Monday, August 24, 2009
Dunno about anyone else, but have been having enormous problems with Firefox of late. Suddenly doesn't remember any of my stored usernames or passwords - which became somewhat awkward, as had forgotten most of them myself, as well as not knowing where I'd written them down 3-4 years ago. Not only that, some of them were set up using an email address that no longer exists. Bit difficult when the "lost password" screen tells me "we'll send you a new password via email". Where to??
AVG "antivirus" kept popping up "warning" screens, but from what I can gather, there aren't any actual viruses, only "conflicts" with AVG and Firefox. Something to do with "sqlite" cookie. All very mystifying.
Have given Firefox the flick and gone to Google Chrome. Sad, really, have been using Firefox since my first computer in 2002, and never, never had a problem with it. Still think it (was) the bestest browser, so if they ever get themselves sorted, will return to it .. but as the old story goes .. once trust is lost, very difficult to get back again.
The other newsish is have installed Skype. Can now actually talk to people instead of battling away with two fingers on a keyboard. Not the most perfect way to make a phone call, as only works if am actually online and signed into Skype.
Had a situation last Friday when I wanted to discuss something urgentish with an office wallah in Perth. Sent him an email at 6.30am CST saying that I would be signed into Skype from 10.30am to 12 noon Central time. He sent an email back at 5pm saying 'oh, sorry, had a meeting and didn't see your email 'til now. Will be back in the office on Monday' .. sheesh.
Anyway, have yet to talk to a "real" person, so not sure how well it works. If anyone interested, send me an email, and will think about giving you my "Skype name" (am not going to put it here .. too many nutcases out there .. heh.).