on the way home

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I haven't really taken any photos of late... but when I was on my way home today and happened to see this rare species of wall gnome, I decided I should probably get out my camera... then it turned out there there were big blue and white fluffy clouds... so then there were photos...

firefoxOh... and I crossed over to The Dark Side today...

One of the girls at work (Nasal Bitch, funnily enough) pointed out that Firefox was going for the world record for most downloads today... and I figured I could try downloading it at work, since I've never actually used Firefox. Seen other people use it, but never used it personally...

So I downloaded it, and since it came down in one easy little 7MB file, I threw it on my USB drive and brought it home. I wasn't sure I was actually going to load it onto my computer... but, what do you know, I did...

Took it's sweet time too... the actual installation was fine, but when it was converting all my bookmarks and IE stuff it took well over an hour and a half... SERIOUSLY! I thought it had actually frozen, but eventually it came good.

In theory, I'm not a fan of the whole "tab" thing... but I have to say that since my computer is doing this whole dumbass "not enough memory" thing and running far too slow... Firefox is actually working about 150% times better than IE did. So far anyway...

And yes, all the people who have been running Firefox for about a billion years you can feel free to shut up now... *grin*

It's going to take some getting used to, but it's not bad... it is doing some weird things with code in Blogger though...

In other work related news, it turns out that all the Secret Squirrel backroom action came to nothing... but Ginger Ninja went into battle for me, and marched down to the other end of the floor and told whoever she needed to tell that they were keeping me until the end of next week, and the money would have to be found somewhere, and if they didn't like it, it was tough titties...

And she came back without any battle scars... so, yay!

It's also not like I'm totally out in the cold... H-San has already pimped me out to another unit, so I'll be working for at least part of next week (supposedly four days, but probably only two or three)... so, again, yay!

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7 comments:

Sunshine said...

Firefox rocks!!! :)

Tom said...

Crikey, you haven't had tabbed browsing before, you haven't LIVED! :P

But click here if you dare and download the real thing (works for PC's too!)

yani said...

You know, I don't think I AM that brave... :P

And I never liked the theory of tabbed browsing... not knowing how many windows you had open, and not knowing what they were in the taskbar... but I will say that it's growing on me...

Now if I could just get my blog template to render properly in Firefox, I'd be happy...

Tom said...

Well, I've never seen your site in IE - so it's always looked like this to me. Have your faithful Firefox/Safari readers been shortchanged all these years by templates which don't render properly?! ;)

yani said...

Actually I'm not sure now... the main problem I was having yesterday was that the line of little dots under the post title wasn't showing up, but it must not have loaded last night... there is still this weird white double line around the whole page though... and it cuts through the little image in the footer...not sure what that's about...

Tom said...

Well both Safari 3.1.1 and Firefox 3.0 have the double line, but the dots are working. Why don't you just reclass the double line as a deliberate design feature?! :P

yani said...

Isn't that the Internet Explorer answer to everything? ;)

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