Tag Archives: Web

Last Month’s Movies

I saw a promo for an upcoming run of classic movies on SABC3.  Some of them are ones that I don’t own and would love to see again so I went to the SABC3 web site to look them up.  Imagine my surprise when I found that their movie page contained links to subsections for movies in April, May and June.  Today is 21 June, so why on earth would I want to know what their movies for April and May were?  I either watched or missed them but that is no longer relevant.  There is no mention of the classic movies, which are presumably coming up in July, but perhaps we don’t need to know about those.

MOVIES

You would think that with all the organisation it takes to draw up schedules, and advertise them; that they would also keep on top of updating their web site.

ping.fm

Since posting last night on how to synchronise Plurk and Twitter, I have come across ping.fm, a service that lets you post in one place and have your post delivered to a variety of other services, including not only Plurk and Twitter but many others too.

Go and check them out and sign up if you’re interested.  They’re in closed beta so you will need a beta code to be able to register.  You can use landofping.

New features in Google Reader

According to the latest post on the Official Google Reader Blog the feature I spotted yesterday is now live; new/unread message counts now go to 1000 instead of 100, so you will no longer see 100+ on your tags. If you see 1000+ on anything other than your All Items folder then you probably need to unsubscribe from some feeds or reconsider your strategy for reading feeds.

The other new feature that has been added is a search that you can use to search all your subscriptions. I know many have been asking for this and it should prove most useful.

The 100+ is back

Earlier at home I was seeing actual unread message counts in Google Reader but now I’m logged in at work and I’m seeing the familiar old 100+ for tags with more than a hundred new posts. “They’re coming to take me away, ha ha, hee, hee!”

Google Reader loses the 100+

Cool, I just noticed that Google Reader has had a little update and no longer displays 100+ when there are over a hundred new posts in a tag.  My All Items is currently showing 904 unread.

WTF is up with Google?

I just launched a Google search from the Firefox search bar and was presented with a screen like this.

After entering the CAPTCHA code I saw a message about being redirected, but simply came back to the page above.  Thinking it may be related to using the Firefox search bar I went to the Google home page and searched from there.  Again I got the CAPTCHA but this time the code was accepted when I entered it and I got my search results.  I hope that this is not something we will see every time we do a search from now on.

What a delightful advert

I was shown this lovely advert by Gmail early this morning. Needless to say, I didn’t click through; the mental image was bad enough.