Internet Explorer Exploit. Update Now.

There’s a very super serious absolutely critical patch for Internet Explorer that you need to download right away. I usually (never?) blog about this type of thing, but this exploit is a rather serious exploit (they disabled Internet Explorer on all of our campus computers, which they’ve never done before). Anyway, Microsoft issued a patch today and I’m pleading with you to go and download it:\

Alternatively, you may consider downloading and using:
Mozilla Firefox:
Google Chrome:

If you already use Firefox or Chrome, you still should install the patch, just in case.

If you’re using a Mac, you’re okay and don’t need to do anything.




I was tired of having to log into LON CAPA to do my physics homework. For whatever reason, Firefox (and IE) refuse to save the usename/password, so I have to type it in every time. Ergo, I wrote a Greasemonkey script that enters my username and password and logs me in automatically!



TechWeb: Firefox Nips IE Ankles Again

Mozilla’s Firefox is still gaining on IE. WebSideStory puts Firefox at up 0.74 percent to 5.7% marketshare and IE is down 0.4 percent down to 89.9%. I highly doubt Firefox will lose much of its stream anytime soon. With the release of Firefox 1.0.1 and the impending release of 1.1, I would suspect that more users will be switching over soon. Especially once they realize that A) open is not bad, but actually really really good (usually); and that B) Microsoft was practically going to abandon IE for the next two years, leaving them open to only God knows what kinds of security holes and whatnot.


With Firefox continuing to nibble at IE, the Mozilla Foundation’s goal of reaching a 10 percent market share by the end of the year looks likely, said WebSideStory. “Back in December 2004, it seemed Firefox was a lock to reach 10 percent by mid-2005, ahead of the year-end goal,” said Jeff Lunsford, WebSideStory’s chief executive, in a statement. “Given the latest growth rates, the year end target still appears attainable, but a mid-year achievement is unlikely unless we see increased marketing activity from Mozilla.”

You have downloaded Firefox, right?


All Better Now

Every once in a while, I get fed up with my own CMS (content managment system) and seriously consider switching to Movable Type or something like that. I even get so far as to install the software on my server and start to dabble with it. Then I remember why I use my own CMS: I can do so many more things. Yet, I’m still frustrated with my own system. So I think I found a solution. I’m using the layout format and Stylesheets from Movable Type but then populating the page with content from my own CMS. So I did it (and now you’re seeing it). AFdN v 8.3 codename Rainier II. And I’m loving it. Everything is working so much better and the best part is, text properly floats around the pictures in my blog! This means that AFdN works in MSIE and really well in Firefox. Woo Hoo!