I’m Not Making You A Memorial Page Until You Stop Talking

Maybe Microsoft has good intentions with this. It’s possible. But if they do, I’m struggling to figure out what those could be. It seems to me like making chatbots that try to impersonate your dead friends and family based on everything they’ve ever communicated electronically could only make things worse. How are we ever supposed …

Bye Bye, Farewell, You’re Leavin’.

More and more often, I’m seeing these screen-reader accessibility overlays. They promise better accessibility for screen-reader users. At best, they do nothing. At worst, they make things worse. I saw one at Mastermind Toys that was making it virtually impossible to shop there. If they didn’t have a chat function, the Seppa-Tebby-Tebby nephew wouldn’t have …

All My University Memories Are Belong To History

I know I say this all the time, but I feel so old! Here’s the latest example. The All Your Base meme turned 20! Yup, it sure did! I remember living in the university residence, and all I kept hearing blasting from room to room was this! The first few times, I was drawn out …

Suddenly, There Was A Click. Unfortunately, It Was Not The Subscribe Button They Had Hoped For

I’d love to say I can’t believe we have to go over this again, but I totally can. Ideally, when you play a prank, it’s one of those things that might irritate someone (think cleverly annoying phone call), but at the end of the day is relatively harmless. Perhaps not everyone is laughing, but there’s …

The Dumbest Smart Laundry System Ever

Ten years ago, I wrote this frustrating rundown of trying to refill my laundry card. That was 10 years ago! And the sad thing is very little has changed. We have made some improvements, but the system still has some pretty big flaws in it, and the flaws are brain-snappingly stupid. Back in November, for …

🎶Talk Lots On Zoom This Wintertime…🎶

Since the sensible among us are doing our Christmas virtually, and lots of people love Zoom, they’re being cool and lifting the time restrictions on free accounts for certain days during the holidays. Here’s exactly when Zoom will be removing the 40-minute limit: 10AM ET Thursday, December 17th, to 6AM ET Saturday, December 19th, for …