"Smart" crap gallery
, last update .
Personal gallery of all "smart" electronics I've seen failing around me.
Everything is a piece of crap; Programmed by people under time press. Not tested thoroughly. Full of race conditions. This is the world we live in.
Some cases not caught here:
- Kitchen cooker in need of restart (that really was wtf, as it happened in the middle of cooking).
- Kettle for boiling water in need of restart (it has fancy features like showing temperature).
- Air conditioning unit that refuses to generate cold air until restarted.
- Smart IoT light bulbs refusing to work until I upgraded them. They have their needs, you see, like a little baby.
You put the clothes in, start a program, let it work for an hour and when you come to get the clothes, this is what you get:
I think it may mean User Error. Or maybe Unknown Error. It happens from time to time, in the middle of the washing. You have to restart it because it won't allow you to open it as there is still water there.
Great, now even my "smart" table is acting up;
Hard reset helped. Which was kinda hard to do, because the power plug is in the rail under the desk.
I don't drink coffee, so I only go to the coffee machine when I need something else. Even so, it has been constant source of amusement how many errors there are:
Smart wending machine fridge
Oh, I want to pay and the app stopped working. Okay. So close the program, what other options do I have here..
The program will restart, right?
Oh, windows desktop with an icon? Wtf, they want me to restart the program? How about no.