Pidgin's UI Sucks

Update: Almost all the complaints in this post have been resolved in later Pidgin versions.


Apparently the Pidgin designers are retarded. The Pidgin UI has slowly been getting worse and worse as it tries to closely follow the GNOME philosophy of "our users are morons."

Let's take a look at the new Pidgin chat window. I've annotated it in red (craptastic text anti-aliasing by GIMP):

Pidgin's new chat window

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is Out

I've gotten my copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I hope someone got a chuckle out of the various possible events listed on this site, although that would involve people actually reading the site so it probably remains as a silly little joke between me and my brother. Still, it was fun thinking them up.

In any case, here's the complete list of items.

In the final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter...

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Harry Potter - One Day Left

In the final Harry Potter book, Dumbledore kills Snape. (Page 502.)

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Harry Potter - Two Days Left

In the final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter camps out in line in an to attempt to buy all copies of the latest Harry Potter book by Rita Skeeter.

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Harry Potter - Three Days Left

In the final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter is about to defeat Voldemort, when the server crashes and is reset.

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Harry Potter - Four Days Left

In the final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter dies, only to be suddenly revived by an angry Warner Brother (Wakko) intent on an eighth movie. (Page 882.)

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Harry Potter - Five Days Left

In the final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter dies. (Page 881.)

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Harry Potter - 6 Days Left

In the final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter helps Hermione obtain her Red Mage hat.

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Harry Potter - 6.5 Days Left

In the final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter borrows Hermione's Time Twister and goes back in time to remind me to post the next item on the list of "Final Harry Potter Book" items.

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