Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Browser statistics

I loves me consulting some StatCounter statistics, hoo boy, yes I do. Maybe if I post from time to time, I'll even get some visitors!

Anyway, I couldn't help noticing that a vast majority of you are here using what StatCounter thinks is Safari 1.2. A quick Google hunt informs me that the number that Safari advertises in its UA is not the same as the one that one sees under Safari > About, but I can't be bothered to check to what actual version 1.2 corresponds, and so I shall simply hope that it is something close to the latest release.

For the Firefox users, though: Hi! I notice most of you are on 3.0.x, but nobody seems to be using 3.0.11. Come on in, the water's fine! As for the 14 hearty folks using 3.5b4, why not give 3.5rc2 3.5rc3 3.5 a try? That, together with Safari 4 (or 1.2 or whatever), is nowadays my browser of choice.

News will come one of these days (though I realise that I've promised that before). There's a lot of it, too ….

iTunes ToS update

I just downloaded something from iTunes today after a couple of weeks away from it, and noticed that they'd updated their ToS. Big surprise, right? (I don't download from them very often—I've become an eMusic junkie (although their recent we'll-give-you-music-you-don't-want-for-more deal has me reconsidering), with for the tracks that aren't on eMusic (Drag City, we miss you!)—but it seems that, every time I do, there's a new ToS to accept.) What really did surprise me was that, up at the top and ahead of the actual ToS, there was a summary, describing the changes made in plain language. I would have liked to have had a literal delta, too, but, still, this seems to me to be a huge step forward. I can't help thinking that this must be a response to ToSback—so, today as ever, hurrah for the EFF!