wow, you cant look at BitsDuJour offers unless you give your email...
Wow. So it does! That's interesting.
However, you might be interested to note that each day's post on Bdj it shows up nice and clear in Google reader, and you can go straight from the reader view for a post to the download page, bypassing the email nag screen
I had already become seriously irritated by the nagging pop-up of Giveawayoftheday.com
every time I went to read about a new post from it via my Google reader and had deleted the site from my subscriptions, but this moronic stupidity of BitsDuJour literally just takes my breath away. It's a definite marketing fail or "own goal" to deliberately block customers from accessing the special deal unless they allow their email address to be collected for spamming.
Well, never mind, that's one more website I shall probably never bother to look at again. It's so easy to delete a subscription from Google reader.
I already filter my reading list using Google reader, but when a website filters itself out
from your reading list like that, it merely expedites things by saving you the trouble of thinking about doing it.
It also prejudices me mightily against the software that employs strong-arm tactics in its promotion.
Which, in this case, is a pity. I had just been systematically retrialling and reviewing a bunch of Sticky-Note type tools and PIMs - including Notezilla in particular - and was thinking that I might wait until the next discounted release of Notezilla and then buy it.
Not now though!
I shall stick with my trusty Stickies
, which I find hard to beat.