For those of us that despise Flash, great news comes (via DF) that YouTube will now serve its videos in HTML-5 by default. Thus, these videos will play natively in any modern browser, which should help to hasten the demise of Chrome on my machine at least. Whilst there will be a lot of junk Flash left […]
A blizzard of crapware engulfs a Windows PC.
I just filled in one of those gaps in my iTunes library. For some reason, I only had the first half of the Arcade Fire album “Neon Bible”. I heard Black Mirror and Intervention often enough not to notice or care for a while, but the missing part of the album is still very good […]
I recently wrote about the queasy feeling I felt when Firefox began spontaneously trying to display PDFs inline. I’ve held my fire until now to give Mozilla a chance to fix the mess. But I’m wondering if Mozilla realize how bad the problem is. Most PDFs (probably about 70% but I’ve given up counting) do […]
I’m giving the NPR Infinite Player a try. You need to login (can use Google account), but at least it works unlike their Webapp for Chrome. Inexplicably, the host of the article about the late Adam Yauch (RIP MCA) pronounced his name Yauck. Have they listened to any of the records?
I am currently testing ways to use the Internet without Flash. In so doing, I am trying different browsers. I tried Chrome when it was launched, but did not like to leave the search engine bar behind, mainly for Pubmed queries. However, it isn’t hard at all to set up Chrome to query Pubmed as […]
Well, I’m frustrated. I would like to give up Flash completely. But I can’t be giving up on NPR. I don’t live in the US any more, but I still love to listen to NPR. Usually I listen to Weekend Edition Saturday on a Sunday morning. But I can’t, if I don’t have Flash. Why […]