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22 February, 2006

Apple OS X Intel Poem, take 2

Don L. from HardwareHacks 2000 wrote following poem to me,

Antony's karma check for today:
There once was an extremist that whined
that open-source supporters were blind,
yet through his magic glasses,
he thought he was speaking the truth,
but found that the rest of the world declined.
Please don't bash extremists when you're one!
Really, that's way uncool.
(C) HardwareHacks 2000

It was an interesting parody of a hidden poem Apple wrote to OS X hackers,

Your karma check for today:
There once was a user that whined
his existing OS was so blind,
he'd do better to pirate
an OS that ran great
but found his hardware declined.
Please don't steal Mac OS!
Really, that's way uncool.
(C) Apple Computer, Inc.

So, what happened?

I have been very unhappy on Don's attitude on stripping all advertisements from website. Yes, ads.
Actually, he removes a lot from page display, not just advertisements. He even removes the footer image... includes badges ("Netscape NOW" and “Made on a Mac” for example).

And the hypocrisy? He put W3C's Valid HTML and Valid CSS icons.

Don wrote:

I have a different reaction to ads. I don't have any image ads up at HardwareHacks, as a matter of fact, the average page only contains three images: the logo (582 bytes), the Valid HTML 4.01 insignia (<2KB), and the Valid CSS insignia (<2KB).

Further, he admits he does not take jokes easily. But wait, he decided to make a joke on me.

Indeed, the one spoken of
does not take jokes easily.
Except, of course,
when he writes them himself.

Unlike Don, I take jokes easily, but if certain individual cannot be joked, don't make fun on other people.

Don't steal Mac OS X!

link: Apple OS X Intel Poem, take 2
Ethics of Mozilla/Firefox users blocking web ads

This blog entry has been updated on 26 Feb 2006 (re-arranged order, and added an additional information.)

Posted by Antony on 22 February 2006 9:56 AM | funny, website related
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I think it might be good for readers to hear my side of the story. It's your choice of what you want to remove from a page's layout -- to me, those images are just extras that I really don't need to see. Therefore, I get rid of them. Netscape is dead (NS8.x is not Netscape, if you want my opinion), and I could care less about what the page was made on. If I may ask, what's the difference between not clicking an ad and not looking at an ad, knowing that you wouldn't click it anyway? You're citing a post that I made over a year ago. Those images are long gone -- I have a logo loading and that's just about it. And if you want, I can get rid of the logo and just keep that as styled text, so that no images are downloading. What would that be -- 18 bytes of text versus 6k of an image? Fine, I'll do that -- sounds like a good idea anyway. The only other thing aside from that is a stylesheet. You can go ahead and block that too, for all I care. This is the Web, there isn't any law that says you can't block stuff if you don't want it to show up. I'll take it at face-value, though, and assume that you haven't even looked at my site since September or October when I restyled it without those W3-related images.
Indeed, the one spoken of does not take jokes easily. Except, of course, when he writes them himself.
Maybe you don't realize that this response was a joke in itself. You didn't mention that I included a laughing emoticon at the end of it. Perhaps it's just that my poetic ability stinks like rotten meat, but looks like the lost Deimos base. Please, someone tell me, when have I said anything before that I can't take jokes easily? And if anything, you are the one that can't take a joke. Technically, the meaning of that poem is to prove one thing: you're an extremist, just like myself, except you support Apple, while I support open-source stuff. It's all just a matter of personal preference.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 27 February 2006 11:31 AM.
Thank you for sharing your side of story with us. I said, “He put W3C's Valid HTML and Valid CSS icons.”
I was well aware that you've removed those W3C icons, and “put” is past tense.
Posted by Antony Shen [TypeKey Profile Page] on 27 February 2006 9:59 PM.
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