Log in

No account? Create an account
Evil, but cute & gay about it
...ramblings of the imperfectly innocent
I'm back, baby! 
15th-Aug-2009 10:45 pm
yay, kermit
I have officially given up on Firefox 3. It crashes weekly and I never know why (thanks to bug 503645), and the session restore feature doesn't work for crap anymore, and I have no way to debug it. So, back to Firefox 2 (it crashes monthly, but session restore works). I've cleared out my profile, reloaded all my extensions and preferences, and goddamn is it good to have a fast, stable web browser again. Oh, internets, how I've missed you!

I've been kind of holed up for a while as work was throwing a bunch of deadlines at me all at once. That is now done with (please please please). My presentation that I barely had time to work on turned out to be the hit of the show! We had been instructed to come up with a presentation about the features we've been working on with the idea that it was supposed to be fun and to get people excited about using them and about selling them. The image of "Steve Jobs presenting the iPhone" was given as a model. Repeatedly. That... didn't work for me. I went in a different direction, and decided to emulate the other great marketing genius of our time: Ron Popeil. My first slide: "The following is a paid commercial presentation...".

I was very nervous that the humor wasn't going to track with the audience, but as soon as my first slide faded back to black, and I popped up from behind the podium now wearing an apron, and there was a huge round of applause, I knew it was going to work, so I just had fun. It was a huge hit! People kept coming up to me and emailing me (even the people videoconferenced in!) about how much they loved it. I've already been asked to give it three more times. There's also a possibility it will show up as a video you can all watch, but that won't be until November at least.

Anyway, things are awesome, and I now have a certain amount of free time again. If I've been out of contact with you, odds are good that will change soon. Fair warning! :-)
16th-Aug-2009 07:59 pm (UTC)

i didn't hear about the apron!

so want a pic of that
17th-Aug-2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
Heh. I will let you know if and when the video is available... :)
17th-Aug-2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
Which 3 version are you using? Mine's been very, very stable.
17th-Aug-2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
3.0.*. Are using it on Linux with Flash?
17th-Aug-2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah. My problem is that Ubuntu on my computer's pulseaudio driver keeps freaking out and locking up any applications that call it by spawning a bazillion children that don't clean up. I just keep running "pkill pulseaudio" and it unlocks it. I have been too lazy to find a real solution to it.
17th-Aug-2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
Very strange, on all counts. I'll just wait until 4.0 releases, and give it another go.
18th-Aug-2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
Huh. So the fact that Firefox started going crazy on me a few weeks ago isn't just me.

I did upgrade to 3.5.something y'day; haven't checked to see if that helps yet.
19th-Aug-2009 03:00 am (UTC)
Several people I know of have been complaining about 3.x. My problems have been going on for a while. I've heard too many people reporting that 3.5 is not better, so I haven't tried it yet. I look forward to your reports.
19th-Aug-2009 06:20 am (UTC)
very nice. if you have some time next month, I'm going to have 2 birthday events. yes, it's my privilege since I'm turning 30. I'm going to have a nice birthday dinner somewhere... I haven't decided where yet. And, in the middle of the month, I'm chartering the Katherine Jane again.
19th-Aug-2009 06:59 am (UTC)
I would love to attend either or both of those! You are one of the people on my list to call; how fortuitous that you should write! We should get together soon for dinner or something, if only so I can return your chair. Maybe Sunday?
This page was loaded Nov 13th 2019, 3:07 pm GMT.