February 8th, 2005


We may be optimizing some of your computer settings to enhance your experience on AOL*

Apparently this means changing my Windows 98 PC's configuration so much that it now displays an error message every time it boots...

Software testing: we're paid to do stupid things like sign up for AOL service on arcane operating systems, and then express mock surprise when it doesn't work particularly well. I love my job.

* The fine print on the AOL 9.0 installation CD package insert contains this text, verbatim.