All right. So the site has been acting a little hinky lately, probably due to the fact that I've been telling pretty much everyone I know about Hate Week, and urging them to swing by and check out the site. I like to promote the shit out of Hate Week because itís generally the only time I can beg, cajole, or blackmail my friends into writing something. Wait, let me check something. No, I donít do any cajoling. I didnít understand what that word meantóI thought it had something to do with making love to a donut.
Anyway, this is pretty much the only time I can get my deadbeat friends to write on The Strangelands, and sometimes deadbeat strangers will write as well, which makes it look like this is sort of an actual website instead of just my personal drunken blog.
So every year, I go around and remind everyone about Hate Week, hoping that theyíll come by and check it out, and hoping that maybe theyíll be tricked into coming back later.
Point being, of course thatís when the site would start acting weird. Iím not sure what causes it, but I think it has something to do with the fact that Trey optimized The Strangelands to work best with the Opera web browseróbecause itís obviously the most talked-about web browsers in the world. If you havenít heard of it, donít worryómost people havenít. That bit about it being the most talked about was pure sarcasm. Iím pretty sure itís for super dorks or something, I donít know. Iím too cool to be informed.
Anyway, I think we also work pretty well in Internet Explorer, but Iím not entirely sure, as my IE hasnít worked in months, and I donít feel like trying to figure out whatís wrong with it.
With Firefox, we occasionally have issues. This is too bad, because Firefox is my browser of choice. What this means for the average reader is basically nothing. Except that you just spent a couple minutes of your precious life reading boring shit about internet browsers.
And except that sometimes when I use Firefox to post something, thereís a glitch. You know how if you use Microsoft word, it makes all of your punctuation look nifty? Like your quotation marks and apostrophes are curvy instead of just straight lines? Well, sometimes when I write a post in Word, and then post it using Firefox, all of those get changed into something else. I used to know what it was called, but Iíve forgotten, and I donít care to look it up at the moment. But it makes the post damn near illegible.
So then I have to go back in, read through everything, and replace the goofy code with punctuation. This is a boring, tiresome process, and more often than not, Iíll just delete the post. Because deep in my heart, Iím a quitter, and I hate trying.
At least thatís what the guy told me when I returned my penis pump.
Why am I talking about this at all? Because I just spent quite a bit of time going back through the first Hate Week post of the year fixing those symbols. And then I installed Google Chrome. I figure I'll use that browser to post, and hopefully there won't be an issue with the crazy symbols any more. Otherwise, I'll have to try using Opera, and I don't want to do that, mostly out of spite.
This was going to be a real Hate Week post (and actually was for a span of about six hours), but upon re-reading, I realized that hybrid list/paragraph posts about things to hate and browser issues really doesn't mesh.