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Journal of LTjake (4001)

Tuesday July 13, 2004
10:08 AM

Hopes -- Dashed.

[ #19821 ]

I had some high hopes when i read that was redesigning. Their old site was such crap -- mainly their javascript-based links (way to break the web, guys!).

Today was the official launch. Upon my first visit I am greeted with this (Firefox 0.92):

Notice: You are accessing with a browser that is not currently supported. The appearance and functionality of the site could be impacted. is optimized for Internet Explorer 5.5 and above for Windows.

So much for progress.

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  • This is what I got on my first try:

    We apologize for the temporary connection delay.
    Please click the refresh button on your browser.

    ... and on the second, and on the third... :-)

    Like... oops? :-)

  • Ok, I finally managed into the site (tenth try?).

    It is *way* too slow!!! I did a basic search (Smashing Pumpkins), waited for a
    while and received an "Error 2 Timeout" from their side... hit the back
    button, and we're back to the apologies "for the temporary connection delay"...

    I try again, and this time I don't make any search, I just look at the page...
    Hmm, my browser (Mozilla 1.4) isn't supported, as I expected...

    Hit the "Top Searches" button... Hurray, they're apologizing to me again!!

    Ok, I'm going to