MetaFilter looks like crap in Mosaic April 23, 2003 8:57 AM   Subscribe

Matt, MetaFilter looks like crap in Mosaic 1.0/PC.
Could you do something to fix it please?
posted by me3dia to Bugs at 8:57 AM (30 comments total)

(Via Kottke's sidebar.)
posted by me3dia at 8:57 AM on April 23, 2003


Who is this Kottke that I hear so much about? Can I subscribe to his newsletter?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:05 AM on April 23, 2003


Hey now, no need to be snippy, I'm just giving credit where credit is due.

I was mostly surprised that MetaFilter showed up at all; my site registers a false "down for maintenance" notice, and kottke's brings up info on what it presumably his hosting company. One of my clients' sites gets stuck in an endless loop of image errors.
posted by me3dia at 9:11 AM on April 23, 2003


(No snipp-itating. It's just been so damn long that I had a chance to take a kottke-shot 'round here, I knee-jerked myself into a snarko-post...)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:14 AM on April 23, 2003


it sucks on my net fridge too.
posted by quonsar at 10:52 AM on April 23, 2003


Who is this Wonder Chicken I've heard people be so snarky about, and does he vibrate?
posted by ZachsMind at 10:57 AM on April 23, 2003


About my only claim to fame is that a cousin I'm not very close to worked on Mosaic.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 11:00 AM on April 23, 2003


i once created the universe but then kottke (the varmint) stole it and turned it into this piece of shit. i'm sure he's also responsible for your mosaic woes.
posted by poopy at 11:38 AM on April 23, 2003


>Can I subscribe to his newsletter?

No. The Kottke seeks you out, if and when you are ready. It is simultaneously everywhere and nowhere and seems to have a thing for ancient browsers.
posted by skallas at 12:01 PM on April 23, 2003


Kottke is the blog that has been pulled over your eyes.
posted by RylandDotNet at 12:03 PM on April 23, 2003


Kottke?

What'd this nice unassuming guitar player ever do to you people? Sheesh.
posted by jonmc at 12:20 PM on April 23, 2003


MetaFilter: Looking like shite since Mosaic 1.0
posted by billsaysthis at 12:32 PM on April 23, 2003


now that i'm being forced to think about it... matt's a saint for always doing his best to make this site viewable to all and sundry. if i were him i'd be in a rage almost all the time 'cause of this "bugs" forum.

when i get email from site visitors who complain something doesn't work in whatever browser they use i mail back and introduce them to hideous combinations of swear words they didn't know existed. majority (ie) rules, everyone else can piss off.
posted by t r a c y at 2:06 PM on April 23, 2003


Kottke is a hoax.
posted by languagehat at 3:14 PM on April 23, 2003


Your majority is someone else's minority though, t r a c y - the few visitors that come to my site are almost exclusively Mozilla users so, for a site as large as MetaFilter, even a minority could be a substantial subset of users.

I like that you set the rules for your own site and enforce them in your own way. I am trying to think of combinations of swear words that I haven't heard and can't come up with any possibilities, so either I am too innocent or you are not the refined lady I thought you were.
posted by dg at 3:22 PM on April 23, 2003


me, a refined lady...? bwah! *hurts self falling off chair while simultaneously nosing my diet coke* creative swearing is one of my main hobbies.

but yah, i was only speaking of my own majority, i know it varies from one site to the next. my main point is that people who are conscientious and polite about stuff like this, year in and year out, have my admiration. i used to be like that but the passing years have seen me become lazy and bitter.
posted by t r a c y at 3:41 PM on April 23, 2003


Mosaic 1.0? What is this, browser slumming?

I challenge anyone to find me a Mosaic 1.0 user who is using the software purely to brag to his/her friends about it.
posted by 4easypayments at 5:56 PM on April 23, 2003


er...

I challenge anyone to find me a Mosaic 1.0 user who isn't using the software purely to brag to his/her friends about it.

As in, they're all using it just to brag about to their friends. Okay, I'm done.
posted by 4easypayments at 5:58 PM on April 23, 2003


MetaFilter looks like crap in Mosaic 1.0/PC.

Yes, and my BMW doesn't run on leaded fuel.
posted by The Jesse Helms at 8:51 PM on April 23, 2003


the passing years have seen me become lazy and bitter.
I hear you - mostly on the bitter part.
posted by dg at 9:03 PM on April 23, 2003


majority (ie) rules, everyone else can piss off.

gladly, since I won't touch IE :-)
posted by Mars Saxman at 9:58 PM on April 23, 2003


I still keep a copy installed, and not to brag about (well, not usually, but I'm about to, so there goes that theory), and I browse around with it every so often, just to see how the web looks. A lot of sites aren't even accessible with mosaic anymore. I think it has to do with new HTTP headers. Anyway, it's a fun trip down memory lane.
posted by Nothing at 11:08 PM on April 23, 2003


Just out of curiousity, if someone was running a 386 with win31, which browser _would_ they use?
posted by Space Coyote at 11:19 PM on April 23, 2003


Dos/Windows 3.1? Probably Arachne.
posted by holloway at 11:28 PM on April 23, 2003


I challenge anyone to find me a Mosaic 1.0 user who isn't using the software purely to brag to his/her friends about it.

If I tried to brag to my friends that I was using Mosaic 1.0 (not that I am), I would get at least half an hour of blank looks followed by a well deserved beating.
posted by walrus at 2:52 AM on April 24, 2003


Screenshot?
posted by sudama at 8:18 AM on April 24, 2003


Screenshot.
posted by me3dia at 9:27 AM on April 24, 2003


Screenshot?

Here you go (PNG 64kb-ish). It's not a pretty sight, although it's made me almost tearfully nostalgic for a simpler, clunkier age. Having said that, it took me 4-5 crashes to get to that shot. So perhaps not.
posted by zygoticmynci at 9:29 AM on April 24, 2003


This post has me suspecting that t r a c y is actually Dave Winer.
posted by tomharpel at 10:32 AM on April 24, 2003


Thank you, m3dia and zygoticmynci, for taking me back to my earliest web-browsing experiences. We were downloading Simpsons stuff then too. The more things change ...
posted by Songdog at 11:43 AM on April 24, 2003


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