So hyatt has taken leave of his senses and gone to work for Apple. Talk about a step down.
He's probably going to work on some iProduct. Given that hyatt's skills lie mainly in inventing new markup languages and then half-implementing them, one has to wonder what iProduct this could be. Maybe he's going to work on iPhotos (or whatever it's called) and is going to be inventing a new kind of Photo Metadata Language. I already know one person who's working on something like that. Or maybe he's going to invent a language to describe worlds and he's going to spearhead an iWorld application. Yes, that's it. Then MMORPG authors could use that to get their work done quicker. After all, that's what the Mac needs, a killer application to make it useful. (Then again, maybe that's a lost cause...)
This will hopefully be the last time I link to so many Apple sites. Ugh. I feel so dirty.
Today I have to wear silly clothes (a shirt with buttons and a gown for crying out loud) for my graduation ceremony. There are some traditions that really need to be updated. Why couldn't I pick up this certificate thing in a pair of Jeans and a T-shirt, I ask you?
Today I played Anarchy Online for the first time in months. It was
a lot of fun, more so than I expected. The game has definitely
improved over time.
There are still plenty of bugs, though: things like graphics
glitches and the occasional clipping problem. It was because of one of
these clipping problems that I ended up transported back in time, back
to when Tir was still being built. The suppression gas was not yet
concentrated, the buildings were not yet built... even the moat had
not yet been filled with water. Only the outer walls and the lie of
the land had been completed.
I have a photographic record of my visit.
Photograph. Prominently visible in the middle of the frame is
the location of the whompas, a raised platform under which lies a
popular branch of the Fair Trade supermarket chain. The landing
platforms are already built (one is visible on the wall to the right
of the picture). The moat is clearly dry.
View: West Gate is visible in the background. Compare this view
to the bustling city that you would find if you visited Rubi-Ka
Storm: The weather is much calmer in recent days as well. Look
how close the lightning came to hitting me in this photograph. These
are the conditions that Tir's founders had to work in.
Moat: The digging work for the moat has clearly already been
completed. The character in the foreground of this picture is
Coordinator Thyrin of the ARK, who materialised next to me in space
and time to rescue me from my predicament. (The response time was
admirable. I was very impressed.)
Here I am seen conversing with Coordinator Thyrin. Notice the
billboard in the background. I found it surprising that advertising
materials were placed so early in the development of the city.
Presumably they were targetting the workers building the foundations
for Tir. This raises further questions though: Where are the
workers? Did I happen to fall into Tir during a weekend? Where is
all the machinery? Did they pack it up each night for fear that
clans might rebel and steal them? (I guess if that is the case, the
fears were justified, since we did exactly that.)
I wonder if there are other parts of Rubi-Ka that can be visited by
time travellers? Could the clans use these odd time travel effects (if
the phrase can indeed be pluralised) to win the battle?
Blizzard unfortunately fell for
this poorly written
troll, and countered each point accurately. Unfortunately, he
inadvertently legitimised the following attack:
Mozilla also claims that its browser is the one that is most web
standard compliant. [...] However, as a person who runs this
website, I can with more than enough confidence conclude that [...]
Mozilla has a lot less web standard features. For example, if you go
to the my site with Mozilla, you will be redirected to a
non-Internet Explorer page because Mozilla cannot handle any of the
standards that it should.
In the interests of accuracy, I just want to point out that the site in question redirects users to
a different page because... Mozilla doesn't support Microsoft's DOM
extensions! Specifically, document.all! Yes, I can see
how Mozilla cannot handle any of the standards that it should.
Andras, here's a hint: If you make your site standards compliant,
by simply changing document.all["id"] to
document.getElementById("id") and making sure
your CSS is actually per spec and not simply designed to work well
with IE, then you won't look quite so silly claiming that Mozilla
has a lot less web standard features, and I won't look quite so
silly responding to obvious trolls.