Gareth Moore

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Posts by Gareth Moore

Adobe want all your files

October 14, 2013 - 2:32 pm

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Adobe want all their customers to move to Adobe Creative Cloud, which gives you all their current software in return for a monthly subscription. Therefore I’m not the only person who’s installed parts of Adobe Edge, their new web development software.
Turns out that if you install Adobe Edge Code that the software claims to own [...]

Green Flag just can’t be bothered

August 4, 2013 - 11:07 am

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Car breakdown provider Green Flag show how web development should be done, sparing no expense to help their users.
Say you have a breakdown policy with them and wish to get another quote, or renew or any of a myriad of other tasks, you will need to log in on their site. With hundreds of logins [...]

Domino’s Upload Error

July 29, 2013 - 11:08 am

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Of all the images to fail to upload to the server, the one in the centre of this mailer which I just received is probably the worst.
It’s also not there even if you click the “Can’t see this tasty email?” link.
Great marketing.

Disneys error’s (sic)

June 21, 2012 - 11:17 am

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I just got an amazing email from Disney UK.
Can you spot the problem?

Apparently they have sent me something for my member.  A more inappropriate grammatical error is hard to imagine!

Caprica

July 31, 2011 - 12:13 am

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So I had originally thought that I would blog here about technological things that got me annoyed, positive person as I usually am (no, really – I’m not actually being sarcastic). But there are so many things that annoy me that I’ve decided just to post any and all failure options here now – not [...]

Apple website

September 15, 2010 - 2:18 pm

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I just changed the credit card on file with my Apple account and was somewhat alarmed to see “Processing your payment” appear on screen as it validated the card settings!  Bit of a bug, that, given I wasn’t buying anything.
And then, just to make things better, it forwarded me onto the Brazil Apple store site [...]

Twitter won’t test in Safari or Chrome

March 4, 2010 - 5:18 pm

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Nobody at Twitter does any testing in a WebKit browser, such as Safari or Chrome. I’ve noted this before, but you’d think they’d realise eventually that not everyone uses Firefox (or whatever they use to “test”).
I just logged into the Failoption twitter account for the first time in a while, and it is explaining to me [...]

Twitter can’t count to 140

March 4, 2010 - 5:05 pm

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The last few times I’ve visited Twitter I’ve been asked to update my description – the bit of text that appears at the top right of your profile page.
You can’t write very much, so each time I work away until I fill the box right up to the 140 character limit it allows, then submit [...]

Adobe’s staggering PDF laziness

February 24, 2010 - 8:17 pm

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64-bit versions of Windows have been around for general purchase since at least 2001, and no doubt in development versions for a while before that.  But still Adobe have not added support for 64-bit Windows to their standard Acrobat/Acrobat Reader utility which replaces the boring old PDF file icon with a preview of the actual [...]

Twitter Off

December 4, 2009 - 9:27 pm

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I just don’t understand the logic of Twitter’s website. It’s almost as if it’s designed to be as confusing as possible, which given how little non-tweet content is there is really a rather remarkable achievement.
There are lots of bad design choices, but the one which annoys me most is this: actually sending a tweet from [...]