Pardon Me for Being Nosy… [Updated]

… But I have a couple of questions.

I promise it won’t hurt.

I am working on a project.  More specifically, a theme for this site.  I’m not looking so much at a facelift, but a major change in the foundation and architecture.

What I need from you are the following five things:

1.  What operating system are you using?

2.  What is your display resolution?

3.  What browser are you using, and what version is it?

4.  Do you ever use your smart phone to view this site?

5.  BONUS QUESTION.  Any features you’d like to see added or removed?

This information will be helpful to me in what to design for.   It isn’t as though you are giving up state secrets — I have a fair idea right now.

[Update]  The new HTML5 jukebox cannot be embedded in the side bar at this time.  I do have a plan for it later.  So for the time being, you can use the Pop-out button to access a stand-alone version of the jukebox.  It will also take me a while to get the entire collection of songs put back on it, so be patient.

58 comments

  1. 1
    LC Gunsniper growls and barks:

    1. Mac OS 10.7.4

    2. 2560 X 1440

    3. Safari 6.0

    4. Sometimes, mostly during my vacations in summer and winter.

    5. A wink smilie would help but isn’t really a necessity.

  2. 2
    LC Light29ID growls and barks:

    Windows 7

    1920×1080

    Firefox and IE

    Nein

    Beautiful naked women, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Bourbon and Coke spigot, various long range shooting targets, cheap ammo, chicken wings…guess that’s it

  3. 3
    DJ Allyn growls and barks:

    LC Light29ID says:

    Beautiful naked women, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Bourbon and Coke spigot, various long range shooting targets, cheap ammo, chicken wings…guess that’s it

    Beautiful naked women is … content.
    Pabst Bourbon, and coke … need a liquor license
    shooting targets … requires Flash, and I really am trying to move away from Flash.
    Chicken and waffles?
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  4. 4
    LC CiSSnarl5.7 Chariot Builder growls and barks:

    1. What operating system are you using?

    WXP – W7

    2. What is your display resolution?

    Depends on Vid card installed – I use many PC’s

    3. What browser are you using, and what version is it?

    Right now IE 9 – Mostly tho I use Firefox

    4. Do you ever use your smart phone to view this site?

    No

    5. BONUS QUESTION. Any features you’d like to see added or removed?

    Nope – like the look and feel of the site.
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  5. 5
    red_five growls and barks:

    1. What operating system are you using?
    Ubuntu Linux 11.10

    2. What is your display resolution?
    Dual screens: 1920×1080 & 1440×900

    3. What browser are you using, and what version is it?
    Firefox latest

    4. Do you ever use your smart phone to view this site?
    Occasionally. I use my tablet here more than my phone. Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF-101, 1280×800 resolution, built-in browser, Android 4.0.4. Phone is Samsung Exhibit II 4G (a. k. a. Galaxy Exhibit) , Android 2.3.6, 800×480 resolution, built in browser.

    5. BONUS QUESTION. Any features you’d like to see added or removed?
    Can’t think of any.

  6. 6
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    Win 7 premium (home)

    Display res not sure, max settings as have a great vid card

    Firefox most recent build( updated 2 days ago)

    View site on phone; yes 3GS iPhone

    Embed images in post if possible ( min size or thumbnail )

  7. 7
    irish19 growls and barks:

    1) XP
    2) no idea
    3) Firefox-latest rev.
    4) I have a stupid phone.
    5) Light29ID beat me to it except bourbon and Coke??? Really?! WTF? PBR-yes!

  8. 8
    Darth Venomous growls and barks:

    1) Ubuntu 10.04 on an HP Pavilion (quad-core 2.4GHz, 8 GB DDR2 RAM).

    2) 1920×1080 (Zotac NVIDIA GeForce 610 card).

    3) Firefox 14.0.1.

    4) Not really. Have once or twice, but would rather read it on a bona fide machine.

    5) DAMMIT, I’M OWED SEVERAL BUXOM LATINAS FROM ALL THE PEOPLE I PULLED OUTTA ACCOUNT PURGATORY, NOW WHERE THE HELL ARE MY BUXOM LATI…

    MRS. VENOMOUS (with cast-iron skillet):  KA-BONNGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!

    …uh, maybe some iced tea and about six Tylenol, pleasethankyaverymuchly…ow…

  9. 9
    Secondmouse growls and barks:

    Thanks for making the effort, DJ:

    Win 7 Home Premium 64bit

    1920×1080

    Firefox 14.0.1

    Occasionally use iPhone, might increase if mobile-friendly design is in the works; use iPad 3 w/ native browser more often now

    Suggestions? The search box results (when I use it) are TARFU, and the format cuts off the title if it wraps to a second line (at least on my pc). I use it to search my old comments but it doesn’t work well – something better would be great. Image embed in posts would be awesome. Put the Emperor’s twitter feed on the home page too.

