The banks are at it again
You all know me by now.
I am not one for complaining or moaning. I am a very placid person who takes life as it comes, looks it in the face and them maybe gives it a wee kick in the bollix [just for fun].
On thing that has been pissing me off for a while now though is my Interweb speed.
Don’t get me wrong. My Interweb connection is pretty hot, for Ireland. I know some of you bitch about your 50Mb connections [fucking bastards], but I’m happy if I can download something in less time than it takes to make a cup of tea. It is working perfectly, and has been for quite a while; saying which is a guarantee that it will break down today…
I decided that the problem lay with my browser. I was sick of it waiting ages for a site to load and than proudly displaying a blank screen with “done” written smugly on the status bar thing.
It took me a long time to decide it was the browser, because I use Firefox, and I like and trust Firefox. I tried Internet Explorer, but that heap of shit took about half an hour to load before it even failed to find a site. So I downloaded the latest version of Firefox, which they tell me is 3.1b3.
There must be something seriously amiss somewhere with my old version, because the new one left the traps faster than Spanner chasing a bit of skirt. It is blistering along. Videos are loading without any stutter and pages appear before I have even decided to select them. I love it.
I was browsing away happily. I was viewing things in my Google Reader, and the latter was marking things as read immediately, whereas before I had to reload Google. I was flitting around the news sites, and all the videos were blasting away in the background.
I decided to check my bank account.
I got a nearly blank screen.
It said to me in a tone that only a bank manager can use, that I am using an unsupported browser. It had the fucking neck to suggest that I try Firefox!
I went back to my older version of Firefox and it worked. Slowly.
I’m now back to my new version and things are pissing along again.
It’s no wonder the country is in a state of chassis.
Good to know they’re spending our money wisely, isn’t it? Oh, don’t start me.
Yeah, Firefox is always better. They’ve upgraded again?
I’ll have to get that.
yeah, hate that luh-la “done” when there’s absolutely nothing on the screen. Frustrates the heck outta me on a bad day. Did actually come to close one day to screaming while surfing in the library in college! Apparently, folks get kicked outta libraries for that kinda behaviour.
As for the banks…….. oops, forgot train of thought there
Susan – That’s the problem… They are spending the money on themselves and aren’t updating their damned websites.
Maxi – Not yet. I snuck into their laboratories and robbed one of their future versions.
Charmed – I reached screaming point this morning. It scared the crap out of the dog.
Of course the connections to banks are slow. You do realize how many key logger start up when you enter a banks URL? Your web connection is going through at least 50 separate servers in Russia before it even connects to the bank. As soon as they can get to it they will update the hijacking code to work with the new firefox and it to will work, slowly.
I like Firefox – don’t understand it – but I use it at home and at work – I also check my bank account online it accesses really fast but it doesn’t make it any healthier!!!
ah me and my 50mb……..it’s so lovely you have no idea…….