October 20th, 2004

angry box

shockwave/flash complaint

While I'm a latecomer to tabbed browsing, I finally got on the bandwagon and found
what a wonderful technique it is to save time waiting for downloads. Except
for Flash animations. I'll light one off in its own tab, read other stuff until I get to it, then
open that tab. At which point the animation starts downloading, so I can
waste my time watching the "loading ... 11%" meter creep along. Why is this? It is easy
enough to set movies not to start by themselves. Do the people offering the content
want to waste my time? Does Macromedia have a vested interest in
making things more annoying? I'm not above making an open source standard for
downloadable animation in direct competition to theirs.
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Meme about LJ, from chelona

Number of journal entries: 92 (93 counting this one)
Number of comments: Posted: 1,418 – Received: 493
Number of people on your friends list: 203
Person who introduced you to LJ: tigerbright
Still friends with this person: Unfortunately, apparently not. Unsure why.
How many people have you introduced to LJ: One? Maybe? I was a latecomer.
List everyone on your friends list whom you have met in person:
(I'm just gonna list the ones I haven't met, 'cause it's a much shorter list. I'm also skipping communities.)
155metrocard, ayesha, broken_gizmo, 155metrocard, chessie_cat, coraline, chessie_cat, emmett_the_sane, forexample (same as tasty_enki), froulala, golemkennels, greentara, happypete, hyrkanian, jeniphirsummers, labrown, liralen, nadeera, nymphie, otimus, penguin42, skylark77, valacious, ymasen
There are a few I'm not sure about (either because I'm not entirely sure who they are, or I'm not sure if we've ever met, or both). Let me know if I've goofed here.
Anyone on LJ you can't stand: Hmmm. There are several annoying people out there, but I can't think of any offhand that I can't stand. Does W have an LJ?
Name one person on your friends list you would most like to meet: ymasen
Ever ban someone from commenting in your journal: I don't think so.
Biggest pet peeve about LJ: People not really knowing if you're in touch with their lives.
Do you feel close to most of the people on your friends list: Yep, most of them, to varying degrees. But close.
How many journals on LJ do you have: 2 at the moment.
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