For those of you looking for something a little lighter to read on Fridays, especially before a holiday weekend, I recommend Scott Adam’s blog. Occasionally, he has some really creative technology insights, like the one on calendaring I referred to in my CCS blog a few months back. Mr Adam’s blog is worth reading and a lot of fun.
Beer Google? Thursday, Oct 16 2008
I learn something new everyday… I didn’t know that e-mailing while intoxicated was a significant problem. Well, for all of you that feel you would benefit from a little help to prevent that scenario, Google has just the thing: Mail Goggles.
This add-on for Gmail turns on a math Q&A when you hit the send button, with varying levels of difficulty. The idea is that if you aren’t quite sober, you might have a hard time solving the math problem in under 60 seconds, and the e-mail won’t send. This prevents you from sending that flame e-mail to your boss, spouse, significant other, etc. that you might regret sending the next morning.
You can adjust the days and hours designated for the add-on to be active and the math difficulty, for those of you that are better at math than expected when inebriated.
So, enjoy that Friday and Saturday night with the comfort knowing that your Gmail will protect you from your errant e-mails while intoxicated.
For a step-by-step walk through of the Mail Goggles experience, read Claire Suddath’s article.