Wednesday, October 8, 2008

my inbox got sad

google has a new feature they will implement late at night called 'mail goggles' in an attempt for people to avoid sending drunk emails to people they otherwise shouldn't. if a user has it active on their google account, they must answer a series of math questions that if answered incorrectly will prevent emails from being sent. which means the mathematically illiterate will never be able to late night mail anyone.

in my opinion, they could have made it easier on everyone and just skipped the math problems and stuck to the plain ol' captcha, which i can't do at the height of sobriety.

so you know i'm not completely making this up, read about it here.

i'm going to have to start getting my friends drunk earlier in the day, or my mailbox is going to get boring. at least i'll still get drunk voicemails. though it's only a matter of time before they rig up cell phones with breathalyzers.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

um...THE MAN is taking over google? I am not sure I am okay with that. It's like having your parents controlling your inbox. stupid. What about people who work the night shift?
heidi

schwa242 said...

Well actually...

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5517424

http://www.liquorsnob.com/archives/2006/07/breathalyzer_cell_phone_features_anti_drunk_dial.php

redwithenvy said...

well, goddamn, slap my ass and call me sally. schwa, how do you find all this stuff and still go to school and maintain a marriage? do you even sleep?

schwa242 said...

I heard about it on the radio on the way to or from school a while back. I had also heard of the possibility of PCs with breathalyzers, though I don't know if they were actually manufactured. Owning one would have saved me a few misunderstandings a few years ago.