It’s time yet again my friends for Jessica’s random thoughts about the world. I already mentioned some of these on my twitter, but they deserve a full write out.
So, why are a:link, visited, hover, and active the only order dependent things in CSS? It was taught to me this way, any time I transpose into any differing order it doesn’t work, everyone else I’ve ever met has run up against the same thing. I mean, are there other order dependent things I’ve missed? Did the original internet guardians of questionable alignments start making CSS ordered and then some one went “That’s a fucking terrible idea” and changed everything except the anchor pseudo-classes? Or was some browser a dick (IE, I won’t even stoop to wrapping that in coughs, because its most likely true) and forced their broken parsing into the standards?
Why do chicks on Pinterest who are already married keep pinning wedding dresses and reception ideas and wedding invitation and wedding crafts crap to their boards? I mean, are you planning on doing it again? If you are, that kind of defeats the purpose of the first time. Are you planning in case of divorce? If you are, you might want to spend less time on pinterest and more time trying to un-dick-up a marriage that’s clearly already in trouble. Are you planning for some future vows renewal thing? If you are, you might want to work on keeping the ones you just made instead of already trying to rewrite the agreement.
Why on earth does Microsoft feel the need to mass media advertise Internet Explorer? It comes standard, they don’t make any money off of it (unless they take a cut of paid toolbars and junk?). There’s really only one thing I can think of, given their history of bullying that resulted in the messed up standards, components, and things-that-never-should-have-survived-but-did current techies have to deal with: The advent of FF and Chrome have so diminished their user base that IE is no longer the #1 majority browser (or maybe they’re just close enough to losing the throne they don’t like it). Having lost/close to losing #1 status, they don’t have as much clout on all the standardization boards or with independent coders/start-ups/people who actually make all the cool shit that push the world forward (I know more than one trail blazer that is currently ignoring IE because nothing works that they need to work that makes their stuff possible - works in every other browser imaginable though). So they feel the need to throw money at a service that gains them none so they potentially earn/save money elsewhere?