As part of some kind of internet marketing campaign, Nissan lets you create your own strange CGI movies online! Here’s my latest masterpiece:
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Google suggest never ceases to be entertaining. EDIT: It turns out it was a LOST reference. Lame.
Featured in some college newspaper for the past several months, this comic follows the epic post-retirement adventures of the world-renowned detective, Scrapinold Dooington, as he interacts with a host of memorable characters.
Now, you can enjoy Scrapinold’s many adventures from the comfort of your own internet! Well, what are you waiting for? Go now, before it’s too late!
However, there is another change coming, one that I believe represents a signifigant regression: enabling of color management by default. Now, in theory, this would be a good thing–after all, color management’s purpose is to compensate for differences between display devices so that color representation remains constant. Unfortunately, in my case (and, if I were to extrapolate for the purposes of this article, those of many other users) it performs quite the opposite.
On my computer, regardless of whether I’m using my monitor or the built-in LCD, turning color management on has a tendency to cause images to be rendered as if they were shining through a brownish filter. Not one to miss a beat, images that look fine on my computer are likewise rendered as brownish on other color-mangement enabled computers. Granted, that’s through no inherent fault of color management, but rather though the fact that my monitors seem to have come with faulty ICC profiles. However, the issue remains clear: if my computer came installed with a faulty profile, how many others’ computers did as well? And with that situation as it is, does it really make sense to enable color managment by default in any web browser?
Today marked the release of Firefox 3.0.1. Yesterday, in response to the constant crashing I experienced with Firefox 3, I had moved to Internet Explorer and was in the process of writing a “Why I Switched Back to Internet Explorer” tirade. However, while working on the post, I stumbled across this article, indicating that the constant crashes were found chiefly on tablet PC users (I have an HP tx1120us), and that the problems had been fixed in 3.0.1. I immediately installed the latest version, and sure enough, Firefox hasn’t crashed since.
So kudos to the developers of Firefox for fixing their product!
On Windows Vista, Firefox 3 is incredibly unstable. Like, 15 crashes a day unstable. Luckily, the hardworking people behind it have swiftly taken decisive action regarding the problem!