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Moving out…

Posted by dnite on March 8, 2007

WordPress.com has been good to me for some time but it’s my time to move on out on my own. From now on, you’ll find me at http://blog.dnite.org (and probably just plain http://dnite.org as well). I’ll be doing most of my development and rails blogs over there as well as release the plugins I’ve released here over there. See you there!!

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Acid 2 test results…

Posted by dnite on December 28, 2006

Today, while very bored, I decided to give Firefox 3 a download. To my surprise, a brand new build was released on this very day! Lucky times for me! This got me thinking about the acid 2 test that I had recently read about firefox 3 passing. I knew they had passed the test after they released the last alpha release of firefox 3, but this was a brand new release so I had to test it out. Instead of just sharing the results of firefox 3, I decided to grab the latest 2.0.0.1 release of firefox as well as Opera 9.10. I’m running Ubuntu Linux (6.10, Edgy), so I’ll also be sharing Internet Explorer 7‘s ‘results’ from inside VMware. Click any of the images to view them at their full resolution.

The first browser I opened up and tried was The latest Firefox most of you are probably using right now. Firefox 2.0.0.1 was released shortly ago which is essentially just a few bug fixes and a vulnerability plug. Definately not the best results. You might be able to tell that it’s supposed to be a face, but that’s about it.

Firefox 2.0.0.1 Acid 2 Test

Firefox 3 was next. I was excited about this one because it should have passed the test. But sadly, it did not. It came really, really close. But not quite. My only guess is that the new gecko engine changes didn’t make it into the this newest build? Not sure, but still impressive results.

Firefox 3 Alpha2 Pre Acid 2 Test

Next came Opera. I had read a while back that Opera had passed the acid 2 test, but I never actually tested it. It was true. Opera passed with flying colors. This is what the test is supposed to look like for those of you who’ve never seen the test.

Opera 9.10 Acid 2 Test

The next was just for my own entertainment. Internet Explorer 7. I went out of my way to load up my virtual machine to test this one but, my lord, I didn’t think it was going to be this bad. Can anyone tell me what this is? Or maybe how Microsoft feels they are more standards compliant than they were before Internet Explorer 7? I didn’t want to go through the trouble of getting a version of IE6 running, so I just hunted down a picture of what it’s test looked like, it’s not much better. I even gave them the benefit of the doubt and noticed the souce for the test doesn’t contain a strict doctype, so I changed it and still got the same results. The only difference that strict made was the scroll bars didn’t appear.

Internet Explorer 7 Acid 2 Results

There we have it. The few popular browsers I was able to test pretty quickly. The only browser I would have liked to include but couldn’t, was Safari. I need to get me a mac. Who wants to send me a macbook pro so I can post the results of the acid 2 test?? Donations welcome! x=)

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Airport Hustler?! Are you kidding me!?

Posted by dnite on December 8, 2006

Just wow. I found this article on digg and I had to comment. it’s from, yet another, prude fucking American about the new airport x-ray scanners they are using in Phoenix. I REALLY don’t understand what the big deal is.

The TSA is about the baddest, bawdiest bureaucracy ever to curse a country, but geez, even they must have needed help on this one. I figure they went to Larry Flynt at Hustler Magazine for advice. Only a pornographer of his unsavory talents could have dreamed up such wickedness: tell Americans that merely groping us is no longer enough protection from the terrorists thronging our airports. Now we must pose for dirty pictures, too.

Hustler!? Are you out of your mind!? The only reason these scanners haven’t come out sooner, is because of how obsessed America is with sex and nudity. We don’t have a problem showing dead bodies and talking about killings all over the news without censors, but the minute we think about a breast, stop the country. lock your doors. something bad is going to happen. GROW THE FUCK UP, AMERICA! The only reason we haven’t been using these scanners for YEARS now is because of how prude this country is. They needed to devise a way to ‘censor’ our naughty bits. What is the big deal?! Your junk is being censored to a degree! You can’t see your face! No one is going to see this but someone who’s seen so many of these pictures, he doesn’t even care any more! Trust me, your not that attractive. I’m sure of it. Because, if you were. You probably wouldn’t care either. No one cares about seeing you naked. I’m very sorry that I have a penis. I’m really sorry that you have a vagina. Terribly sorry that you have breasts. It’s part of nature! IT’S NOT THAT BAD! Why don’t we, as American’s, stop worrying so much about sex and start worrying about the fact that all we ever see on the news and TV and movies are people dieing! Why is something as beautiful as sex, so looked down upon (only, really, in America, too) as such a dirty thing? Why are things that are much more harmful, like violence and all the terrible news that we as a society have become addicted over years and years become so common place that we don’t even care that we just saw a REAL PERSON fall off of that building on network TV. Stop looking for a reason to be angry, just because your bored and you think you SHOULD be angry. I’ll strip naked to ensure my safety any day. These scanners make that process a whole lot more private, so I’m all for it. Just because you couldn’t think for yourself when they spoon fed you this garbage as a child that sex is a such a bad bad thing. Just lighten up. blech. I’m done. </incoherant_rant>

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