July 11, 2006

Is Yahoo *trying* to drive me into the arms of Google Mail???

Every time I have checked my mail on Yahoo today, I've been greeted by this ad. As someone who generally checks his mail, oh, every five minutes or so, I find this...very far from acceptable.

Posted by Francis at 10:49 PM

You want an invite?

Posted by: Tyler at July 12, 2006 12:39 AM

You really should check out gmail. No banner ads, nice UI, and written in large part by friends of mine. What's not to like? I'm sure Yahoo! mail won't mind, and anyway, you're poly.

Posted by: Rick at July 12, 2006 03:02 PM

OK, I apologize in advance for butting in on this post but I wasn't able to post at the original entry. I am a big Balancing Act fan and just happened to be googling for more info when I found your post. I've got the original three albums and the two CDs but am trying to find Niagara and MysteryPop (thanks to you!) I've tracked your links from the original post and they seem to be out of stock (and I'm sure they will not be restocked...) Any other advice? Also, your other music picks are spot on!

Again I apologize for injecting this off-topic note.



Posted by: chuck at July 12, 2006 05:53 PM

You've gotta love the gmail. I check mine all the time, too, and gmail is just worlds better than Yahoo.

Posted by: Songbird at July 12, 2006 10:21 PM

Join us. We did.

Posted by: tom at July 13, 2006 07:56 AM

I am consoled by the thought that at least Yahoo did not decide to show me that banner ad after having scanned the contents of my email messages.

I do like how gmail helpfully provides me a link to "Spam Breakfast Burritos" (or the like) when I look at my Spam folder.

Posted by: RichM at July 13, 2006 09:45 AM

Why aren't you just driven into the arms of Firefox, where you can get AdBlock and have no visions of infected body parts ever again?

Posted by: randee at July 14, 2006 02:05 PM

Even without installing the Ad-block plugin for Firefox, if you right-click on an image, you get the option for blocking images from that website.

As soon as they build in Flash-blocking ability, the Firefox team can come to my house and I will have their babies.

(There is a Flash-blocker plugin, but certain Firefox extensions are accused of having memory leaks. As the Buddha said, "Your mileage may vary.")

I use Gmail and love it.

Posted by: Todd Derscheid at July 15, 2006 02:27 PM

Great to see this website up & running. It will be exciting to watch it develop. One small criticism - I'm concerned that Brian Crowe might think I belong to an organisation, almost from inception, that has been in existance for 100years! namely the Rambling Club.

Posted by: SnowBoard Time at November 1, 2006 08:31 AM
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