Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Trouble with Flash

I’ve been having problems with instability in Firefox, especially when the PC restarts and I reopen all of my tabs. Typically, Firefox has trouble restarting and sometimes will repeatedly crash. If I look at the Task Manager, Firefox’s memory climbs up and up until it hits 1.6 GB and then whammo.

Today, I happened to have my headphones plugged in when I restarted (at work, so no speakers) and heard a cacaphony of voices all at once. I realized that the problem was probably Flash videos in all of those tabs, all auto-playing and starting up at the same time.

So, now I have FlashBlock for Firefox on my PC. Restarted Firefox and it was quick and painless and quiet (and most importantly, crash-free). I already use a Flash blocker at home on my Mac, but had not thought of using one here.


Monday, March 19, 2012

Square, Intuit and PayPal - oh my!

Well, well, well. I see that both Intuit and Paypal are now getting into mobile payments with Square. I wonder how long it will take for someone to build a credit card reader that not only processes the card, but also logs the details of the card to the smartphone (for later use); put a nice MasterCard or Bank of America logo on it and you'll fool most people. Or maybe the right question isn't when, but who's already doing it?

Friday, March 9, 2012

I'm back

I still update the tumblr blog, but will be here mostly.