Tag Archives: web

When Play doesn’t mean Play

I have a bone to pick with certain sites, because what they’re doing seems to be a trend. When I’m on Facebook I’m constantly seeing posts shared by my family, of amusing or touching videos that have gone viral. I … Continue reading

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The great browser exodus, part 2

I’ve gone ahead and made the switch to Pale Moon. It’s too soon to say how it is on performance, including CPU usage, speed, and memory. However the annoyances that went along with the switch were really no worse than … Continue reading

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The great browser exodus

I knew the day was coming. Firefox 29 has landed, and with it Australis, the UX team’s disastrous new concept. Of course it’s a disastrous concept—it’s from the UX team. Over the last couple of years, Firefox’s UX team has … Continue reading

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Firefox fail… again

You know, every time I think the Firefox UI team (or as they call it, the UX team, for user experience) can’t get any dumber, they limbo right under the bar. In Firefox 23, they’ve removed the option to hide … Continue reading

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Disregard my gaze

Sometimes I get frustrated by Amazon’s recommendations algorithm. They’re usually pretty good once they get to know you, but I still, annoyingly, get recommendations based on things I’ve merely looked at. Amazon has a longstanding bug in which when you … Continue reading

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Meta keywords: A myth that just won’t die

I hate urban myths. They have an insidious quality, like the stickiness left on your hands after you eat an apple that only gets worse after you wash your hands with plenty of soap. You can’t get rid of them, … Continue reading

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Firefox update day

I’ve come to dread when new Firefox updates roll around. Besides the problem of add-ons and themes giving me trouble, it’s largely because the UI team is constantly on the lookout for new ways to make things worse. To qualify … Continue reading

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