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Dr. Pepper & Netscape 6 [Nov. 14th, 2000|12:41 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I really need to go to Costco today, but I have no desire to put shoes on or spend money. I do, however, have a desire to drink Dr. Pepper, which I'm out of. I also want to finish my physics homework, which requires the drinking of much Dr. Pepper. Costco has Dr. Pepper. Oh, the dilemma.

In other news, Netscape 6 was released today. Everybody should go download it (Linux, Mac, Windows) and use it, for many reasons: 1) standards compliant ... don't let Microsoft turn the Web into a Microsoft-only platform. The web is supposed to be cross platform and standards based. We don't want ActiveX and IE-only HTML *anywhere*. If everybody uses IE, webmasters will continue to do MS-only things. By using Netscape, you make a stand that you won't put up with non-standard browsers and you won't deal with Microsoft's "embrace and extend" tactics. 2) it's skinnable ... not a big feature for geeks, but for regular users, this is kinda fun. 3) it's only going to get better ... ride the wave. Netscape 6.0 is a really early Mozilla-based product... Mozilla's already a lot better than what this Netscape release came from. Try this one out and watch how much stuff improves in Netscape 6.1.
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[User Picture]From: onejdc
2000-11-14 12:50 pm (UTC)

Uhm...

I certainly can sympathize with your longing for Dr Pepper. As for Netscrap...uhm.... Although I appreciate standards just as much as the next person, I think it's important for companies to attempt to go beyond the standards. Example:

You yourself, Mr. Brad used IE5.5's Styling abilities to color your scrollbar in your old LJ style....If we had to wait for standards...then I wouldn't have seen that for a good 6 months (or *gasp* longer).

But yes, Standards are important. Just remember that it's the people who brave beyond the norm and the standards who get things done. ;) (I get the feeling I'll get flamed for that comment....not good. Uhm. Please, don't throw anything hard ;) )

Skinnable = GOOD...hehe.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-11-14 12:57 pm (UTC)

Re: Uhm...

I've never owned a Zip drive because they're not a standard.

I did buy an LS-120 drive, because it was an open standard. (never used it, though ... but that's beside the point)

Zip drives were available first.

Yeah, things are often released before they're standardized, but I don't care... I won't accept vendor lock-in.
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[User Picture]From: petfish
2000-11-14 12:54 pm (UTC)
So I'm guessing the official release kicks ass on the beta, which I tried and hated. I'm using 4.61 still because 4.72 made my head hurt with its crashiness.
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[User Picture]From: onejdc
2000-11-14 01:07 pm (UTC)

hehe

I understand. I prefer the Mozilla engine anyway. ;) I just wanted to give you a hard time.
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From: sheehan
2000-11-14 01:43 pm (UTC)

i heard it leaks memory

badly...

--scott
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-11-14 02:05 pm (UTC)

Re: i heard it leaks memory

(-1, Troll)
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[User Picture]From: rhiannonstone
2000-11-14 01:47 pm (UTC)
I knew livejournal rocked for some reason.. it's run by a man with a penchant for the greatest stuff on earth--Dr Pepper ;)
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From: (Anonymous)
2000-11-14 01:47 pm (UTC)

skinnable

What does skinnable mean? Thanx.
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[User Picture]From: onejdc
2000-11-14 01:56 pm (UTC)

Re: skinnable

Skinnable...as in...
you can apply custom graphics to it to change the look and feel of the browser. Check out the netscape site. They've got links, n stuff.
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[User Picture]From: lindsay
2000-11-14 02:19 pm (UTC)
Just so you know, since I stocked up there the other day, Albertson's has Dr. Pepper on sale for $2 for a 12 pack.... I'm pretty sure that's better than what Costco has it for....
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-11-14 02:20 pm (UTC)

Re:

Where's albertson's?
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[User Picture]From: lindsay
2000-11-14 02:23 pm (UTC)

Re:

There's one by Greenlake, on Ravenna (right when Ravenna merges into Greenlake). And there's also one on Aurora and 125th (I only mention that one because that's where I go--on my way to my second school). Hope that helps, if you still don't know what the hell I'm talking about, e-mail me.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-11-14 02:25 pm (UTC)

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Oh yeah ... I know where that is.
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[User Picture]From: lindsay
2000-11-14 02:29 pm (UTC)

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Ikes...I just noticed the ad doesn't start until tomorrow... hope that you can still get the use out of the great Dr. Pepper price...
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