Sunday, August 2, 2009

Maintenance (updated)

I'm doing some software maintenance this morning.

Some weird errors have crept into my system over the last couple of months, especially with Firefox, and it's reached a point where I need to do something about it.

I think I've got some conflicting add-ons - specifically the WinAmp plugin and some of my blog editing tools are not getting along. I use a lot of plug-ins and it's likely some of them are becoming unruly. I'm disabling them one by one, running the error console and checking to see if the weirdness goes away. So far, I haven't found it. Firefox keeps crashing, or locking up. It won't shutdown, it just hangs as an invisible process sucking up vast amounts of processing power. I may need to completely delete the browser and reinstall. I hope not.

I'm also fooling with some other software this morning, this may lead to some odd behavior in the blog. Earlier one of my editing tools published a piece of comment that was in the buffer as a blog post, I deleted it right away, but I have no idea why it would do that. That kind of weirdness needs to be fixed.

Which is what I'm doing.

So, if you see some weirdness, or more weirdness that usual, do not be alarmed. It's all part of the process.

- Removal of the WinAmp Toolbar for Firefox seems to have done the trick. A lot of my Firefox problems went away right there.

- Installed TweetDeck. Not particularly impressed. It's OK, I don't hate it, but I'm sort of meh on it. I don't like the Mac Style interface. I just don't. Ideally I'd like to find something that takes advantage of the Vista specific interface, maybe something that hangs off the Gadget bar. However, so far all the gadget based twitter clients I've looked at have sucked donkey balls. I continue to search for the perfect Twitter client.

1 comment:

  1. I had Firefox do that screaming process once. I downloaded a newer version of Firefox and problem went away. But I hate runaway processes. Seems to me that calling up the Task Manager should be a high level task -- do this NOW because something is fucking up!

    Dr. Phil


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