February 26, 2014

Technology Inventions I CAN Live Without (So Far)

It's 'so far', because as I'm writing this, I'm thinking that technology inventions are running so fast that in the nearer future than we think, these things will be irrelevant.

But as of now, I need to mention some which I DEFINITELY AM FINE to live without, but unfortunately need to encounter almost on daily basis, --and most especially today... because encountering them multiple times in a day is just ... well, overwhelming? ... :]


  1. Top of my list, ... CAPTCHA!!
    It has to be!
    You know those distorted words for validation that we need to enter before, say, commenting...?
    Yes, I like the idea behind it, I think it's pretty simple, and nice, as a validation of are we human, or mere bot (--although I'm not sure which one I am sometimes...).
    So they give us those distorted images which are, supposedly, characters, which only humans can read, and not bots. See my confusion here? Because I CANNOT READ THEM MOST OF THE TIMES.
    Dear goodness, it feels like a piece of abstract art sometimes. Perhaps they should put it in a museum some time.

    Huh?
    I generally refresh my CAPTCHA around 5 times or so before I find characters that I can read and put in correctly.
    Also the name, makes me feel like every time I do that or not putting the correct characters, it's like someone say to me, 'Gotcha! ;P', only this time they say:
















    Really though, I completely support the idea behind it, so here are some of my offering unsolicited solutions:
    a.) I love the one in Goodreads where they ask us to enter the title and author from an image of a book cover. Simple and pretty. :)
    b.) Hire people! Haha. Real human writings. Humans can write some beautiful, as swirly whirly flowery patterned variations of texts as needed that will actually be READABLE to humans, yet cannot be read by any character recognition software!

  2. Finger print recognition devices.
    :| You remember those laptops that unlock your password using fingerprint recognition? Sounds really cool at first. Until I tried it and realised I will not work for me 80% of the time. :S You have no idea the countless times I couldn't unlock my laptop (especially in panic) during a presentation. :S
    To general people, see, there is a certain way to swap your finger for it to be able to recognise it. Generally it takes 2 or 3 times to get the correct one, or 1 if you're really a PRO in it (--it's a true skill, really! :S). I usually need at least 3 swipes before it recognises some distorted version of whatever half of my actual finger print. Now, this... is since my fingers get wet pretty easily, ... and even though I did dry them first before trying, it just won't accept me. :S Thanks, .... discriminating software. :| I'm back to traditional password, me.

  3. Touch screen keyboards! Or anything touch screen!
    As much as I don't like it as much, it is pretty much almost all the options we have these days, especially with mobile phones devices. I really have to learn how to type with my all-thumbs-fingers on it. :S Also how to use them properly without slipping or over clicking much for the same reason above.

  4. Touchpad scroll wheel.
    Seriously, I keep forgetting it is there until I wonder who is this poltergeist who keeps gliding my mouse point to far off points than those I intend to.

  5. Lastly on my list, the snooze button.
    Simply said, because it's a TRAP, people! It's a TRAP! 'You want to be there on time for the meeting? ;) Maybe another 5 minutes rest will do you good. ;) 5 minutes won't harm you...' 'Yes, 5 minutes is good.' Repeat that every 5 minutes for 3 times and it's 15 minutes already! :)
    I feel I wake up much energised too without the snooze button somehow.
    Side fact: I just read that the inventor of the snooze button is Lew Wallace? Really? The same author of Ben-Hur? :S What is this, is this a case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of inventions?


There! Off my rant! :D What would be on your list? Do you ever feel irritated by certain technology?...







32 comments :

  1. Oh man, the snooze button and I are sworn enemies! xoxo

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    1. I know right! It's the worst thing! I stopped using it all together now! :))

      xo,
      Emm

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  2. I completely agree about the word recognition ! I flick it through till I get the number ones - they are the easiest... But at the same time the longest. Surely there is another way around it ! I love your blog !
    Eb x
    Thefearlessfox.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh yesss!! ME TOO! :D So true! The number are the easiest for me too, and yes, they seem to be the longest too! --and it can be so hard to find those number ones! :S --Surely, there has to be!! Hopefully they'll replace it soon! :D --Oh thank you, I love your blog too!!! And thank you for visiting back too!

      xo,
      Emm

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  3. Sorry but I couldn't help but laugh when I went to post that last message and what comes up !? Word recognition :) Brought a smile to my face even if it is annoying ! How ironic !
    Eb x

