i’d like to file a complaint

I rarely post only to complain on the blog. But I’ve got a short list of things that bug me, and I wanted to make them public.

  1. RSS feeds for blogs that only supply a snippet of the post. I’m becoming less and less likely to click to read the rest, because I feel manipulated into driving up someone’s site stats. Ok, I often still click over, but I hate the extra step. I’ll click over if I want to make a comment, of course, without hesitation.
  2. First stitches of a row that get sloppy and big, despite all efforts to handle the stitch gently, minimally, and with even tension. Generally these things get sucked into seams, but right now I’m working on a double-knitting tube, and the edges are wonky and I’m worried blocking won’t fix it. Will I have to take the tie out again?
  3. Early fall pollen season. Let’s not forget the ubiquitous ragweed. I cannot stop sneezing, blowing my nose, etc. I’m actually kind of miserable today with it.

That’s it for now. Like I said, just a short list. For today.

8 Responses to i’d like to file a complaint

  1. Molly says:

    I’m with you about the rss (and atom, etc) feeds. The worst part, I think, is that Bloglines pretends to give you a choice – you know, check “title only, complete entries, summary if available.” and despite knowing it has NO REAL EFFECT, I always take the extra time and check “Complete Entries.” I think that’s proof that Bloglines has killed my spirit.

  2. Dee says:

    Hope you are feeling better soon.

    I right there with you on the wonky stitch issue. WHY, WHY, WHY do I always get a wonky stitch at the heel gusset? It drives me CRAZY!

    Hope your wonky stitches work themselves right.

  3. nicole says:

    I so agree about the RSS feeds. WTF is that about? Also, I am miserable with allergies right now, too. I am mainly feeling the congestion and morning sneezes. Oh, and the itchiness. Grr . . .

  4. Ashley says:

    Ok, ok, I’m guilty of Number 1. But I love my stats! Not the numbers–I could give a hoot–but I get the nerdiest thrill from seeing where people come from. Denmark! Saudi Arabia! South Africa! Singapore! Philadelphia!

  5. Liz says:

    oh man! the short RSS feeds drive me up the wall too. However, it may be that the owner of the blog doesn’t know how to change it. Just a guess. Also… ACHOO! sneezy and nasaly here too. Happy fall!

  6. Kimberly says:

    I agree with the short blog entries driving folks nutty. My guess is that the entries may be huge posts and the bloggers are trying not to overwhelm the Bloglines readers. I use the Complete setting, but when I know my posts will be huge (aka TONS of pix) or I do not want to spoil a “surprise” photo, I include the “!–more” line.

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