Archive for August, 2009

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A confusing problem

1 August 2009

I do not know what I did wrong, but my copy of Firefox 3.5 is still branded with its codename “Shiretoko”, so some websites didn’t think it was a real web browser and told me to switch to Firefox (or Internet Explorer, but there’s more chance of hell freezing over). Temporarily you can use the user agent switcher extension which will temporarily sort out the problem, but it’s hardly an elegant solution and you have to remember to change it every time you want to visit whatever sites hate you. I have, however found the answer! Visit about:config and change the value of general.useragent.extra.firefox to Firefox/3.5.1 (the whole point is to switch Shiretoko with Firefox, the version number is relatively unimportant, but probably won’t auto update if they push an update via apt). Problem solved!

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La France

1 August 2009

So I found out where I’ll be teaching next year. I’ve been posted to a place an hour north of Strasbourg, with a pathetic train service. I’ve thought about getting a car, but that doesn’t solve getting from the Eurostar/Airport to wherever it may be that I end up living. It’s certainly an interesting predicament, but saying that I still haven’t introduced myself to the school yet, which is something I should probably do sooner rather than later. As I feel just a little bit ill from too much alcool yesterday I suspect I ought to put this off until tomorrow. I’m told no-one will be reading it until la rentrée in September, but it’s probably better to organise things sooner rather than later in the vain hope that someone will reply. I’m quite excited about the whole thing really, but strangely not as worried and anxious as I might expect. I’m sure they will come in time.