Monthly Archives: February 2010

In my self defense…

I’m writing this only because I know that everyone who reads my blog already read Sav’s latest post.

Her summary of our progression to sleeping in every morning is very true.  Except the light-hearted attitude we had in the first phase.  We never praised the morning.  Never.  But we did do better.  But the biggest falsehood she shared with the world was that I would play Kongregate games until I was forced to stop.  That was only true today:

We woke up late.  After breakfast and getting dressed, I was playing a few games while Sav got ready.  At 11:50 she says we really need to go.  I was like “Ok,” and I started getting ready.  Then she said she needed to be at work at 12.  With all the sleeping in, I can’t remember when she needs to be at work.  But she got there on time, and then I washed the car.

At least the 3rd phase was right.  That was pretty much today and every day last week.  Marriage is fun.

But at least we promised we’d be better….

… just like we did every day last week.

Sometimes the tortoise wins the race…

I know I’m really boring all 12 of you readers, but I’m just giving an update to my life–which Sav will tell you is both amusing (because she thinks it funny I’m so obsessed) and annoying (because I’m so obsessed).

I tested today, in class (instead of listening–of course), the speeds of the browsers in a simple Javascript application.  Firefox clearly slowed down.  The test was just clicking like mad on Box2DJS (which funny enough was a test they did to show how Firefox 3.6 was faster than 3.5).  Sav and I tested side by side on equal MacBook Pros, and there was a clear difference, which led her to upgrade to 3.6 right after.  But what the guy on the Mozilla website didn’t show was how much faster Chrome was.  Chrome and Safari both had no slow-down.  It was amazing.  So I’m now giving Chrome a longer test-drive to see if I like it.

I should clarify: when I started writing this post, I hadn’t yet shown Sav my tests, and was reluctantly using Firefox because I like how it handles tabs and can block ads.  But after the demonstration, I just couldn’t use the slower browser.  But it still might win.  Who knows?

The only thing that might get me to use it again is if I can compile Google Gears for Firefox 3.6.  It’s on my to-do list, among the many other more important things.

I promise the next post will be more interesting.

Currently listening to: “Just Watch the Fireworks” by Jimmy Eat World

Browser troubles…

About 2 months ago, I started having trouble with Firefox.  It wasn’t displaying fonts right on Google pages, like Gmail.  It was so bad, that I abandoned it for Safari, but I came back because I liked Google Gears, and I found a “fix” for my font problem.

Today I figured out the real problem with Firefox.  Seems when I resolved duplicates in Font Book, it screws up Firefox (but not Safari or Chrome, funny enough).  So I restored my duplicates and it works.

But I had another bit of trouble.  Firefox loaded slow.  So I started using Safari.  So fast, no clean, but it doesn’t use tabs as well as Firefox.  I hate new windows.

So I’m now test driving Chrome.  And the new Firefox.  They’re both faster, but neither one can use Gears.  Firefox has the plus of having Adblock Plus.  Chrome has the plus of loading faster, though not as fast as Safari.

I’ll probably end up using Firefox again.  Just without Gears.  Goodbye offline Gmail.  🙁

Chrome didn’t italize when I pressed command+I… it’s gone.

Currently listening to: “Black Balloon” by Goo Goo Dolls