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    1. Oh my! I'm so sorry for that! I had no idea I have that turned on?! --Anyway! Just found out where to set it and I decided to turn it off. :)) --and hopefully I did it right! Oh thank you sooo much for telling me!! :D

      xo,
      Emm

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  4. HAHAHA Emm! Captcha seems to be getting worse. Now they give you a longggggg string of numbers. I'm like WTF? Are you kidding me? You just want to know a real person is behind the screen, but you don't have to give me 100 numbers to input. I'm trying to hold onto my laptop. Seems like all of them are touchscreen now.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. I know right! HAHA, and the words are even much harder to read, and they don't even have a proper word sometimes! :S --So true!! That's why hopefully they'll find better ways SOON! --Hahaha, YES!!! EVERYTHING seems to be touchscreen these days! :S I'm still trying to hold on to my traditional keypad phone too. :S

      xo,
      Emm

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  5. Oh my god CAPCHA!

    I know EXACTLY what you mean, don't you hate it too? And I can't stand blogs that still have capcha on their comments! Turn it off! haha

    Sharlotte | UK Beauty Blog

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    1. ... annndddd apparently I had my CAPTCHA turned on! Haha. Oh my! Silly me! I'm truly sorry, I had no idea. Anyway, so I decided to turn it off, :) and so I guess, thank you so much for still putting in the validation numbers / words / whatever abstraction came up, and for visiting as well! :))

      xo,
      Emm

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  6. wow your blog is amazing... looks so nice

    great job :D

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    1. Thank you so much! :)) Love your blog too!

      xo,
      Emm

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  7. It is such an amazing post.... love it through and through...and seriously one can so live without all of them!!
    Neha
    Let's talk about everything

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    1. Yes! :D Haha, I agree! Thank you so much, Neha, thanks for visiting too, and your lovely lovely comment! :))

      xo,
      Emm

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  8. HAHA CAPTCHA. Sometimes I have to keep refreshing to finally be able to read and get the characters correctly. >: There was once I got so pissed because by the 6th try I still couldn't get pass it, so I tried the "listen" option. And trust me, the "listen" option is nowhere better. I couldn't even catch what the 'person'/bot who read the characters. (I fail at dictation.) Haha.

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    1. HAHAHA, ooooohhh yes, you remind me, they do have a listen option!!! I trust you! Hahaha, a very, very abstract dictation though this one is! :D I tried it too, and yessss, some of the audios are as noisy and bad as the text if not worse! Oh I feel you, haha, I usually ended up refreshing wayyy more because I wouldn't even try if I'm not completely sure what the characters are! Oh my, 6th try?! Eep! :S Haha.

      xo,
      Emm

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  9. Wonderful post...I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

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    1. Thanks so much, Nessa, I love your blog too. Sure do! :D

      xo,
      Emm

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  10. I had to laugh when I read your post - so true!

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    1. Haha, yayyy, glad it made you laugh! :D Thanks so much for visiting back and commenting too! :D

      xo,
      Emm

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  11. Hahahaha. You are just soooo funny! I totally agree with everything you just said. I tried the fingerprint password on my cellphone and I had to spend one hour (one hour!) wiping my thumb and trying again and again. lol. And yup, snooze buttons are traps! I mean, I'll just keep snoozing... Hihi.
    (^^,)

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    1. Hahaha, so true, me too!!! I think I'll just keep snoozing! Oh my! 1 hour?!!! Haha, erh, what?! Hahaha, wow, oh my, I do admire your patient! HAHA, I just keep away from any fingerprint recognition software and devices as much as possible! --Thanks sooo much for visiting back too and for your lovely comment! :D

      xo,
      Emm

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  12. Thank you so much for the follow.
    Follow you back on bloglovin.
    Btw,I'm also on Instagram,maybe you like my account?
    Lovely greets from germany ;-)

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    1. You're very welcome! :)) Thank you so much for the follow too!! :D Your Instagram account is so pretty! I don't have any Instagram or Facebook account, yet though. :S --Yayyy, lovely greetings! :D

      xo,
      Emm

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  13. Ha, I hear you on these pet peeves! I despise CAPTCHA

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. Haha, I know right! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

      xo,
      Emm

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  14. lovely blog :)
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  15. I often joke that soon oneone but robots would be able to read it.
    most of all I hate those colourful capchas, ones you often see nothing but the colours


    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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    1. Thanks, Jess, :D thanks for visiting and commenting too!

      xo,
      Emm

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