Sunday 28 August 2011

Goodbye Google+

I've ranted before about the intrusive nature of the real names policy in Google+. There's an excellent example of what can go wrong in this CNET article:

"If you do not edit your name to comply with the names policy by , your profile will be suspended: you will not be able to make full use of Google services that require an active profile, such as Google+, Buzz, Reader, and Picasa. This will not prevent you from using other Google services, like Gmail..."
Fortunately, there's a way round this: remove the Google+ features from your account. You can find out how to do that here. Even better, when you've done it, you get to explain your reasons for leaving, so you can make it clear that it's because of the lack of privacy.

Goodbye Google+. I'd say it was nice knowing you, but it wasn't. At no point did I find anything remotely useful there. Although, to be fair, I don't see the point of Twitter or Facebook either, so maybe I'm not the target audience.

It's good to be anonymous again.

Friday 12 August 2011

Death to the living

In recent posts by Cynwise and Shintar (and the comments associated with them), there's been an interesting debate about whether the Forsaken could be considered evil. I'm not inclined to buy the "an entire race is evil" theory, but it does raise the question of whether the leadership of the Forsaken (which is pretty much Sylvanas alone these days) are evil. At the core of this is the use of blight and the extent to which Sylvanas intends it to be employed.

Friday 5 August 2011

Hidden in plain sight

When getting over-excited about the certain-to-happen-omg-thank-you-Blizz highly speculative Mists of Pandaria expansion for WOW, I, along with some more balanced commentators got very focussed on the Pandaria bit of title.

Wednesday 3 August 2011

Everybody was Kung Fu fighting...

According to MMO Champion, Blizzard have just registered "Mists of Pandaria" as a trademark. Please, please, please...

Embarrassing Carl Douglas impersonation in 5..4...3...