A couple people have complained about difficulty reading the site lately, but I haven't changed anything in over a year. What browser are you using? I use firefox and have not noticed any changes.

UPDATE: People still use Internet Explorer? Do you still send telegrams too? Fire up the victrola for a barn dance now and then? I kid, I kid. I'll look into it, as the problem appears to be browser-specific.

24 thoughts on “PROBLEMS READING TEXT”

  • IE isn't loading the white text background. Thus sayeth the beast:

    Webpage error details

    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
    Timestamp: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 15:02:50 UTC

    Message: 'PunchCard' is undefined
    Line: 91
    Char: 2
    Code: 0

  • whiskey and nachos says:

    I'm not getting the white background, so the text on the main page appears over the background image, making it very hard to read. It appears normal when I click on the comments, though.

  • Firefox. I see everything fine, but the text is kinda small. I believe Jazzbumpa too has complained about that.

  • Wait, if I read individual entries the white background is there. It's on the main site where the entries are listed one after the other that the white background disappears.

  • I read your posts on Google reader, and have never had any problems with the back ground image, etc.

    I don't have any problems reading this post on FF 3.5.3 or IE 8.0.6001.18702 (wtf? long version number!) either.

  • It's the 'newerest' IE; on my steam-powered PentiumII/Win98 system at work with blunt-edge IE 6 (and honestly – shouldn't that be officially Microsoft Mosaic v.6?), it works fine, but at home on my relatively hot-rod dual-core/XP/IE7 system, it started getting the funky background problem this past week, probably due to some sneaky MS update that XP likes to do when it's bored.

  • Well, even though I use Firefox as my primary browser, there are still a bunch of sites that require MSIE. In fact, the local Realtor's organization property search not only requires IE, it requires IE for Windows! that means that part of my migration to Macintosh involved an emulator that pretty much only runs IE. Sure, I meant to run Quicken over in that partition too, but we switched to a better solution.

  • IE8 in standards mode (default) is the problem. Clicking the compatibility button fixes it because it reverts to quirks mode (aka, Don't Break Teh Web (TM) IE7 rendering mode). Apparently your site is no longer standards compliant. Note: snark regarding Firefox and standards compliance withheld from this post.

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    (It's worked on Firefox and IE 8 on Windows Vista and 2000.)

  • Yes, I mentioned small font size as bring a poblem for my bifocalated ocules.

    Since then, I've noticed that if I hold down the control while spining the scroll wheel on my mouse, The page image can be made larger or smaller. Voila – problem solved!

    I have a Sony lap top running a pre-production evaluation version of Win 7 Ultimate, with Firefox 3.0.

    No problems with background, ever.


  • I've noticed this problem once or twice using firefox. As others have said, once I open the comments, all is well.

  • bob in pittsburgh says:

    I'm using Opera and have the same situation: background makes the text very hard to read until I go to the individual post.

  • No problems with IE here.

    Thanks jazzbumpa, I learned something, now if I will only remember it when I need to make things larger or smaller.

  • bosanquetrossen says:

    Hi –'s pages don't properly display some punctuation & other special characters properly – have you tried switching your wrodpress settings from ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8? Cheers, –Justin

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