July 14, 2008

Dear Mr. Obama: Please Stop Crashing My Computer

I really enjoy all the Atlantic bloggers "voices," but those grandiose Obama ads on the top and sidebar really wreak havoc with my Safari. I don't know if it's because of the graphic itself or because the server is overloaded by all the blogs that are trying to load them simultaneously - or possibly there is some other cause. But all this Obamatlantic beachballing is kind of a drag.

It's worst when the top banner and the side panel try to load at the same time, which is pretty often. Half the time, I end up having to abort mission, i.e., force quit. I also kind of have to wonder about the theory behind them. What is meant to be the effect of the flash-imated Obama-rise? It's not like they have to compete for attention with all the space-age McCain ads - in fact, now that I think about it, I've never seen a McCain web ad, on the Atlantic or anywhere else. I mean, yes, I guess it got my attention because it made me investigate why my system kept freezing up. I think there is pretty much zero chance he will lose, so why not a nice, easy-going, benign, harmless, still picture with like a flag or something?

Posted by Dr. Frank at July 14, 2008 08:31 PM | TrackBack

You don't use firefox?

Posted by: Debbie at July 15, 2008 06:15 AM