ok, so i WAS supposed to spend the day in bed. instead i spent the morning fighting
netscape over a midi. for some time now my netscape, and apparently ONLY my netscape
won't play midis on my site. it plays them just fine on other sites, but not mine.
i have even swiped a code or two to try to see if it is a coding error. no go.
the midi plays fine in i.e., plays fine off the hard drive, plays fine for OTHER
people's netscape, and netscape has no problem with midis on any site other than
mine. to day i am perplexed is putting it mildly. it all started when i upgraded
crescendo. since then i have uninstalled crescendo, reinstalled with the original
version that was working, uninstalled netscape, reinstalled netscape, upgraded
netscape, then went back to the old version of netscape since the upgrade turned
out to be a big mistake. nothing has worked. i can hear music everywhere except
on my own site and i don't get it.
and that was all this morning.
now, before all you gung-ho i.e. peoples start in on me, the wise designer takes
into account as many browsers as possible and definitely tries to design for both
i.e. and netscape at the very least. and this seems to be a problem only with
MY netscape. other people heard the music just fine, no illegals, no anything.
but knowing i have the problem, i won't load the music on my pages because someone
else may also have the problem. this sucks because the music i am putting in is
on pages that were given as gifts, and i hate removing the music that was a part
of the gift given.
upgrading netscape was a HUGE mistake. the newer versions tend to illegal more
and be more buggy than the last. even i, a die hard netscape user, will admit
that. but i just hate i.e. it is slow and, in my view, generally too forgiving.
it is also a ms product, which i kinda have a thing about just on principle. netscape
6 is supposedly web standards compliant, but i hate it. (at least they are trying
to be web standards compliant, i.e. doesn't give a damn and is doing their own
thing...including ignoring web standards, how's that for fun?)
so, hours later, i finally give up and remove the midis. by now my kids are home
and sleep is out of the question. i think about doing some catch up stuff for
tsf and net sisters, but am a bit lost after 2 weeks, plus being sick now isn't
helping me think too clearly. now i am kinda stuck here, completely with no idea
of what to do with myself until the younguns go to bed in a few hours. i have
stuff to do, just no idea what it is. being sick seems to have addled my thinking
processes. i'd like to work more on my site, get more stuff up, but nothing i
have to do is all that simple. well, it is simple, just not short. i have to check
all the coding, resave the htmls as shtmls, then add the virtual includes for
the copyrights and navigation, upload, check the links, fix the links and reupload.
easy stuff actually, just time consuming and more effort than i want to expend
add to all that that netscape persisted in illegalling when i was trying to clean
up a webring, meaning i have to wait 30 minutes between each new login. so i haven't
been able to get much done there either.