Archive for August 2013


End of an era

Microsoft is finally killing off the WebTV service.

Wow. At one time, WebTV was the most common ISP for visitors to this site. What can I say? I was popular with the living room crowd. I suspected it was still around, as a legacy service for the existing WebTV and MSN TV hardware. I wonder how many of the original WebTV set-top units are still around? If there are any, holy cats they are tough little buggers, compared to the lifespans of my last two laptops.

The blink tag is finally dead, killed off by Firefox 23

WHAT? Firefox 23 kills off the <blink> tag?.THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!

But wait! <blink>, <marquee> and some other neat tricks are possible in CSS3. Take that, ya web snobs.