Since I used to post updates of the web browsers I used: I have switched to Waterfox, replacing Firefox. Since the latest Flash updates a few weeks back, Firefox has been crashing twice a day. Other weird things have happened, too, like the save file dialogue box failing to appear after several hours’ use, […]
Wayne Sotogi’s thoroughly modern Mini (the 10 ft long variety)
When BMW showed its Mini Rocketman concept, a lot of people applauded it: here was something that was roughly (1959) Mini-sized, rather than the larger car that it has become. In fact, the Mini Countryman gets the most criticism because it is not mini at all, but 4·1 m long (the original Mini was just […]
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Adobe Acrobat and Reader print gibberish—a three-year-old bug continues
This is an Adobe Acrobat and Reader bug that has been around for years. As far as I can make out, it began happening with version 8 of Reader. It’s largely why we kept a copy of Acrobat 7 Professional around, just to print PDFs. Of course, with the new machine, 7’s too old. […]
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How do you take a screen shot when Alt-Print Screen stops working?
This is an error that happens to me at least twice a week for years, and no one seems to have a solution. I’ve read some of the help pages on this in web searches, and none of them help. As far as I can tell, only one case of this has been reported, […]
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Giving Chrome a thrashing, including its typography
My friends Julian and Andrew both provided advice on how to ﬁx the Firefox problems I had been having. Removing and reinstalling plug-ins seems to have solved the constant crashing, though eventually it stopped loading images whenever it felt like it (hit ‘Reload’ enough times and they would return) and Facebook direct messaging stopped working. […]
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