Internet Pet Peeves

A little something I noticed:

When you go to CNN to search for a news article, type in your search criteria and click search. Oops. You aren't searching CNN, you are searching the entire web. Note to CNN. If I want to search for something on the web, I'm just as capable of typing www.google.com as I am www.cnn.com. In fact, going to Google is still much easier with my handy Google toolbar.

Upon further investigation, I found that MSNBC does this too!
Yes, they both allow you to search their site specifically. You have to select the radio button to do so.

Here's a newsflash for you. Save your users a click. Make your own site the default.


Gas Prices Skyrocket, but Thank Goodness We Get More Daylight

If you blinked, you may have missed this in the news. Our super-hard working government officials have rallied behind a new cause. That's right folks. We get two more months of extra daylight.

Why? Well, according to Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass, "It just makes everyone feel sunnier". Oh, and "Kids across the nation will soon rejoice because they'll have another hour of daylight trick-or-treating" according to Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan. (Quotes from CNN article )

Personally, I would feel a lot "sunnier" if our politicians focused their concerns on the sky-rocketing fuel prices I'm paying at the gas pump instead of extra daylight. Furthermore, I seriously doubt young trick-or-treaters know the difference about when it's daylight savings time and when it isn't.

MSNBC focuses on a more detailed picture of the story. A change in time equates to complication of flight schedules, reorganization of school calendars, and even prayertime for religious organizations.

Let's not miss another important detail. Changing the time effects technology. All your gadgets? Calendar software? Automatic billing? PROBLEMS. All these things were programmed with certain expectations regarding time.

Maybe when the lawmakers have to manually set their DVD recorders when the machines automatically adjust for the existing DST, they will realize an important lesson. Spend your time working to solve our country's problems. Don't add to them frivolously.