I’ve been having a couple problems with Flock recently. I’ve started using the big “star” up in the URL bar to add bookmarks to my delicious site, but when I tag, I get one tag.
I want to bookmark the Ubuntu website. I navigate to it, click on the star and add my tags to the “tags” box (opensource, linux). All is well until I go to the delicious site and find out that it made one tag out of the two (opensource,linux). Now, I need to re-tag my bookmark.
This is marginally annoying, and I think it has something to do with the fact that I’m running a build that is about 3 weeks old. I’m getting the new build of it, and I’m going to see if that takes care of the problem. If it doesn’t, I still have the old version to go back to, but I don’t think I’ll have to.
Pidgin is great! I love the way it works. The Gaim/Pidgin team have fixed the g-talk issue (my “buddies” group isn’t showing up when I log in… the non-gmail users aren’t showing up in my list). They’ve also fixed the minor issue of userpics not being updated right away with all of the chat platforms. Before, when you changed your userpic, it wouldn’t update right away. I always figured it was some sort of small bug in the program. It wasn’t a HUGE deal for me. I would just close Gaim and open it back up again.
They have those minor bugs fixed, it’s in 2.0 release, and they have a new mascot. What’s not to love? Well, maybe that new mascot.
The mascot is a pigeon. A huge, purple pigeon. It also seems to have a smirk/goofy grin on it’s beak(?) like it’s saying “I’m better than you.” Well, there is some truth to that.
I like being able to connect to all of my chat networks in one window. I started out with Trillian under Windows, then went to Gaim. I didn’t particularly like Gaim at first because it seemed… well… older than Trillian. Trillian had a very slick and futuristic interface. I really liked it, but it was taking up too much of my memory. Gaim used less memory (yay) but looked like a clunky, old application.
Gaim/Pidgin has a much better interface now (I think) and it seems faster than ever. I like being able to change my status through the drop-down menu at the bottom of the window. I like the guifications popups. I like the new little icons for the different chat networks. I just like the whole thing.