Monday, November 2, 2009

Why is it so hard to see my keyboards?

I use three computers at home. And it's hard to see the keyboard of any of them in certain lighting conditions.

My primary home machine is a Dell laptop. The thing is silver, but the keyboard is black. So if I'm in the dark, like in bed with my wife sleeping, or I just don't have the lights on, I can barely see the keys.

My Gigabyte netbook is the same way, except it's even harder to see, and because the keyboard is so small I have much more trouble touch typing.

Finally, I have my HTC dream android phone. I picked the white phone for aesthetic reasons, but I am starting to regret it. The keyboard is white, and the letters light up when you start typing. Good idea, right? Unfortunately when in a bright environment it makes the letters the same color and brightness as the surrounding keys, so you can't see what's what.

Very annoying.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Chrome Rant

Love Google's Chrome browser.

Hate the "feature" of being able to drag a tab away into its own, new window.

I have never intentionally used this feature, but unintentionally use it about once every two or three days when I try to click on a tab and accidentally drag it a nanometer. Once made into a new window, there appears no way to turn it back into a tab. Drives me insane.


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Lame Claws

How could it be that the claws in X-Men Origins: Wolverine look less realistic than they did in the original X-Men movie that came out years ago? In that scene in the bathroom, they reminded me of the toon gun from Who Framed Roger Rabbit.



I hate it when people pronounce the name "Xavier" as "Eks-ay-vee-er" rather than "Zay-vee-er" like it's supposed to.


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What :P Means

I hate it when IM programs interpret the :P emoticon as a SMILING face with a tongue out, as though it's a good natured, goofy expression. The letter P has a straight post, my friends, and that means the smiley should be a straight face with a tongue sticking out, which indicates a negative feeling like regret or disappointment. I hate it when I want to express this and this stupid smiling face with it's tongue out appears.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

People who pronounce "why" as "hwai"

And let us not forget people who pronounce "at all" as "uh-tall"


Sunday, January 4, 2009

Club DJs with censored versions of songs

I really really hate it when I'm at a club and the jackass DJ is actually playing a CLEAN version of a song. I mean, come on. 

"You can do it put your back in to it / I can do it put your BLEEEEP in to it"