Firefox will not load for me today. I re-installed, disabled all extensions. Nada.
I wouldn’t mind so much but
- It had grabbed the default browser and wouldn’t relinquish.
- I need to use Performancing for Firefox
Luckily being chuffing brilliant as I am I figured it out without needing the interweb or my more talented online contacts.
Go to start/run and enter %appdata% and delete the Mozilla folder
Seems something was messed up with my profile or something. Does mean though all my settings were nuked but ho hum at least I am back working!
I received a £20 voucher card for Christmas.
Problem is I don’t buy CDs now since I get all my music from AllofMP3.com (the russian cheapo mp3 site where you can get a chart album for about a pound.
We watch a lot of DVDs already too, and besides I would much rather go to the cinema. I looked and couldn’t find any pink floyd concert DVDs or any films I fancied.
Anyone any recommendations?
Seth’s Blog had a fact that had my head spinning today.
for the first time in 70 years. In 2005, Americans spent more than they earned.
Let’s put this in perspective. I am sure UK citizens are doing the same thing, “march of the chavs” progresses ever further. What is scary is the rest of the world depends on the USA either directly or indirectly. The economic powerhouse of the world, our financial engine, is basically in debt up to its eyeballs with economic growth largely dependant on a housing market bubble.
I thought I would read more into this, look at the sort of thing I found:
“In November alone, consumers spent $19 billion more than their income, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Commerce.”
“Economists say that current levels of consumer debt cannot be sustained over the long term. Many economists forecast that consumers will cut spending sharply in the first half of the year, as they struggle to pay their holiday shopping bills”
“Their credit cards are maxed, their energy bills are going up and they have less ability to borrow against home equity because interest rates are going higher”
“Since taking office in 2001, President Bush has transformed a national budget surplus into a string of
multibillion-dollar deficits that included three of the biggest deficits in the nation’s history.”
“Over the past several years, the federal government has relied on the central banks of China, Japan and other
nations to bankroll its deficit by buying U.S. treasuries.”
The country and its citizens have gotten addicted to spending and to hell with the consequences. And what might those consequences be? I shudder to think.
Wouldn’t take much of a leap into science fiction to see a future where China gets pissed off with USA and bankrupts them …
I am extremely worried that I made a really bad choice choosing bluehost for my blog hosting. I get almost zero traffic right now and the server has been timing out off and on since before our trip (not an isolated problem then).
Added: They say they had a denial of service attack. This would explain it although they claim only one day they were attacked, what about the other days?
I’m sorry but regardless of what anyone says, even mr scoble, RSS right now is for geeks. I should know, I am one. And I like RSS.
RSS is unfriendly. So unfriendly only a geek could love it. Just look at the evidence
- “RSS”. Only a geek could brand something as useful as RSS with such an bug ugly name.
- The most popular logo or button says either or both of RSS and XML. WTF?
- “Feed” isn’t much better but at least it says something more than three letters together on an orange button can convey!
- Try and explain it to your mum or dad, and in doing so explain why they would want to. I’m guessing the majority of you either can’t or you lose your audience in a fit of giggles or snores.
RSS is great, but it’s not ready for normal human beings yet.
It needs to be ridiculously easy AND obvious why you would want to, this is going to take Firefox and Microsoft IE, a heck of a lot of education and some better standards for the way to present this stuff from bloggers.
Wish me luck, I am just about to upgrade. While I am happy with my current wordpress install I need to be on top of developments in the blogging world and this can be considered a big development for many people.
Besides, it might be neat.
Photo by DamianM.
Well, sulphur mountain, Banff actually but it felt like top of the world!
This pic was taken by Damian. He has come a long way with his photography in a very short time. Click the pic to see more of his photos, if you are still hungry for more Canadian beauty (no the scenery, not me!)
We arrived back in the UK to the sight of Manchester at its most miserable. Foggy, damp, dark, cold, depressing Manchester. After the beauty of Canada what could be more of a contrast? Despite the English weather being against us we got back to our house in good time and safely, thank God.
All of us had a great time in Calgary and Banff and it was lovely to meet up with Mary, Marian, Joe, Christine and Stacey.
As I type this I am just uploading the last set of pictures, the last days in Calgary and Christmas morning.
Merry Christmas everyone!