Just found out about the death of Christopher Reeves. I wouldn't usually post about an entertainer's death, but for some reason it feels like something good has gone.

un piece de merde

Well, I just downloaded the biggest piece of crap I’ve ever used. Because I’m a Sympatico ultra high speed user, they keep offering me free stuff, and today I said I’d try the Musicmatch thing. It’s advertised as a paid music search program (700,000 songs), and –oh boy- they wanted me to use it for free. I was all excited, until I used it.

First of all, you can’t download the music. It’s like a radio station you control, and you play the songs over the internet, without downloading them. But there’s a catch. You can play genres, you can play artists, but you can’t search for individual songs and play them. When you select to play an artist, there isn’t even a way to tell which songs will be played. You can skip through the songs by the artist while they are playing, and hope that there is one there that you like, but even then, you can’t pause or go back to a previous song.

The only useful thing about the program is that you can select an online radio station by genre. But I could do that with Windows Media Player, and I didn’t have to wrestle with it to get it to find the genre I want.

Crap crap crap.