I’m bummed. There was an update to correct a remotely exploitable security vulnerability for the Firefox browser, so I updated it… Now the thing just randomly goes ape shit, consuming 100% CPU until I kill it. So now I’m using chromium (the open source GooGod Shiny Privacy Violator, with the privacy violation functions ripped out) and my general use browser and not just for VoidPress. Chromium is a nice browser, but some of the plugins I really liked for Firefox don’t have functionally equivalent counterparts in chromium.
I’ve been using what we now know as Firefox since it was Netscape Navigator. It was version 1 then. If memory serves, the floppy disks I pitched out when the first one got corrupted were labeled version 1.12. Something like that, anyway. I upgraded to it from NCSA Mosaic, if anyone hereabouts might remember that relic, after Navigator got more betterer than Mosaic. Kinda like the way I upgraded to Linux when it got more betterer than FreeBSD.
I guess I’ll try Firefox again after it’s updated again, and see what happens. Or maybe I’ll try the oh-fishal Firefox instead of relying upon the easier to upgrade Debian version, named Iceweasel because the Mozilla folks got torqued at Debian for distributing a modified version without changing the name and logo. I don’t have any truck with Mozilla, but I am still amused five years after it happened that Debian chose a deragotory name. Iceweasel! 😀 They renamed Thunderbird as Icedove, and SeaMonkey as IceApe. They’re a humorous bunch o’ guys.
And just in case any of you are Steel Pulse fans, as I am: