So, my bank lets you check your account online. No big deal there. Except recently I got a notice essentially saying "Hey, we're upgrading our online services; we're going to update the online data three times a day now." My first reaction was "So what, you've only been updating it once every other day before now? What, are you idiots?"
Before we attempt to answer that, let's take a look at two of their other practices with their online services.
The website requires that you change your password every 45 days. While this in itself is not such a bad thing, they also require that you have at least one number, one lowercase and uppercase letter, and a special symbol (basically anything that isn't a letter or number). I no longer try to remember what my password is and just have a script randomly spit out several possible passwords then copy that elsewhere.
All that just to make sure the deposit I made today made it in so I could pay my Zimzat.com hosting bill.
PS (Despite the fact I wrote this after the second paragraph): There's just something very alluring about Ben Kweller, the artist in the song I'm listening to right now.
PSS: Why hasn't Fedora Core (at least version 3) updated to Firefox 1.5? Oh wait, I think I had to install firefox myself. XD