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Top 1000 Annoyances

  • MS-office
  • Paul de Leeuw
  • Jesse Klaver
  • Harry van Bommel
  • the good guy in ConAir

Plz, help me compile this top1000. The idea:

  • make a list of things that annoy us
  • on a daily, weekly basis
  • categorized by type of activity

Email your contribution to: dikkie3s@yahoo.com

For a start

1/1000: Work - text processing

  • Microsoft Word (all releases, all platforms)

2/1000: Recreation - social networking (fb, tw, whatever)

  • The boundless bullshit you tap into and worse the necessary conclusion: stupidity rules.

3/1000: Engaging - politics

  • The recurring, unacceptable and suppressed revelation that democrazy is about stupid suckers electing stupid fuckers. How can you live with that? Let alone live as a responsible citizen?

Blogs about annoyances are also annoying.

A new approach: from the middle out.

Annoyance 343/1000: Getting confused by the 1001 ways to store text in bits and bytes

Being confused by character sets, encodings, unicode, windows-1252, iso-8859-?, utf8. Unexpected behavior of your code. Solving it with trial, error and hopefully a workaround. Annoying. Bottom line is: These day you must grasp these things and have the skills to apply your understanding in code. When you don't, get used to: ����� ����������� ��������� ������ ����� ���� To be honest, I didn't. So funny text (best case) shows up or exceptions crash the app (bad case). All very ANNOYING!. And very frustrating when you want to write web-apps that (1) deal correctly with all languages and locales and (2) run correctly on multiple platforms using different default char sets.Happily i ran into this excellent post by Joel Spolsky:

( by kred to The Annoyed at 2016-12-15 02:12:51 in People )

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