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Date: 2004-01-31 10:27
Subject: Adventures in browsing
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So last night I was browsing around looking at cosplay pics since I'm going to Owlcon and wanted some inspiration about dressing up a bit. Probably won't do it but nevertheless.
Anyway several options lead to porn at some points. It's like that on the information highway, all roads lead to porn. At which point the Pop Up ad game starts like those Whack a Mole games. Try to close all the windows and they spawn new ones! Can you win!?! Anyway last night I was a BIG loser.
Some pop up add totally hosed my IE. Couldn't get it working last night. Scan disk, Ad aware run. Nada.
Purge cookies, no luck. Keeps crashing telling me KERNEL32.dll error. Crap.
This morning I took another shot at it. Reinstall IE. No luck there. Hmmm. bad. I'm beginning to think I might have to reinstall Windows at this point. Then I decided to fire up Kazaa and see if any of those other browsers I've heard about will work. Mozilla, Firebird, Opera, Netscape. So I download some programs and I'm now browsing the web on Netscape. Yay!
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User: parc
Date: 2004-01-31 16:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Go to mozilla. Netscape is an older version of the mozilla codebase. You can either go with mozilla 1.6 or Firebird, the up-and-coming version. I'd probably go with 1.6 (oh wait, I do use 1.6 ).

When you're done, go to edit/preferences/advanced and uncheck the first 2 items on the "allow scripts to" window. Goodbye popups!
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User: mcclintock
Date: 2004-01-31 20:35 (UTC)
Subject: Re:
Done deal. I'm using Firebird. I really like the fact that it imported my bookmarks.
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Kaleidoscope Eyes
User: kaleidoscopeeye
Date: 2004-01-31 18:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I really like the Opera browser, and use it often.
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