I hate them.
I rarely turn Trillian on these days, because no one on my contact list can be bothered to speak to me, and I can be ignored just as effectively without wasting the CPU time.
Still, when I do turn it on Trillian has been bitching in my general direction for the last few weeks about my version of AIM not being any good after the 16th.
Finally decide to break down and update. Despite updating, it still bitches. So I hit their web site and see that despite the program saying I'm up to date, I'm actually like ten versions behind.
Get the new one, let it install, tell it I don't want the stupid, worthless toolbar, and go to fire it up.
Now, over the years I've collected accounts with AIM, ICQ, Yahoo, MSN, and a couple others.
I can remember the passwords for exactly zero of these.
After much swearing and threatening of the computer, I finally get logged into all but the Windows Live/MSN account. It won't take my password no matter what I do - which I find odd, because I just logged into the damned account with it via web page a few minutes previous. But, fine, whatever; I don't know anyone who still uses the damned thing, anyway.
Get it all running, and find out that I have exactly zero messages awaiting me; save in my old Yahoo account, where I have: one friend request from a spambot, one spam email, and two emails from Yahoo regarding the Personals listing of mine that was supposed to have been deleted in 2001. Why they keep telling me it's about to be deleted is beyond me. I deleted the damned thing myself years ago.
I'm not sure whether or not to consider this entire episode pathetic.
Though I will say: you fuckers from Canuckistan who keep spamming me about your mail order pharmacies with cheap Viagra, Cialis, and other getter-upper pills? GO AWAY! I'll never buy them. I don't even need them.
Now, you figure out a legal way to ship me twelve hour Sudafed without my having to deal with an asinine registry? Then we'll talk.