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April 1, 2011 5:57 AM   Subscribe

About:Blank can be considered an inevitability of one's online journeys, though many a virtual traveler can spend their time without ever encountering the phenomenon. Part of a vast family (but not to be confused with any other similarily named personages, aliases, objects, paraphenalia, bound published texts, functions or any imitations thereof), it has not been without its share of jealous detractors. Its very reputation was nearly besmirched, yet remained largely benign compared to more terrifying finds. Indeed, it continues to persevere, even in analog form.
posted by Smart Dalek (14 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
about:robots

Best viewed in Firefox.
posted by explosion at 6:04 AM on April 1, 2011 [8 favorites]


about:mozilla speaks the truth. (Firefox only, you otherwise heathen swine.)
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:13 AM on April 1, 2011


Sooo...This is a compendium of "Known bug in MSIE..." reports?
posted by Thorzdad at 6:16 AM on April 1, 2011


You done screwed up, this was supposed to be a NSFW post for the trifecta!
Bad Dalek, bad!
posted by Old'n'Busted at 6:25 AM on April 1, 2011


about:about:blank?
posted by fuq at 6:25 AM on April 1, 2011


You can do anything at about:blank. Anything at all. The only limit is yourself.
posted by schmod at 6:25 AM on April 1, 2011


Once I drew a blank. Then I posted it to the web. Here's a screenshot if you don't believe me.
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:34 AM on April 1, 2011


Old'n'Busted: your comment shows how little you know about the internet. About: blank is old-school ASCII pr0n through and through.
posted by Smart Dalek at 6:35 AM on April 1, 2011


I remember, about:jwz used to be a profile for one of the programmers. I always meant to check to see if there was one for other people, but forgot. Like I'm about to do again.
posted by LD Feral at 6:46 AM on April 1, 2011


I was sure that this was a setup for the recent blog post by Mozilla developer Henri Sivonen about the pains of adapting the new Firefox 4 HTML parser to correctly render about:blank in a compatible way.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:48 AM on April 1, 2011


about:jwz used to be a profile for one of the programmers

Jamie Zawinski is still alive and kicking.
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:51 AM on April 1, 2011


://about blank Yet another overcrowded party in Berlin, still can be really fun.
posted by tempythethird at 7:06 AM on April 1, 2011


Is this something I'd need a web browser to understand?
posted by drlith at 7:31 AM on April 1, 2011


> Indeed, it continues to persevere, even in analog form

The designer's site for the About Blank notebook.

If they had a non-quad-ruled in addition to the non-notebook-ruled version, this would be my perfect notebook.
posted by ardgedee at 7:55 AM on April 1, 2011


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