Rant For The Day

Go to this Launchcast support page and click on the "No" button, then type them a nice message like this:

This has to be some kind of joke, right?  Your software fails to work on all but 2 browsers on 2 operating systems?  So... your software doesn’t work at all for Linux users, it only works for Mac users if you use a browser that’s 3 years old, and it only works for Windows users if you use the most insecure program ever written as your web-browser.  Mozilla/Firefox is the most standards-compliant browser there is, it’s architecture is entirely open, and it runs on virtually every OS in existence; it can’t possibly be that hard to make Launchcast work with it...

Posted by Anthony on 6 replies


01. Jan 19, 2005 at 10:43pm by Solution_9:

So i wrote the exact same thing and got this back:

Unfortunately LAUNCHcast is not currently compatible with the OSX system
or the Mozilla, Firefox, Safari and Netscape 6-7 browsers.  At this time
there is no estimated date as to when this service may be available
using these applications.

Like Yahoo must be retarded not to support those browsers. Moz will soon take over IE, and then they will be screwed.

02. Jan 19, 2005 at 10:52pm by Anthony:

Man, you got a response, you jerk  : )

03. Jan 20, 2005 at 01:25am by Anthony:

I just received this canned response:


Thank you for writing to LAUNCH, Music on Yahoo!.

LAUNCHcast requires the following in order to properly stream media


  • Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000 Professional, XP Home, or

  • Professional
  • Pentium II, 233MHz or faster

  • at least 64MB RAM

  • Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher

  • Windows Media Player 6.4 or higher

  • Macromedia Flash 4.0 or higher
  • Macintosh

    • Mac OS 8.5 or higher

    • 200MHz PowerPC (iMac OK)

    • at least 64MB RAM

    • Netscape 4.5 - 4.79

    • Windows Media Player 7.01 or higher

    • Macromedia Flash 4.0 or higher

    Thank you again for contacting Yahoo! Customer Care.



    Yahoo! Customer Care

    Just like "fast food" is neither... "customer service" isn’t.  Thanks for nothing, Yahoo.

    04. Jan 20, 2005 at 03:20pm by kaiser:

    Hey man, I’m sorry I even mentioned it.  I use Yahoo Messenger and it comes with Launchcast built in.  On top of that, I primarily use IE for the reasons that most webpages are design for that.  I know it’s insecure.  I know it’s supporting evil Microsoft.  It’s just easier for me.

    Same reason I don’t use Linux.  It’s much easier just using software designed for Windows than spending time looking for ports of the same program for Linux.  I don’t have time to be looking for stuff like that.  I’m too busy posting things on your blog.

    05. Jan 21, 2005 at 12:56am by Patrick Copland:

    Hey, Anthony!  You actually wrote:  "it’s architecture is entirely open"

    I thought you knew that "If it’s supposed to be possesive, it’s just "I-T-S" but if it’s supposed to be a contraction then it’s I-T-apostrophe-S... scalawag!"

    I got youuu.  I got youuu.  You are so humbled!

    Have a nice day, buddy!

    06. Jan 21, 2005 at 01:05am by Anthony:

    Teehehehe, awesome Strong Bad reference : )

    But I’m in open rebellion against this particular aspect of the English language, because it’s so glaringly inconsistent.  The architecture of me is "Anthony’s architecture" so the architecture of it should be "it’s architecture."

    So... yeah, you got me, but it was intentional.  And as the roaming gnome says, boo-honkity.

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