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Posted on Sunday, March 5th, 2006

Dave!The sweat pours down my forehead as I crouch behind the battered automobile. My ears are ringing because the sound is deafening as they unload in my direction. The car shudders amidst flashes of light, and pieces of metal rain down upon me. These guys really, really hate me. But that's okay. Thanks to some inventive internet research, I've got the Big F#@%ing Gun with me and am ready to unleash. I wait for them to reload, and then it's my turn. I blow away everything in sight, my MSAW ripping through wood, glass, metal, and flesh. I know this is so wrong, but I just can't wipe the smile from my face. The Microsoft Internet Explorer developer group deserved to die. All of them. Rest in pieces you bastards.

And this is why I think playing violent video games is actually a good thing. If I couldn't fire up my Xbox and pretend to blow away the idiots who made Internet Explorer the shitty-ass browser that it is... I would probably be tempted to do it in real-life. But instead, I just sit down with the video game Black and blow shit up for an hour, then the urge to kill is manageable again.

And it's all because of this...

Screen Cap IE

BloggerPeeps beta, which is starting to look fabulous in every browser I throw at it (including Safari, FireFox, Opera)... is, of course, looking like crap in Internet Explorer. AS USUAL!! So then I've got to sit down and try to figure out which magical combination of "display:block" and "display:inline" statements will bypass all of the IE bugs and display the page as it's meant to be seen. I must be getting used to it, because it only took about an hour this time.

Anyway, everything is coming together for my very own elite blogging "anti-network". Tonight I'll swap out the temporary graphics with the real thing, then get the database hooked up. After that, I'll be good to go, and start adding sites later this week. Woot!

Now I need to go buy groceries. It's 10:00am, and all I had to eat for breakfast is a can of Mountain Dew.

I feel funny.

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  1. Neil T. says:

    I’ll test it in IE7 when I get time, if you like. Though the rendering is a little screwy in Beta 2 Preview, apparently the actual Beta 2 has a pretty good engine that follows the standards quite closely.

  2. Kevin says:

    Woo hoo! Looking forward to it!

    IE blows. I’ve given up trying to figure out ways to perfect the IE rendering of sites that I design. F$#k IE. Even our IT department agrees. And they’re Microsoft whores.

  3. The Ref, LGC UK says:

    I Love IE ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Looking good!

    IE is a pain. If you make it looks great in IE it goofs up in a good chunk of the rest of the browsers or if you work in all the browsers it always has some bug in IE.

    The problem is IE 6 is 65-70% of my viewers (Safari/Firefox is the next 20-25%)….

  5. adena says:


    No content yet….Booooo!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Is it just me, or does “Fugly Dave” look like he’s spent a little too much time w/ Gene Simmons??

  6. sandra says:

    Go Dave! And down with IE! I promise to only look at the final result on Firefox, just in case.

  7. claire says:

    I sympathize. I tried previewing my blog in IE once and it was so f*&!ed it wouldn’t even open. ARgh.

    However, I did get my dad to switch to Firefox- he’s totally off IE now, so that feels pretty good. Long live the anti-IE movement!

  8. Jeff says:

    I haven’t used IE for 2 years. With Firefox so easy to download and use, it’s a wonder anyone uses IE at all anymore. It’s stupid, ugly, buggy and helps make the Gates monopoly even stronger. Uck!

  9. Mooselet says:

    IE blows huge twinkies. Can’t believe I stuck with it for so long. A bit like staying with a boyfriend you don’t really like anymore, and you know you could do better, but that means effort. Then when you finally kick the bastard to the curb, you wonder what took you so long… or maybe that’s just my life?

  10. Bec says:

    I became a Firefox convert a few short months ago. No less than that. Time feels longer when you are in love. No crashing and no weird scrolling…
    BloggerPeeps looks perfect.

  11. Pauly D says:

    Looks great!

    Will you also be adding a BloggerPeeps marshmallow skin for the Easter holidays?

  12. Nicole says:

    I installed Firefox on my parentโ€™s computer a few months ago, added a desktop shortcut, made it the default web browser, gave them a 30 min. lesson on how to use it and all the benefits of it over IE. I even went so far as to remove every shortcut to IE I could find, including from the Programs folder.

    Yet every time I go home and have to use their computer, it’s the most recently used program. God only knows how they continue to find it, but somehow they do. It’s either magic or a Microsoft conspiracy for world domination.

  13. R350u says:

    Agree to use Firefox or Opera, with this browser some blogs or webpage show great display, but sometimes it show so messy with IE.

    If the blog owner recheck the messy page with IE, maybe he/she can show fix for that, but unfortunetly not every owner recheck thier web with some kind of browser.

  14. Belinda says:

    I am ALL atwitter. Seriously. Can’t WAIT. I swear to only use Firefox until that time when I can get a Mac and it will be all Safari, all the time. Promise.

    We could just do what the IE-based web designers have been doing forever, and that is to just put a big ol’ disclaimer on the page that says, “This site viewed best in Firefox/Safari. This page does not display correctly in Internet Explorer.”

  15. Jeff says:

    Nicole – I’ve found that some applications will default to IE when you use them. For example, your parent’s e-mail program could be using IE as it’s default browser when they open a link inside an e-mail message.

  16. theMike says:

    Looks good in IE tab with Firefox.

  17. Kevin says:

    Out of curiosity, is the Atom feed that you have established for BloggerPeeps going to stay the same once out of the Beta version? I just added it to my Bloglines reader and want to make sure the effort wasn’t for naught.

  18. Nicole says:

    Jeff – You’re probably right about that. Which I hold up as just another example that it IS a Microsoft conspiracy for total world domination.

  19. michaelsean says:

    I just don’t understand why more people don’t switch to Firefox or whatever. IE is bloated and buggy and just plain rubbish. Blech.

  20. Neil T. says:

    Okay, I ran IE7 and it looks *exactly* the same as it does in Firefox. So either you fixed some bugs or IE7’s rendering engine really doesn’t suck as hard as IE6’s. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Bre says:

    Hahaha – I love that “fugly dave” is so reminiscint of “Mr. Yuck” – I still see his face on cleaning products around the house!

  22. RW says:

    Firefox is free… what’s not to like? But you go Dave, when Peeps is running, you have (another) convert!

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