I guess I’m grumpy this week. A few things have annoyed me, and one or two almost became whole blog posts. I decided not to devote the time and effort to anger, so here’s a bullet pointed list.
- The MBTA’s Charlie Cards expire. This is a little-known fact hidden deep in their ToS. Regular riders won’t have a problem, but infrequent suburban users like me risk having their stored value disappear without warning into the vast maw of the Transit Authority’s deficit. Don’t ask how I know this.
- Barnes & Noble requires a credit card on file to download to your Nook, even if you’ve already paid for the book. They say it’s for “digital rights management purposes.” Translation: you don’t really own it, and we reserve the right to charge again for it.
- Radar signs. I have a working speedometer. I don’t need a device to bathe the neighborhood in radiation, while wasting electricity, to tell me what I already know. You aren’t fooling me into thinking you are a cop or a camera, Mr. 26-26-26 MPH. Save the planet. Just say no.
That’s it. Nothing more to see here. Go on about your business, but check the expiration date on your transit pass.