Wednesday, December 05, 2007

7 + 1 = 8

So the world seems abuzz with chatter about the most recent bullshit from the IEBlog, which included this fucking priceless gem:
'Of course, some people care about other aspects of IE8 much more than they care about the name. As I've walked different people through the plan, I've gotten "Does it have feature X?" "When is the beta?" "When does it release" and even the more thoughtful "What are you trying to accomplish with this release?"

You will hear a lot more from us soon on this blog and in other places. In the meantime, please don’t mistake silence for inaction.'
I can only assume that Dean posted this in an effort to parody the previous bullshit posted on the information wasteland formerly known as the IEBlog.

What can I possibly write here that hasn't appeared in conversations elsewhere - even said to Bill "I know my OS gets bigger each time, but you can still fucking take it up the ass" Gates:
"MOLLY HOLZSCHLAG: So, I have a little bit of an infrastructure question, as related to MIX and the open conversation and transparency. A few years ago, MIX was a big information and conversation about the opening of ideas, it was about when in the specific we talked about the browser, IE 7, a lot of interest in that, a lot of talking about it. So, for the last year or so, I’ve been working, I’ve been a consultant here with the IE and tools teams to try and help get standards implementation to be strong, and we see some really great advances.

But very recently there seems to be a shift in infrastructure, and I don’t really know exactly what happened, but what I understand, my understanding is that IE sits on the Web platform rather than in the — excuse me, on the platform, on the Windows platform rather than the Web, and something seems to have changed where there is no messaging now for the last six months to a year going out on the IE team. They seem to have lost the transparency that they had been able to get some momentum going on in the IE 7 phase, in the year and a half since MIX06.

So, I’m very concerned about this, because being the person here that’s supposed to be the liaison between designers and developers for the Web and the browser conversation, this conversation seems to have been pretty much shut down, and I’m very concerned as to why that is, and how we can correct it.

BILL GATES: I’ll have to ask Dean what the hell is going on. I mean, we’re not — there’s not like some deep secret about what we’re doing with IE."
Apologies to Molly for quoting a moderate piece, but oh...look at the size of it, and how much it just fucking begs for attention!

In the end, the IE team has posted bullshit that amounts to nothing. The only reason that their post receives any attention: they included three characters representing what developers have fallen to their knees, mouths open, and fucking begged for: IE8. They had no need to mention anything about IE8, because they knew that the mere mention of it would get the web development world wet and ready.

We can only hope they don't fucking prematurely ejaculate and leave us all disappointed, frustrated, and looking elsewhere for pleasure. Again.

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Blogger Ewar Woowar said...

After spending 5 hours refactoring a perfectly built CSS compliant site so it worked in IE, I found your site and you cheered me up no end. IE is a complete and utter joke and the people who use it are like mindless fucking robo-zombies. So changing it would break a lot of websites, no-one at MS seems to realise the obvious - they deserve to fucking break if the developers are so crap they can't build proper HTML. And don't even get me started about myspace!!! Anyway, keep up the good work!!

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Internet explorer on vista sucks balls let me tell you. Every fucking time it closes and my downloads disappear. It has to be the biggest piece of shit ever.

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Microsoft needs to get their shit together and stop slapping new interfaces and their peace of shit rendering engine. Use gecko you dumbs shits. It out perfoms IE and interprets every bit of web technology better. I just spent 2 days optimization my site which use png's for some basic layout purposes. What a nightmare :(.

8:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how you take one comment out of a huge post and rant on about...ignoring the rest of the post where they explain how the real world works and that they are doing what they can and will address the miscommunication issue... but oh no - you post and bitch about the first comment in the post. its like your a 13 year old who just learned how to read...idiot. it takes no balls to bitch about something without offering a solution. you see the world in black and white 0 the real world compromises have to be made to meet deadlines, or to support backwards compatability. your so smart...what would you do? don't say "use forefox" - I am talking about ie. how would you make it better?while supporting all the older sites? and deliver the product on time? and not break the web? can't use gecko - that opens the company up to lawsuits. ohhh - you forgot that in the real world people sue over the dumbest things? never heard of SCO? probably not - not many illiterate 13 year olds have. waiting? whats the fix? I mean shit - they are acid2 compliant, provide switches to turn on and off standards for the site (assuming you tards know how to code to standards not just say you do and it turns out you dont), they haveadded features to make it easier for non technical people to use (oh I am sorry - are you one of those "get the commoners off the web elitists?), they are working with w3c to improve the experience of the web, they even say that this new tag switch with the new acid2 test makes it so there may never again be a need for these tags in any brower ever. but still you whine and cry like a little girl... waiting...what would you do?

10:00 AM  
Blogger The Hater said...

Fuck, anonymous#3. I don't even have to bother acknowledging you for an argument to happen. Did I win?

Oh, hey. Kick ass, I did.

2:44 PM  

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