HubSpot recently showed me this message:
Nothing wrong with it per se, however this message is more misleading than you may think. From the message alone it seems like I will only benefit by upgrading. "More module fields", "better template previews", "more modern coding experience". All seem to be like improvements,. So I clicked upgrade. And oh boy - when I tried to edit one of my many templates suddenly I could not add HTML fields or HubL fields any longer - the backbone of the template I have been using.
The new Outlook on Office 365 (aka Outlook Web Access) thinks there is a need for a "like" button on emails. Why would I like an email? I can already flag an email as important - all that I need. But why like it? Will that send an email to the sender telling them I am in love with their email?
It is especially awkward in emails Outlook clearly thinks are junk:
It seems like Lightroom Classic's newly improved face detection algorithm still suffers from some, umm, basic issues. No offence to anyone.
Update Seems like it is more confused than I thought. This after training it with 5000+ images of who Katja is.
I do not see it, even after staring at these two images for an hour.
I have been involved with software development and computers in general for a long, long time now. I have worked and programmed text user interfaces such as MS-DOS 5.0 and POSIX Unix, GUIs such as Windows 3.1, Windows 95, NT 3.51, NT 4, 2000, XP, Windows 7, Windows 10, I have worked in Java, Pascal, Delphi, .NET ASP/C#/VB.NET, C, C++, Assembler, PHP, Python, iOS, Android, Symbian OS and the list goes on.
As both a developer & designer and a user of technology, I am in a good position to offer opinions on the state of software, including usability and user experience. Now I am not going into history again on how modern software is bloated, how budget constraints and competition is driving poor quality and insecure code and so on. Instead I am going to show you some self explanatory images of software that is in a FINAL state, released to the general public, by multi billion dollar (in some cases, trillion dollar) companies. With unlimited funding and own defined deadlines, how is this excusable?