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Yaffa Phillips writes sporadically

Funny representations of internet browser users

The BBC Click program about technology recently reported on the fact that Windows now has to include a choice of browsers in new bundled operating systems to avoid an unfair advantage for Explorer and had comments from various companies providing browsers about why theirs is the browser of choice.

If you watch the second half though you will see what they say are videos by viewers indicative of the repsonses they received. Get the feeling the producers of Click don’t use/like Explorer? Though they have the Microsoft guy on first in the execs portion – check out the viewer representing Explorer. roflol

Developers doing extra coding to make something work in Explorer 6 – Consider the Naked Man!

Internet Explorer User on BBC's Click

Question: Is the Mozilla/firefox woman attempting to recreate the firefox on her head?!

Click on the image to open the video.

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Future Paleo

I belong to a flickr group called paleo-future devoted to images of outdated visions of the future. Enjoy this comic of the present as it might be viewed by the future with one of my favorite authors as the punchline. He is a contributer to the awesome boingboing. His novels are below. His law and silly pics here.

Update: Check out Scott Beale / Laughing Squid‘s photo from flickr.

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
(Book)
Authors:Cory Doctorow
Manufacturer:Tor Books
Released:05 December, 2003
A Place So Foreign and Eight More
(Book)
Authors:Cory Doctorow, Bruce Sterling
Manufacturer:Four Walls Eight Windows
Released:18 August, 2003
Eastern Standard Tribe
(Book)
Authors:Cory Doctorow
Manufacturer:Tor Books
Released:10 March, 2005
Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
(Book)
Authors:Cory Doctorow
Manufacturer:Tor Books
Released:16 June, 2005
Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present
(Book)
Authors:Cory Doctorow
Manufacturer:Thunder’s Mouth Press
Released:11 January, 2007
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Wii have a problem solver

Consumerist has posted a solution to flying wii controllers. Comment on waiting for an official solution from Nintendo: “It ain’t carved from Zelda’s hyperpolygnal ass and handed down by the hands of many small Japanese gods, but it’ll do the trick.”

Nintendo Wii is a new gaming system where you move the controllers through the air to control the action on the screen. Some people have been doing so a bit overzealously. [See Wii Have a Problem; also the twisted take by Penny Arcade; Originally noticed the Wii on boingboing with a funny post by Mark Frauenfelder]

Official Solution: Nintendo is replacing straps. Information Here.

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eBoy – FooBar poster

eBoy - FooBar

eBoy - FooBar

Saw this poster on boingboing and couldn’t resist it. You can get one from here.

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Joe’s Goals – Online Goal Tracker

Joe’s Goals is a great way to keep track of things you want to accomplish. It is easy to use. I use it to keep track of food, excercise, and a few other goals. It’s nice to be able to see how I’m doing over time – and they just added a feature where you can keep daily notes. It’s like an elementary school star chart – only for adults – nothing wrong with positive reinforcement.

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