Back a couple of years ago I started getting interest in baseball again. Now I am really enjoying it probably more than I did as a kid. The games seem to go much faster with less screwing around between pitches. It also helps that the Phillies are doing extremely well and one can never write off a game when they're behind.
Die CAPTCHA inventer DIE! I absolutely hate captchas. It's nice that sites try to block spammers and all but passing the responsibility on to the user in such a difficult manor isn't the best approach. For example today I needed to enter one just to enter my google account. No problem except for the fact that the damn thing was even less legible than my hand writing. They also have an audio option.. I thought great someone finally made them reasonably usable to the visually impaired like myself. Well their sound was so muffled I couldn't tell the letters from the background noise. Thanks for nothing. It only took me about 10 tries to get in by trying to read them holding my magnifier to the screen. Thanks for the inconvenience and waste of my time.
Well I found yet another website for a local restaurant that is pretty much unusable to me and many others. Usually if we're planning on going someplace I haven't been I like to look for them online ahead of time to look at their menu if they have a website.
For the place we're going to be going I thought great I found their website. For one thing it's slow loading and that's just annoying.
The real annoying thing is they have a link for their menu. Well the menu is pictures of the menu. Why go through the trouble have typing it out I guess. The text is so small I can't even read it using my magnifier. Sure I could down somehow zoom in but I shouldn't have to do that.
It seems like these shitty sites always have a link to the designer's website at the bottom. I'd be embarrassed to admit I designed it.
Another week and more snow.. This should bring the Lancaster county area their heaviest snow of the year so far with six inches plus of the white stuff. It'll be a wet snow compared to the very fluffy powdery stuff we've had for the past couple of years. I'll enjoy watching it fall. We've already received a half inch or so here in Mount Joy Pennsylvania from snow showers.
No bitter arctic temperatures with this storm either. Highs should be near freezing with tonight's low in the mid 20s. That feels outright warm compared to last week's highs near 20 and lows in the single digits.
Google says they are cracking down on spam. That would be nice as their results have not been very good recently. Almost every search has crappy results from the same sites such as ehow and yahoo answers. There's also the useless sites that want you to jump through hoops to get the answers to your questions and of course the answers are stolen.
Google says they're doing something about it but we'll see. They've gone too long with no real competition so they did just enough to get by or wasted time adding pointless "features" like the page preview thing.
I think I'm personally going to look at other search engines to see if it's any easier to find what I am actually searching for rather than the spammy crap.