If you are one of those extra-communicative types after a night of fruity drinks at The Sandbar, this post is for you.
You've heard of "beer goggles," the idea that once you've had a few (or a few too many), everyone starts to look a little more, well, interesting. A Google engineer has developed "Mail Goggles" after sending one too many drunken, late-night emails that he later regretted.
Mail Goggles is a new Labs feature available for Gmail users. When the feature is enabled, if you click "send" during the default late-night hours, you will be prompted to solve several simple math problems to verify that you are in the right state of mind.
You can adjust the settings to make Mail Goggles active during whatever time you want.
The post on the Google blog doesn't explain what happens if you fail the math test. I'm going to assume that the email isn't sent?
If you're a Gmail user and don't have enough self control to stay out of your email after imbibing, you might want to check this application out. If any of you want to test this out, let us know how it works.
Now perhaps someone can figure out a way to stop drunk-texting?
It doesn’t help that so many people carry around their little touch-phone things and e-mail constantly through the night. You all know who you are!
That should be called “beer googles” or “beer bloggles”?
I got beer googled once. I’m so ashamed….
What a brilliant idea. Don’t have much of a “problem” with E-mail, but a drunk text prevention app sure would come in handy.
doesn’t your phone have some kind of locking feature that perhaps if you were inebriated to a certain point, you wouldn’t be able to unlock?
drunk text prevention would be awesome.
Under my probation, I had to have a breath-alizer put on my phone. I have to blow into it before I can make a call.