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GMail IMAP still MIA

Google announced GMail IMAP support on 10/24 at 6am. That was a little over 5.5 days ago.

Not to sound ungrateful, but you can't announce a huge feature like that and then, you know, not deliver it. The announcing blog post even uses the beautifully indeterminate "couple of days" timeframe which, depending on your regional predications, could mean anywhere from 2 to however-many-we-feel-like days.

Ah well, when (or, if) it shows up I'll be fine. The things you can get away with when you're a monolithic corporation.

UPDATE (10/31): It showed up tonight; IMAP kicks ass.

Worst User Experience Ever - Vista

My next computer is very likely to be a Mac at this rate. For every feature of Vista that I like (native search), some idiotic thing just pisses me right off. Tonight, it's iTunes on Vista. Now, before you get all bent out of shape that it's the fault of the app developer, I gotta go with this being Vista's fault. First, I've lost my iTunes library no fewer than 3 times since moving to Vista 4 months ago. It's a pain in the ass to recovery from that because something on Vista makes iTunes take forever to write library changes (no idea what). I could easily chalk that up to an iTunes fault (and, actually lean that way), but iTunes works on my XP boxen just fine at the same version; what's so frackin' hard about Vista? But tonight, tonight it's Vista's fault. As I continue to reload my entire library of videos into iTunes--again--I noticed that some videos I newly converted won't play on my Vista box. They played fine on the Mac that made them, on…

Kotaku - Unsubscribed

I un-sub'd from Kotaku today. Sometime (I don't know exactly when), someone posted Tubgirl to the front page of Kotaku, which dutifully delivered it to Google Reader via my RSS subscription. (Note, if you don't know what Tubgirl is, do not, I repeat, do NOT Google it. It is ridiculously Not Safe For Work and is likely one of the more disgusting things you could ever wish to see. I'm not kidding, you don't want to know. There are things you can't un-see.)Despite the apology, Kotaku is off my subscription list. That leaves Lifehacker as the only Gawker property left in my RSS feeds. A quick note to any Gawker people trolling for posts about this; that was total and complete bullshit. When I think about how close I was to opening that folder (gaming) while bored in a meeting today, I can't even begin to imagine the fallout if it had been seen.I'm not trying to be a prude, but if I can't be confident that reader a fucking website for games won't lan…

Minor Facebook annoyance

Facebook has proven to be an interesting toy. I don't buy all the hype, but it is certainly an interesting idea. As such, I've tried to use it in a spartan manner, putting in basic and mostly public information, seeing what happens. One thing that annoys me already is sort of a bitchy complaint, but..I graduated from college long before Facebook crept into whoever created it's mind (yes, those people are likely much, much younger than I want to believe). But, as such, my university email address, which, I might add, was on a VAX system, is no longer available to me. Which means I can't join the networks for the colleges I attended since joining requires a valid .edu address at those institutions. I don't have a solution beyond allowing people to join a school network without a .edu address at that school if they indicate their graduation date pre-dates the existance of Facebook. And, yes, that's a piss-poor solution because it basically throws open the door to …

Question to the Faithful

Is a person is able to create non-sentient life (say, a bacterium), what does that do to your worldview? This is not an endorsement of the experiment in question, but more a moral quandary. Eventually, someone will figure out how to combine the right amino acids and energy to create a non-theoretical lifeform. Since creation of life is reserved for deities, what will this eventual achievement mean to the larger community of believers? What would it mean to you?