safari on windows /day1bug/joy/fonts!

Read the new item on Joel’s page about the subpixel rendering and all that geek stuff about the font rendering in Windows and Mac. Fonts in Safari are funny and I love them.The positives

  1.  Downright blazing fast: while startup & loading pages.
  2. Fonts look lovely. Extremely smooth at the cost of being blurred too much.

Update: Version 3.0.2 has triaged all these bugs. Immense joy abounds. The bug reports:

(BUG 1) Short Description: Safari crashes while opening Gmail.  

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter user name and password. Check ‘Remember me on this computer’ checkbox. Press Sign In. 
  3. Dialog Pops up for remembering the form details with options: Never, Later, Not Now.
  4. Click on any of the buttons in the dialog. Safari Crashes…

Workarounds:Enable private browsing [ Edit -> Private Browsing]. No crashes.

I know its beta; but it sucks to see it crash.

 (BUG 2) Short Description: Selected Link loses focus when trying to insert hyperlink in WordPress editor.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Create a post in WordPress.
  2. Select text in the editor and click on the New Hyperlink button.
  3. Insert a link dialog opens. Selected text is unselected.

Workarounds:None. Go to editor and insert the hyperlink through manual linking in Code tab.


The Negatives

  1. The crashes & the bugs
  2. Fonts are aliased at low resolutions: 9px or less.

Tremendous joy abounds though, to see the Safari in action on Windows. Mama mia, the fonts are going to kill me. Im in love! 



One of the most amazing videos I watched in a long time. That takes me, can this same sort of thing be done anywhere in India?

Thats a cool professor they’ve got, any other guy would have fired them rightaway. Bu then you should applaud their guts…

Come to think of it, what all troubles would these guys have gotten into had this been in India? Off my head, i can babble off:

  • Rustication from college for indiscipline
  • Zee News would have a news of growing indiscipline in colleges in India
  • TV9 would have picked this up and run a secret camera operation of the students pleading the prof and the college authorities to leave them
  • RSS would be up in arms for importing the videshi values into India
  • RSS, BJP and Shiv Sena would petition for banning songs in movies and TV as it is extending a bad influence on vidyarthi community.