No not huge hairy spiders crawling on your face at night, or mutating radioactive zombies (although those would be rather scary), but more real life stuff.
The possibility of a Christian reverent becoming president of the US of A. FTW! As if it wasn’t bad enough already with the currently inspired by Christianity-when-it-suited-his-cause Bush Jr.
Creationism anyone? No thanks, but that twat will probably think it’s better to believe that instead of the daunting idea we all come from monkeys. Monkeys ffs. Warthogs would be worse IMHO. Monkeys are funny at least. Looks like McCain is in the lead for the Republicans so we might be in the clear, but still, I remember the last twat getting elected when we (the Europeans) thought it would never happen (again). Let Super Tuesday bring us hope!
Or how about Yahoo! being taken over by Micro$oft. Childs down my geeky spine that sends hmmm! I understand that the Empire wants to compete with Google and all, but it’s going to be the Dark side against the Google side I guess when it comes to that. Is Google not evil just because they claim so? I’m not sure, but they have shown far less evil streaks than the folks from Redmond have.
I sorta like(d) Yahoo. They have a lot of good services, and for a lot of those duplicates exist by M$, so my guess is a lot of those will be terminated at some point. Yahoo! chat vs MSN, 360° vs MSN spaces, Yahoo!Mail vs Hotmail… take your pick. Microsoft is also very good at pushing their own shit through the Windows operating system. From default internet searche pages, chat clients, media players to desktop search software. As a big monopolist they always try to pull this kind of stuff off, and the internet is their next goal to try and do the same. This can only be bad news to all of us. I think I’ll wait before I get that Flickr pro account I was thinking off, and see how this thing turns out.
Good stuff if you ask me. DRM sucks, and it’s good to see that a big player is actually making a point into that direction for once.
I don’t see myself buying any personalised Jessica Simpson latest hit mp3’s off Yahoo!s, but still, if they start selling without DRM, maybe others will follow, and we’ll be ridded of all that shitty crippleware for good in the end. Like when hell freezes over I guess.
For less commercial stuff and sweet mp3’s without DRM, you might wanna check out Beatport. Tons of phat drum’n’bass there.
Or stay tuned here, for more links to taste audio files filled with sizzling beats and breaks.
I just noticed that Yahoo! 360° had an update lately. They added a bunch of good features from the look of it, although nothing really that shocking or ground breaking.
Now you have custom themes, embedded video and you’re able to add music to your blast message, which is kinda neat.
Basically all stuff that myspace.com has as well, the only thing is that 360° doesn’t make your eyes bleed when you click through peoples pages.
Everything 360° has is nicely customizable and professional. Myspace look like a hack. You have to inject CSS code in text fields to change your profile layout ffs, which explains why some, euhm, most of those pages look like something made by a 6 year old on crack messing about in MS Frontpage. There are exceptions of course, but it’s tough.
Another funny thing is that I couldn’t pick the password I wanted. It was too long. Security. Who needs it right?
So 360° pwnz myspace.com?
The only thing is that people aren’t using it. They‘realloveratmyspace. I guess people that own a Mac feel the same way about PC’s. So what can a guy do but join the rest of the JT crew, and claim his very own hideous myspace?
Yahoo! Answers beta Q&A service came online this week, and I had this rather long post about how it doesn’t live up to the expectations I had for it. So I’m not going to bore you with that long post, and just say that most of the questions being asked are mainly infantile, and can be solved by spending a few minutes Googling for an answer.
If you want to read some interesting questions and accompanying answers, try Ask Metafilter. Yahoo! just has a too low signal to noise ratio.
The post also said something about coconut fravoured beef on a stick, but it was quite irrelevant actually…