Another morning, a quick check of Gmail. Nothing out of the ordinary until I want to log out.
The little head-and-shoulders person icon isn’t there.
I close the browser and kill all of the history. I don’t leave the “Stay logged in” box checked on purpose. Maybe Firefox is being weird — I check using Safari and it’s the same. I can kill the Firefox Gmail session but then I will be leaving the Safari session in limbo. Oh well, I kill the FF session, close Safari, and clear its history too. I’ll have to try to figure it out later when I have time.
Hovering, the space/link is there, just no icon.
Evil shits. Too many people not letting you track their every move?
Now a couple of hours later…
… The icon has magically returned.
Perhaps I was hasty in my judgement. Hanlon’s razor: “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity” although some versions add “but don’t rule out malice“.
I was showing a coworker how to bring up his iTunes purchase history (he got an email about buying a book he didn’t buy). Looking at my history, everything is correct. When I click on “Music” and then “Purchased” there’s a brand new U2 album in my work account.
I freak a little and email iTunes support.
When I log out of the iTunes account, the album rotator display just happens to go past the new U2 album.
I go back in to bring up the case number, follow up, and rip them for f__king with my account without asking.
Good thing I was saving PDFs as I went.
I guess threatening to use a competitor’s phone causes this.
I pasted the stuff back in, added a PS rant about the error that cleared the form data, changed the subject to match the first email, and “Continue” worked.
People I spam regularly have seen these. If something isn’t original or a derivative of an original (meme graphics mostly) I’ll credit when the source is known. Some have been posted to Fail Blog.
The bill is too damn complex!
This was a self-fail – no elections in Santa Fe
From 2010. The scariest thing the Smog Monster could be for Halloween? Tony Hayward.
Just staple the package to the postcard – problem solved!
Update your updater to update your updates
In Los Alamos, land of a thousand geniuses
This restaurant had an awesome kludge on a thermostat using a fork. They freaked when they saw me trying to get a picture of it and took it down. I guess they thought I’d turn them in for a safety violation. I just thought it was funny. Good food. We go there a lot and they recognize us now.