I wrote a little bit on the new Safari web browser from Apple earlier today.
I’ve now been using it for 5 or 6 hours, and I’m takin’ a liking to it. It is really clean, simple, and elegant. It is quite fast (though not quite as fast as Chimera).
And it’s less incompatible than I originally imagined; the only site that’s totally unusable is the aforementioned Credit Union MemberDirect; several other sites have difficulties, but they may be related to non-standard HTML as much as a broken browser.
Diversity of rendering engines, as long as standards are standard, is a Good Thing. And that Apple so openly came out in support of the Open Source movement today when unveiling Safari is a Good Thing too. The Internet is becoming interesting again.
For more on Safari, see Steven Garrity’s wise musings.
You never struck me as a jaguar-fur-print desktop background kinda guy.
You have discovered my secret shame, Steven: in the bottom right-hand corner of the 17” LCD screen of my spanking new iMac is a “dead” pixel. Actually it’s more of a “hyperactive” pixel, as it’s stuck in the “on” position. The Jaguar fur desktop background effectively camouflages this so that it’s beaming light doesn’t distract my eyes.