Amazing how little modern computing can actually do well.
There’s this application that comes bundled with my operating system. I’ve been using it for some time, it’s really quite nifty. “Reminders”, it’s called. And it does exactly what you’d expect. You can create a checklist of items, and have the application remind you of them at the specified date and time. How innovative, how convenient! And then you upgrade to the latest version of the thing…
A reminders app that sporadically fails to remind you doesn’t sound nearly as good, now does it? And yet, that is the unfortunate situation I have to deal with. Of course it’s not that big of a deal, and it’s to be expected that not everything works completely flawlessly. And yet, here I am, complaining about it. It may not be a problem, but it’s a definitely a symptom of one.
Honestly, simple functionality like this is about the same scope as the stuff you make for programming practice. How deep must the implementation’s rabbit hole go if it’s actually possible to mess it up? I already know, but I wish I didn’t.
Maybe one day we’ll be able to perform mundane tasks in peace.