by Jeremy Young | 9/26/2008 10:36:00 AM
If you're a Firefox user, do the widgets on the right-hand sidebar slow down the page tremendously when you scroll down? I'm trying to switch to Firefox, and they seem to be doing that to me.

Use this as an open thread. What's on your mind?

[Update] What did you guys think of the debate?

[Update II] I'll let Paul Rosenberg speak for me:

This debate was Obama's whole campaign in miniature: morally ambiguous, a slew of missed opportunities for devastating blows, and a fundamental lack of a well-crafted plan, but a good-enough strategic posture smoothly executed to pull out a tie, which is all he really needed at this point in time.

Meanwhile, the focus groups picked Obama for the win by overwhelming margins. Eight years of outrages perpetrated against the American people, and the voters prefer the guy who doesn't attack his opponent or act like anything's seriously wrong with America? Sometimes I honestly believe the voters are idiots.



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Blogger Geschichte Grad on 9/26/2008 12:37 PM:

I use Firefox on my Mac, and I can't say that I've noticed the widgets slowing anything down. But maybe I've just gotten used to it; I'm so desperate to hold on to Zotero that I'm willing to put up with pretty much anything.

Also on my mind: how wonderful fall is, how pathetic McCain is, how embarrassed for my country Palin makes me, how I'm a really, really bad lecturer, and how this coffee is DEEElicious.


Blogger Jeremy Young on 9/26/2008 1:14 PM:

Yeah, it doesn't seem to make a difference on the public computer I'm using now. I think my computer just really doesn't like Firefox for some reason.

We're going to smash McCain tonight. Just watch. I've got $20 riding on this election, and I don't like losing.


Anonymous Scott on 9/26/2008 1:32 PM:

It seems to work fine on my Firefox.

However, the liberal links seem to slow down my attention span. Any suggestions?


Blogger Ahistoricality on 9/26/2008 2:29 PM:

The widgets load slow on mine (I'm on FF, too), but it doesn't slow down the rest of the page (except comments, sometimes).

Unfortunately, the debate tonight conflicts with Friday night services, but you bet I'll be queueing it up on c-span as soon as I'm home.

I've got $20 riding on this election, and I don't like losing.

Would that the stakes were so low....


Blogger Jeremy Young on 9/26/2008 2:53 PM:

Scott, you might want to take a look at this, this, this, this, this, this, this, or this -- all of which are conservative/libertarian/Republican-leaning blogs or bloggers I link to.

Ahist, the comments thing is controlled by an external server and is very buggy, but it's a free service so I'm not complaining. As long as the widgets aren't slowing down your page, I'll leave them up.


Anonymous Scott on 9/29/2008 9:13 AM:

Jeremy, don't take the comment too seriously. I was just harassing you. :)


Blogger Jeremy Young on 9/29/2008 10:16 AM:

Ah, I see -- in that case, I'll give the other response I was considering:

...drink some coffee?


Anonymous Jesse Hemingway on 9/29/2008 10:43 AM:

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