I was sitting in a coworker's office (err, "cube") today when she pulled up My Yahoo to figure out what day of the week January 31st was. She scrolled down a bit to the calendar module and when she did, I noticed my blog was in her list of news sources.

It was empty.

For a split second I thought it was bug. Back in the early days of RSS and My Yahoo, there were a few bugs. One of them caused my blog not be rendered some of the time. But then I realized it was the result of me being lazy. She had My Yahoo configured to show only recent stuff.


With that, I bring you this less than interesting and fairly pointless post.

Posted by jzawodn at January 05, 2005 08:41 PM

Reader Comments
# kasia said:

Cute, just a few hours ago I also had a "there are no entries" entry.

on January 5, 2005 09:04 PM
# [rux] said:

If it was just to find out what day of the week 31st Jan, wouldn't it be easier to just double click on the bottom-right corner of her Windows o/s (or top-right corner if she happens to use Gnome 2.x) than click the browser, hit My Yahoo! page, scroll down to the lower section) ? Just curious. Unless she wanted to have a look at the events associated in her My Yahoo! too.

on January 5, 2005 09:38 PM
# Doug Burkhalter said:

Actually, in Gnome now, it's not the top-right corner usually. Both versions of Linux i've gotten (that had gnome), Red Hat 9 and Mandrake Community 10.1, had more of a "Windows-like" setup by default - the gnome-menu panel on the left (rather than the two separate menus at the top) of a bar at the bottom, with some launchers (browsers and openoffice, usually) and the window-list (not the dropdown one, i always get those names confused), with the clock on the right, the notification area to the left of that...the whole Windows shebang.

There's also the fact that, in Gnome 2.6, there isn't a "menu panel" anymore (which is, of course, what the panel at the top was called). (actually, there aren't any different panels anymore - you set 'em all up from the same starting point) However, all the components for that panel are available - you just build it from scratch.

I know this has no point, and little relevance...just something I'd noticed.

Oh, and one other observation - considering it's a business computer, double-clicking on the clock in Windows probably wouldn't work - you have to have administrative privilages, since what you're doing is actually bringing up the dialog to chance the time.

on January 6, 2005 06:18 AM
# [rux] said:

Should have been more specific, I ran too many Ubuntu dist. on several boxes at work and home (gnome-panel setup in Ubuntu is a bit similar to Mac OS X, as reflected in other behaviour like to use 'sudo' to do everything requires root privilage), hence forgetting that in other dist. (or different user's preferences) the panel could be anywhere.

And that's being said, obviously I've been naughty to login as Administrator in my Windows boxes all the time. DOH!

on January 6, 2005 03:28 PM
# Doug Burkhalter said:

"...forgetting that in other dist. (or different user's preferences) the panel could be anywhere."
Yeah, well, it's easy to forget that. You think about it, that even applies in Windows - but still, most people have 'em at the same place.

"And that's being said, obviously I've been naughty to login as Administrator in my Windows boxes all the time. DOH!"
Ehh, don't feel too bad, I do it too. :P

on January 8, 2005 07:36 AM
# jean said:

Ok.. so you're in this girl cube..
no actually this is not a pointless post, we can then assume, that you're both going on a date on this monday.
That's the highlight of my day, geek gossip is pretty unusual :)
(this was actually a pointless and probably inapropriate and/or false comment, sorry about that).

on January 8, 2005 07:29 PM
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