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Gmail Themes [Nov. 19th, 2008|05:58 pm]
Tomas Gallucci
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Gmail now has themes!
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From: hiro_antagonist
2008-11-20 02:18 am (UTC)
I was irritated at first that it changed without me telling it to do so, but after fiddling with the themes for a few seconds, I think I actually like it.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-11-20 02:28 am (UTC)
I know! At first, I was like "WTF?" 'cause it was only doing it to my personal account. (I use Gmail for work as well. They alias all of my mail on the internal server to Gmail.) I thought that maybe only some accounts were getting the update, so I was kinda bummned, but about 30 minutes later, my work account go themes. I think I'm going to enjoy them.

P.S. I took a look at Mailinator because of your post. I only used it once, but I'm glad I didn't have to give out my email address, even if Gmail has the best spam protection. I was filling out one of those online quizes. I got three pieces of spam and no quiz results. :(
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From: hiro_antagonist
2008-11-20 02:36 am (UTC)
:(

death to spammers
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-11-20 03:14 pm (UTC)
Imagine a Fight Club against spammers.
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From: hiro_antagonist
2008-11-20 03:15 pm (UTC)
That would be so awesome :D
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-11-20 03:31 pm (UTC)
I supposed that Mailinator is the first step in the fight.
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From: hiro_antagonist
2008-11-20 03:35 pm (UTC)
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From: snapper521
2008-11-20 04:33 am (UTC)
Umm... I'm happy for you?
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2008-11-20 03:02 pm (UTC)
I'm trying so very hard to imagine a world in which I care. I really am.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-11-20 03:13 pm (UTC)
Because this makes Yahoo suck harder.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2008-11-20 03:18 pm (UTC)
I know you prefer Gmail, and I prefer Yahoo! Mail. I have sound reasons for my opinion, and I've heard yours. We should be able to agree that this post is not the place to rehash that.

However, I'm curious how skinning an app makes the app I choose to use, 'suck harder?'

If you like, I'll spray paint a turd for you prior to you eating it, And while it may look prettier, you're still eating shit.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-11-20 03:30 pm (UTC)
My app already does what I want it to do. Now I have control over the look and feel of the app too!

Gmail's customability reminds me of Winamp. You could develop any codec, plugin, visualization or skin that you wanted to for the program. Though not Open Source, it faired infinitely better than its cousin XMMS.

Can you skin your Yahoo mail account? NO! Ergo, by virtue of the fact that your app doesn't have a feature that my app does, it makes your app suck that much harder than my app.

This is like in the good ol'e days of HD format wars. No matter what Micro$hit and their HD DVD lovin' cronies dreamed up to put in the format, because Blu-ray ran on Java, our response was always, "We can do that plus one."

So to recap, in direct answer to your question, if my App meets my needs and then strokes my wants and the total number of tangible features is more then the number of tangible features of your app, by definition your app suck N times harder than my app, where N is the number additional features my app contains.

Edited at 2008-11-20 03:30 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: jesskd26
2008-11-20 08:21 pm (UTC)
Based on this sort of logic, you suck harder than me because I have much better personality traits. Would you agree that this is factual or merely an opinion presented as fact?

To recap, this little argument makes you appear to be N years old, where N is your diminished debating capability and/or social maturity, where N is a number between 0 and 4.

:D



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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-11-20 08:36 pm (UTC)
I don't know if you're just poking fun or not.

Regardless, I think I made a very valid point. The only thing I didn't do was list Gmail's exhaustive features.

ehowton thinks that Yahoo is a better email service simply because they offer folders. He still doesn't understand how Filters in Gmail work nor does he think that you should be able to search email, or so was his position the last time that he and I had this discusion.

Either way, it's good to see you again!
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-11-21 10:28 pm (UTC)
P.S. You have much better personality traits then I.
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