When SMS confirmation codes first went mainstream, they were four digits long.
Then, five digits long.
Today I had to enter a seven-digit SMS code to confirm my login with UnitedHealthcare.
This security technique is hitting a useability wall. Going beyond eight digits will make people not use it for two-factor authentication.
A chocolate chip cookie uses the fact that it actually contains chocolate chips as a selling point.
I’m not a foodie. But c’mon.
If you refer to yourself as a leader, you likely aren’t one.
If you refer to yourself as a “thought leader,” you are without a doubt not one.
The titles and descriptions I read on LinkedIn will occasionally wind me up.
This is from the new version of iStat Menus.
Two weeks, Alaska? I could walk a mag tape over to you in less time.
His email signature contained four text links and four image links.
And “x to y days” is a pet peeve. Why not say, “Please allow up to three business days?” Or better, “Please allow three business days?”
(Not to worry. I found the tires I wanted at another site.)
I just upgraded a macOS application. I won’t give the name. But here’s a tasty snippet from their user manual.
Somewhere there’s a manager or maybe a technical writer who thought it was useful to tell the reader to review the Table of Contents, which includes page numbers.
I’ve had Flixster’s iPhone app for years. It’s been handy for staying abreast of upcoming movies and DVD releases. Along with movie synopses, it shows each movie’s Rotten Tomatoes score and has links to movie reviews.
This morning, I tapped on a movie to get more info. Up came a video ad that I couldn’t disable.
And -poof- I deleted Flixster’s app from my phone.