Another Web Browser Review?! Internet Explorer 7

I downloaded Microsoft’s latest browser, IE 7, just two days ago. Since, I’ve had many troubles with…

…No, not what you’re thinking. Believe it or not, the latest edition of the browser (it’s in beta) is actually quite stable. I’ve so far had only one slip-up, when it crashed dramatically just about an hour ago. It’s powerful, has everything you need in a browser, is designed for just about every webpage on the Internet (because it has IE architecture), and seems to work quite well.

And yet, there’s no way it’ll win back a Firefox fan.

Except for me. See, uh, I’ve kinda… I don’t know how to say this, guys… but I kinda like this browser. I’m so sorry. There’s just something about the following:

  • The ability for a webpage to show its Active-X stuff on the browser. I was made painfully aware of Firefox’s not being able to do this when my mother told me about a chili website that had (surprise) chiles that trailed behind the pointer. She loved this, but Firefox was unable to show them. I don’t care if it helps Firefox stay safe–if Firefox is so safe, it should be able to do everything Internet Explorer can do without sacrificing anything for safety.
  • The new layout. It’s clean, and has just enough room for around three tabs, which helps so you don’t overload your browser with too many tabs (I think, anyway). I know this through Firefox: I’d put ten pages on the system and it would crash. With less room, there’s less of a psychological need in the user to view so many pages at once. Plus, IE’s new system is pretty. Download it and see for yourself.
  • You can see virtually any page on the Internet in the way it was originally made to be viewed with IE.

So why did I switch from IE 6 in the first place, if I find IE to be so great? Well, I don’t. IE 6 sucks ass. IE 7 has some problems. It’s just that, well, as they said on Something Awful just today, “[it] won’t fucking stop crashing on me”. That’s my problem with Firefox; it’s just never worked well on Zippy. IE 7 is still untested though; it just seems like, I don’t know, if I’m going to have a crashing browser on my hands, I’d rather it be able to view every page on the Internet. So there.

Wow, three into the story, and already a copout!

What a web sight

Yessiree, the Luigiian Republic is

(Hey everyone. I’m really just writing this because I think I should start writing more often. I really don’t know why I’m writing this or what exactly I’m writing about. I apologize for how crappy my site is becoming–I’ve tried for years to improve my writing and I just can’t. Sorry)

changing rapidly. You see, today is the day I’m going to change my life. I’m going to go ahead and stop all of these horrible things that I do, and then I’m going to

(Doesn’t it just piss you off whenever you see a website and it shows all this boring dog crap you don’t want to read, and somebody just keeps writing and writing and writing about purposeless issues like how they just ate a sandwich or how they’re going to change their life? Well, it definitely irritates me. I look over Blogspot daily, searching, looking at hundreds and hundreds of weblogs)

stop eating meat, because meat is evil and

(that are pretentious)

I found this out after looking at meatsucks.com

(and give out unnecessary URLs)

, and then I’m going to post my latest photos of my children and my pets

(and show off photos of their children and their pets)

to show to my closest friends, and my husband, and my third cousin twice removed

(when they could just, you know, GIVE THE PHOTOS TO THEIR RELATIVES IN PERSON)

but I’m going to mark all of them PRIVATE so nobody else can see them

(because I desperately want my site to be a big hit, and I feel like I should give others as serious about this as me my traffic. So far, I’ve found one person that seems to want the same, and the rest are irritating, with all their pictures made private so that nobody can see except people they know,)

except these teaser shots of myself naked, cropped of course so only my boyfriend can see the best shots

(or obnoxious softcore porno of creepy preteens, or what are clearly ads by advertisers too stupid to realize they should try out MySpace to get some real hits)

. By the way, I’m going to start a brand new website that’s going to show my interest in pottery and knitting

(And why is it that everybody has at least four or five websites to their name? I know people who have accounts on Myspace, their AOL webspace, several anime web forums, etc. etc. I know I’m guilty, what with members.aol.com/luigirepublic, http://www.freewebs.com/luigirepublic, this site, my MOCPages account, but I use all of them. Why make a site no one will ever see, just to use free web space?)

and then I’m going to

(Auuuuugh)

take a bath, and then get out, and then dry off, and then get theee toothpase, an then im going 2 brsh mi t33th, and then

(And please, for the love of God, don’t use proper grammar, because then we might be able to read your ramblings about everything that happens to you. Please use l33t, so that anybody who tries to read what you have to say has a brain hemmhorage. Lord.)

im gong 2 go 2 sl33p!!!!!!!!11 so yeah…

(Yep, my writing definitely sucks. After all, I’m against such tough competition. After all.)

and ill s33 u gusy later!!!!!111111?leid I love you all soooooo much!!!!!1

No, Milo, how could you?

Dear boy, it’s not that Osama.

Whoops.

All right, here’s the deal. I know I said I’d post one of these webcomics on the site today, but then I realized it had a reference to Osama Bin Laden, and, seeing as how tomorrow is September 11 and they might attack us again, I decided not to offend, traumatize, or get killed by the CIA. I have deep respect for anyone who was killed or saved lives in that tragedy; I suppose with all this terrorist talk lately, I’ve just sorta subliminally internalized it.

The webcomic will be part of a serial on “Bin Laden” at Sara and Milo’s school (which means that once I post it, you might not understand it for a little while).

In other words, that comic I promised will be here on or around the 13th, when the danger clears. Let’s hope I don’t have any reason not to post it.

Achieving a Deep Understanding of the New Mexico Trailer Parade

Ah, a beautiful Sunday afternoon. I’ve always hated Sundays for just that reason: They’re always so pretty, and it just pisses me off. I want ACTION, for God’s sake, not to sit around. So on Sundays I usually work really hard on homework, and spend the rest of the week lazing off, which is different from most Christian people.

But oh well. Right now I’m doing my Spanish homework, which is trying to figure out why all Spanish words are essentially English words spelled just incorrectly enough to not be able to understand anything a “hispanohablante” says. It’s bizarre that God, in His infinite wisdom, would allow anyone to do anything like this to me, forcing me to understand nonsensical languages whenever I could be playing video games and figuring out what the hell is wrong with our cable TV connection. Something is always wrong with the cable connection, especially if you’ve just bought a $1000 TV set like we have, and it doesn’t have the right connection. We’ve been using a standard cable, just connected, totally unprotected, into the back end of our TV set since the dinosaurs roamed, because the cable company charges extra for an unnecessary box that needs another danged remote. But apparently RCA has decided that their TVs need protection from just having a random cable stuck into them. So we bought one, and tried to figure out how to get it to work, and it just kept saying “Your Explorer has not been certified to be used”. Or something like that. Because we don’t have a Ford Explorer (I deeply apologize for using that joke), we were deeply confused. Finally, I figured out that if you unplug the box, then unplug the cable connection, then plug the box back in, then turn it on, and finally hook it back up to cable, you can get it to work. So, this afternoon, we’ve been watching the Trailer Parade.

Well, that’s not necessarily what it’s called. It’s called the New Mexico State Fair Parade. But that’s what it is. First in the parade, you get a bunch of high school kids prancing around fruitily on broomsticks with their school mascot’s head put on them, then various politicians, then flamethrowers (for the politicians), and finally people in old cars hauling trailers. So we wish that I hadn’t been able to get the TV to work.

That’s it for now. I suppose I ought to post another webcomic in just a second, once I’m done trying to figure out exactly what this update has accomplished.