So Facebook's latest re-design is pretty much fully propagated now, which means the whole world is enjoying its AJAX-infested mess of User Interface confusion.

Posting on a wall under some circumstances can have the new post rendered inline under a previous date heading because "Today" doesn't show up until you physically hard-refresh the page. Weeks in and promises later, I can still be on my Home Page, click on the toolbar's profile link and have nothing happen.

These sort of problems are almost unendingly driven by overengineering and are more or less par for the course with Facebook these days. But even so, I'd like to draw attention to a couple of more fundamental things that are still chronically wrong with the site which the developers plainly refuse to change.

Facebook UI Evolution

Firstly, I would really like to be able to prevent my actions from going on everyone's News Feeds. Yes, I know they only appear to people who could see them anyway if they looked for them. Yes, I know I have extensive privacy controls at my disposal.

But, still, c'mon. Just because I'm out about in public doing my groceries doesn't mean I'm happy with someone standing on a rooftop with a megaphone, announcing my movements to everyone. Likewise, if I'm commenting on someone's wall I know that such an action will only be loudly announced to mutual friends. But it's still being loudly announced. It's unnecessary and scary, and to have no control over that is just daunting.

There's such a thing as subtlety and you, my dear Facebook, don't have it any more.

Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, I still can't re-order photo albums. What the heck's up with that?