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Donald Trump’s Alternative To ‘Twitter’ Will Be Called ‘Trumpeter’, Have ‘Dumbo’ As Its Flying Icon — & Will Debut April 15, 2021.

by Anura Guruge


Yes, it has taken them slightly longer than they had hoped & anticipated.

But, KILLER name. ‘Trumpeter‘. Gather that trusty Steven Miller came up with it.

Has it ALL. Sounds like Twitter. Captures HIS NAME PLUS the GOP elephant. Very clever.

Will debut April 15, 2021 — BUT, initially, by Invitation Only. You have to be a known MAGA supporter — ideally a donor of record. I thus qualify & hope to get my invitation shortly.

There is a rumor that you will have to cancel your Twitter account when you sign-up for ‘Trumpeter‘. That kind of makes sense.

I will keep you posted.


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by Anura Guruge

Now That I Renewed My Avast Internet Security Subscription Avast FORCED ME To Update To The 2014 Version. Not Happy.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related post:
>> Renewed with trepidation — Dec. 1, 2012.
>> Careful updating to 9.0.1500 —
>> Oct. 22, 2013.
>> Not happy with Avast 8 — Mar. 16, 2013.


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I had been resisting updating because I had read bad things about the 2014 version. Plus, I did NOT like Version 8. To me it was regressive.

I had been happy that Avast had not tried to coerce me into updating to 2014 for over a month — though whenever I looked at ‘updates’ I could see that version 9.0.1501 was primed and waiting to pounce.

So, I renewed yesterday — per the known devil is better than the unknown angel adage, albeit hoping that I could continue without having to update.

Wrong.

Today, it put the dreaded ‘yellow warning’ triangle against the Avast icon. That drives me nuts.

So I gave in and updated.

On this fairly fast PC it took a fair amount of time to update. I was surprised.

So far it seems to work though per speedtest.net I have lost about 1% of my bandwidth!

So, I am screwed. I hate PCs.

Issues & Problems With The New FireFox 16.0.1 (On Windows 7)


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


I use a dual-monitor set up with 2 instances of FireFox with at least 10 tabs open across the two instances. Click to ENLARGE.


On Saturday night, actually very early Sunday morning, FireFox automatically updated me to the latest FireFox 16.0.1. I was not aware that there was a new version, though I since found out that it had been released on Thursday.

It at once told me that my Delicious bookmarking add-on was no longer compatible. I was NOT happy.

It is bad enough that FireFox no longer supports the Google Toolbar. I find that diabolical. I use this work around to get the Google Toolbar to work with FF (though you need to have an old version of the toolbar previously installed in order for this patch to work). Also don’t just put in ’16’ as the ‘Max. version’. Think ahead and put in something like ’18‘. OK?

I found a similar ‘max version’ alerting fix for Delicious and FireFox 16.0.1. So, I was happy. Then I noticed that when I was typing in URLs (i.e., website addresses) into the ‘Address trench’ (what FF now likes to call the ‘Awesome bar‘) I was only seeing the icon for that Web site and not the full address! Did some investigating. It was related to Delicious. Disable delicious and URLs are back to normal! This is not funny.

For the last 12 years (or more) I have always used a DUAL-MONITOR setup on my PC. These days I have 36″ of DISPLAYED horizontal viewing area. That is why I cannot ever use a 10″ or 7″ tablet or pad. Just not big enough.

I always have two (2) instances of FireFox; one on each monitor. I typically have at least 5 tabs open on each instance.

With FireFox 16.0.1 I have found that there is a major glitch with moving tabs from one instance to another across the two screens. Very unpredictable behavior. It is something I am wont to do, often. I open a tab on one monitor and then move it across to the FireFox on the other. This is a problem.

So, the problems I am aware of are:
1/ Moving tabs across multiple monitors.

2/ Delicious ad-on not working.

3/ URL display getting disabled IF you try to fudge the Delicious ad-on by changing the Max. version number.

4/ Google Toolbar still not working UNLESS you zap the Max. version number.

I have been using FireFox since about 2002. I have been a HUGE advocate of FireFox. If this continues I am going to ditch it and try Chrome! There I said it. Don’t think I could lower my standards and guards low enough to stomach Internet Explorer (IE).