Life In the Digital World? Not So Fabulous.

So I'm fiddling around with Chrome, trying to figure out if it's a worthy alternative to Firefox, which, after four years, seems to have succumbed to the Microsoft Disease (you know: keep adding features and loading it up and rendering the damn program unusuable).

I suddenly realize what's missing: Chrome's address bar does not include the rss feed icon. I hunt through Chrome's tools and options. Come up empty-handed. So I google to find out if I'm just too stupid to figure out how to add that icon to the address bar.

And discover that, indeed, nope, Chrome does not offer easy rss feeding. And while I'm looking around, I find this comment at a "support" forum from someone who wondered the same thing:

I don't get it.  IE is a disaster.  I could do my taxes in the time it takes Firefox 3 to load.  And Chrome lacks basic features such as RSS feed.  Can't ANYONE, 30 years after the introduction of PCs, write a competent, functional browser?

That, folks, is the issue in a nutshell. Or, in plain English: What the FUCK? A week or so ago, I started writing a long blog rant about software designers, the "new era," etc. I set it aside as, well, kinda dumb.

But --- by god, it's time to go back to it and post that rant in full. Which I shall do soon.

Meantime, the "support" we need for the increasingly problematic online experience is --- stiff drinks all around. I'd like Campari and soda, please, tall glass, a bit of ice. No lemon or lime.