1 Apr 2000 blizzard   » (Master)

More checkins for the embedding widget last night. There's still stuff missing from the underlying nsIWebBrowser object so clicking on links still doesn't work properly.

Apparently, Netcenter has decided that they want to merge the Netcenter and the AOL Instant Messenger username databases. This means that if you have a Existing Netscape Netcenter account that happens to conflict with an existing AIM screen name that you have to "change your username."

So, if you had the address foo@netscape.net and someone else has the screen name "foo" on AIM that the AIM user will all of a sudden have access to your email account. They assume that you can tell everyone that you know about your "new" email address. You can't tell everyone. What if someone sends you email after 6 months of not talking to you?

Aside from the technical issues, it's just plain rude. There are people out there who use that site as their primary email address. My wife did until just recently. According to their press releases Netcenter membership is around 25 million or so. It's a pretty shitty thing to do to a whole lot of people.

It's the kind of thing that makes me want to stop working with that company.

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