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Fail — Or Is It?

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.

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.

Later…

Hovering, the space/link is there, just no icon.

Hovering, the space/link is there, just no icon.

Click…

Evil shits. Too many people not letting you track their every move?

Evil shits. Too many people not letting you track their every move?

Now a couple of hours later…

... The icon has magically returned.

… 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“.

Apple has officially lost their $#@!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Good thing I was saving PDFs as I went.

I guess threatening to use a competitor's phone causes this.

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.

Not being Microsoft isn’t good enough any more.

Every now and then…

Apple spellcheck decides something is spelled wrong and won’t let it go.

Why do something simple and boring like “your” when you can suggest:

Gour
n. 1. A fire worshiper; a Gheber or Gueber.

Also a “a type of speleothem in the form of a stone dam” according to Wikipedia.

Apple spellcheck, don’t be such a Gueber.

Random Fails – Catching Up Edition

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!

The bill is too damn complex!

This was a self-fail - no elections in Santa Fe

This was a self-fail – no elections in Santa Fe

From 2010.  The scariest thing the Smog Monster could be for Halloween?  Tony Hayward.

From 2010. The scariest thing the Smog Monster could be for Halloween? Tony Hayward.

Just staple the package to the postcard - problem solved!

Just staple the package to the postcard – problem solved!

Update your updater to update your updates

Update your updater to update your updates

In Los Alamos, land of a thousand geniuses

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.

Would you like a fry with that? - La Maldita

Would you like a fry with that? – La Maldita

Apple spellcheck, you so silly

Apple spellcheck, you so silly