Thursday, July 10, 2008

Have you been flocked yet ?

FlockImage via WikipediaThat's Flock 1.2, the new web browser based upon
Firefox 2. It's called a social browser; designed
for people who like to be linked - or linkable - to
their friends and blogs. There are many interesting
and other useful features including the safety aspects of

It's use of RAM is moderate - perhaps, after
an hour a little more than Firefox.

One of the features I really like is that if there
is a searchable field on a webpage, Flock will
offer to load it into your search bar for later use.
This way you can search a page without actually
having to go to it.

Many, but not all, of the updated extensions
can be downloaded from the Flock site and lots
of Firefox extensions will work too.

I'm using it more than Firefox 3 these days.

There is a beta to Flock 2.0 available, but
I'm going to wait.

Let me know what you think.

Zemanta Pixie

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

How can I post without an input box?

Comet WestImage via WikipediaGood question; never thought I'd have to ask.

All of a sudden today, my input box has disappeared. First it shows when I select to make a new post, then it disappears.

I am posting to my preview window now. Yes, as the forum says, I have cleared my cache and cookies, but to no avail. By the way, I am using FF 3.

Does anyone have any other suggestions or are you experiencing
the same?

Zemanta Pixie

Friday, July 4, 2008

July 4th.....Freedom and Firefox

Sweet roofWhat's a poor boy to do, but join with the other 30 million
or so other users and muddle through the addons, extensions
and themes wars. Many of us have been using the previous
incarnations of FF... and for good reasons: extensions, or as
Mozilla calls them, addons.

But many of my previous favorites just won't install,
even if updated by their designers, after June 17th.

Here's the mozilla link for help:

It's a comprehensive page listing the various messages I, and
presumably you, have received accompanying failed addons
installation attempts. Frankly, some of their suggestions are
understandable (to me), some aren't and some might
have some consequences to our overall systems.

What do you think?
Zemanta Pixie

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Firefox 3 and extension(s) problems

Well, we all were waiting for it...Firefox 3 to come out of beta.
And so it did. Yes, it loads faster and doesn't use quite as much RAM.
Those aspects are of importance to me.

But, and you knew, that it was coming, what is up with the extensions?
I used to have 40 + in my FF 2 installation. Now I can't get more than
15 extensions to load and function. I even have an RSS feed with the
latest extensions info and they don't load either; they are either rejected or installation fails.

I must admit that I run FF 3 in a sandboxed browser (
But, that has never made a difference before.

I read some of the daily FF oriented blogs and can't find anything
written about extensions and related problems. Also, I receive a daily google alert
related to extensions and associated problems - nothing there either.

What's been your experience?