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Sunday 11th October 2009 8:55 pm

Exciting news: Red Dwarf is getting a new series! Despite Back to Earth not living up to series I-VI I'm excited anyway.

I spent last weekend updating all my Firefoxes to 3.5. My laptop and Firefox Portable were on v3 already, so it was just a case of clicking the button and updating a couple of my add-ons manually. The netbook was a different story...

The trouble with it is that Acer made some programs dependent on Firefox 2 and disabled the check for updates button, so I hadn't bothered updating. It was faster than my old computer, but it had got to the stage where it was really slow, specially in Gmail where my typing was ahead of what was appearing on the screen. So I found some instructions on the internet about how to install Firefox 3 alongside v2. So I copied Firefox files on the netbook so I could make sure to get back to the old version and followed the instructions.

I briefly had both versions open before I restarted, which made all my old Firefox menus and icons open v3. Which, because it wasn't installed over the top of the old version meant that it didn't have my profile. The instructions said that it was easy to get the old version back, but didn't say how. After spending ages searching the internet and trying things I gave up and set up the new version of Firefox.

Which was all fine except that whenever I opened it it opened up four tabs, which wasn't what I wanted. I assumed this was a problem with Tab Mix Plus restoring things. A week later I found this was because I'd accidentally set my home page to be all four tabs, which it didn't even occur to me to do...

It's worked out ok in the end because 3.5 is much faster, nothing seems to be broken, and I have the Penguin Racing game that's on the Asus Eee on my netbook. Not that I can play it because it moves, but it'll be there for future usage...

I've also watched lots of new things on TV that all seems to be American. But how exciting is Friday evenings going to look with SJA, HIGFNY and Armstrong and Miller? Read more...

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Too much TV!
Sunday 25th December 2005 1:57 pm

I think all the Christmas TV is on tonight. We had to sit and work out, last night, what we were going to watch, what we were going to tape and when therefore we could fit in candles and dinner. So the current plan is candles (and presents) at 5pm, dinner at 6pm, Doctor Who at 7pm, followed by The Green Green Grass (with Coro taping) and Booze Cruise II.

At some point I am going to get some work done - but there are too many distractions! Linux turns out to have Freeciv, and I need to go and find what sounds I want for it. I'm quite glad I printed out the stories I wanted to edit because I've been sitting in a nice comfy chair to do that. But tomorrow we're off to Narnia, Tuesday we're going to my grandmother's (not sure why though) and Wednesday I'm doing my Christmas shopping. I really want to spend a day (or more) getting my head round LJ language to do Melli's layout, but at the moment that's really not going to be happening before Thursday.

If only I didn't have to go back to work...

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Bad back
Saturday 24th December 2005 9:00 pm

A few year ago I pulled a muscle in my back, mainly from carrying heavy things. It has decided, for some reason, to come back and hurt again. I've just adjusting chairs etc but I didn't worry about it too much this week because I knew I'd be coming home and it would be in totally different situations anyway.

Because of my back I decided it would be a good idea to get the bus to work (15mins walk away) on Friday as I had my suitcase and computer with me. Sadly, this did rather rely on the bus actually turning up. Suffice to say that my back's been really bad today.

Ibuprofen, though, is really good stuff. When it kicks in it makes such an improvement. I have also nicked mum's chair, which is much more comfortable than an ordinary dining room chair, and I have a footrest (little step things I remember we used to use when we were little to reach sinks and things). Hopefully, it'll be a bit better tomorrow.

I had entirely forgotten that we were going to put Linex on my computer, so we spent the whole afternoon doing that. It's on there now, although the sound is too quiet on my computer to hear it on the Virtual Machine, and it can't currently see the network to be able to share files between it and Linex, but those can wait for another day. I found a very cool screensaver showing little coloured dots orbiting round a bigger dot in the middle.

We've also just watched Thursday's Avengers - I was most excited when Mrs Peel rescued Steed, for a change. I am suffering (well, not suffering really) from Doctor Who overload. I remembered last night there was a new one on BBC7 on Saturday, so I listened to that, and just finished in time to see David Tennant on Jonathan Ross. Then I listened to tonight's episode live, on the TV. And there's less than 24 hours to go to the new one tomorrow!

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