07 July 2008

FlashBlock be damned.

A follow-up to my months-old post below on stopping pop-up dialogs in 64-bit browsers:

Move libnullplugin.so out of the plugins folder. I learned that months ago, but I had forgot about it until updating Seamonkey.

01 July 2008

Unsent letter from 2006

Russ (one of the great figures in my life) made fun of me about ten years ago for not building my own computer. I think it was right about the time that I bought the Micron. Russ had already long been a hardcore geek--I recently wrote to you about his internet adventures before there was much of an internet out there.

So, anyway--I put a computer together today. It was pretty fun.

I know you already managed this yourself--at least, you figured out the hard part, which is getting a new hard drive in there. I found some slow old thing, jacked it up with all the spare parts I could find, and started installing some badassery on it. The plan is to make it somewhat useful for science in the near future--we'll see.