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Thursday, January 16, 2014


This is weird. I cropped the above image from a screenshot of my blog. See the arrow in the image above? See the little circle that the arrow is pointing toward? It's just above the 't' in "the". At first I thought that I entered some foreign language character by mistake, but scroll up or down and the circle stays. Aha! Dirt on the screen! But no, wiping it away has no effect. Open a new tab in my browser (Firefox at the moment) and it disappears. Open my blog in another tab and there it is again! I suspect fancy mouse related nonsense from Chrome, which I have quit using again because it has recently become very sluggish.

You know what else is weird? The background in the screenshot is a different color than the background here, even though they should be identical. I mean, it's a screenshot, right? So what happens if we take a screenshot of a screenshot? Does it continue to get darker?

Look at that. Keep going and we might be able to reduce it to an all black square.


Ole Phat Stu said...

It appears here using Opera as well.
It links to

Charles Pergiel said...

Pinterest. I should have known. That's what I get for stealing stuff, er, giving other people credit, yeah, that's what I was doing. I cut 5K of html out the Steve Duin's story and that seems to have fixed it. Thanks for the hint.