Grumpy Website


A website explaining GDPR that:

- Uses passive consent (“If you continue to use this sie we will assume that you are happy with it”)

- Installs cookies on the first load, way before I even see the consent banner.

- And, well, explains that both of those things are illegal, of course.

Thanks @owo4ixd for reporting this

Native apps are superior because they don’t have cookie warnings. You know, because they don’t have cookies. UNTIL NOW A HA HA HA AH AH AAAA

The case of disappearing labels during map scaling.

See those blue flags? I manually added them and gave them a name. This fact alone means they are important to me, probably more than anything else on the map. You don’t need a machine learning to know that.

So why the fuck can’t Google show them consistently? Why does it hide them on one scale and keeps on others? Why do some flags sync from desktop while other take a week (A WEEK!) to appear on the phone?

I’ve been using the map intensively for the last week. Researching and cataloguing multuple places each day. It’s been a total disaster.

The “Line height” group of controls got me thinking for a whole minute. Still not sure why “At least”/“Exactly” are radiobuttons but “At most” is a checkbox. How do “Exactly” and “At most” combine together?

Thank you Medium for helping me better see this already fullscreen picture. Your animations are also very helpful.

Get in via one popup. Get back via two. Interactions like this destroy any hope of creating a mental model of the UI and what is nested where.

How many levels of popups are you on? You are like a little baby!

Consistency is key.

40.82 KB == 41 801 bytes == 45 KB == 42 KB

Thanks to @olegkovalov for the screenshot

(Click the image for a larger version, some data is redacted)

So, Fitbit forced some kind of game on its users. It appears between data that the user actually cares about: stats.

When you try to remove the game, it warns you that you will quit (no one signed up for it) and that... "you will be removed"? Sounds ominous.

And then, of course, it pops up again. The only way to remove it is to click the game card, get a splash screen in your face, and press decline.

Companies, respect user choice. Do not pollute user data with your engagement metrics. If something is deleted, it should stay deleted.

Many thanks to @ashaeron for the screenshots

This _date_ selector got me puzzled for a minute