Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit (banazir) wrote,
Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit
banazir

  • Mood:
  • Music:

The Tyranny of the Default

Error updating journal: Incorrect time value: You have an entry which was posted at 2008-11-22 09:00, but you're trying to post an entry before this. Please check the date and time of both entries. If the other entry is set in the future on purpose, edit that entry to use the "Date Out of Order" option. Otherwise, use the "Date Out of Order" option for this entry instead.


What the crap is this? All those Time Drols in their t.a.r.d.i.Ses, you don't bother them about dropping in, but poor unsuspecting bloggers have to waste precious time with your foolish consistency?

What are you worried about? Will some horrible spamdalek inundate the friends' pages of unsuspecting LJ users with a pandemic of posts, all out of order? Anachronism is next to anarchy! Whatever will we do?

Seriously, I do despise conformity in defaults for its own sake. You're not going to prevent abuse of flexibility by taking it away as a default, so just give it to the user and we'll thank you for it!

A foolish consistency is the Uruk of tiny minds! Or something like that.

--
Banazir
Tags: blogging, livejournal, rants
Subscribe

  • Austin City Gimmicks

    Have any of you ever worked for, or interviewed with, the Austin-based Gathering (formerly Gathering of Developers or GODGames, later rebranded as…

  • Lords of the Riven Myst

    Who among you played Riven and Myst? Did any of you actually like them? I would have posted this as a poll, but I wanted to read some cogent…

  • Asian Chess

    Does anyone reading this play any of the Asian chess variants? xiangqi (象棋) - Chinese chess shogi (将棋) - Japanese chess janggi (장기) -…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments