Chrome is now the most popular browser across all devices, thanks to Android’s popularity and the rise of Chrome on Windows PCs and Mac computers. As Google continues to dominate our access to the web, information through its search engine, and services like Gmail or YouTube, Chrome is a powerful entry point in the company’s vast toolbox. While Google championed web standards that worked across many different browsers back in the early days of Chrome, more recently its own services often ignore standards and force people to use Chrome.
Chrome, in other words, is being used in the same way that Internet Explorer 6 was back in the day — with web developers primarily optimizing for Chrome and tweaking for rivals later. To understand how we even got to this stage, here’s a little (a lot) of browser history. If you want to know why saying “Chrome is the new Internet Explorer 6” is so damning, you have to know why IE6 was a damnable problem in the early ‘00s.
It’s important to note that both Google andweb developers are responsible for this…but Google shouldn’t only be building its sites for its browser. At all.
I’ve never used Chrome as my default browser on any device. Google’s background updates have always creeped me out.
With New Year’s Eve on the horizon, there’s a good chance some partying is in your future. If you need beer for a whole slew of people, Pabst has you covered. Residents of Quebec have spotted 99-packs of PBR in stores around the area, which means, if you happen to be in Quebec, your party shopping can be taken care of in one fell swoop. Yes, unfortunately that means you probably won’t see this at your corner bodega if you live in the States and will have to resort to buying beer the old-fashioned way, one six-pack at a time, but we still enjoy the idea of carrying this thing out to our car as bystanders question our life decisions. If you’re in Quebec, please buy one in our honor.
And then there was that one time (yesterday) that I was thinking pretty much everyone I meet and know in the here and now aren’t dicks. It’s a big shift in my perspective.
When I was younger I used to believe that most people were assholes but then as I was thinking more yesterday, I realized my thoughts had changed. For the better. More than likely I just remembered the assholes, too, that they made more of an impression on me. Because they were obnoxious. And I was real good at that whole focusing on the negative instead of the positive thing. Over and over again.
Your 90s heroes, Bush, sang “I’m addicted to bullshit” way back when. I can relate to that. “Addicted” is a pretty strong word but bullshit was what I knew.
Anyways, along the same lines, we find what we’re looking for and having a clearer mind at the moment, I can honestly say that the people I encounter now are decent, caring human beings. Doing their best to make the world a better place. Doing more than they have to in life.
Not that they go full-tilt, Mother Teresa kinda shit, but they do just a little bit more than required. Just a little bump extra. And that’s what makes all the difference in people’s lives. Going full-tilt can burn me out. It’s better if I just do a little bit more, be a little bit more each day.
In the same song Bush also sang “it’s all the little things that kill.” But wait, the little things can make the world pretty awesome, too.
Another big part to all of this is the people I hang out with. Not too many unsavory types these days. Regardless of what the magnet says, “like” can and also attract “like.”
I’m grateful for my friends, you guys. Just knowing all of you makes me a better person.
And to quote that same song one final time, “bigger you give, bigger you get.”
I wanna be big today and all of you help me get there. Watching you give, inspires me to.