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Monday June 13, 2005
07:03 PM

The "99% Flash marketshare" rule - or, the Flashless iceburg

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Macromedia will tell you -- everyone has Flash! Server logs show it. On Flash-only sites, everyone who uses the site has Flash installed.

None of your coworkers are hyper-sensitive to pesticide, therefore, people hyper-sensitive to pesticide must be a myth. Sometimes one comes in the door. He or she doesn't last long. When they're gone, it's easy to write that off as a fluke. Really, they're afraid to go out in the world in the first place. Most of them turn into bums when they can't get a job they can work or a place to live that they can actually live at, and as anyone has ever tried it knows, it's really easy to lose your kilter when you're homeless. But as long as they aren't around, nagging you day in and day out, demonstrating their esquisite pain for you, up close and personal, it becomes unreal and abstract.

Cheers to everyone who follows my super-depressing job search log. I've been looking for a telecommute job, really, because of just this. I got a sweet job with a huge monitor. When they brought my workstation out, it was running RedHat Enterprise Linux -- not a distro I know anything about, it was the first time I didn't have to install Linux on the sly -- it was the preferred option! Got code checked out from CVS -- and yes, they used CVS. And started to look at it. Then the Orkin man shows up, spraying the corners and walls with his wand. I ran for the door. A few people in the company were alerted to my condition. One was there as this happened. When I got home -- not too fried, thankfully -- I sent an email explaining that, due to my severe sensitivity, I couldn't go back into the office. The reply email was basically "okay, bye". So I can't help feeling a bit like a Flash-less browser -- shunned, denied, joked about not existing, written off, ignored. There are a lot of Perl programmers in the world -- who cares if we lose one?

-scott