Daily Archives: April 16, 2009

GMail Apparently Down Right This Second

Just in case you wondering.

I use GMail to access my mail, so if you sent me a message today, I won’t be able to respond until the Google engineers sacrifice an intern or whatever they do (I can access my mail by other means, to be sure, but it’s a hassle, so I’m not going to bother unless I have to). Try to survive without me in your mailbox until then.

Update: And of course, having posted this, GMail now appears to be back. Which is, mind you, why I posted: The way to fix something malfunctioning on the Web is point to it and say it’s not working.

Danger! Vanity Project Dead Ahead!

Over at AMC, I explore why cinematic vanity projects are dangerous things, using Battlefield Earth as a case study. Mmmm… Battlefield Earth. So very fail-licious. Take a gander, and if you’re of a mind to discuss your favorite example of a vanity project, feel free to do so in the comments there.