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Moving

Well, I feel I’ve outgrown this blog, so I’ve decided to move. Namely to This Place. All of the content on this blog is already on the new one, including posts, comments, pages, everything. Also, you feed-readers will have to change your rss feeds to point to
http://zibland.com/blog/?feed=rss2

Sorry for the inconvenience, but I really feel like I need a non-hosted blog. Way more control, and all that good stuff.

If you are still visiting this blog/wondering why it doesn’t update anymore, please read the above post! I’m still registering between 10-40 people visiting this site every day…Please update your links to http://www.zibland.com/blog! Thanks!

Clearification Vista Ad Site

The Clearification site from M$ (which is an ad for Vista) is actually really funny. It’s very hippy-ish, and the guy seems like he was actually in the middle of smoking pot when he recorded the lines for it, but it really is funny. “Let’s just say it involved karate…and crying…”

Influx of Readers

My WordPress chart showing the people reading my blog jumped up a while ago when I got 133 visitors in one day, and the chart has been marked off in increments of 40 ever since then, but usually the first number is 2 and the next is 42, and today it starts at 8 and goes to 48. I’ve gotten 17 unique views today, not including me, and that’s pretty much the lowest it’s been in a while. What’s attracting people to my blog? I’m not sure, since nobody ever comments. But apparently it’s this:
naruto hat

I get at least two people google searching for that every day that end up here, so maybe posting this picture again will get me more hits :P

New Theme (again), K2

I’ve changed my blog’s theme yet again. this time to the brand new K2 Lite. I like it, and I’m working on a custom header image. :) Comments?

Happy Birthday, :-)

Today in 1982, at this time exactly, Scott E. Fahlman invented the emoticon. He created the first emoticons, :-) and :-(. Their original purpose was to show which messages on a forum were serious and which were jokes, where joking messages would have :-) and serious ones wouldn’t. Happy birthday, :-)!

Paper Cuts

Peter Callesen’s paper cut-outs are amazing. They are so detailed, it’s incredible. For other cool stuff like this, check out Wohba!

The following is a rant for Spraxus

This rant is written for Spraxus, a rant-based website I’m helping to develop. It’s also very true. I reserve no copyright on this rant, but Sabretooth Software does.

Internet Explorer

IE (Internet Explorer) is the Internet Browser which is made by our beloved big brother, Microsoft. This browser is the empitome of security flaws, since it is tied directly into the Windows operating system. M$, it seems, was bent on making it extremely hard if not impossible to uninstall Internet Explorer from your computer, meaning that if someone just happens to find a flaw in the rock hard security features that make up Internet Explorer (a security flaw in IE, imagine that!), they’d have almost direct access to the system files for Windows.

All of this leads Microsoft to start developing IE 7, which comes with its own virus scanner. Woo-hoo, Microsoft. A virus scanner won’t fix your security issues. IE 7 will be released as a priority download, meaning everyone using Windows XP on the internet automatically downloads it. You don’t want IE 7 and its nasty lack of menubar? Too bad, you can’t downgrade from it. What was that I said? Oh yes. lack of menubar. They’ve rearranged the window entirely to make it “simpler,” while anyone who’s been using Windows for 5 years or more will be utterly lost when the go to the top of the window to get their options and find that they aren’t there.

On top of all this, Internet Explorer is not a true internet browser. It does not comply to the Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP:// ?), which states that internet browsers should display web pages as what their content-type describes them as, among many other things. This means that if a page is marked as text, it should be displayed as text. If it’s marked as a jpg, it should be displayed as a jpg, not as text. Internet Explorer does not do this. It decides for itself what the pages it displays should be displayed as, meaning if it decides to show a .jpg as text, it’s going to show you it as text.

My favorite image format, the Portable Network Graphic, or .png, doesn’t display correctly in IE. They have no transparency, whereas on Firefox they support multiple layers of transparency, allowing for cool shadows and stuff. Also, the layout engine hardly manages any CSS at all. CSS is the language of templates and website design, meaning that many-a-page look very screwed up in IE. For an example, check out www.agebuilders.org. Look at it in Firefox and then in IE and you will see what I mean.

And IE7 hasn’t fixed this problem. It is 2% more CSS-compliant than IE6. Microsoft claims that if they fix IE now, it will break half the pages in the world. While this is probably true, those pages can be fixed in the name of progress. How long are we going to be expected to wait and stand by while Microsoft stalls progress?

My conclusion: IE is extremely inferior. Don’t upgrade to IE7, download Firefox or Opera, my two favorite browsers, instead.

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Thank you Phil, you anti-alternative-spelling facist, you…


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PLEASE STOP VISITING THIS SITE AND GO TO MY NEW SITE AT WWW.ZIBLAND.COM

THIS IS AN OLD SITE

PLEASE STOP VISITING THIS SITE AND GO TO MY NEW SITE AT WWW.ZIBLAND.COM

THIS IS AN OLD SITE

PLEASE STOP VISITING THIS SITE AND GO TO MY NEW SITE AT WWW.ZIBLAND.COM

THIS IS AN OLD SITE

PLEASE STOP VISITING THIS SITE AND GO TO MY NEW SITE AT WWW.ZIBLAND.COM

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