IE might be losing marketshare, but even IE has features that Firefox doesn't. For example, process separation between tabs. And IE9 is quickly bringing the JS performance and standards compliance up to par with Firefox.
I mean, feel free to hate Microsoft, but there has to be something wrong at Mozilla if even Microsoft's slow, super-careful, backwards-compatible development methods are caught up so quickly.
Not exactly lightweight anymore either, and some parts of it are a bit long in the tooth...
But nothing else has the sort of configurability that it has, so I won't be going anywhere else any time soon.
I love my add-ons to death. Using a browser without them is borderline unusable.
People are happy because if the SS can't figure it out, neither can the police or other mundane law enforcement who might be interested in the average person.
Seriously, if some dumbarse business won't employ you because they found something on your Facebook page, they would be a god-awful place to work anyway. There will be plenty of better employers out there who will employ you no matter what's on your page, and they will be far more pleasant places to work.
I remember reading in some sci fi book about a vault that was sealed by attaching a chunk of a long-lived radioisotope to the back of a tight fitting steel door such that the heat released caused the door to expand and jam tightly into the frame. The idea was that it could only be opened by a fairly advanced civilisation that was capable of artificial refrigeration, plus of course able to recognise what was needed. I always found that an intriguing idea although anyone sufficiently determined could probably get in anyway
Don't suppose anyone knows what book that was? I've been trying to find it for years now.
If you are a hobbyist, you should not sell your software. Leave it for the pro's
I worked as an AP for many years with no 'meaningful' tertiary qualifications and started my programming as a hobbyist back in the days of 2650 and S-100. I worked with many people back then who would be called 'hobbyists' by self promoting professionals who aren't worthy to wash the majority of hobbyist's grubby feet. The one thing in any working situation we feared was the arrival of some gung-ho fresh out of Uni idiot with professional qualifications because they didn't have a fscking clue and felt that they where the solution to every IT problem that had evr existed. Hobbyists in garages could perform miracles before the professionals got involved. Ask the majority of IT professionals what JNZ means and they will most likely think it's a bank in Jordan.
Like many IT 'hobbyists' of that era I am glad to now be out of that scene completely living a minimalist life with my wife, dog, and pet chicken.
Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in high spirits. -- Robert Louis Stevenson