  10. 10
    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    Much appreciated:

    1) Win7 Home Premium
    2) 1920×1080
    3) Firefox 14.0.1
    4) Not in a million years. Using Tard Phones to interface with the web is like touring Nurburgerring in a Tard Car, or watching the latest IMAX feature through a keyhole.
    5) World peace and free bacon for all.
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  11. 11
    Crustyrusty growls and barks:

    PCLinuxOS

    1680×1050

    Latest Firefox

    No phone

    No ideas right now.

    Hope you’re doing well, BTW.
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  12. 12
    LC Light29ID growls and barks:

    DJ Allyn @ #:

  13. 13
    LC Light29ID growls and barks:

    LC Light29ID @ #:

    Typing skills for moi????

    DJ Allyn @ #:

    Waffles are for dead people

  14. 14
    Orion growls and barks:

    It did TOO hurt!!!

    1: Ubuntu Linux. Rarely Windows Vista, 1280×1024 on a laptop.
    2: 1280×1024 (dual displays, both set the same, desktop extended)
    3: Firefox 14.0.1
    4: No.
    5: Love it all. Oh, I mean World Peace.

    Orion

  15. 15

    1. What operating system are you using? Windows 7

    2. What is your display resolution? 1366 x 768

    3. What browser are you using, and what version is it? Chrome (not sure what version)

    4. Do you ever use your smart phone to view this site? occasionally

    5. BONUS QUESTION. Any features you’d like to see added or removed? more female Rotties….it’s a goddamned sausage fest in here lately….seriously, it’s all good.

    thanks for the hard work man

  16. 16
    LC BOATS growls and barks:

    1–Windows 7 home premium 2 not sure 3 latest version of Firefox 4 never 5 none –very comfortable with this format ——-thanks DJ

  17. 17
    tweell growls and barks:

    Windows 7 64 bit

    1920×1080

    Chrome 20.0.1132.57 m

    Never

    Nope, thanks for all you’ve done.

  18. 18
    FrankOK growls and barks:

    Vista Ultimate
    IE 9
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  19. 19
    Erbo growls and barks:

    1. Windows 7 (Home Premium, Professional), Ubuntu Linux 10.0.4 LTS Lucid Lynx

    2. 1920 x 1080 (dual displays) on my main desktop, less on laptop

    3. Google Chrome 20.0.1132.57 (following main release update channel)

    4. Yes, an Apple iPhone 4S

    5. No specific requests at this time.

    Hope this helps.
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  20. 20
    Draven32 growls and barks:

    1: desktop: xp laptop:win7
    2: 1680×1050
    3: Firefox 14
    4: tried once. didnt inhale.

  21. 21
    LC&IB Vulcanrider, MSgt, USAF, Ret growls and barks:

    Win 7
    1280 x 1024
    FF 14.0.1
    What’s a smart phone?

  22. 22
    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    Mac OS 10.6.8

    1920×1080

    Google Chrome 20.0.1132.57

    Ain’t got one…

    BOGUS QUESTIONS:
    What is your name? What is your quest?….

  23. 23
    LC Scott growls and barks:

    Winblows 7
    Firefox 11
    1366 x 768
    Dumb phone
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  24. 24
    LC Fei Long growls and barks:

    Mac OS X (10.7.4; Mountain Lion isn’t going to happen on this machine)
    1280×800
    Chrome (stable channel)
    My phone is “special”.

  25. 25
    sleeper growls and barks:

    Win XP and 7
    1920×1080
    Chrome 20.0.1132.57 m
    No web on phone
    Don’t change font when mousing over a link. It’s annoying when I mouse over a link that’s at the end of a line and the size change sends the link to the next line and I have to chase it around. That’s about it.

  26. 26
    Mark12A growls and barks:

    A buncha different computers and operating systems.

    I enjoy the content. You’ve done a great job and I know I will continue to enjoy it.

    I don’t know squat about computers. I’m a rocket scientist.

  27. 27
    LC Jackboot IC/A growls and barks:

    1. W7 Premium
    2. 1920×1080
    3. FF 14.0.1
    4. Fugeddaboutit
    5. Midget Vietnamese Hookers for all (Especially Crunchie)
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  28. 28
    Just Another Random Nut, GLOR growls and barks:

    1. Mac OS X 10.7.4
    2. 1920 x 1080
    3. May use either Firefox (latest version, whatever it is) or Google Chrome
    4. Yes, that’d be nice
    5. Can’t think of anything.
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  29. 29
    Igor, Imperial Booby growls and barks:

    1. *nix, XP, Vista (gag!) and Win7

    2. Everything from 800X600 (Wife’s Vista machine – gag!) to quad monitors running 1920X1280

    3. Everything but any Mac browser

    4. Droid x

    5. BONUS QUESTION. HTML imbed hints. Free .303 ammo (gettin’ hard to find). Not coming up with anything else right now, I’m at work.

