October 14, 2004
Back again

Well - this journal is back. I have fiddled around with Windows Media Player methods in order to suppress “autoplay” - as well as referring to more up-to-date Class IDs. This means that those of you using Mozilla variants shouldn’t have to suffer automatic (irritating) playback of sounds and music. (Although in doing so - I think I have disabled the ability to play sounds altogether at the moment - I am trying to work on a solution to this - so please bear with me.)

I also adapted the stylesheet a little so that the pages render in Mozilla Firefox more “properly” than they did before. The pages should render fine now in most recentish variants of MSIE - as well as Mozilla Firefox - as well as Apple Safari etc.

Thanks to Stu for pointing it out - and no thanks to those of you who suffered in silence; I wish you would have told me!

Anyway - I can’t guarantee that these pages will look good in every possible, different type of browser - but I hope that I’ve been able to fix most of the irritations - and will continue to try to fix the rest.

Posted by jag at October 14, 2004 11:14 PM

Where did you go to be back again.?

Nice picture. Before. This too without the flash?

Posted by: sat on October 14, 2004 11:33 PM

You didn’t notice it Sat - which is fine.
Yes - all without flash. I NEVER take pictures with flash. In my book - flash is a definite no - no - one surefire way to ruin a scene.

Posted by: Jag on October 14, 2004 11:45 PM

Oh thank goodness. I’m on Mozilla, and ALL of the audio files loaded automatically AND simultaneously. I meant to comment on it many times, but none of the comments functions would load till ALL audio and pictures files had, AND I‘m on dial up.
So by the time I could comment, I’d entirely forgotten.

Posted by: Vanessa on October 15, 2004 12:04 AM

i saw the going away blog yesterday and almost blogged about another blog star deciding to call it quites.
so glad that route 79 is going to be around.
i use both Mozilla and opera and really havent’ had any issues with the site. got it pics and all:)

Posted by: Harini on October 15, 2004 04:22 AM

blush I always assumed you wanted it to do that!

Posted by: Pewari on October 15, 2004 08:34 AM

Vanessa: it seems that only Mozilla users suffered like that. And as it happens - quite a few bloggers like to use Mozilla! Lesson learned.

Pewari: I am so embarassed that anyone thought it was meant to be like that! I can see the funny side of it though!

Harini: Just temporary downtime. Thanks for such kind words too! Humbly accepted.

Posted by: Jag on October 15, 2004 10:24 AM

When I saw the temporary index page, I was quite afraid you’d stopped blogging entirely - so it’s very good to see you’re back!

BTW, I use Opera and your pages are all fine in it.

Posted by: Stefan on October 15, 2004 10:25 PM

Your site’s always been fine in Safari

Posted by: Vicky on October 19, 2004 09:52 PM

Stefan, Vicky: many thanks for the feedback. Yes - I am learning now that the pages have always been OK in Opera and Safari. It seems that Mozilla users were the ones who suffered. Cheers!

Posted by: Jag on October 19, 2004 10:00 PM
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