Kasperian Moving Parts

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the war on boredom


So, here’s the thing. I get bored VERY easily (like you care…). And, to make matters worse, I have a love/hate relationship with both Mozilla Firefox and Opera. I run Linux, of course, and as such, don’t have the option of using Internet Explorer (Bill of the Gateses hasn’t seen fit to provide a version for Linux yet, and oddly enough, I’d not use it even if he had). So, my options for the browsing of all things webbish are limited to Konqueror, Mozilla and its derivatives (Firefox, Galeon, Epiphany, etc.), and Opera.

Of all of these, Opera wows me the most. It is the simplest to configure, it does everything I want it to from a user interface perspective right out of the box, instead of having to go hunt firefox extensions down every couple of weeks/months. It’s smartly designed, based on a very strong toolkit (Qt), small, does many things right, etc., etc. Feels bloody solid too. My complaints are mainly due to its oddities that may or not be tied to the Linux version. My biggest beef is with printing. I have NEVER gotten it to print correctly on pages that mozilla’s engine handles correctly 100% of the time (mapquest, cnn.com, many many others). But I don’t print all that often, so I can overlook this glaring problem… until I have to print something… and then I get all in an uproar and switch back to Firefox. =:)

Oh–which brings me up to this post….

I switch back and forth between Firefox and Opera every couple of weeks/months, most often out of boredom, and occasionally because of irks like printing non-functionality. So, I’m using Opera now. and it’s unable to render my stinking WordPress posting page correctly! Rather than rendering all of my categories, etc., on the right hand side of the page like Firefox renders them, it sticks them on the left and pushes down the post area by 2 pages.

I guess that’s all for now…. I’m all worn out and tired.

Author: Jason 'vanRijn' Kasper

My name is Jason 'vanRijn' Kasper. I am the ring leader of the amazing Kasper family. I am unashamedly a Christian Nerd. These are our stories....

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