Gettin’ used to IE7

Okay, another geeky browser post:

I very reluctantly upgraded to Internet Explorer 7 last week in order to see firsthand this display problem I was having on the Ts in Trouble Video page, which only occurred in that particular browser. I fully intended to uninstall the upgrade and switch back to IE6 after I fixed my problem, but, golly, I have to admit I’m actually kind of liking IE7, in spite of myself.

I didn’t want to like it. I was fully prepared to hate it. Indeed, it’s a completely under-whelming upgrade, still very buggy, and adding features that Firefox has had all along since 2004. It’s nothing special at all, and yet I do like how it handles tabbed browsing, and, you know, I think I’m going to keep it. Maybe I’m just easily satisfied. Go figure.

Of course, I should just use Firefox exclusively, which I recommend all the time to anyone who’ll listen, but I don’t take my own advice often enough. I’m used to Internet Explorer, and a bit lazy, and I just keep using it anyway. I guess that’s my dirty little secret for tonight. I just can’t break the habit. And Internet Explorer works really well with Roboform, which I use ALL the time – and is like the greatest software ever invented, in my inexpert opinion – “Still logging in manually? Let the Robot do it!” (Okay, Roboform works in Firefox too, so who am I kidding?)

And now Microsoft’s already talking about IE8, and working on fixing all the bugs in IE7 and making it support CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) Standards better. But we have to wait eighteen months till that one comes out.

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  1. From Sandra >>> Hmm, normally I would have said “hey, this is spam,” but it does look like an interesting approach, and is apparently free – and relevant to the topic. So here you go, another approach to the whole password / security issue >>>

    Hi Sandra,
    using a password manager is not merely convenient, it’s an effective way to adopt better security practices without too much stress. It basically sums up to: 1) never re-use the same password, 2) use strong passwords.

    Software products like Roboform are certainly an option, but you could also consider a web based solution.
    (Yes, Im a tad biased …)

    Clipperz is an online password manager that can do much more than simply storing your passwords.
    – ubiquitous access
    – direct login to online services
    – offline version
    – bookmarklet for quick data entry
    – nothing to install or backup
    – …

    It’s free and completely anonymous.

    Clipperz lets you submit confidential information into your browser, but your data are locally encrypted by the browser itself before being uploaded.

    The key for the encryption process is a passphrase known only to you.
    Clipperz simply hosts your sensitive data in encrypted form and could never actually access the data in its plain form.

    For any further information refer to our website:

    Clipperz co-founder

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