I can’t count how many viruses, worms, and security patches it has taken for this to occur, but the evidence mounts against Internet Explorer. The buzz all over the internet this week is that security experts everywhere are recommending people use a different browser.
Read about it at IT Week, Business Week, Microsoft-owned Slate.com, and even the Department of Homeland Security’s US-CERT site.
I know that this all seems great for the efforts of Firefox, Opera, and other browsers to regain a piece of the browser market pie, but I’m afraid it will take a lot more than this for the average user to stop using something they are used to. Many people don’t even know that alternative browsers exist. It may take something as drastic as a virus that erases or disables Internet Explorer for anything to really change. I’d like to think not, but it may.
Update: Here too 😀
It’s finally starting to look organized around here. I couldn’t sleep with the haphazard design I whipped together for this site, so I bit the bullet and stayed up late last night creating an improved look. It still needs work, but at least it’s not completely shameful right now.
It looks like importing all of my posts from Geekamongus will be difficult, to say the least. Really though, I can live with that, as this gives me a chance to start fresh. Much of the Geekamongus content wouldn’t have made much sense here anyway.
Now the tasks left at hand are setting up a new image gallery and making this place look better.
I gotta say, I am highly impressed with this WordPress software so far…
I have finally turned this site into a blog. The infamous Geekamongus will soon be archived and moved here for your historical pleasure. However, don’t count on seeing my fingernail clipping collection, as I have moved past that stage in my life. I recently started collecting my son’s fingernail clippings instead.
Yes, this page looks crappy so far, but I’ll get it down to something more enjoyable shortly.
The big news of the day is that my article on Mozilla Firefox 0.9 went live today at Digital Web Magazine. I am excited to be published for the first time, especially next to people whom I consider gods and goddesses in the Internet realm, and look forward to continuing my writing endeavors. Read the article and let me know what y’all think.
Now…I’m off to convert 3 years worth of B2 posts to WordPress…wish me luck 😉
I got enough email about bringing back the toenail and fingernail collection that I did it. What the heck…I will wave my freak flag high. If people don’t like the fact that I collect my fingernails, there is something wrong with them, not me.
So enjoy them once again. It’s all in the name of fun.
Due to some of the remarks I found on some discussion forums regarding my nail collection and what people would do to me if they ever saw me on the street, I decided to remove the pictures. Some people seem to take the fact that I collect my fingernails way too seriously and have no sense of humor. Because of these people, the pictures are gone. Threats on my life are not worth it.
According to my website visitor logs, my nail collection has become quite a popular “gross link of the day” on weblogs and discussion fourms all over the world. To see what I mean, just go here or here or here or here. There are a lot more.
Some people obviously missed the point and think I need to be slapped. Some people think I collect other people’s nails. Some people think I’m a weird creep. I might argue with the creep part.
I need to set the record straight: They are all my nails. No one else’s. Licking someone else’s nails would be gross.
Anyway, I will keep you dear readers posted on this developing situation.