backyard, a nice butterfly will flutter around spasmatically and I'd like to check it out a bit but always jams away.  Plenty of good spots to land so don't know why they're always in such a rush.  Severity: 1

#423: No dialog punctuation

In many books lately I'm noticing a trend for authors not putting normal quotes around dialog and just mixing it in with narration.  This is some stream of conscious or arty thing but I find it confusing as a reader and dislike.  Severity: 2

Thursday, October 12, 2017

#422: Unnecessary usage of surgical masks

With the current fires raging in the Sonoma and Napa, there is definitely some smoke in the air around SF and Oakland.  But nowhere near the amount that requires people wearing masks.  I've been in bowling alley that had way worse air and live to tell the tale.  And then later in the day, I barely can smell smoke and yet these people are walking around like it's Doomsday.  Grow a pair.  Severity: 3

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

#421:Urban Deforestation

For a variety of reasons, vegetation is being cut down in and around cities.  Whether due to people being overly scared about fire, homeowners being overly concerned about conserving water or too lazy to rake leaves, or just a general aesthetic to want nature to be "tamed", a lot of the nice greenery that I enjoyed around my house in Oakland is being thinned out and I find it sad.  It takes away from privacy and make it less peaceful.  Especially along Highway 13, the removal is dramatic, causing noise pollution in the surround hiking trails and for the unfortunate people living near the freeway that used to have a natural sound barrier.  I think it's some economic reason too that the tree cutting companies have incentive to keep working so recommend more than necessary and Caltrans has a budget they have to spend or lose it.  Severity: 5