The End

Main blog URL: https://d4rk9.wordpress.com

Opera-DeathAfter many years of using Opera and My Opera, seeing it succumb to the corporate pressures was very sad. Opera was the best browser and had a great community. 😦

Now I’m starting the new year with a new browser SeaMonkey, and a new blog host WordPress, and hopefully I can find a new community with them.

Now that I’m done with Opera and My Opera, it doesn’t mean I’ll stop lurking and posting in the forum and other blogs. Plus I’ll add new entries to the old blog linking to my new. 🙂

The cool thing about WordPress is that you can also post using different accounts like your Google, Facebook and Twitter. Plus, anonymous posting is allowed too! 😎

Welcome here! 😉

https://d4rk9.wordpress.com

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It is time now to abandon ship

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It is time now to abandon ship My Opera! 😮

I wouldn’t say I am surprised with the decision of closing down My Opera. But it is the sad conclusion after more than a year of Opera’s bad decisions, starting with Jon S. von Tetzchner leaving, the Unite, M2, and Presto fiasco, etc… 😡

One thing, after many years of using Opera, (since version 3, and starting with 5 as a default browser) I no longer use it. I uninstalled everything Opera and moved to SeaMonkey for good. 😈 In a way I went back to my previous browser Netscape. :mrgreen:

As for this blog, I might move to WordPress or another blog hosting. I don’t know yet. It’s just a silly little Batman blog. 😉

27888261 Opera Desktop Team:
Important announcement about your My Opera account

Microsoft Quietly Shuts Down MSN TV-WebTV

I remember the days of WebTV fondly. 😀 I used to have a Philips Magnavox WebTV Plus and I use it as a real computer for many years. In a way it was my first Laptop because I used to take it around to friends houses, hotels, etc… 😎

After the Micro$oft acquisition of WebTV the name was changed to MSN TV, and Micro$oft did what they always do. 🙄 Squeeze all the goods till there’s nothing left of the original company. Then close down what’s remaining and isn’t profitable. 😡

Although, I am surprise that it lasted this long. 😯

For me WebTV will always be my LBB (little black box). 🙂

The look of the WebTV interface in the mid 1990s

 

Philips Magnavox WebTV Plus

Philips Magnavox WebTV Plus Keyboard

 

Opera Presto 1994-2013

Opera-PrestoOpera had shot themselves in the foot by striping all the features that made them so special. 😦 The separation of M2 from the browser was the last straw for me after the Unite disappointment. 😡

I still will use Opera 12.15 till support ends, but it is going to be hard moving my mail to another program. 😮 I have used M2 for many years and I have become comfortable using it as part of the browser. The only other option I see out there is probably SeaMonkey. 😮

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R.I.P. 😦

It is Time


It is time to support Marriage Equality.

I am a straight man happily married to my wife, and I never understood what is it that same-sex couples could do to affect people like me. They deserve the same rights that I have.

It is time to let people find happiness regardless of sex, race, or whatever. We are living in the twenty-first century, but sometime it feels like we are in the dark ages. 😮

I think Batman will agree with me. 😎