Sunday, May 4, 2008

Yaaaaaahoo [-X

AAAARRGGHH!!!.... * thump thump *
* bang bang * rrrrrrrrrrrr {chainsaw} *
This is a fairly accurate description of my feelings towards a product by one of the world's leading companies... A company on the verge of being taken over by a bully... A product that i was using since the past 7 months without too much trouble.
Yes you probably guessed it wrong :P, I'm talking to the famous Yahoo Messenger.
Why Am i expressing violent feelings towards it? Pure and simple...

It conked.

And man, did it conk Big time...

Ok, here's what happened...
Two days ago, bright and sunny, i connected to the net. Checked my scraps, spent some time on Typeracer, answered a few e mails, then feeling a little jobless by then, just clicked on the messenger icon.

The empty box, then gradual filling of it, My ID and Password already waiting there, the next second a happy face saying "signing in as arjun.buffon {invisible}" all that happened without a hitch.
Then,it all started foing wrong...
4 out of my 21 contacts were online, each in their various activities like busy or stepped out or doing nothing...
So i just clicked on the person doing nothing...
Just when the IM box started appearing, a strange clinging sound...
Like a message from God
" You will now pay for your sins son..."

* script error... not enough storage... blah... still want to run scripts?*
Two options.. Yes..No..
Death or Persecution.
What did i choose?.... Being the brave heart i am, clicked "Yes"
Apparently they have a system to remove the flash in the pan bravery.
Same box, this time citing some other mumbo jumbo numbers..
"Yes" ? or "No" ?
I took a deep breath and said
"yes"
Another box!!!
Me: For the love of God!!!.. Just get on with what you have to do will you???
* presses "yes" around ten times *
Phew...
The evil is vanquised.
All hail me...
But wait...
Something's not right...
The audibles smileys photo sharing nothing!.. poof! vanish...
I type "hi there" in the text box, and my finger hovers over the return key... Then i brace myself and hit the button...

God again

* script error.. Yahoo is not valid *

Me: #%^((*%$#(*$#$!!$^&*
{for the benefit of the young readers, I am reproducing the toned down, "clean" version of what i'm saying below}

What? Micosoft bought Yahoo and killed it already??

I for once, keep my head on and do the logical thing.
I tried to copy the error code , but no. Apparently Yahoo dosent like its dirty linen washed in its backyard so no cant do sorry...

I go to the messenger website.. Notice there's a new version of messenger out.
Hey these big corporations rectify their bugs in the old ones while coming out with their new products right? why dont i try it?

Alright then..... * fast forward*.. summary of fast forwarded period: Congrats, I'm the owner of the brand new, slick, cool, Messenger 9.
Right.. on to business..
*signing in*
{I'm actually beginning to enjoy the new interface...}
There.. all signed in.. cool.. new type of buttons and all...
And then...
Horrors of all horrors...
My sins are not purged, and the ghosts not exorcised.
* script error...blah..* In a more stylish, almost "na na na na naah" box..
The silent transfer of my hair to my hand begins...
* Fast forward *
I keep hitting the yes's and finally learn that the other person is getting my messages, but i cant see either what i have typed or what she is saying...
Fun no?
* Fast forward *
I accept my defeat for the time being and seek help from the knowledgable...
Yahoo's help site for messenger 9 has a biiig article starting with " Be assured that yahoo is aware of a script error"... thats having us from our backsides and we are recievng many bombs in our mail because of this error, and we dont take that much pride in ruining other's lives...
They have asked us unfortunate ppl hand chosen by Yahoo to download a few releases of macromedia flash player and some java andsome other stuf..
Busted my already fast depleting bandwidth on every single one of those boon-on-demand softwares...
Honestly, all you people out there, how many of you actually expect it to work after all this?
question your hearts my dear fellow humans.
I can sense the majority of you dear readers sharing my plight and feelings in the emphatic "NO" forming on your lips...
Yes, it was worse than ever.
And Pooja, {refer last post} chose to come online at this time...
So here i Am.. standing behind a one way portal of communication.
I've tried rectifying it, looked in various forums, learnt that many many people around the world are facing the same problem...
But for now, I'm stranded. No IM ing.. :((
I'm not even mentioning the other disgusting stuff. wait, let me just do.
They wanted me to be signed in to get to the help central part of their site,
so one page asking for my password appeared, with some long winded explainatio of why i'm being asked for a password.
What it dint say was they would ask my password over and over again.
It got stuck in some endless loop... the help page would load, immediately followd by the password page. amazing...

So here's the predicamant i am in...
Any way out?

P.S: I tried their Web Messenger thingy.. here's what came.
and later is how Yahoo troubles me...






10 comments:

Lavanya said...

Ohhh!!!! So finally did you get the yahoo messenger up?

Well, you have put the proof that I second your yahoo hate drive huh!! As a screen shot?

I hope yahoo makes its messenger much lighter than what it is now. Else, your monstrous memory eater called Windows Vista will never let you load yahoo messenger which is enough heavy in itself.

All the best dude... :-)

~~ Lavanya

sanjana said...

awwww bro...really din kno it was tiiiss baad n it was reaaly troublin u tiiiss much..!!u never liked yahoo na??:)..it is a lil troublesum..but,.i really admire ur patience to hav actually poured out al bout it..:)..it seems lik..sumthn really close to u has let u down..but..don worry..i'l neva let u down:)..>:D<..n..i'l read al ur posts:)..

Pooja ...... said...

LMAO ! hilarious i swear :P ur problems with msnger is never ending na ? but look at the silver lining .. u come out with a laugh-out-loud story bout it :P i loved this post .. i cant say it enough and i know i've been sayin it extremely often ..but its a very "you" post :P lol sorta like stating the obvious cuz it IS u who wrote it (:P) , but u know wat i mean :D the whole piece makes me wanna hug u ..so yeah its very well written and is damn cute . and really funny lol :P keep posting cuckoo whistle ...miss u loads (cant wait to get back to the land of free incomin calls and cheap msging ) take care ..buh bye >:D<

Pooja ...... said...

oh lol i just saw my name on the ..window i think :P

drkngl said...

lets just say this.
i never expected anything less from anything in your computer

sorcerer said...

Gee..
dat was fun readin dat.

shankarpranam said...

ha ha ha ha
that's one of the things u have to do while reading something like this
well since ur the one person who got involved in the Yahoo - MS controversy it'll be soothing to know that Yahoo rejected MS's bids
they charged nearly $10bn extra!!!!!
i really liked the way u exaggerated the problem!!!!!!!

SenSeleSS Intelligence said...

its been ages since i've been online on yahoo mess.. didnt kno that its such a mess now...

well i m better off wid gtalk...


catch the "b"ugs n leave yahoo...

letter shredder said...

wahahaha! u are good in writing sequentially.

kudos!



cheers,
jaycee

Darth Vin Ode said...

oh cho chad! dont worry! there is always gooooogleeeeee :D