Monday, August 23, 2010

Yet again, hating on the Mac.

Yesterday, the Yahoo! fantasy football league run by my nephew Adam had its draft, and that was an enjoyable way to spend a couple hours. The Mutant Mercenaries drafted first, so I have last year's best running back Chris Johnson on my team, and I am also happy with several other picks. What I am not happy with is how the software that ran the draft worked on my Mac.

I used my usual browser Firefox, and of course it let me choose players and sort through the data in several ways, but there was a chat window that had no accompanying text box, so I could could read the stuff other people were writing, but could not comment myself. It's possible another Mac browser would have worked better, but this is just another way my Mac does not give me options that were readily available on even the most out of date PC that will connect to the Internet.


p.s. I will keep a sidebar up on this blog showing the progress of the Mutant Mercenaries this year. My first game is two weekends from now against my nephew Adam's team, Condoms R 4 Sailors.


Abu Scooter said...

Yahoo doesn't like it if you're not running Windows or using Internet Exploder to browse. If you're using an ad-blocking extension with Firefox, that might have also disabled your chat capability. (Yahoo loves, loves, loves pushing those ads.)

Good luck to the Mercs!

Matty Boy said...

Thanks for the explanation and the best wishes, Abu. You are absolutely right about Yahoo! and their fixation on ads, ads, ads.