Stupid Design I – Frigidaire Gallery Dishwasher

I’m hoping to start a series of articles on poorly designed stuff with this article after I noticed that this is the third time the problem has occurred. Our Frigidaire Gallery dishwasher, supposedly the quietest dishwasher in it’s class (what a joke) had it’s quiet pump die in the first few months and was replaced…

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Blockbuster by Mail Suckage after DISH Acquisition

If you notice I haven’t had much to complain about Blockbuster for a while. Discs have been coming to me fast, new releases were coming pretty quickly, often delivered to me on the day of release. But for the last few months things have been just bad. Everything that is relatively new is on some…

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Why have laptop displays gone to the dogs?

My 6 year old Thinkpad R51 finally died. It was a refurb then so in reality it is probably 7 years old. That reliability is why I always recommend Thinkpads. I replaced this a few weeks ago with a new T400. The new laptop looks jsut as good and seems just as sturdy but what…

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Photoshopped Real Estate Photos

Here goes my rant. As we have been passively looking for a new house we have found multiple occasions where real estate photos have been severly photoshopped. The photos were overly bright, very saturated and the photoshopping is plainly visible. We have even visited a couple of houses about a year ago just to see…

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Get Rid of Adobe Reader, Flash is next?

I’ve been using Foxit for some time (maybe a couple of years) now because Adobe Reader had become a bloated piece of crap that slows down my machine, crashes browsers and uses way more resources than it should. But now Adobe has gone one step beyond just making a crappy product – they want to…

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Why Web Developers Hate IE (6,7,8,9 and beyond)

One small company in Norway can produce a browser that is lightning fast works on almost any Operating System including most mobile phones but a giant like Microsoft with nearly limitless resources can’t even produce a browser in over 8 years (IE6 came in 2001) that is even remotely comparable to anybody else? Now the…

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Quotes from Blockbuster Customer Service

I have more than 100 “Available” movies in my queue and here is what CS says in an email Since you have fewer than 10 “Available” movies in queue, we may wait an extra day or two to ensure we’re always shipping the titles you want most. To ensure consistency in shipping, we recommend keeping…

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