You wouldn’t think that Yahoo would deliberately make their TV listings less useful. You might even think it impossible for them to do so. But it is and they have.
I had it set as my homepage. Not because I have a homepage, technically. I open Opera with no tabs, thankyouverymuch. But because I could use ctrl-space and open it quickly.
So about an hour ago, or so, I ctrl-spaced and got a 404. Oh, a dressed up 404 sure, but a 404 nonetheless. Because Yahoo is never content with A) what’s working or B) what’s already sucking. They need to make it suck MORE.
So I browse around trying to get the TV listings to show up. At least it seems to have kept my channel preferences. At first, I can only see the channels up to about 20-something. But I wait, and wait, and eventually they start showing up at the bottom of the page.
They’re annoying, because there’s a textbox at the top of the page with the cursor sitting in it, so I can’t just page down to see more. And if you click on a listing by accident.. simple to do when you’re trying to get the cursor out of the stupid textbox.. then it shifts everything to show you the description. A-nnoying.
At least it shows me 3 hours worth without doing weird wrapping and cutting off, like it was. But it’s less easy to scan.
However, the capper is, I reset my homepage to this new URL. And I went back to revisit it. It gave me the schedule for 2 hours ago, when I last loaded it. Lame. So I refreshed. And now I have nothing. Well, I have the days of the week at the top of the page, but no listings. I don’t know what it wants from me. Where does it want me to click?
More importantly.. why should I bother?