Wednesday, 12 March, 2008

Have you ever noticed that sometimes when you register at a web site, they send two confirmation notices instead of one? Even though they are different, they actually say the same thing? Then the web site starts sending you email you don’t want and never signed up for. I just want to get to stuff on the site that they won’t let me into unless I am registered. I don’t want a running commentary on cosmetic site changes, or whatever.

This comes up because yesterday I signed up for a Microsoft forum (at work). They sent me two emails. I expect many more. They don’t call the signup ‘passport’ any more. It’s the same thing, but they now call it ‘Windows Live ID’. Limburger cheese by any other name smells the same.


Silly sign of the day:


Free/Open Source Software

RIAA/MPAA/IFPI/BSA/FCC

Stupid Patent Tricks, Copyright, DRM and Other IP Nonsense

Liberty and Security/Our Rights

Other News/Public Stupidity