Archive for the ‘WTF’ Category
Full vs partial RSS feed is an old debate. I understand that a site needs to accumulate page views and ad impressions to pay for bandwidth. Now, Digg’s RSS feed and Slashdot’s RSS feed – both these sites don’t have much original content apart from the story comments. (Reading Slashdot comments is fun, even a few trolls. Digg comments OTOH are invariably retarded). These sites are not obliged to put all “their” content in RSS feeds, and may be that’s just me, but throwing an external link or two won’t hurt the click-through much and they can always put ads in feed.
Gmail’s new version rolled out for me today, and first thing I noticed that it had reset my gmail chat config (basically I had switched off gmail chat), my greasemonkey scripts were broken and I had a firebug extension warning on top.
While I have no gripe about greasemonkey, resetting gmail chat setting means I’ve to check rest of my settings to be sure anything else is not broken.
New version seems quicker, with additional options in “More Actions” menu and updated “Contacts” section.
“The abnormally high number of restarts affected Skype’s network resources. This caused a flood of log-in requests, which, combined with the lack of peer-to-peer network resources, prompted a chain reaction that had a critical impact.”
Too far-fetched to be true!
[Update] : Skype blog clarifies the Mircosoft connection, and that they don’t blame Microsoft for the catastrophe.
[...] “This program does nothing at all”…Even the name of the software, “awardmestars”, was a bit of a giveaway. And yet it still won 16 ‘awards’.
There are scams and there are meta scams-
Meanwhile, during our investigation we discovered that you are among the victims, and for this invent I was directed to inform you by the Federal Government of Nigeria that you have been compensated with the sum of $9million which a certified bank draft has been issued in your name.
Therefore, you are advised to contact the personal adviser to the president on financial maters MR MARTHINS JOE on his direct Email: (email@example.com)
Not that it bothers me, but mails like this aren’t even funny anymore, my only interest being hilarity of it.
I noticed this on the very next day, when I was looking for some documentation on proxy auto configuration scripts support in the SOAP API. The replacement AJAX api not only has limited application (website only), but also it promises to show google ads beside the results.
Not that Google Search API has ever been very stable – it works almost only 80% of the time, so one has to pray and hope that it works with every call. Now even the support has been dropped and usage samples along with FAQ have been removed.
Damn! not good at all.