[Chicago] [OT] Is it just me ...

Martin Maney maney at two14.net
Wed Oct 10 13:41:48 CEST 2007

On Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 12:31:56AM -0400, Pete wrote:
> Y'all need a serious dose of WWW, circa 1998, courtesy of Links2: 
> http://links.twibright.com/
> Super lightweight, images and some javascript support, but no CSS (a good 
> thing, sometimes).

Absoutely.  I still find that turning off CSS is usually the quickest
way to make most sites with teeny-tiny type and idiotically narrow
columns more pleasant to read.  ...assuming I don't just close that tab
and move on.

> And no, I don't understand what's up with the author's obsession with accurate 
> color reproduction.

Some people just do care.  You can tell 'cause they'll never use an LCD
without complaining about it.  :-)

Seriously?  Might also be related to some of the pretty amazing
problems that I've read about in earlier (?) browsers - what I dimly
recall offhand is a warning about expecting (some?) browsers to render
a background color to match the same RGB value in an image.  Perhaps
that was a relic of the nineties and the days when an 8-bit palette was
state of the art.  But after seeing the web site I incline to the
theory that Accurate Color is just the author's pet hot button... just
as many of us get huffy about elegant code. <wink>

Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity
of the winner of this year's presidential election, the identity
of the loser is perfectly clear.  It is the nation's confidence
in the judge as an impartial guardian of the law.
 - Justice John Paul Stevens, from his dissenting opinion Dec 12, 2000

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