November 16th, 2003

Fishy Circumstances

In search of bookmarks

It's a good thing I have a backup of my bookmarks from several months ago, since anything more recent than that has been wiped several times over. Mozilla 1.3 was fairly stable. It was a decent web browser, and I could go back to it if my subsequent adventures tire me. I upgraded to 1.4, but that was so unstable as to not bother with. I don't think I used it for more than a few days. Then came 1.5 and I was very, very happy. The feature I'd been coveting for ages had finally been incorporated into the browser: it queried a confirmation whenever I wanted to close multiple tabs! I was so happy that i didn't mind as much as I should have the first time the browser crashed and wiped out my bookmarks in the process.

Of course, then it kept doing it. It's not that it crashes very often, and that it crashes at all is partially a by-product of the software being both memory leaky and my tendency to leave browsers open for days, if not weeks, on end, if I can. But every time 1.5 has crashed, it's wiped out what few new bookmarks I'd added in. At least, whenever I find stability again, I can upload that August backup.

Today, I'm trying out Firebird 0.7.1. I don't know what known bugs there are for it. It doesn't use my Mozilla preferences, so I'm having to figure out what many of my passwords are. But at least it shouldn't wipe out my bookmarks.
Fishy Circumstances

Housekeeping with medievalists

I made the approximately-monthly update to the list of Medievalists with Weblogs this afternoon.

In addition to updating and adding several new weblogs, largely either in Italian or from people with LiveJournals, for the first time I also changed some of the abbreviations I'm using. I needed a new category for Institutional weblogs, and "Referred to as a medievalist" seemed appropriate to group with "Serious hobbyist" in something of a catch-all category. I've also added in a Collective/Group category to accomodate the several now on the list.

The whole thing still needs a new look, but at least the content has been updated. As ever, let me know if there's someone who should be on the list and isn't.