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.

Into the Penalty Box of Love

I’m not exactly what you would call a huge hockey fan, but even I found this amusing:

Hockey fan or not, when I saw the combination of jerseys there, I thought to myself, “wow, that will just never, ever work out.”

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.