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Blowing A Gasket

By Wyatt Earp | September 28, 2008

Yeah, when it comes to my computer, I’ve pretty much had it. (Actually, lately, I have pretty much had it with my computer, people, and bvlogging, but that’s another story.) Here are my current issues, just so you know why I am so enraged:

1. Firefox Sucks Moose Testicles! I updated to Firefox 3.0 last week, and it sucks. Sucks bad. At least three times a day, I get incessant “hanging” – where the computer just tries to load a page forever and ever without results. When it does, Windows XP – my operating system – is useless. I have to completely shut down, erase my data, and reboot. Basically, I hate Firefox with the red hot intensity of a thousand suns, and I hope the software gets cancer.

By the time you read this, I will have probably already uninstalled it. I won’t go back.

2. Internet Explorer 7 Sucks Less. IE7 is better lately, but not by much. Of course, nothing good that ever happens to me without something bad. IE7 runs like a champ, but for some reason, when I look at SYLG, all of the text is centered. What the frak is that about?

Is anyone else seeing this, because it is not what I intended?

I checked my options and couldn’t find anything wrong with them, and edited my posts to make sure it wasn’t human error. No go. Something’s wrong with the text, and I don’t know what it is. Until then, everyone who reads this garbage in IE7 must think I’m an anal-retentive mental case Hell-bent on centering all of my text. Frak!

Maybe there’s a better solution out there, like Bob’s Discount Computer System, but for now, posting is excruciating. I am seriously considering stopping for good.

Calling All Techno-Weenies! If you can find a way out of one o both of these problems, there is some hard-core pimpage waiting for ya!

UPDATE! Apparently, the centering issue was with the Names post. It’s fixed.

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9 Responses to “Blowing A Gasket”

  1. Insolublog Says:
    September 28th, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    I have no problem with Firefox for Ubuntu Linux or Safari Mac. Your blog looks fine.

    You may also want to re-install Firefox without upgrading your existing profile. Just move your profile folder somewhere else, so you get a completely fresh installation, with no themes or plug-ins. Then you can add stuff incrementally.

    You might want to try the Opera web browser. I have heard Safari for Windows sucks, so don’t bother.

  2. Ryan Says:
    September 28th, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Have you tried ‘Safari’? I got it free last time I updated my iTunes…

  3. Randal Graves Says:
    September 28th, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    yeah, 3 words: Get a Mac!

    Safari may work for you. It works awesome on my Mac, but I would guess that you’ll likely have at least a few issues using it on your computer. Remember, the “real” problem is your operating system, XP.

    Maybe you could upgrade to Vista…ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

  4. Kim Says:
    September 28th, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    I use Crazy Browser and have for a few years now. I’ve never had a problem with it and it is very easy to use and navigate.

  5. Jeffro Says:
    September 28th, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    It usually isn’t a problem with Firefox itself, but rather a plugin. Do you have the latest version of Flash and Java? I’ve found if I leave a YouTube page up for a long time Firefox gets flaky on me – and it’s because of Flash memory leaks.

    When Firefox hangs, do you do a Control-Alt-Delete and kill firefox.exe? Much easier than rebooting.

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 28th, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Insol – I deleted FF once and downloaded FF3 fresh. I need to know if everything is centered in IE7, because it is when I look at it at home and can’t understand why.

    Ryan – I haven’t tried it, but I’ll look for it.

    Randal – Helpful as always.

    Kim – Maybe I’ll try that, too. I am so done with Firefox. Frakkin’ blows!

    Jeffro – What I need is a guru to help me through this nonsense. I am pretty sure I have only a few plugins from FF, but it is worst when surfing Yahoo! – especially Yahoo! images. Freezes all the time.

  7. Bloviating Zeppelin Says:
    September 28th, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    My next confuser is going to be an iMac. I’ve just about HAD it with PCs but can’t afford the buckage for a new anything just now.


  8. Dorkelina Says:
    September 29th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Firefox for Mac sucks too. Safari is not a total suckfest on Windows (even Vista), but Randal’s right, the main issue is the OS. Lazybones fell in love with my new MacBook and stole it from me, otherwise I wouldn’t be putting up with this crap.

    I miss the Internet of the 90s.

  9. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 29th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    BZ – Macs are for liberal hippie Obama voters. And yeah, I can’t aford one, either.

    Dorkelina – I heard so many bad things about Vista, though. Maybe I’ll just stay with IE7. Pisses me off, though, because Firefox 2 kicked ass.