It's actually a lot of fun. I'm still trying to figure out little bits about it here and there. For instance, I don't know how to clear out cookies or delete my browsing history (yet). I also gotta find a way to figure out whether or not I can interact with half the objects on Hubski alone. For example, I can't load more posts in Feed, Global, or Chatter. What's loaded up first is all I get to see. At the same time, I'm still trying to figure out whether or not I can share other people's posts.

Also, as I'm writing this, I'm coming to find that I don't have word wrapping turned on. I don't know if that's something I can turn on or not, but I better figure out.

One of the cool things though, is that going through the options, I'm discovering that there are a TON of things I can toggle on or off. Some of them relate how to web pages are displayed, but others actually affect how the browser interacts with other websites. It's enough to compel me into looking into things further, though I think I'll have to break out some Google-Fu here and there.

As an aside, my movie bud came over for Smokey and the Bandit last night. I was worried about whether or not he'd like it, as it's admitably a bit dated. It turns out though, I didn't have anything to worry about. He loved it. I can't blame him. The dude's got good taste.

Update: I'm posting this part in Firefox because copying and pasting isn't possible in w3m as I'm aware of and to be honest, screw typing out all of those URLs. Here's some screenshots though of some various websites so you can see how they look.

Here is the front page of CNN. It's actually pretty barebones, which is kind of nice.

Here is the "World News" section of CNN. All of that green text you see? I forget the term, but that's the alternate text they use for images. Since you can't view photos in w3m, it places the alternate text whenever possible.

Wikipedia's front page is similar to CNN's, very barebones. The articles though are actually laid out just so that they're very easy to read. In fact, I might start browsing Wikipedia in w3m to keep myself from being distracted.

Finally, here's how Reddit looks. It's even more limited in w3m than Hubski is, though I'm also not logged in at the moment, so that might be a factor as well.



posted by user-inactivated: 1064 days ago