  30. 30
    VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and barks:

    1 Fedora 17
    2 1366×768
    3 Firefox 14.01
    4 What is this smart phone you are babbling about?
    5 Greatly expanded selection of smileys.

  31. 31
    LC Old Dog growls and barks:

    Answers for my Road Machine 1

    1366 x 768

    Win 7

    Opera 12.00

    No

    Wink smilie
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  32. 32
    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    1. Mostly Win 7
    2. depends on which machine, though 1920X1080 is the most used.
    3. Firefox on all but mobile stuff.
    4. Yep (usually it’s a kindle while sitting somewhere without time to get into a book)
    5. Winning lotto numbers would be cool, and if it is possible and there is interest the bark back.

  33. 33
    Delftsman3 growls and barks:

    1. Vista (SUCKS!)

    2. I have NO freaking idea

    3.Firefox 14.0.1

    4. My phone is so dumb, sometimes it forgets to ring.

    5. Pretty much like the format as is…a little Courvoisier with a fine pale ale chaser would be nice though…and maybe a #%**## computer that doesn’t freeze up every ten seconds!

    Hope you’re doing well DJ, I really appreciate all the work you do for the Empire to keep us connected. :em01:
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  34. 34
    DJ Allyn growls and barks:

    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan says:

    there is interest the bark back.

    I was under the impression that the Bark was pretty much replaced by some other site’s IM.

    Just so that people know/realize, XP is NOT where you want to be any longer — especially if someone is still trying to get by with Internet Exploder. Even MicroShaft has ended any future versions of IE for XP. IE8 is as far is it goes for XP and it will not play well with any of the newer sites coming out.

    Basically, the end of the line has been reached with XP. It had a fine run, better than anyone could have ever hoped, but seriously, it is time to move to Win7. Even you Vista people — the upgrade is like what, $70? Heck, you can find Enterprise versions for $50 on Craigslist if you aren’t too concerned about licensing.

    At any rate, I expect to be designing towards the Win7 / OSX / Android platforms using modern browsers. I may (with emphasis on the “may”) work in a fall-back for those of you who are still clinging to your TRS-80s and Apple II computers. Okay, not THAT far back, but you get the idea…
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  35. 35
    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    1. What operating system are you using?
    Windoze 7

    2. What is your display resolution?
    Bigger than normal, so I can see it

    3. What browser are you using, and what version is it?
    Firefox, 14.0.1

    4. Do you ever use your smart phone to view this site?
    What’s a smart phone?

    5. BONUS QUESTION. Any features you’d like to see added or removed?
    Yeah, a home button at the bottom of the thread, so that I don’t have to scroll. So I’m lazy; sue me.

  36. 36
    LC Light29ID growls and barks:

    DJ Allyn @ #:

    What about Win95?

  37. 37
    LC Gunsniper growls and barks:

    and Apple II computers.

    Ya know, I did have my Apple IIci up until last May but I had to ditch it with the rest of the relics due to moving.

  38. 38
    Rain growls and barks:

    (Home)

    Windows 7 professional x64

    1440 x 900

    Chrome 20.0.1132.57

    (work)

    Vista professional (ew)

    1280 x 1024

    Firefox (don’t know version off the top of my head) or IE 7 (yes I know, it’s out of date, gov refuses to upgrade it)

  39. 39
    AgTiger growls and barks:

    Hrm. My attempt to answer via a Lynx text browser on linux didn’t go so well. *heh*

    Normally:
    1. Windows XP SP3
    2. 1920×1080, though I usually have the browser sized so it’s on the right half of the monitor, so in reality: 960×1080.
    3. Firefox 3.6.28
    4. Don’t own one.

  40. 40

    1. Windows 7.

    2. 1366 X 768

    3. Firefox, not sure what version but pretty sure it’s the latest.

    4. Occasionally a Crackberry, but not often.

    5. On the Admin side being able to see the most viewed posts was cool.
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  41. 41
    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    Hey hey…what’s all this negativity toward smurt phones? Besides, I don’t have a smart phone… I have a Mobile Communication device! Financial circumstances are such that I only use my “MCD”. Its running some version of android, after that don’t know and too damn lazy to figure it out. But I remain concerned by all the hating haters hating all up on de po oppressed smurt phones. I may have to start a non profit to address the obvious discriminatory ideology so prevalent in our society.

