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Sunday, November 17, 2013

#411: Unnecessary Password Security

I really am sick of websites that require passwords that include upper case, symbols, numbers, etc. when security is not paramount.  For instance, in a website for applying for a job at a company, I don't think it's really important that someone not hack into your account.  At the worst, what is the hacker going to do, apply for a job you don't want?  Severity: 4

Sunday, July 14, 2013

#410: Clothes Stuck in Fitted Sheet in Laundry

When I do a load of laundry, I invariably end up with some socks or shirts rolled up in a ball in the fitted bed sheet and after coming out of the dryer, I discover this still-damp item and have to hang it out to dry and get wrinkled out.  It's just too much of a pain to check for stuff out of the washer and I always hope for the best nothing is in there, but there always is.  Severity: 2

#409: Anyone involved in Real Estate

From buying a house and working at PMI, I have determined that the entire process and industry is wrought with shadiness and people acting against the interests they should be championing.  Buying agents want you to buy the house and overlook flaws.  Selling agents spend a lot of money on primping up the house just before it goes on the market propping up the price (and charging the primping to the sellers). Fees are not disclosed (my appraisal was $850 and I was not told it would be this much).  In the age of the internet, the value of real estate agents is minimal and they should not get the same % commission that they got in the old days when they actually held all the information and you needed their knowledge more.  Severity: 3

Monday, April 01, 2013

#408: Too-bright Sports Video Screens

With the cheapness of giant HD video screens in sports arena now, there's some hockey games I watch on TV where the reflection on the ice of the video screen is very distracting when the ice is fresh for the first 5 minutes of the period or so.  It's a travesty to the game that this is allowed and I can't imagine the players like it, either.  Severity: 3

Sunday, March 10, 2013

#407: Jean Skiers

People that ski in jeans make me feel so embarrassed for them, that it annoys me.  It looks lame with the pant legs all bunched up at the boot and functionally, it's terrible clothing for the sport allowing no flexibility, poor breathing, and no water resistance in case of falling.  Severity: 1

Saturday, March 02, 2013

#406: Back Door Bus Thankers

It's nice that people getting off the bus thank the driver as they exit next to them via the front door on the transit system I'm using now (SF Muni has too bad of a history for people to do much of this).  But is it really necessary when people exit through the back door to yell "Thank you!" very loudly?  I mean, don't you think the driver already is thanked enough such that if you personally neglect to thank him / her that they will still feel appreciated by the hundreds of others getting off and thanking them throughout the day?  Severity: 1

#405: Dumb Product Boasts

When I see products such as chocolate chip cookies that say "Made with real chocolate!" it makes me scoff.   Maybe in times when chocolate becomes so expensive, products are forced to use some fake ingredient to mimic it, then I can understand it.  But used now, it's just lazy marketing.  Similarly, burger chains that boast "100% all beef" are stupid.  Though in Europe with the horsemeat scandal, maybe it's valid there.  Severity: 2

Sunday, February 24, 2013

#404: Dog Shirts

When I see a dog walking around with a shirt or sweater, I have a feeling of disgust hit me hard.  Maybe if it were in the 30s, I would consider this behavior acceptable.  But that means I should never have to see it in the bay area.  Just lame of people to dress up their dog.  Severity: 4

Sunday, January 06, 2013

#403: Hotel Name False Advertising

I don't like when hotels try to trick people into thinking they are in a city, when in fact they are not.  A good example was one I saw in Emeryville that billed itself "Four Points San Francisco Bay Bridge".  The only reason to have that in the name is to make people think the hotel is in the city, when in fact it is not.  Severity: 2