Friday, July 18, 2008

Dr. Horrible is Fantastic

Thank goodness that Saturday on the east coast starts around 9pm on the west coast. Didn't have to wait until tomorrow to see Act III of Dr. Horrible. Recommended is not strong enough of a word. Go watch one, two and three RIGHT NOW BEFORE THEY DISAPPEAR ON SUNDAY AND YOU MIGHT HAVE TO PAY FOR IT!!! (even though paying for it would probably be a good thing because it would encourage more things like it through the action of the free market blah blah blah)

All My Hate Is Washed Away

I was kind of miffed at Yahoo last time I wrote here. Then I found this:

I laughed uproariously. Can't wait until tomorrow. Must remember to watch part III tomorrow!

Many many thanks to the folks at io9 for passing along this gem.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Yahoo has made me angry

Well, maybe not out-and-out angry, but seriously peeved. They've been periodically threatening me with switching my MyYahoo account to some newfangled ajaxy home page. My experience with it so far is that it's slower and shinier at the expense of just putting the text I want on the page in front of me.

The latest assault of trying to force me to use it happened this morning. I tried to go to the /switch URL that has worked in the past, and that failed. I did go to the 'switch back?' page, but when I clicked on the button to switch back, I still had the new UI. I noticed a link at the bottom of the new home page for switching back, and even when I clicked on that, it still failed and left me with the new home page.

Very Annoying(tm).

It's getting to the point where I'm about to switch everything over to gmail and igoogle. Google's creeping me out a little, lately, though. It's all free to use, but maybe the price is too high <backgroundmusic type='ominous'/>.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

New Widget and A Shout Out

The new widget on the left is a thingy that shows where people come from when they come in a look at my ramblings. I found it on Joel Mier's blog, Think For A Moment.

He'd posted a commentary about Netflix's recent reversal on the 'kill profiles' issue. As always, well reasoned and articulately stated commentary. Miss ya, Joel. Hope all's well.