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Earth Bound Misfit

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Ahh I see in an above post you're using FFox...

Here's a blow-by-blow/ how to to install Flash in FFox using my link above:

Click the link, select the "save" box

One of 2 things will happen next, depending on settings/personal preferences, my choice was to have FFox always ask, you can also set it download to a static folder/place in Options/General tab:

1) If you set FFox to "Always ask" (as I have) a dialog box will open asking you where to save the download...I usually select "Desktop" and keep the default File name & Type (as highlighted below) click the "Save or OK" button:

2) If you have it set to save in a default location (such as Downloads folder) the file will d/l to that location.
3) Go to that location and Rt-click the d/l, in the drop down menu that opens select "Properties" (usually on the bottom) In the ensuing dialog box that opens select "Unblock" & then OK. (Security measure if you "know" that the file came from a "Secure" location):

4)In the ensuing box select "I have read...License Agreement" (I usually don't unless I'm d'ling something from a "dodgy" site or something that may try to sneak in a Toolbar or "other" software(s))then click install. The installer will overwrite/uninstall older version & install latest:

5) In the next box select your Update preference-- I select "Never" --YMMV! -- Then press Done.

Congratz, you've installed the latest version of Flash!


Posted by Earth Bound Misfit | Wed Apr 30, 2014, 06:48 AM (0 replies)

*NEW* Fire-CHROME...err Firefox 29.0: Like or no?

Sort of an informal Poll here, please feel free to post your thoughts, observations, criticisms, compliments... etc here.

Mozilla Introduces Firefox 29 the "Most Customizable Ever" with an "Elegant New Design" ("quotes" mine)

We reimagined and redesigned Firefox to reflect how you use the Web today and we are excited to introduce many features including an elegant and fun design, new menu, customization mode and an enhanced Firefox Sync service powered by Firefox Accounts.

What’s New in Firefox:

Elegant New Design: Sleek new tabs and an overall modern look that makes it easier to experience the Web the way you want.

Customization Mode: Makes it easy for you to personalize your Web experience to access the features you use the most. You can easily drag and drop your favorite feature, tool or add-on in the menu or toolbar.

Firefox Menu: Includes popular browser controls, features and add-ons in one place to make it easier and faster to access them. The menu is completely customizable so you can edit or add features you use most.

Fun and Simple Bookmarks: You can create bookmarks with a single click and manage them from the same place.

Easy Access to Add-ons Manager: Firefox includes an Add-ons Manager you can access directly from the menu to help easily discover and install add-ons.

Enhanced Firefox Sync Powered by Firefox Accounts: Just create a Firefox Account and our sync feature makes it even easier to setup and add multiple devices with end-to-end encryption. Firefox Sync gives you access to Awesome Bar history, saved passwords, bookmarks, open tabs and form data across your computers and mobile Android devices.


I kinda like/dislike it. I don't like "tabs on top" (a-la-Chrome) & also don't like that it automatically updated all of my Synced devices: this goes against one of my core principals -- I don't let ANYTHING auto-update EVER ...I installed 29.0 in my Win 7 Test Virtual Machine to see how it looked/felt and imagine my surprise when I fired up FireCHROME ...oopsie..,. Firefox on my host it had auto-magically updated to 29.

For those of you/us that don't want/like it you can always go back to previous versions or there's this addon:

Classic Theme Restorer (Customize Australis) 1.1.8
Posted by Earth Bound Misfit | Wed Apr 30, 2014, 05:20 AM (11 replies)

Holy Shit! Auburn does it again!!!!

Posted by Earth Bound Misfit | Sat Nov 30, 2013, 07:37 PM (1 replies)

Report: Treasury approved excessive pay for executives at bailed-out AIG, GM and Ally

Source: WaPo

The report says Treasury bypassed rules under the 2008 bailout that limited pay. Treasury approved raises that exceeded pay limits and in some cases failed to link compensation to performance, it notes.

Christy Romero, the special inspector general for TARP, said the guidelines say compensation should not exceed the 50th percentile of pay for executives in similar positions at other financially distressed companies.

But pay surpassed that level for 63 percent of the executives whose pay was approved, according to the report.

The report also said Treasury officials had been warned a year ago that the department needed to reform its procedures to ensure that the pay guidelines are followed.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/report-treasury-approved-excessive-pay-for-executives-at-bailed-out-aig-gm-and-ally/2013/01/28/7e9f52ba-697d-11e2-9a0b-db931670f35d_story.html

Posted by Earth Bound Misfit | Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:17 PM (9 replies)

Facts Matter and Mitt Romney Didn’t Deliver Them

While Mitt Romney’s rhetoric may have sounded polished tonight, it just wasn’t true. On issue after issue, Romney avoided giving specifics and, in several instances, told flat-out falsehoods.

It’s no surprise why – the more Americans learn about Mitt Romney’s plans to raise taxes on the middle class to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires, to eliminate Wall Street reforms that protect middle class families from the abuses that caused the recession, and to repeal Obamacare with no plans to help individuals with pre-existing conditions, the less likely they are to support him.

Facts matter and Mitt Romney is unwilling to give them to the American people.

Posted by Earth Bound Misfit | Thu Oct 4, 2012, 05:44 AM (3 replies)
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