Archive for May, 2009

Annoyances.org – Remove the Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant (ClickOnce) Firefox Extension

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

I just realized that Microsoft is trying to screw me over again. It seems that with their .NET Framework v3.5 upgrade, they silently install a Firefox extension that YOU CAN’T UNINSTALL! Well, not through the normal means of clicking the Uninstall button, anyway. It turns out you have to remove a registry key, reset a Firefox configuration parameter, and then delete a folder, which it turns out may require a reboot depending on what other software you’re running.

Here’s the complete removal procedure:

Annoyances.org – Remove the Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant (ClickOnce) Firefox Extension

PHD Comics: Science News Cycle

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Science News Cycle
PHD Comics: Science News Cycle

Hot Breath of God

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

The breeze was warm tonight. Saranya and I went out for a walk. She’s been getting sick the last couple days and has stayed home from school, but the coughing hasn’t dropped her energy level noticeably. I felt like T2 walking after her as she ran around the block away from me. I tried to stay close so I could grab her quickly if she started to do anything dangerous (like run into the street or into rose bushes) but her most perilous acts were to run down a sloped driveway and stumble into my knee, or to pick up rocks and try to get me to eat some of them.

Monday (False Memories)

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Okay okay so it’s not Monday anymore. This is about Monday though. I’m finding things I thought I did yesterday (Monday) that I apparently didn’t do. Specifically, a database update and a version control commit. I really thought I had done these things while I was at the lab, but when I got home I found that I hadn’t done the commit with the new files I added. Then when I woke up this morning (Tuesday) I had email requesting that I please apply the database update from yesterday’s files, which I was sure I also did at the lab.

What’s going on in my head? Is this typical for Mondays? I seem to remember that it is, but I seem to be developing false memories so I don’t trust them so much anymore.

Alright, that’s enough writing without coffee. I think I made coffee. Let me go check…

[edit] Hey! Now I update my code and I see the files I thought I committed yesterday! WTF?!?