Yesterday I felt like I was inked by the Despair Squid, causing major hallucinations on my drive home over the dangerously twisting Topanga Canyon drive. Images of crashing purposely into a pole, so just maybe, I could grab ten minutes of happiness with someone before my lights went out. Or images of setting fire to everything I hold dear, including this website. Luckily the effects of the squid's ink ran out when I got home.
Also luckily I am off to Bend Oregon for the weekend, to be with family and to snowboard. I think I will enjoy it so very much. I will be laughing with glee as I uncontrollably fall down a black diamond run with gay abandon, smacking into a pole at the bottom with gay irony.
I will be back on Monday night. They have internet access so I should be able to put captions up on Sunday, I just will not be my usual chatty self on Monday.
There are 39 messages for this day.
|<Mort> For some reason on my browser the font on the last two days of mostemailed has been a lot bigger. Can you all skip back 3 days and make sure it looks ok on your browsers? |
|<guyPaulo> I'm fine here Mort. Its that damn open-source Mozilla browser of yours. |
|<3Suns> Works fine for me with Mozilla Firebird on Windows, and it worked last night with Galeon/Mozilla on Linux.|
|<Hey, You There.> No two headed baby?|
|<guyPaulo> Mort is a cynical soul for sure, but I don't think he'll use the baby photo for this site. That's just a little too extreme. |
|<Julie> That hippo bottle looks RADIOACTIVE|
|<yoyology> For those who haven't read yesterday's front page since 20:30 CST:|
I have an orkut [ ...www.orkut.co... ] membership, and I'd like to invite anyone who wants to join to send an e-mail to orko [ATT] yoyology [DAWT] com, and I'll invite you. If you are already an orkut member, please consider joining the Mostemailed Community. It's under "Computers and Internet"
|<Mort> The font is kinda wacky on Camino in OS X, works find on Firebird on windows for me. Firebird has to be the best browser ever.|
Even if the two headed baby has a million dollar Vegas stage show, it ain't appearing on my website.
|<3Suns> Yes, Firebird is but 2 features shy of being the best browser ever... 1) the ability to remove the little down-arrow tabs next to the back and next buttons (right-clicking on the buttons also works for this semi-rare task) and 2) an "up" button for the toolbar to go up a directory.|
|<3Suns> Mort, are you discriminating against deformed infants?|
|<Mort> Dammit 3Suns now I have to spend an hour or so working out how to remove those little arrows. I can move anywhere in my history by right mouse clicking and moving my mouse wheel. I never hit those buttons on top.|
|<Mort> 3Suns what skin do you use? I have removed those damn buttons on mine.|
|<yoyology> You know, I didn't realize that you could right-click and get the history list. It works in IE too.|
Here at the library, our patron PCs have right-click disabled in IE. The only way to get to the history is with those little buttons. I teach folks about them in our classes, and they're just amazed.
Keep in mind that not everyone uses the Web the same way you do.
|<Mort> Looking at the logs of this website always reminds me that people use the web differently.|
Newbies always find that "Add alternative Caption" button so damn attractive. Also they click on Last four times and First five times in a row, never once clicking on the little arrows.
|<3Suns> Mort: Oh, I had no idea that the skin mattered, I just use the default one. Which one works for you?|
Yoyo: I wasn't suggesting that they be removed altogether, although disabling right-clicking is rather silly. Many browsers like Galeon allow you to remove them if you want.
|<3Suns> Mort: I would say that the first/last problem is because they are reversed from what is common on other webcomic sites, and from what is intuitive. Most sites have [<<][>>] for their button order, which should be in chronological order (first, previous, next, latest). You have the first button coming after the previous button, which is a bit nonstandard.|
|<Mort> 3Suns, send me an email and I will send you a file and tell you how to do it.|
Disabling right click in a library where anyone can use the computer makes perfect sense.
|<guyPaulo> I use the latest version of Mozilla at work and at home now. Its a little weird how many monkies here use "alternative" browsers, given the overall percentage of folks still using Internasty Exploder to surf the web. |
|<yoyology> Is an "alternative" browser one that skins all your websites with plaid flannel and torn denim?|
|<Jellyloo> All the buttons on that browser would be dog collar spikes rendered like chrome.|
|<Mort> I made my own browser skin once. It was all beautifully done in photoshop and painstakingly put together.|
But then they changed the skin format on me and I gave up.
I would like one where all the buttons are quirky birds, and all the surrounds look like dark twisted cage metal.
|<Mort> I see the point about the button order.|
Maybe I will switch it around to be more standard.
|<Jellyloo> I have no trouble with the buttonage. Buttonry. Button thingies.|
|<Mort> I never use buttons anymore. I just slip my shirts over my head all done up, and wiggle my head through, like some kinda kid. I am wearing my red shirt today, because someone told me twice I looked good in red.|
I also messed up the lines of my beard so I am back to a goatee.
|<beard police> you have the right to remain silent... any beard you shave will be held against you...|
|<ajiav> being blonde, facial hair is not something i am successful with. i just look like my face is dirty.|
|<yoyology> Remember, the beard you shave may be your own!|
|<Mort> It's a fair cop! You caught me red handed! At least you don't know about the waxing.|
|<beard police> That is not my Jurisdiction...|
|<Southern Beard Police> He is in our jurisdiction now, he has severally broken the pubic code!|
|<Forlorn Beard Investigations> We are working on a similar case concerning a rash of folicle robberies.|
|<The US Waxing Authority> You with the NADS on your chin... up against the wall with your hands up and your legs spread.|
|<Lauren> Hey, mort, do I spot some secret messages in your random text?|
|<Mort> Is anything truly random?|
|<Lauren> Where is mountaineer? I believe the messages might be for her.|
|<MLimburg> oooh! cow in bank photo! |
oooh! tiger licking cub photo!
oh, the possibilities ..
|<Starbug> Have fun bending oregon! Don't break anything.|
|<obtuse> I see the both messages, but for a while I thought the first was "vegan eye pants"!|
|<3Suns> ...story.news.yahoo.com... looks like a scene from the Jerry Bruckheimer remake of "Chicken Run"|