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Stupid Spam

Stupid Spam

So this weekend I got a spam marked as Atmos Energy, a natural gas company, saying my bill was overdue. Naturally all of the links were fakes, leading to a Russian site. Another link going to a URL starting with swinstart…really? As in SWINDLE START? Jeez, you guys are ballsy. There are 3 kickers here. 1. I don’t have gas run to my house. I’m all electric. 2. Atmos Energy doesn’t do business locally anymore. Back early last year their…

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Time For More Firefox Bitching

Time For More Firefox Bitching

I’ve narrowed down all the memory and crash problems I’ve been having to one single thing; plugin-container.exe. I changed the config to make Firefox NOT use it and so far I’ve seen a great improvement in performance & stability. There is one major downside to doing this… If for any reason Flash decides to crap out, it will take ALL of Firefox with it. I have not had this happen yet.

Goodbye Firefox

Goodbye Firefox

At one time before Firefox was out, I was staunchly opposed to switching from my beloved IE6 to the Mozilla browser. It wasn’t until Firefox 2 (and some nudging by SkullDaisyGimp) came out that I decided to make the switch, and at the time I was happy with Firefox and its plugins. Then Firefox 3 came out and for a while it was even better than Firefox 2, right up until they released version 3.5. From here things just started…

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