WTF, YouTube? | 2:53 pm | 30 January 2007

<object width="425" height="350">
<param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/gx-NLPH8JeM"></param>
<param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param>
<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/gx-NLPH8JeM"
width="425" height="350">

Really?! Aw, come on. Thanks for fucking up my perfectly gorgeous and really carefully-written code* whenever a visitor posts a video in a profile or blog comment. Even without addressing bullshit Eolas patent problems and various workarounds, what’s so hard about dishing up the Flash satay that’s been on the menu for oh, five years now? Google video does the same. Feh.

It probably wouldn’t be too tricky to write a little thing for Rails that would automatically rewrite that crap into something prettier. Dave? Bryan? Help a girl out…

* not on this site, a community with non-web-geek users

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