Category: Browsers

Journal: Adobe's Game of Mao Jun 24, 2007

You may have played Mao, the only card game created with the goal of reducing new players to tears. I don't mean this in a figurative sense, either. I mean real, literal tears which may accompany fighting and card-throwing. Just ask my mom. (On second thought, don't.)

Anyone who knows me knows that I love having a good time at the expense of others. Mao takes it a step further. The game is designed with the idea of forcing someone to learn the arbitrary rules by actively ensuring that they lose, and lose really badly. The sport of Mao isn't really in winning against others who know the rules. It's in crushing the defenseless, penalty card by penalty card.

In a sense, the object of the game is to prevent people from learning how to play the game, for the sole purpose of being able to repeatedly penalize them for not knowing what the hell is going on. Apparently, Adobe's web developers enjoy treating their users with the same level of respect.

Journal: Convergence: Microsoft, Mozilla, Nintendo and Sony Oct 05, 2006

A realization that everything seems to be coming together at one time, specifically this fall/winter.

Journal: Why I Use HTML 4.01 Strict Sep 25, 2006

A couple days ago, Surfin’ Safari posted a guide on understanding HTML, XML and XHTML, in which they recommend against using XHTML for a few reasons.

Journal: Empty POST requests and IE7 Sep 22, 2006

I experienced a serious issue having to do with POST requests, and the only browser that seemed to be affected was IE7 RC.