One thing you could never compare your home computer with is ‘mission control’. My impression of mission control is an environment in which you are in control… well, in control of the mission at least… whatever the mission may be. (Yup, it’s Friday night and I’m at home with a glass of wine and my computer switched on… could be dangerous)
My web browser home page is set to one of three locations:
- www.techmeme.com – the current favourite (since Robert Scoble plugged it back in late-2005), provides a quick snapshot of what is going on in the tech industry, covering news sites and blogs, before I head off for whatever it is I’m looking for.
- www.google.com – the last favourite, and held the mantle since late 1999 (I remember tumbleweed blowing across the room when plugging it during ‘ms101’ at my new job in 2000…)
- about:blank – opening IE with a blank page, great when you don’t know where you want to go today
Tonight I decided to download Microsoft’s Windows Live Writer for a second try (didn’t get on well with it first time round)
Downloading and installing was nice and straightforward. But then I go and open my browser and, lo and behold, I get a redirect to www.msn.com. I click on my little home icon and yup, mysteriously my browser has been reconfigured to consider www.msn.com as its home page. Now just who/what did that, I wonder… ?
Tut, tut. Not impressed. And I absolutely hate www.msn.com. Given it was Live Writer I had downloaded, you’d have thought the meddlers at least would have picked www.live.com…