November 15th, 2002

nyah, tongueout, glasses, nerd

Why Microsoft Sucks

In the Opera browser...
encarta.msn.com
*klik* (Page Loaded)
Hmm, this article looks interesting. *kilk*

Active Server Pages error 'ASP 0221'

Invalid @ Command directive

/encnet/error/500.aspx, line 1

The specified 'Page language="c#" AutoEventWireup="false" ' option is unknown or invalid.

Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a000d'

Type mismatch: '[string: "."]'

/intl/bver.inc, line 8


Huh? Encyclopedia articles are fine, why not news?
Oh, wait...
*klik*
Settings changed. Opera will now pretend it is MSIE 5.0.
(now, if the site asks, it will think it is dealing with Internet Explorer instead of Opera.)

*klik* (Reload)

"Insect Cuisine: Good and good for you?"

That's right, encarta.msn.com works fine when I make no changes other than changing what my browser claims it is. It actively locks Opera from working when it calls itself itself.

*sigh*
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Shopping

Shopoping at malls just isn't my preferred activity.

Today, my parents decided to go Christmas shopping. The fact that I was attempting to do some literature homework at the time didn't matter to them. "You can make it up tomorrow." (It doesn't seem to matter that I've told them that I had plans for playing Subspace throught most of tomorrow; I don't get to decide my schedule.) 16 though I am, they wouldn't let me just stay home by myself.

So we went, got thoroughly disappointed in the quality of what we planned to buy, and got other stuff. I got hungry, so my father accompanied me outside the store to eat the granola bar I brought.

I started to put my coat back on. (It was only 40 degrees today...) A person passing made a helpful observation:

"Your jacket's upside-down."

Oops.
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