You know what I hate? Continue reading. As in, you start reading a blog post but it's truncated and you have to hit a link to keep reading it. I'm sure this has to do with stats and ad revenue, but more often than not, I'll just click the X and be done with that blog. There are a few who I click through, but you better believe I'm grumbling about it.
Along those lines, I saw a cute hat pattern on Ravelry - it was free, so I downloaded it. Then I decided to go to the designer's webpage to look at their other items. Guess what? You have to enter your email address to see anything. Nope. Sorry, but I've been unsubscribing to everything lately - why would I add another website before I know if I even like it?? Clicked the X.
I really hate hackers. I woke up to see this on my iPhone last week:
Hmmm. That can't be good.
I changed my Apple ID password and went about my morning, and a little later heard the ding for a new text message. I opened up my text message icon to see the one from a friend, followed by over one hundred of these messages:
OK, this REALLY can't be good...
I sent the screenshots to my tech advisors (aka my kadults) and got sufficiently freaked out by the response. Needless to say, all of my passwords have been changed, two-step authentication has been enabled, and it's now a freaking pain in the butt every time I go to any site where a password is required. So I have a list of my passwords printed out sitting next to my computer, because I made them challenging and different and I can't remember any of them. GAH!!!
Another thing that irritates me is when you donate to an organization once and they never stop sending you requests for more money. Our youngest donated to the ACLU when she turned 18 just once (ahhh, the ideals of youth), and we are still getting these "final chance" mailings at least monthly, maybe more - I toss them directly into recycling so I don't really know at this point. Just to give you some perspective on this, Allie donated $10 in 2007. I'm pretty sure that every last dime plus many more dollars has been spent asking for more money.
What's even funnier is that the name on this envelope is no longer attached to the person they're sending it to!
Speaking of recycling, our town started offering single-stream recycling at the beginning of this year - great! I can put everything into one container; much easier than how we used to have to sort and bag everything (which to be honest was a pain so I didn't bother with it). I'm a rule follower, so I rinse my food containers and only put in what is allowed. For plastics, that would be #1 and #2. I check dutifully check the bottom of my containers before putting them into the recycling bin. But I can't read some, even with reading glasses:
Bottom of a container of Fage Greek yogurt.
Finally, after taking a picture and zooming in on it, I can see that it says "PP" in the little recycling triangle. WHAT THE FRACK DOES THAT MEAN?? Here I've been trying to decipher a number and it's been letters all along? Sigh. At least I was correct in putting these in the trash, but why do they have to make it so tiny?
OK, now that I've gotten my crankiness out, tell me what's bothering you these days.