Yahoo timeout vs Google timeout

A “timeout” value is how long you wait for something to fail.

I use my Linux desktop as my primary workstation, and my Windoze machine is for anything that I can’t do in Linux, like RAdmin and games.

In Linux, I let everything run. I let it run for months and months. I let it run until it dies. Then I start it back up again and let it run some more.

I usually don’t do this with my Windoze machine. I usually shut it down when I’m done with it, or put it in Stand-by mode.

Okay, back to my point… In Linux, I’ve got two browsers (at least) running all the time: Mozilla and Firefox. Mozilla is the full suite of apps, so that’s what I use for my email too. Firefox is just the Mozilla web browser. I’ve got Mozilla running on my left monitor, and Firefox running on my right monitor. This way I can log in to both my Yahoo Mail accounts at the same time.

Every day, I (usually) check my various email accounts. I have about a dozen. I have two for Yahoo, and just one for Google Mail. I keep a tab open for each in Firefox, and one tab open in Mozilla for my primary Yahoo account.

Here’s the point: Yahoo times out in 24 hours. This means I have to re-login every day. Google Mail sits there for two weeks, then I have to re-login. Google’s 2-week timeout rocks. Yahoo’s 24-hour timeout sucks ass.

Hey Yahoo, do you hear this? Your 24-hour timeout _sucks ass_. That means it’s _bad_, _too short_, and _annoying_. Also it’s a _pain in the ass_ to have to re-login every day. It’s a pain in the ass because I take full responsibility for the security of my computer… so _you don’t have to_. You don’t have to bypass my responsibility on this; I know what I’m doing with my logins.

Google seems to appreciate this. Thanks, Google. Keep up the good work!

2 Responses

  1. Fergus says on January 4th, 2007 at 07:47:

    ever tried “preferences”?

    r.t.f.m. thing again:
    Read The Fucking Manual 😉

  2. hawk says on January 4th, 2007 at 21:51:

    Yayyyy! Yahoo has finally given us the two-week login option!

    Plus, it’s about friggin’ time! 🙂

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