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David “Tale” Lawrence
Works at Akamai Technologies
Attended Kittatinny Regional High School
Lived in Paulinskill Lake, NJ
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DNS Geek
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I howl at the moon about bad user experiences
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  • Akamai Technologies
    2005 - present
  • Nominum
    1999 - 2005
  • Internet Software Consortium
    1997 - 1999
  • UUNET Technologies
    1992 - 1997
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Paulinskill Lake, NJ - Troy, NY - North Chatham, NY - Reston, VA - Fair Lakes, VA - Arlington, VA - Underhill Ctr, VT - Middlesex, VT
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Ranter of Bad User Experiences
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  • Kittatinny Regional High School
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Tale, Dave Lawrence, David C Lawrence

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It's finally happened, Classic Maps is no longer available even though there's a UI element that says "Return to Classic Maps".  It just dumps you into New Maps "Lite". 

It seems to me I have even fewer waypoints to work with than in the past.  Frustrating.  I definitely do not have enough to plan my routes as I have traditionally done.  Very disappointing, Google.
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I have a ton of old maps history in the old map app that is not showing up in the new one, or at least I can't find it there. I didn't save those old maps, to My Maps, (yet) though I have email links for most of them. I'm really not looking forward to sorting this out. Thanks a bunch, google, for making this painful.
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Fantastic.  In order to unsubscribe from Verizon Wireless Arena marketing email, they require you to create a profile, where they also require your birthdate and ZIP code.   I grumbled but did so anyway ... only to be met with an error page.  The exact error was unspecified, but I suspect it was because my address has a plus sign in it.  (It might, however, have been because I used a birthdate of 01/01/1900 and ZIP of 01234.)

I am so sick and tired of so many sites being so bad at email standards.
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David is very well preserved.
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Does anyone know someone technical on the staff at LinkedIn?   I have tried to file a bug report with them on the issue of improper use of multipart/alternative in their outgoing email and the customer support person just does not remotely understand what the issue is.  I mean, not in thinking there isn't an issue, but is so far off in left field in even beginning to understand what I'm saying.   Our exchange so far would be comical if it weren't so depressingly reflective of a common state of affairs on the Internet.
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There's a long standing unfeature with Android Gmail that it won't even give you the option of sending only text/plain, and they closed it wontfix. Argh.
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Seriously, Verizon? On my phone: "Please click here to opt into the Verizon In-Store Experience by tapping this notification." NO indication what the "Verizon In-Store Experience" is. Like hell I'm consciously opting into something that I have no idea what it is.
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I called Verizon and the first person I talked to had no idea what I was talking about.
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GMail app seems to have regressed w.r.t. text/calendar invites.    It isn't showing me the event information at all, just the prose from the text/html part.
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ZIP: 05602-9406 ... "Please enter a valid ZIP."

Lego was wrong, everything is NOT awesome.  It's terrible.
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"Please close all browser windows to log out of this service provider."   As if.
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Hey Google, what the heck? This just caused me to miss a meeting. My time zone is Central. The indicator on the main calendar page shows the meeting about to start. "Oops, I must have entered the time in Eastern." Edit ... wait, what? It clearly says 7:30 in Central. Google Calendar, why have you betrayed me? 
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You know, Amazon, for some searches, like "Table", it'd be really useful to have filtering based on dimensions.
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Absolutely, +David Lawrence​ - and especially for sites that may have hundreds or thousands of the same basic item. Hand-in-hand with that is a vibrant review system. This is why I usually head to NewEgg for high-tech gear over the pitiful interfaces offered by most of their competitors.
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Why oh why oh why does Google keep switching me back to new maps when I have told it multiple times that I do not want it and that classic maps works better for my purposes?  It seems to remember this for some period of time so it isn't as simple as, "because cookies".  (Not that I doubt cookies are involved; just that the explanation is not as simple as I've denied their cookies.)
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and as much as it annoys you, if you think it's bad UX or bad cheese, nothing in your power will change what they do about it. You're shouting into the wind. If that's a good experience for you then go ahead, otherwise live with it or use Bing maps or Apple maps or whatever else crap is out there. Those are the choices we have.
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Come on, Facebook, when are you finally going to give us search for our friends' posts?  Your bad newsfeed UI and app startup behaviour combined make for the very frustrating experience of seeing a brief flash of a post that seemed interesting, and then having no good way to find it again except the possibility that you noticed who posted it and MIGHT be able to find it on their wall.
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Also, G+ doesn't show every post on a person's profile.  There have been times when I see a post in my stream because someone in my circles plussed it, but when I go directly to the poster's profile it isn't there.
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Enter email: email@exmaple.com<select all, copy>
Confirm email: <paste>

Yeah, that's so useful.  Please web designers, knock it off.
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The typo really was accidental, but I sort of love that it is there.
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