  42. 42
    Jerry growls and barks:

    1. Windows XP SP3

    2. 1024 X 768 (older 17″ CRT monitor)

    3. Firefox 12.0

    4. No, don’t own one.

    5. Nope.

  43. 43
    rickn8or growls and barks:

    1. XP Pro SP3
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. FireFox 14.0.1
    4. Dumb Phone

    (Stop laughing! You think it’s easy keeping one of these steam-powered relics running??)

    5. Nothing now, but I’m sure I’ll think of something just as soon as the new version comes out. Or be ready to explain why I think the old one is better.

  44. 44

    Windoze 7
    1920×1080
    Firefox whatever the latest version of it is
    iPhone. Yeah, sometimes.
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  45. 45
    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    1. W7 Pro
    2. 1280×1024
    3. IE 9
    4. No, LimaLima only.
    5. You’re not nearly as nosey as the people at Googe and Farcebook.

  46. 46
    LC Robohobo growls and barks:

    1. What operating system are you using? XP SP3

    2. What is your display resolution? 1024×768

    3. What browser are you using, and what version is it? Firefox 13something

    4. Do you ever use your smart phone to view this site? What’s that?

    5. BONUS QUESTION. Any features you’d like to see added or removed? Never use the jukebox at all.

  47. 47
    Mattexian growls and barks:

    1. Windows Vista (hangs head in shame)
    2. 1152 x 864
    3. Google Chrome 20.0.something (hangs head in shame)
    4. Smart phone? Thank you, but no.
    5. 42
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  48. 48
    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    1. Win 7 64 Bit Home Premium
    2. Dunno
    3. Dunno
    4. Phone barely works
    5. …….

    Don’t know the tech specs as the “new” desktop isn’t hooked to net. Hell, it’s not even home yet. And I haven’t picked out a browser yet, as Firefux 200.23.4 would stutter and freeze every other minute on the laptop, with Win 7 32 Bit, afore it shat the cooling fan.

  49. 49
    Elephant Man growls and barks:

    1) Windows 7

    2) 1024 x768 (still using old tube monitor. No new fangled flat screens for me)

    3) Firefox 14.0.1

    4) Nope. Use stupid phone.

    5) I miss the ol’ Insta Bark.

  50. 50
    LC George, Apocryphal Prophet growls and barks:

    My PC:
    1. Win7-64
    2. 1600×900
    3. Firefox 14.0.1
    4. Not my phone, sometimes my Nook Color
    5. Maybe a different layout for mobile devices.

    Nook Color.
    1. Android
    2. 1024×600
    3. Usually Dolphin 7.2

  51. 51
    LC SmokeyBehr growls and barks:

    1: XP/W7

    2: 1920×1080/1400×900/1024×768

    3. FF14/Chrome – very seldom IE

    4: iPad – I have an Android phone and iPod Touch, but seldom use them to surf the internet.

  52. 52
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Commodore 64

    Windows 3.0
    Prodigy 1.1
    180×360 B & W

    What?

    More speed

  53. 53
    Igor, Imperial Booby growls and barks:

    Okay, okay , I lied.

    1.) IMSAI 8080 running CP/M and FPB 6. 16K RAM, 135K dual floppys.
    2) Lear Siglear ADM3 terminal, 142 column X 40 lines (green screen)
    3) I browse the shelves at the Library. Is that what you mean?
    4) I just got a touch-tone Princess phone last year. How smart is that??
    5) I’d like a million bucks in unmarked Benjamins, please.

    :em05:

    (I just sped up my CPU clock to 6 MHz, it really screams now! Especially with the extra 8K RAM board I just got.)

  54. 54
    LC MuscleDaddy growls and barks:

    1. Win7-64

    2. 1600×900

    3. Chrome – not sure which version

    4. No

    5. Preview in Comments

    – MD

  55. 55
    emily_nelson growls and barks:

    1. Windows 7 Home Premium

    2.1680 X 1050

    3. Firefox 14.0.1

    4. I don’t have a “smart” phone.

    5. a. preview
    b. delete

    Preview so that I can proofread my post. Delete so that I can delete a post myself instead of requesting deletion.

  56. 56
    VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and barks:

    emily_nelson @ #: 55
    You can delete now. Just edit and replace everything with something like “Never mind”. :em05:

  57. 57
    Cannon Fodder growls and barks:

    1) Windblows 7 home premium x64
    2) 1680 x 1050
    3) FireFox 14.0.1
    4) Yes, occasionally
    5) Preview, edit, delete

  58. 58
    LC LittleRott84 Imperial DJ growls and barks:

    1. Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    2. 1366×768
    3. Firefox. Not sure about the version.
    4. Nope, Never use a smart phone to look at the site.
    5. Bring back the Bark! Oh, and it would be great to be able to preview, edit, and delete our posts.