rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,


I guess there's a first time for everything. Opera just ate my entry. It froze for no apparent reason, and trapped three unsaved paragraphs. I thought I'd saved them, but when I tried to paste them in Firefox, they wren't there. I don't think I can rescue them. Annoying. So, this instead of a morning post. Stupid computers.

Update: Yup, the entry is gone. The windows task manager showed two processes not responding, both LJ update pages, but one had the Opera icon and the other was Explorer.exe. I used "end task" on the one with the Opera icon, and they both shut down. I don't know what would have happened if I had used "end task" on the other one. I also don't know what Explorer has to do with Opera.

Anyway, I had opened Firefox to post this entry, and discovered that there was something I could do with it that I didn't know about. There were two over-wide images posted on my friends page. I was about to filter out the users who posted them, but following a hunch, I right clicked them instead and found that Firefox's Adblock extension will block individual images by URL! It knocked them both off the page instantly. Given the frequency with which over-wide images get posted without cuts at LJ, especially in photo communities, that's a very handy feature to have. Firefox is slowly gaining on Opera.

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