Strange Firefox 3 Error

Version 3.0.3 to be exact.
Error content:

“The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because it uses an invalid or unsupported form of compression.”

Can anybody using Firefox please see if you get the same error (click here) and post results in the comments?
(Please ignore the content on that blog, I’m revamping it for classroom use)
Other browsers seem to be unaffected. Clearing the cache didn’t help. Resetting Prefs didn’t help. Burning joss sticks and mumbling to the Buddha didn’t help.. And I’m not using a proxy. Hmm…
This is very curious: Opening the directory produces the error.
However, specifying the index file does not.
A thread on this error in the Firefox support forum
UPDATE: I just moved over to my laptop; Firefox updated to version 3.0.4 and is having no problems with the link, so… Good. But weird.

Laptop, hosed

Following on the heels of my desktop PC’s timely death, the Windows installation on my laptop yesterday shit itself. Max is telling me it’s all about Baby OS, so maybe I’ll switch.

Keep it real

There are some fools claiming it’s all about WordPress. Get real, have you really read your master’s teachings? Is it not apparent with each link he magically conjures up in your footer?
Likewise, there are some claiming it’s all about Drupal or Textpattern or Nucleus (or Mambo or b2evolution). I’m not claiming that MT (which is running this blog) is the best, rather, I’m calling for the next true level of blogging software… We are far from the combination of power, features, and ease of use that each blogging platform claims to have but doesn’t really deliver… Bring on the next level, please. We are all waiting.

truth in xkcd

This is so, so true.
Everybody always knows it’s my phone ringing. I used to use ringtones but decided they were all gay. Also, a ringing sound is very easy to hear and recognize even in noisy environments.
[/rantish musing]

chkdsk /f

Running chkdsk in read only mode (without the /f handle) is a big waste of time. I didn’t really know that until today. I pulled a 250Gb SATA drive out of my dead PC and was using it in an external box via USB – this ended in corrupted directories for some reason. Now chkdsk is fixing my main torrent drive.

Google Chrome Easter Eggs

Well, just one Easter egg, actually, but other related pages. For the Easter Egg, just type about:internets in the address bar of Chrome and hit Enter. (BTW does anyone else remember when this was just the coolest screensaver around and how hard it taxed even those Pentium Pro systems?)
Other about pages:

  • about:memory
  • about:stats
  • about:network
  • about:internets
  • about:histograms
  • about:dns
  • about:cache
  • about:crash
  • about:plugins
  • about:version



Currently testing out Google’s new browser (the rollout is Windows-only for now). It seems pretty cool, but the absolute coolest thing so far has been the comic strip documentation.
Google quote:

“We realized that the Web had evolved from mainly simple text pages to rich, interactive applications and that we needed to completely rethink the browser.”

So far I’m digging the fact that they ripped a little bit of goodness from each existing browsing platform – I immediately appreciated Opera’s Speeddial function. It apparently uses Safari rendering. There’s a lot of rough edges and missing essentials, but it’s a solid first release… And most importantly it’s SUPER FAST.
UPDATE: The comics were too good for some to pass up.