Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Jul 2004 08:45 UTC
Editorial This article describes some of my annoyances in computing. If you had any problems reading this article, then skip this one. It will only be a waste of your time. There are a lot of annoying things in the wonderful world of computing. Of course, nothing is perfect, but that doesn't mean we are not allowed to complain and scream and throw our keyboards at our monitors when yet another irritation pops up.
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by JK on Mon 12th Jul 2004 13:43 UTC

Boot time:

Turn on hibernation. You can boot in seconds and all the apps you were using when you hibernated will reopen. I can't imagine how booting can get much faster than that with current technology, it's always going to take a little time to load large amounts of data from a hard disk.

Multifunction keyboards:

I really can't understand why this is a big deal, if you don't use the extra keys why not just ignore them? If you were complaining about laptop keyboards I could see your point, some make the keyboard quite cramped by adding unnecessary keys. But on a desktop keyboard they're usually out of the way of the main keys, so this seems like nitpicking about something totally trivial.


Trackballs are significantly slower than mice. Your trackball probably slows you down more than waiting a minute for your computer to boot. They aren't even used on laptops any more, although the problem of keeping them clean is probably the main reason for that.