Saturday, November 22, 2008

Bloody Brilliant!

Okay, I am so in love with the folks at Google for going here right now, I had to share...

We all send e-mail we regret. I mean, I know I can't possibly be the only person who has come home from having a few beers with the girls one night, kicked off my dancin' shoes and instead of crawling into bed like I should, find myself logged onto the lappie, typing what I think are witty, nay - genius e-mails that are in actuality ones I will most likely regret in the morning.

Well, regret no more...Gmail has developed a breathalyzer for your e-mail called, (I love this name) Mail Goggles. hehehe Yes, enable the Mail Goggles add-on feature from Gmail labs in your settings and never worry about sending a late night "I have a great new idea" memo to your editor, an "I miss you, let's get back together" plea to your ex, or a flaming message to someone on your loops, ever again!

How does it work? Well, after you have set the days of the week and times you will most likely need the Mail Goggles feature, should you then try to send a message during those times, a window will pop up, asking if you really want to send this e-mail? Should you choose to continue down the path of folly, it then has you attempt to solve five math questions (you set the difficulty level when you're sober.) See the example:
Now, if you fail to answer the math problems correctly in the given time frame of 60 seconds or so, a phrase like "Water and bed for you" or "Try again" will pop up. I assume the idea being that you'll get bored, fed up or pass out before you can figure out the problems. Knowing me and math, the second the screen popped up, I'd groan, draft the e-mail and go to bed.

That said, this feature would be most useful for me to utilize early in the morning, say before I've swilled down my third cup of coffee. LOL! What can I say? I'm just not a morning person. *grins*
So, whether you tend to drink & mail, or are (like me) cranky at 5am and meaner than you could be, think of giving Mail Goggles a try.
And while the times I'd use this feature would be few and far between, I'd still like to step up and say Thank you, Team Google for having my back. You guys think of everything and totally rock the casbah!
Okay bloggers, your turn...weigh in and let me know how many of you are already downloading this feature as I type...
Until next time...

4 comments:

Michelle said...

This sounds like a hilarious feature. I think I skimmed over it in the Google labs feature and didn't realize that was its purpose.

It makes a lot of sense and is cute.It could definitely come in happy for when you fat finger an email after staying up late working.

Meagan Hatfield said...

Well, I thought it was genius. Only those folks at Google would think of this...lounging in their sweet offices, getting massages and napping. Man, I'd give anything to work there...

Eden Rivers said...

ROFL! Love it :-) And this one's got a lot more practical use than the rent-a-sex-toy scheme (snort, gurgle, cackle).

Hugs,

Eden

Minx Malone said...

HAH! I know so many people who need to sign up for this.

It's too bad they can't invent Goggles for all the stupid things people say and do when they're sober!!

Minx