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Jack has alerted me to a security issue with most browsers that support IDN. Whatever, I don't know what it's about either, but there's an easy fix. Here is a demonstration/test of the problem.

Today has been data cleaning, laughing at absurd pet names (Dippy Doodle!!##&^%^#$), and contemplating slowing the hell down, because last night I caused 5 people including myself to attend an event that is not scheduled until next week.

I also learned that I'm not the only person who is too emabrassed to publicly attempt a process that no one has instructed me in, i.e. grinding coffee AT the Trader Joe's. We are now the proud new owners of a coffee grinder. Now I just need to know: what is the best fair trade coffee?

Also it is time, due to financial considerations, to give up on the built-in shelves. I know what this means; it means we are going to have prefab stuff indefinitely. But I need to have shelves, and we need to not spend much money, so there you have it. Ikea, here we come...

I'm sorry Joe. :(


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Feb. 10th, 2005 11:31 pm (UTC)
This IDN thing has been a major, major headache. The annoying thing about is that according to the letter of the specification, this is the correct behavior [1] - so some parties, like Opera, are making noises that their implementation is correct, it's the registrars problem, and that they're not going to fix it.

I'm pretty sure the Spoofstick cracks this nut now, and might be a bit easier to install than Jacks suggestion, which sadly disables IDN completely ( it does have some legit uses ). If you're using the I.E. IDN plugin, I definitely recommend installing it, because while Mozdev have patched this problem in trunk, I'm not sure if the I.E. 3rd party guys will.


[1] This seems to happen every time we uncover something which is 'spec compliant' but 'real world broken'.
Feb. 11th, 2005 03:53 am (UTC)
Thanks for the tip!
Feb. 11th, 2005 12:29 am (UTC)
Mind Body Soul blend.

You don't want to grind it there anyway: you want to grind it immediately before brewing. Also, in case you weren't sure, you want to not refrigerate it!
Feb. 11th, 2005 03:48 am (UTC)
So, I am guessing that means the freezer is out of the question too?
Feb. 13th, 2005 12:52 am (UTC)
Indeed - I actually meant freeze, when I said refrigerate. Freezing it will draw out, damage and/or destroy the yummy, juicy oils from them porous beans, and they'll suck up other smells and tastes from around them, too.

Keep coffee beans in an airtight, opaque canister in the pantry, away from the oven, stove and outside walls.
Feb. 11th, 2005 12:35 pm (UTC)
Were the built-in shelves really going ot be that much more expensive than prefab?
Feb. 11th, 2005 01:36 pm (UTC)
Oh yes.
Feb. 11th, 2005 01:14 pm (UTC)
Shelving..... I too have a large shelving problem. My collection of Oscale locomotives is getting very large and I have no place to display them. Built ins are very expensive and any commercial ones that can handle the weight are also very expensive so for the time being I've got $10K worth of engines in boxes on the floor.
Feb. 11th, 2005 01:37 pm (UTC)
You could only get enough shelves to store them if you sold half of them... it's like the gift of the magi...
Feb. 11th, 2005 05:58 pm (UTC)
Can't sell them.. They are like your notes from 6th grade!!!!
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