useful, but not.
the world. ending.
oh, god, where to start...
Since we got furniture I introduced the wife to my tradition of getting nerw coasters for the tables in the apartment...
You just go downstairs, see them all discarded there on the table next to the mailboxes. Thay're put there after people see them in their mailbox and yell "yeech!", but can't quite bringthemselves to destroy them. So I take them. Theyre free, typically colorful, and you get that small feeling of glee when you scratch the shit out of and render useless a really bad piece of software.
Theyre also great for bouncing offa wall onto a cat doing soemthing bad because they think they can get away before you stand up.
Anyhow, I was looking at the packaging of these things the other day and noticed the taglines:
Enhanced high speed access - This is dependent on you getting conneted in the first place
Then the next day...
AOL BUYS TIME WARNER???
This, to anyone of my meager intelligence or higher (which would go to include most people) is more freightening then the first crackpot draft of the CDA a few years back. One of the largest media companies on the fucking planet now belongs to the one of the most incompetent companies on the planet.
Are Joc and I the only ones that saw this in the paper, turned to each other and said "Yeah, the world is ending"?
Remember, thanks to AOL you can no longer move freely artound the Netscape site without wondering which link is going to spawn yet another of those fucking "TRY AOL FREE!" popup windows, irritating the last of us that use Netscape as a way to thumb our noses at Uncle Bill to the point where we just give up and say "FUCK IT! THE MAN HAS WON"
This is also the company with multiple years running of having a record of "Crappiest Customer Service".
This is also the company who's service is a favorite of pedophiles, spammers, and other ne'er do wells of the online world. Hopefully they won't do much more damage to Time Warner than to use to to penetrate the market with more shitty CDs.
This is, as you can see, the prediction i made a few weeks ago coming true. AOL is going to make itself "even easier than before" so many damn times that they're going to be nothing more than a series of cable channels.
I'll make a deal with them - you guys stop your people from getting into the internet proper, and I'll stop calling you a bunch of loser fuckheads.
I didn't think so.
So now this site here is going to take a little turn... More webnazi-ish than before. More geeky. The cutsey shit I write about my lovely wife will be located elsewhere - I'll tell you where to find it when it's up.
In the meantime, I got work to do.
17 Jan 00
Note to geeks - installing SQL Server 7 across a 45-mile long network? Kicks Ass.
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