Welcome to 2001: The year the internet was IE 6

The year that the internet stagnated as everything was Internet Explorer 6.

So I went ahead and did it, installed the new version of Edge that uses chronium. Firefox slit it’s own throat trying desperately to suppress Gab’s dissenter plugin, just as Google has done it’s best to prevent ad blockers like AdNauseam.

It’s kind of funny, but Edge doesn’t complain about loading extensions. It isn’t trying to control anything, it ‘just works’. Maybe it’s a side effect of Microsoft playing catch up, and too busy to start policing extensions, and user expandability. I’ve read so many things online about how Word is going to police English grammar into being more PC, so I guess it’s only a matter of time until they decide that user’s can just load whatever 3rd party software they want. There is just too many of these crap walled gardens.

I kind of liked it when there was a more ‘open’ internet, but with the shuttering of YTMND.com, the old internet is gone. Facebook is absolute cancer, and the long reach of Google is just beyond creepy.

I couldn’t imagine using Canary, but Dev seems fine. I guess it’s not old enough for the official Beta yet.

If you feel crazy enough, you can download it here:

https://www.microsoftedgeinsider.com/en-us/download/

Windows NT 4.0 MIPS revisited

MIPS at it's best
MIPS at it’s best

Over the last few days, I’ve received a few ports of some software for Windows NT 4.0 MIPS, that I am sure the rest of everyone will be interested in.

The first one provided by nandhp is lynx, the text mode browser! While it may not seem like a super big deal, it *IS* a http 1.1 compliant browser, and it is more useful then Internet Explorer 2.0.

The next, also by nandhp is putty! So now you can ssh out into the world!

I’ve also received unzip & gzip for handling compressed files.. .No word on a tar yet. For now I’m using gnutar for MS-DOS.

And finally I took my quakeworld for MS-DOS with some of the SDL parts merged in to provide a preliminary QuakeWorld for the MIPS.

What is more cool, is that there is still people out there playing Quake. I suspect the non intel numbers are pretty low.

At any rate, enjoy!

NES emulator written in JAVASCRIPT.

Well I guess we have officially crossed the bridge, where multiple Ghz machines can run scripts that can emulate a 1.8Mhz 6502 in realtime.

behold JNES.

And frankly the bigger thing to behold is just how FAST Google chrome is at java script. On my Intel Centrino laptop the google benchmark (http://v8.googlecode.com/svn/data/benchmarks/v5/run.html) scores 105 in Internet Explorer 8, while Google Chrome scores 3330.

That’s not a typo, Google Chrome is more then 31x faster than IE at executing Java Script.

I’ve got to find out where that whole NaCL thing went to, and where it is.

But seriously, go check it out! Mario in a browser without flash!