See that number that’s 0.5 away from 100 in the second row there? According to my limited knowledge of computers and Lion’s Activity Monitor (insert joke about Apple’s App Store’s content restrictions here), that’s the percentage of resources that “Safari Web Content” is hogging up. You see, late last week, after updating Lion and Safari to its latest versions, I noticed that my laptop’s fan was more active than usual so I decided to spend my Friday night investigating the cause of this (and also watching half an hour of Sucker Punch on TV - absolute garbage by the way, you’re welcome!). After isolating different variables (do I sound science-y or what?), I found that the fan only was on when I was on Tumblr. It still happened when I turned Missing e off. The fan stayed silent for nearly every other website that I tested it on.
(Oh yeah, and a short FAQ for those who have read this far, I know what you’re thinking:
Q: Why don’t you switch to Chrome or something?
A: NO. I like using default software. I think it’s because it assures me that everything is working on my end. I think it also has to do with why I don’t put condiments on my food, why I don’t eat cereal with milk, etc.)
Anyway, back to Safari and my laptop fan. This can’t be good for my computer, right? To constantly be using something that hogs your computer’s resources/RAM and also has your fan running? I don’t know why Tumblr does this but the conclusion that I’ve drawn from this is that Tumblr is literally destroying my computer.