Dear Jerk Archive

Dear Kapersky and Avast Security:

Posted July 13, 2013 By Mom

Stop sending up the same alarm for adware and bloatware as for malware, which are actual viruses and trojans. You are wrong to do this, because there’s a BIG difference between adware/bloatware and malware, and you’re misleading people who use your products into thinking: 1. Your program is “protecting” them from stuff that isn’t really [… Read More]

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Dear Vanity Fair Magazine:

Posted July 7, 2013 By Mom

I see you’ve put certain articles on your website behind a pay-per-article firewall. The pay-to-play popup includes an appeal to my better nature and a statement about the need to support quality journalism, along with a request that I pay $1.99 for the article I want to view. However, that article also appears in your [… Read More]

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Dear Subway:

Posted June 24, 2013 By Mom

  Stop trying to rush me over to the veggie and condiments guy when I’m not done telling the bread and meat guy what I want for sandwiches number 2 – 4. I realize it makes things run much more smoothly on YOUR side of the sneeze guard, but it also makes it much more [… Read More]

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Dear Salon.com and HuffingtonPost.com:

Posted April 1, 2013 By Mom

I don’t know what the hell is going on at your sites, but they are so slow to load that I always hesitate to click on any link to Salon or HuffPo. Salon, you are the worst offender by far, since trying to follow a link to any location on your site not only brings [… Read More]

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Dear Southern California Edison:

Posted March 13, 2013 By Mom

Your website redesign was unecessary, and is a total disaster. Where I used to be able to login from your home page within one second and pay my bill on the very next page that appeared within two clicks and three seconds, now your home page takes several minutes to load, apparently because you’ve decided [… Read More]

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