: burned again :

matchIf the business cards hadn’t just been printed (they’re a trip, by the way), this post would not be here. I’d have quit in a big, flouncing huff.

Firefox, you see, has issues with my theme. Again or still, it’s hard to tell. Firefox has had issues with my last three themes and the stress has taken a toll — I’m bald now. Almost. In theory. Fine, I haven’t pulled out every last hair, but that browser does give me headaches. Hives. A persistent ringing in the ears.

So you know what I did? I deleted the damn application. Just dragged it out of the application folder and trashed that mother. It felt good, too. Maybe not as good as feeding it to a shredder, but still very satisfying. Later, I felt bad and was beset with second thoughts. In hindsight, it’s conceivable I overreacted.


Well, so what, trashing Firefox isn’t the worst mistake ever. It’s not even in the Top 500; I can fix the damage. All I had to do was download a fresh copy with Safari. The whole thing, start to finish, took four minutes and went off without a hitch. Except it won’t open, says my profile may be missing or inaccessible.

Hmm, question: why do I need a profile to use Firefox? Why does anyone, for that matter? Seems oddly meddlesome, but then I’m paranoid. Do I fill out an application, submit DNA? Is there a screening process? Patriot Act requirements?

I googled the error message, applied the recommended fixes — which did nothing — and called it quits. That’s it, I’m done. Firefox and I are kaput. Who needs a bomb-thrower when there are other, agreeable, options? My theme works with an ancient, doddering Safari and an aging Chrome, so Firefox can go pound sand. I’m through.

Ready for a nugget of wisdom? Life is sweeter when your undies aren’t in a bunch. How’s that for a dazzling truth, eh?


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6 responses to “: burned again :”

  1. Firefox hates me. My MAC is about 8 years old and I don’t believe Firefox ever worked well for me. I wish I had the balls to scrap it too. You certainly inspire me to do things. Maybe not great things but, things, anyway. ;-)

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    1. Hahahaha, thanks for my laugh of the day!

      But, no. No, no, don’t listen to me. I never know what I’m talking about and I have dreadful judgment. Homer Simpson looks sensible next to me.


  2. Congrats on the un-bunchedness…
    Have you tried Opera, or one of the other open source browsers out there?
    Doesn’t have the bells and whistles of Firefox… but I always found the incessant whistling to be quite distracting.

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    1. Thanks. So far so good.

      I’ve an old Mac and support for the elderly operating system is rapidly disappearing.

      I tried Camino years ago and it worked fine — I’d completely forgotten about those browsers. Are they compatible with WordPress? I hope?


        1. You know, I’m going to look into this. Wouldn’t it be great if one of them works? Thanks for the advice :o)


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