Microsoft Cripples Internet Explorer

Now that I’m done , I can talk about today’s news. One of Microsoft’s security updates for this month has been causing problems for Internet Explorer users, of both versions (6 and 7). Users have been reporting that IE either won’t start or crashes when trying to load certain sites. Microsoft is reportedly looking into the issue. It doesn’t happen on all machines. My computer’s perfectly fine. Admittedly, I use Firefox for everything but my school website, but at least I don’t have trouble starting the browser. As long as Microsoft is only messing up their own browser, I’m happy.…

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Always Title Your Posts, Unless You Want Duplicates in Google’s Services

I learned a lesson last night. I published my game show idea post without a title by accident. Then in the chaos of trying to correct the mistake (and the permalink), I cut-and-pasted the post into a new one with an actual title and deleted the old one. It took three hours, but Google Reader finally picked up the new post, albeit with the old one still in the list as a duplicate (it did pick up my change of that one’s title, though). Google Blog Search still doesn’t have the new version, even now. The version it does have…

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PC World Blunders "Numa Numa" Language

Everyone these days has probably heard of the famous “Numa Numa Dance” video. They probably also know the name of the song used, the band that performed it, and what language it is in. Apparently, that assumption is absolutely wrong. PC World published a “Greatest Hits of Viral Video” article yesterday, and I got a link in my email today (I am a newsletter subscriber). Smack on the third page, the now-familiar face of Gary Brolsma is contained in an embedded YouTube player, with a paragraph-length blurb stating that the song is German. Wrong! Everyone probably knows this, but I’ll…

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