||[May. 3rd, 2011|02:14 pm]
Space Opera Symphony
For the past several years I've been using a little-known web browser called Seamonkey, which is pretty much like Firefox and Thunderbird and all those rolled into one application. It served me well for a while.|
Sometime last night, it stopped working with LJ entirely. Every time I try to go somewhere on LJ, I get a blank white page. I'm typing this up in Internet Explorer because it's my only way into the site right now.
I'm not the kind of guy who is constantly keeping up with updates. To me, if something works, why mess with it? I tried one of the newer AIMs once, hated it, and promptly went back to AIM 5. However, not being able to get into LJ, which I check frequently, is kind of a serious issue, so I bit the bullet and downloaded the latest Seamonkey version. The "import wizard" froze up at some point and I had to Ctrl-Alt-Delete it. Or so I thought.
Now opening the new version, I find (naturally) that I don't like it nearly as much as the old version, that I lost NoScript and other such add-ons, that I lost every email I've received since early 2008 (probably because I interrupted the IMPORT WIZARD when I thought it crashed), and of course, that I still can't get into Livejournal.
So I've set my old version back to my default, never to go near so-called updates again. Fuck technology, I'm going back to bed.