June 23rd, 2008

Bruce, Caroline

Trivia Time

Over the weekend masterofmusings and I were looking for something new to do. So, we both signed up for Fun Trivia and took a couple of shots at some points. I signed up for their daily trivia game by email as well. The email permits me to post links to the questions, and this gives my readers the opportunity to play as a part of my team. So, here are today's trivia questions. Have fun, and hope somebody does better than me.
Bruce, Caroline

Unpopular View

All over my friends list and now on an email list, I've been hearing people talk about the new audio verification process that Craigs List has implemented. Out of curiosity, I wanted to check it out for myself and see what the big problem was. I've decided, (as unpopular as this is about to make me), that this is a bunch of hype over nothing. They appear to be using a version of the Recaptcha service. This is absolutely no different from the service that LJ uses, and it's coming up on more and more sites. Yes, there's background noise that makes it more difficult to decipher the numbers, but it's my understanding that visually these images aren't exactly friendly either. It seems to me as though people are overreacting to this situation. I want accessibility just as much as the next person, don't get me wrong, but it seems to me that those who are complaining are missing one very important thing. There could be NO audio alternative. And, let's not forget those who can't see the image or hear the audio. It's my opinion that a petition and complaints in this situation are pointless.

And now, let the rotten fruit and eggs fly at will. Just warn me first so that I can duck.