Viewing entries for April 2005
Into the Fire
Just to show how much of an impact Firefox is making, here's some browser statistics for this month from a couple of websites that I maintain:
|MS Internet Explorer||86.6%|
|MS Internet Explorer||81.0%|
Keep in mind that (unlike this site), these are not the websites typically visited by a large proportion of
early adopters where Firefox percentages have been seen to be much larger.
The days of IE6 holding back the development of the web will last for a while longer yet, but the success of Firefox means it'll be years rather than decades. This is good news for all alternative browsers out there.
…and a thousand geeks gasp as a web browser successfully draws a smiley face.
- Your expected outcome:
- Your actual outcome:
Labour -8 Conservative 12 Liberal Democrat 44 UK Independence Party 8 Green 30
- You should vote:
Smoke & Mirrors
Unfortunately there's a slight problem with this. I currently connect to the Internet via Satellite (which incidentally is less than ideal for playing World of Warcraft), and something about this satellite connection causes major problems with HTTP Pipelining. I know this because I tried enabling it in Firefox once (it is not enabled by default in Firefox) and saw the results.
Opera 8, in its infinite wisdom, uses pipelining by default. This is the result:
Well no problem, surely there must be a way to disable it in the preferences? Well, if there is, it's far too well-hidden for me.
Show and Tell
Some concrete details about some of the rendering changes in Internet Explorer 7 were announced a few days ago.
consistency problems being addressed is also very welcome. I've had the pleasure of trying to deal with the Peekaboo bug on several occasions. Calling these bugs inconsistencies is somewhat laughable though.
The real tests will be:
How much of CSS2.1 will it support? (eg. will we get such useful things as
position: fixed, CSS2 selectors, etc.
Will we get any CSS3 features? (
opacitysprings to mind)
Will there be proper XHTML support? (understand
application/xhtml+xmland treat it as XML)
I won't bet on it.
Voidwars Game 9:
Revisions is almost ready to go. The 64 places are filling up very quickly this time around. This round I have decided not to play in the game as such; I shall instead take on a different role, that of a reporter for the new Galactic Broadcasting Corporation regional Void news network…
So, what have I been doing lately? Well, this month I have been mostly playing: World of Warcraft.
I had been playing EverQuest II for several months, but the gameplay really started to drag, and since GwieF, Kamakaze and Cosmo were already playing WoW, I decided to join them. Since then I've been playing catch-up as they were all around about level 40 when I started. Fortunately they decided to slow down their playing for a few weeks, and I'm now only 5 levels away from them (and, more importantly, I have a horse).