Do You See the Scarlet Letter?

Filed under:Blogging — posted by Anwyn on March 7, 2007 @ 11:39 pm

Or, The Vagaries of Computer Behavior.

This site has a favicon–a little icon that appears in the address bar in place of the proprietary “e” for Internet Explorer or the little symbol Firefox uses. It also appears next to the name of the site in your “Favorites” list, if it’s in your favorites list. It’s a miniature red “A” from the “Anwyn’s” part of the site name.

Only trouble is, my IE is refusing to display it. I briefly had IE7 installed, but it farked up my music players, so it was taken back down to IE6.*. And now, no favicon. Firefox still shows it. Frankly, I’m not sure IE ever had it–can’t remember. The question is: Do you see it? And what browser/version are you using?

Don’t Drink the Water, Stupid

Filed under:Jerks,Religion — posted by Anwyn @ 9:57 am

I’m not Catholic, so somebody will correct me if I’m wrong, but everybody knows you don’t drink the holy water, right?

The half-liter bottles of Holy Drinking Water are being distributed by Wayne Enterprises. They only carry the blessings of Catholic and Anglican priests, but company president Brian Germann plans to expand to other faiths.

Query: What “other faiths” give out blessings of physical substances that anybody actually believes have a tangible effect? (That’s not rhetorical. I’m actually wondering.)

image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace