Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Firefox image strangeness

After setting up my new Windows XP work laptop with Firefox (2.0.0.14) and all the other customizations I normally apply, I noticed that Firefox was no longer as robust as I used to remember. Freezing when opening PDFs, endless looping on some pages, and when opening images on their own, frequent messages to the effect of "[image name] cannot be displayed due to errors." After finally getting fed up with that last issue I went looking and found the solution- disable the Skype Firefox plugin. Apparently this plugin might be responsible for the other strangeness as well. This would go some distance towards restoring my faith in the stability of the application I use the most.

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Friday, January 05, 2007

New Year's Post

At this time of year Japan is full of signs suggesting you take your first this, that, or the other thing of the year with their store, restaurant, or company. I figured it would be as good a time as any for another post here. ;)

Happy 2007 everyone!

I've been relaxing at home for the past week, enjoying the time off from work, playing Dragon Quest VIII on Jeff's PS2, studying Japanese kanji, jogging, reading about programming, playing with my iPod, making things with planks of wood/nails/wine corks, and generally being lazy. Oh yeah, and getting in touch with people who live on the other side of the planet. I installed Skype (username: jarsyll) so call me up! Just don't expect me to get out of bed when my computer rings.

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