When you update your Facebook account and link your interests and activities to the new community pages, Facebook automatically assigns a picture to represent each interest. Sometimes that doesn’t work very well:
A week ago, I received this message from Yelp: Hi Paul, We’re writing to let you know about our decision to remove your review of Shields David S MD. Your review was flagged by the Yelp community, and our Yelp Support team has determined that it falls outside our Terms of Service (http://www.yelp.com/static?p=tos), specifically as […]
University of Waterloo economics professor Larry Smith doesn’t understand the Internet: This site is intended for the exclusive use of Larry Smith’s current and former students. Its use by other persons is expressly prohibited.
Many WordPress users have run in to the error “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.” Sometimes, it is because you changed the table prefix and the solution is a database change. For other folks, it was due to old plugin incompatibility. To fix it, you need to replace admin_head with admin_menu. […]
The apple.com search engine seemed to have a spot of trouble with this one.
If you haven’t heard of MAPLight.org before, here’s what they do (which is fantastic): MAPLight.org, a groundbreaking public database, illuminates the connection between campaign donations and legislative votes in unprecedented ways. Elected officials collect large sums of money to run their campaigns, and they often pay back campaign contributors with special access and favorable laws. […]
Buried in my Amazon Chase Visa “This E-Sign Disclosure and Consent” was this gem: Hardware and Software Requirements. In order to access, view, respond to, and retain electronic Communications that we make available to you, you must have: an Internet browser (Microsoft Â® Windows 95 or higher, Windows NT 4.0 or higher with Microsoft Internet […]
Recently, I received an email from Nancy Pelosi: Apparently no one explained to her (despite representing Internet central), that scanning your letterhead and pasting it in to your email is a bad idea. It looks worse when it’s on a funny angle. Having text as images this must be some sort of ADA violation. Finally, […]
Who needs an “SEO Mavin” anyway?
I’ve proposed a panel for SXSW Interactive: Abort? Retry? Failwhale? Making Error Messages Suck Less. Here’s how I described it: An unknown error occurred. Call your system administrator. Abort/retry/fail? Bad errors are everywhere. Sure, complain on twitter. But how do we fix them? Through hilarious examples, we’ll explore the 12 ways errors fail us. Then, […]