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Friday December 06, 2002
11:00 PM


[ #9321 ]
This show is hell for anyone who has kids. Even TiVoed, each two hour episode boils down to about 80 minutes of solid viewing. It's good, and I'm just as interested in how they'll solve the classic scifi alien problem (what's the ending to an alien visitation army coverup show? The X-Files didn't find it) as in the actual plot (tracing families).

The web site is amazing. Lots of Flash, very intelligently done. If you go to the Family Tree section (middle part of the diagonal artifact), you'll see the bit that impressed me the most. It's so cool. The bits of the Flash that involve scrolling suck ass from Mozilla, but such is life.

I wonder whether Flash's downfall will be how incredibly unreliable it is. For all HTML's hassles, you can make relatively elegant-looking immobile sites (unlike Flash's frenetic sites) that work on all systems. I guess Flash is programming, and everything that involves programming is destined to be a buggy hell. Not that I'm cynical.

Then again, maybe all that has to happen is that Flash look pretty on Internet Explorer running on Windows. I think I am definitely too cynical.


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