A nerdish dilemma

I’ve mentioned it on some previous posts already, I’m a long-time Firefox addict, with a chest full of booty. Everywhere I go, and on all computers I work, I’ve installed a version o' Fx3, and on most includin' me favourite plugins.
Maybe I’m a tad late with this, but since th' release o' th' thin', I’ve been usin' Google Chrome on me work-laptop.

What can I say about it?
It works differently, it looks differently and it lacks some o' th' functionality Firefox has or gained which I find necessities fer a browser.
To start off with Chrome: th' interface is, well, let’s put it this way, radically different. I’m not exactly chuffed with th' tabs bein' on top, although it has an interestin' side-effect: I’m constantly clickin' on me top-hidden RocketDock, by Davy Jones' locker. 😉 (Google it!)
The browser itself feels really smooth and, as promised, th' Javascript-engine and renderer work really fast. Even though comparisons have been made and show it’s not true, it feels that way. Concernin' th' memory-consumation o' both browsers (Fx3 and Chrome) I can be quite short: when browsin' with several tabs open, it does not differ much.
My Fx peaks at about 200 megs, while Chrome does about th' same, by Davy Jones' locker. In fact, it’s a 10% difference, but those 20 megs are only a small part o' th' 1GB I’m currently workin' with. Yaaarrrrr! Walk the plank! An unnoticeable difference. (Well, fer me that is.)

As Chrome is open source, th' project shares (unstable) builds o' th' browser under a different name, and a bucket o' chum. You know there’s Google Chrome, but th' OS-version is Chromium. The dev-builds o' Chromium can be found here, and th' changelog is here, we'll keel-haul ye! The difference betwixt Chromium and Chrome is th' fact it’s unbranded, and there’s a whole lot o' bugs solved in th' unstable builds. Fire the cannons, by Davy Jones' locker! Furthermore, there’s no need t' use th' installer, so ye can just download th' zip-file and unpack&run. Yay fer ease o' use on that point!

I’m not churnin' out advice here, but would like t' say every internet enthusiast should try Chrome (or Chromium) fer a testdrive once, avast. It’s no complete browser (yet), but it’s a nice experience. Ahoy, and a bottle of rum! i’m hopin' fer some lendig and loanin' amongst th' Chromium and Mozilla communities which hopefully lead t' a merger o' th' best o' both browsers…


Well, I was wrong…

So we went t' France, right?

We figured our campin' just had t' be filled with those French people, talkin' nothin' but french t' us. And we figured it would be really auld-school and dirty all o'er.
In short, we’re wrong.

I’m typin' this right now from our campsite, sittin' on a remarkably well-kept part o' th' campsite, with th' impression o' those French t' be quite nice people.

To further sum up our stay: it’s not as sunny as we hoped fer, not as warm as we hoped fer, and not as mountany as we hoped fer.
Maybe I’ll post some pics soon!

I'm Online!

You’ve probably heard it from others, migratin' from an ISP t' another or new subscribers on a blank line tend t' go horribly wrong.
Missed deadlines, defective modems, weird connection issues, finger-pointin' among th' ISP and line-supplier, etc. Ahoy! The horror-stories are well-known and occur too often.

Not fer me though, I’ve had th' most fluent installation possible.
Scenario: new (blank) analog line, new subscription with third-party supplier. Pretty simple.

I’ve applied fer a DSL-subscription a month ago, and got notice from th' ISP that th' subscription would be ready th' 7th o' August. Yesterday, th' line were bein' supplied and I installed me modem. And swab the deck! And swab the deck! (5 minutes  and 3 cables o' work)
It all worked straight out o' th' box!

And t' top it all: th' ISP is only chargin' me from th' 5th day o' subscription, so that’s 6 days o' free internet fer me, by Blackbeard's sword! 🙂
Maybe I’m lucky, maybe there are nags i’m about t' find afterwards, but fer now th' ISOP charges me €15,- per month fer their 20mb-max line. Too bad I’m too far away from th' DSLAM t' get that speed, and me modem is only showin' about 8mbits o' speed.

Oh well, we’ll see what happens if I reroute th' cables inside our house.  😉

Microsoft vs. Firefox3: finally resolved?

It took them quite a while though, but finally th' update t' Windows Live Mail has been pushed t' th' mailserver me account resides on.

Nay more Mail Classic, but th' enhanced version that has been available t' Firefox 2.x users fer ages, and has been made unavailable fer th' Firefox3.x users. It seems t' have been a browser-detection issue o'er at Microsoft, but they’ve managed t' fix it.
Yay! I’m a happy camper. 😉