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No excuse anymore November 23, 2012

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I went looking for some information on a website today. For a school. I won’t name the school. The name of the school’s not really relevant except that they are a school and not a web development company.

What is relevant, however, is that their website did not work. Broken links, and forms that did not work. Their “Student Absence” form was broken! And they even linked to the form saying that you can fill that in to notify of student absences. I’d hate to see how many students have been incorrectly marked as awol.

I’m a web developer and have been for over a decade. Previously, I would excuse bad websites by saying “they’re a X, not web developers”. No more. Decent web development is not that expensive, and attention to detail should be the client’s responsibility to make sure they’re getting what they paid for – not just broken links but content as well. I think that having a broken website is worse than no website at all. And it’s a reflection of your business.

Installed? October 25, 2012

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WTF? I just saw “… waiting to see what is installed for me…” and I’m sure there’s no new built-in wardrobes, nor a new pool, nor a new installation of a software application on the computer. It’s “in store”…

Stupid old man! August 7, 2012

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Two Fridays ago… I was driving along in the right hand lane on a divided road. I had taken off from the lights with a car or two in front of me. Then I notice the car in the lane to my left is starting to get a bit close to me. Hand on horn. Ummm… Dude!!! Mister-silver-honda-accord-570KEK-old-man+wife-in-car-too!! You’re supposed to look! How you couldn’t see my VAN, I don’t know, but I actually went up onto the median strip’s kerb! Luckily I didn’t smash into the trees there! Karma hit you a bit and for all of your overtaking, you still got stopped at the same lights as me. I hope you smash your car into a concrete pillar!

Rude Man! April 24, 2012

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Hey, you Fatty-PinkShirt-Baldy-Whitey-Man-Walking-Down-Adelaide-St-At-201204241340. There was no one to your left, there was PLENTY of space, you could have stepped one step over, I know you saw me, yet you decided to shoulder slam me, knock my lunch to the ground, and keep walking without even a backwards glance. I hope you fall down a hole.

Inductive Loop Traffic Detector April 27, 2011

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Over the Easter break, I’ve done a bit more driving than I usually do. And twice, at the same place, we got stuck behind a MORON who was too scared to stop their car at the line of the intersection. Why was this a problem you might ask? Because the traffic signals are triggered with those inductive loop traffic detectors. And if you don’t put your car over it, it won’t detect your car and you will wait forever.

Stopping your car at the line over those marks in the road is NOT going to hurt you or your car, you numbskulls! They’re not an indication of a trapdoor or anything sinister. They will trigger the traffic signals to cycle to green for YOU! ARGH!

Oh no… it’s gonna be… April 9, 2011

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all of 26C in Chicaco on Sunday.

To quote my t-shirt: “WTF”?!?!?!

It’s only going to be a pathetic 26C and -that- makes it newsworthy? My aircon is set to 26C!

Hill starts January 10, 2011

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In an automatic car are EASY. So, the only reason I can think of for the young asian in his white automatic sedan not going all the way up the hill, to the intersection line, so his car would be over the traffic signal trigger, is that he’s USELESS. And it wasn’t even -that- steep. Pathetic.
If I had not changed lanes and gone up to the trigger, we’d all have been waiting there until the cops got called and gave the idiot a stern talking to. And some finger waggling too, I’m sure.

It’s “its” June 26, 2010

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I’m so sick of reading blogs and fb updates where people have written “it’s” when they should be writing “its”.
Learn to use apostrophes.
The latest update that annoyed me had “get’s” instead of “gets”.

ARGH. It makes me angry.

Bob the Angry Flower says it best:

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Sneak Peek April 23, 2010

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Get it right people. It’s “sneak peek”.
Yes, I know it looks like it might be “sneak peak” because a) it doesn’t fail a spell check and b) both words rhyme, and therefore must also be spelled in a similar manner. You are wrong.
It’s also not “sneek peek”. Again, it is not likely to fail a spell check, and they are similar to one another. Wrong.

Sneak peek. Sneak Peek. SNEAK PEEK.

(For those of you wondering, Google defines sneek as “Sneek (; Snits) is a city southwest of Leeuwarden and the seat of the Municipality Sneek in the province of Friesland (Netherlands).”)

New Math January 19, 2010

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According to Christine Kellett of BrisbaneTimes, 4500 + 18 = 4609.