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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“.