TWO THOUGHTS ON WEB 1.0
- Former top web browser Netscape is going away, which is probably a move five years overdue. Nevertheless, it represents the final death knell for "web 1.0." My earliest memories of the Internet are interwined with Netscape. In elementary school they'd take us to the computer lab, not only to play Oregon Trail, but also to make us "click on the big N" (I don't think they ever referred to programs by name) to go to Yahooligans so we could do some "research" or something. A year or two ago, I was trying out a bunch of different browsers to figure out which one was the best for me and I downloaded Netscape for nostalgia purposes, but it turned out to be the worst browser in the universe. Good riddance.
- I found this Simpsons site the other day. I dig all the little pixellated pictures on this site. The thing I like about sites like this are their utter sincerity. All you needed back in those days was a handful of <font> and <br> tags and bam, you had a webpage. There's something romantic about that.
March 02, 2008
February 23, 2008
Democratic debates are more entertaining if you pretend Hillary and Obama are a married couple having a lovers' spat
February 20, 2008
February 17, 2008
I took my dog to get youthinized the other day
Turns out it doesn't make your dog any younger
February 15, 2008
In honor of Matt Groening's birthday, I updated rubbercat.net/simpsons for the first time in three months.
February 13, 2008
The guy who created Howard the Duck died a few days ago. I have never seen the movie or read any of the comics, but I thought I should pay my respects to the guy who inspired two of the funniest things I've seen on the internet: Howard the Duck comics by Paper Rad and this totally un-P.C. YouTube video.
February 12, 2008
The guy who plays the PC in those apple commercials uses a mac
If he were a true method actor he would embrace the windows operating system
February 10, 2008
Do you have an iGoogle page? Do you love the simple black-and-white aesthetic of rubbercat.net? Doncha wish there was a way to somehow combine the two? Well your wish can become a reality when you install this theme I made (via Hawidu.com). Only problem is the little +/- button is gray instead of white and I couldn't find a way to fix it. oh well
February 08, 2008
I HAVE FANS?? Apparently so, and some of them made fanart for me, which I've compiled onto this page.
February 05, 2008
The time it takes to create the stuff I put up on here varies. Sometimes it only takes a matter of hours, as with The Simpsons Movie DVD Details; other times it takes a few weeks, as with the second installment of Colin Powell Space Patrol. There was one page that I wanted to put up shortly after the start of rubbercat.net back in June 2003, except I never got around to finishing it. It was supposed to be a hilarious faux history of the Cola War, with a paragraph accompanying each photo, but I pretty much only got around to making some of the photoshops, which are downright cringe-worthy. I'm positive the date at the bottom is inaccurate, because it predates the site, but I figured I'd show you the page in all its shitty, unfinished glory on its supposed fifth anniversary.
February 01, 2008
According to the New York Times and Endgadget, Microsoft has offered to acquire rubbercat.net for $44.6 billion.
EDIT: OK, apparently the site in question is Yahoo!, not rubbercat.net. My mistake.
January 25, 2008
January 22, 2008
January 20, 2008
Comics Recommendation: Ryan Pequin is doing an interesting project where he does a diary comic for every hour that he's awake during the month of January. The comics capture the mundaneness of day-to-day existence, while still being funny and occasionally poignant in a very low-key way. It's reminiscent of Jeffery Brown, except he doesn't try to impress you with how hip and sensitive he is. I think it fulfills Chris Ware's criteria for art: "a clear, honest communication of what it feels like to be alive to people who haven't been born yet." LINK
January 17, 2008
hey guy.... notice anything diffrent about me
ya thats rite.....i grew a strike solidarity beard
surely this will stem the tide of the writers strike
i dont think thats how this works
January 08, 2008
dog i thought you was dead
yeah well obviously i aint now am i
you better have a good explanation for this
the writers forgot to write one before they went on strike
January 07, 2008