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14 July 2002 @ 01:56 am
 
Testing a posting client.

I wonder why the web interface keeps adding a random character or two at the end of things. It makes my interests list and bio a little less clean than I'd like, not to mention my posts. *sigh*
 
 
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the laughing leaping waterminnehaha on July 14th, 2002 02:57 pm (UTC)
Hi, dahlink!
Your browser is Netscape 4.xx, yes? It's adding those extra characters. Might be time to upgrade. Take a look at Patrick's screed and links on this version of Netscape at ... um... http://neilsenhayden.com, I think.

K. [added you to our Friends list... welcome!]
Fred A Levy Haskellfredcritter on July 14th, 2002 08:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Hi, dahlink!
Oh yes, I've been using Netscape 4.76. I momentarily "upgraded" to Netscape 4.79 (I think it was) but it was even buggier and more collapse-prone than 4.76. It doesn't surprise me that it's the culpret. Took at look at Patrick's page per your advice (btw, it's nielsenhayden -- just remember "IE! ... E!" (pronounced "ieeeeee! ... eeeee!")). I think I'd like to try Mozilla, but it requires a PowerPC 604e 266 MHz or faster processor (as does the newer Netscape) -- our creaky old 7100/80AV has a 601 chip running at 80 MHz ... good for many things, but not the very latest. And I =won't= run the browser with the built-in security holes (Microsoft may think of them as "features" but I don't). I'm trying Opera at the moment. We'll see....

Thanks for the advice, though. Even if I don't end up liking Opera, at least I'll know that there are better options out there once we upgrade the hardware.

And thanks for the welcome! I'll see if I can't settle in and feel at home.
the laughing leaping waterminnehaha on July 14th, 2002 09:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Hi, dahlink!
Try iCab. It's tiny, so uses little system resources. It's native to the Mac, and it's free. It is *cranky* about bad HTML coding, and even my oh-so-carefully done web site gets dinged (for using the tag, to which I say, "Eh."

iCab is a good choice for livejournal; it does not display the eBay site worth a damn. I use several browsers at a time. Opera was impossible for me; I can't recall why.

K.
Fred A Levy Haskellfredcritter on July 15th, 2002 12:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Hi, dahlink!
Thanks! For the moment, Phoenix seems to be doing the job as far as posting goes, and Opera is working for reading and replying. I'll certainly keep iCab in mind, though, if I decide I don't like Opera ... or before "upgrading" to the paid version if I hate the ads once the 30-day free bannerless test period expires. Will iCab run on my G1 PPC machine under OS9?
Fred A Levy Haskellfredcritter on July 17th, 2002 09:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Hi, dahlink!
Hmmm. Now I'm using iCab. I think you may be right -- it may well be the Way to Go for LiveJournal. Thanks for the info!