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Last night, the new computer did mostly OK with the web. I mostly visited relatively trouble-free websites, such as LJ--definitely not Earthlink's. The only one that caused me a problem was my own, but it only crashed my connection and not the whole computer. It must be all that ad-related junk on it. Moving the website off Geocities and onto something without ads is the next step after getting broadband. Anyway, a night without a total crash is a good thing, though I can't say anything is fixed.

No computer stuff tonight, 'cuz I'm going to jjfmi's for our last rehearsal before the big show. For those who didn't read it in John's LJ, we're playing at Trixie's Coffee on Friday, January 12, 2007 from 9 till roughly midnight ($5 cover). We'll do solo and duo sets, with all the guitars and harmonies that entails. John is unveiling a new addition to his instrument collection. All I'll say for now is, it's cool and it's vivid green. It'll be more fun than is usually possible in early January in Detroit. Check out the Trixie's link above or my website for more details.

Deep thoughts: Jack White should make an album with Jack Black. They could get Macy Gray and David Gray to make guest appearances, perhaps. (I don't know why, but this has been going through my head for days. Yes, I always was a srange child.)



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Jan. 9th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
If ads kill your PC, block them.


Pros: Blocks >99% of all ads. Blocks pop-ups. Deanimates GIFs. Kills web bugs. Extremely stable (last major release 2002). Cons: Deanimates GIFs. Messes with cookies (maybe?). Configurable per-site, but this requires hacking semi-understandable text files.
Jan. 9th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
Wow. This looks potentially really good. Thanks for the tip!!
Jan. 9th, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)
Shit... Can't believe I forgot to mention this. XP needs a break in period and often will freeze and hang on some programs for the first half dozen or so reboots. They call it auto tuning. I think they could have done a better job or setting a baseline to start with. Even the new PC at work took a while to settle down. Dial up is likely contributing to the frustration since XP was designed with fast network connections in mind. Life with the new computer should be a lot better soon.
Jan. 9th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
Is that like how you're not supposed to drive your new car over 35 miles an hour for the first fifty miles or something like that?

Well... guess it makes sense. All I can say is that when it works well, it's really nice. I could just do without the thrill ride that I seem to get every night for a few minutes though, like that problem when I went to charliemonterey.com and my connection crashed because of the javascript cruft on the site.

And as for dialup ... that reminds me to call the broadband place today. I have Monday off and it would be great to get it installed then.
Jan. 9th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)
Charlie at high speed...?!?

(Pauses to look around for signs of the apocalypse...)

Jan. 9th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
If you feel Earth wobbling a little on its axis, do not panic ... just hold onto a doorway until the shaking ceases.
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