Monthly Archives: August 2009

Yet another blog

Well, why not. It took 40 minutes to shut off all the useless crap WordPress installs and turns on by default, and then another 15 minutes to kill the extra stuff DreamHost decided to install on top of that. This is what I call the overproliferation of Web technology; this application is an absolutely perfect example of the evolution of the Web into the single application used for everything you do on a computer. A stateless ancient protocol like HTTP, a twisted screwy markup language like HTML (yes, including XHTML and HTML5), a dangerous and badly misused active content language like JavaScript, absolutely ZERO standardization on audio and video formats (HTML5 lost its focus on Ogg when Apple turned up their noses at it), and even more “operating systems” (Safari, Firefox, IE, all the variants on them, and all the niche browsers) than a real computer (which is at least limited to Windows, Apple, and the *NIX variants). Sure, turn the world into one big network, I have no objection to that, but do it with modern technology instead of clinging to the ARPAnet!