Archive for September, 2006

Funny Email

Thursday, September 28th, 2006
I got this email forwarded to me from a source I’m not mentioning because it’s not really nessecary… I compeltely understand where he is coming from – believe me – but it’s still a little comical. Keep in mind that they DID recieve this email…lol

Hello Webmaster,

I hope this goes to the appropriate party.
***website address*** – This page contains contact
information, but no email address for ***company***. Don’t you guys have email?
You have a website, but you’d like me to mail a letter to you?

I’m sure you could put some kind of email address on that page, for
inquiries such as mine.

Secondly, i just browsed to your site today, to take a look at the bike i
got this year to show a friend. I got this message, ” You need to upgrade
your Flash Player. Please CLICK HERE to upgrade your flash player. It’s
easy, and will only take a minute or two.”

If i click on the link, i can download the following version:
Version: 7,0,68,0
Browser: Mozilla and Mozilla compatible

However, i already have that version installed. You see, i CANNOT upgrade
to flash 8, because i run Linux. (the Ubuntu distribution) Adobe does not
offer any newer version of flash then version 7 for Linux. Therefore, your
assertation that it would be ‘easy’ and ‘only take a minute or two’ is
really only true for Windows or Mac.

Please understand that Flash is not the World Wide Web. The WWW is a set of
open standards which are widely implemented by a large number of software
projects, both free and for-profit. Flash is not part of these standards,
and is really only usable by a small (but popular) set of software.

And so, as a perfect example of this, you have now alienated one of your
customers by choosing a technology that is not truly open, despite the fact
that the web was designed to be open from the beginning, to be a
platform-independent communication technology that would not require the
user to install proprietary software, of the correct version, which only
works on specific platforms.

I am annoyed an saddened at your choice not to use web standards, but
instead to use Flash for your website. Until Adobe gives me version 8, i
cannot view your site properly.

If you’ve read this far, i thank you. Convince the person in charge of your
website not to use Flash.


Chili Peppers Concert!

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Just got back from the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at GM Place! It was an awesome show! They didn’t quite play all the favourites I wanted to hear, but it was still all good stuff! They also played some new ones I’ve never heard of like “It’s A Repeat”???

It was kinda weird hanging with Christine’s friends cause I didn’t know them at all, but I hung out before and after with Jessy, his dad and Conor.

Thanks Christine! I got your tour shirt! It was the last one off the mannequin – which happened to be a large =( Sorry!


Sunday, September 10th, 2006

What color shirt are you wearing?