Rik's Ramblings

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

You've Got Pictures - AOL, you're so f*&^ing offensive!

I got an email with pictures from someone on AOL. When i opened the email I tried to save the picture to my hard-disk and what it tried to do is download some executable to my PC.

Do AOL really think I'm going to trust them enough to open an arbitrary EXE file they send me.

Oh, I'm sure it's not got a virus in it or anything like that. That's not what I'm worried about. My past experience with AIM is that, regardless of what boxes I uncheck during install, I always get 3 or 4 AOL icons littering my desktop following install "Sign-up to AOL", "Launch AOL this" "Buy AOL that".

I clicked on a "Download photos" link for gods sake, give me a ZIP file, or show me a list of real HREFs that i can right-click on.

All I wanted to do was save the pix to my LifeDrive so Ben could look at at breakfast in the morning. Now I've had to print them out at work.

< /rant >

It's too early for this crap...


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