This could have been a lot longer, but I cut the post off halfway through writing it. I kinda realized that I’d never stop otherwise. Here it goes:
I hate automatic updates that are performed in the background. Nobody gets a say in what I’m using on my PC.
A few days ago Google updated Google Talk from version 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 silently. It downloaded the update as I tried to connect, and installed it behind my back. No confirmation, no change log. There’s not even a notice of the change on their site.
When things like this happen, I begin to get suspicious. Especially when they conflict with the said company’s corporate principles.
I repeat: do not ever install something without notifying the user.
There is no such thing as ‘good’ DRM. Just an example of how crazy things are: I hear Windows Vista will not play hi-def videos for you unless you buy some special-DRM-happy-best-thing-in-the-world monitors.
Related to DRM is Trusted Computing [sic]. More evil.
Hiding links, stopping direct links, et cetera.
This is just too annoying. Content on the web is meant to be linked to.
I hate having to jump through hoops just in order to watch some damn movie’s trailer.
I’m paying for your software, stop with the ads already
It’s infuriating when software keeps promoting itself when you are using.
Hey Sify guys, if you’re listening: why the hell do you need to show the Sify homepage each time a user logs in, when the user is already using Sify?
There are too many offenders to list here. I guess this has something to do with marketing and such, and probably makes sense ‘economically’; but people, show some dignity, won’t you?