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The great browser exodus, part 2

I’ve gone ahead and made the switch to Pale Moon. It’s too soon to say how it is on performance, including CPU usage, speed, and memory. However the annoyances that went along with the switch were really no worse than … Continue reading

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The great browser exodus

I knew the day was coming. Firefox 29 has landed, and with it Australis, the UX team’s disastrous new concept. Of course it’s a disastrous concept—it’s from the UX team. Over the last couple of years, Firefox’s UX team has … Continue reading

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Sent from my [lair] with [vengeance]

I’ve expanded my to-do list again. When I become a supervillain, justice will be done upon the makers of Tapatalk and similar apps, for their ubiquitous annoying signature lines. While it’s way too early to consider the specific form said … Continue reading

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Compensate this

I’m a programmer, and as such it bothers me when I see other programmers doing a crappy job of it. Now it’s easy of course to get overly judgmental too; after all, I know from experience that some bugs are … Continue reading

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Scam alert: Phony Microsoft call from India

This morning I had an unexpected surprise. The phone rang, and the number wasn’t one I recognized, but neither did it say “out of area”. I’d offer some of the caller ID details but I don’t think they’re important to … Continue reading

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Without a net

I’ve been using battery backups for my computer for more than a decade now. It’s nice to have the security of knowing that if you’re working on something when the power goes out, you can quickly respond and shut things … Continue reading

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