Since luakit currently has some issues, I had to switch back to
Firefox a while ago. For some time, I used plain Firefox without any
Today, I gave pentadactyl a try. It's a fork of vimperator.
Browsing the Web with a vim-like interface is so damn nice. It's a
pity that no major browser comes with that by default. Sigh.
Been playing with groff a little bit. Found this thread. There's
still a lot of things for me to learn regarding *roff. Nice!
A forum I regularly visit offers a chat system. There's two links on
that website, one for a "web-chat" and another one for IRC. I blindly
assumed that this "web-chat" is something like a Java IRC client or
whatever. Just something that allows the average user to access IRC.
Far from it.
It's a so called "ajax-chat". The server is written in PHP and/or
Ruby. It stores all messages in a MySQL database. The client that runs
transmission of chat messages, XML is used -- and all content is sent
as CDATA. Thank god that Adobe Flash is optional. There's no other way
to access that chat unless you use a web browser.
The developer's website emphasizes: The ajax-chat is protected against
SQL injections and XSS!
For god's sake, this is a *chat*! Not only did they reinvent the
wheel, they also used unneccessary and bloated technologies...
Why this migration from native programs to "everything inside the
browser"? Because it's "easier" for the average user? Sigh...
End of rant.