drpaisley: (mickey)
Amongst my several email addressess is one via Yahoo. I use it for a lot of "give us your email and you can download our album" kind of things. It works, does a good job of filtering out spam, so no big deal.

Earlier this week, I got a message from Yahoo about their "new mail!" and how wonderful it was going to be, and did I want to sign up for it right now, damnit! It's so cool! And stuff! And shit!

To help me decide to be a beta tester, they included a video to Learn more about the newest version of Yahoo! Mail. Go check it out, please. Really, it's only a minute long.


Back? Good. So what did we learn? Use the new Yahoo! mail, and you get confetti bukkake. And "The 1812 Overture" will play while your computer, phone or other device paper spooges in your face. The expression of the Asian woman was particularly evocative.

An interesting feature set, but not quite what I'm looking for in an email program, unless it wants to throw whole bills of large denomination at me, and put the money in money shot.

One would think somebody, somewhere, in the huge number of people who were involved in the design and production of this jizzaster, much less the corporate people who had to review and approve it, would have taken one look and said, "Um, perhaps this is not the best way to present our product." Perhaps other web-related programs could learn from this. I look forward to the ad for "Google (sucks) Chrome (off a trailer hitch)."


*I was shocked (shocked! I say!) to discover I did not have a "not a euphemism" tag (not a euphemism).
drpaisley: (balrog butt)
So Campbell's introduced a line of halal-certified soups at the start of the year. Very American, right? See a market, move into it.

Oh hellz no! This is Terrorrrrrismmmmmmm! Boycotts are being called for by the usual gormless suspects. In the comments, several people suggest buying some soup and donating it to food banks, which strikes me as an excellent idea.

More proof for the lack of a diety: the genes for right-wing douchebaggery aren't a lethal recessive.

Nicked from Making Light, which of course you all already read.
drpaisley: (balrog butt)
Quick review: "You cannot lower your expectations enough." [/James Earl Jones voice].

Can't say I was surprised, I gave up on giving Steve and George any money. But I did notice an oddity, the sound kept dropping off every so often. Apparently, this was not a bug, but a "theft-deterring" feature. Right.

http://www.boingboing.net/2008/05/28/paramount-silencing.html

Fucking brilliant, guys. That'll get people into theatres to see colostomy bags like that film.
drpaisley: (balrog butt)
Quick review: "You cannot lower your expectations enough." [/James Earl Jones voice].

Can't say I was surprised, I gave up on giving Steve and George any money. But I did notice an oddity, the sound kept dropping off every so often. Apparently, this was not a bug, but a "theft-deterring" feature. Right.

http://www.boingboing.net/2008/05/28/paramount-silencing.html

Fucking brilliant, guys. That'll get people into theatres to see colostomy bags like that film.

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