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.