Entries in the ‘THINGS NO ONE ELSE WOULD TOUCH’ Category:

Microsoft Messenger is 10!

Has there ever been a less interesting anniversary? Or a less exciting birthday picture? Let’s celebrate the life of a functional piece of software with a dull, faceless, lifeless automaton in the midst of a generic party scene.

Come on. Come on everybody. Put your hat on and join in.

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He’ll never blow those candles out.

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COMPANIES THAT STILL SEND US PRESS RELEASES: Alesis

Hooray for Alesis! Sadly for Alesis, its ‘people’ sent this out as a CMYK JPEG. Such a terrible error. CMYK JPEGs are a nightmare for poor bloggers. They look like JPEGs, act like JPEGs, but then don’t show up on half the web browsers out there.

Here’s one we converted to internet-friendly RGB format earlier this week:

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Actually, thanks to us having nothing to do apart from check this sort of thing, Firefox 3.5 seems to be able to handle CMYK JPEGs. Impressive! Google Chrome can’t. Internet Explorer 8 can’t either. But Opera 9.64 can. Sorry, it’s not going to get any more exciting than this around here. Here are the findings in a list:

BROWSERS THAT CAN “DO” CMYK JPEGS
– Firefox 3.5
– Opera 9.64

BROWSERS THAT CAN’T “DO” CMYK JPEGS
– Google Chrome 2.0
– Internet Explorer 8

Sorry about this one.

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