Category: Rants

Don’t force website localisation

Just because I’m in Russia doesn’t mean I really want to read your website in Russian. Especially not if it’s in some kind of unfathomable machine-translated approximation of Russian. I might not understand the language of the country I’m located in. I might be passing through, or I might be a hapless expat who’s managed to […]

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Head x-ray returns 404 brain not found

Morning visit to the doctor (not the one that gave me the telepathic diagnosis)  gave me a clean bill of health and a closed sick note. Get back to work young man! But since the ENT chap said you should get your head x-rayed, go and do that anyway (although they won’t find anything, I […]

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Sinus infections really suck

For about the last five months, I’ve gradually been getting more and more tired. It probably started with my first ever jet lag, in October 2013. It seemed to be taking ages to go away, but that was understandable owing to the fact that external circumstances had conspired to thwart all my attempts at getting […]

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Chrome, please restore scrollbar arrows

Seriously Google, I can’t take much more of it. I like to work on my netbook, which has a teensy little screen. It’s now impossible to get fine control over scrolling on a small element that has lots of overflow without using the arrow keys, and that’s only possible when there’s whitespace (e.g. no links) […]

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