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All of this material you see on my blog archive has been moved from its original place. This means that whilst I have preserved the old blog, many of the links have been broken. In the course of time, these will be repaired. However, you will most likely be able to find articles that are linked by using the search function – since most of the broken links are internal links to Yorkshire Viking. So if you find, for example, that a link to the logo does not work, write “logo” in the search field. That may be a good temporary fix until the old links can be updated.


Why Does Hardly Anyone Know About SeaMonkey?


SeaMonkey is the successor to Netscape.

I’ve been using SeaMonkey for two years. I’m amazed there aren’t more of us.

Many don’t even know what SeaMonkey is. I’m referring to the browser. Today a lot swear to Chrome, or Safari, and there are even a few who stick with Internet Explorer. It’s not these people who surprise me; it’s those who have chosen Firefox, and specially those who use that with Thunderbird I can’t quite understand.

Seamonkey does the work of both! This browser has the same “engine” as both Firefox and Thunderbird. It has the same technology underpinning it. The only difference is that you get everything in one process on your machine! Like the older Netscape, SeaMonkey is a “suite”. Indeed you get an address book, webpage builder, and chat module as well – and it still goes a lot quicker than Firefox in my opinion!

There’s something odd about us human beings. We’ll use lots of money on software like Microsoft Office when alternatives like Open Office are just as good, and won’t cost a penny! That said, I have to admit that SeaMonkey could have been promoted a lot better than it has been. Many people have quite simply never heard of it.

Nevertheless I strongly want to encourage you to try SeaMonkey. If you’re coming from Firefox, there’s no need to feel uncomfortable with something you’re unfamiliar with: you can actually make SeaMonkey look exactly like your old browser by using a so-called “theme”. So try SeaMonkey now!

this post was a translation from today’s post in the sister blog, CQD.

Personal Whine and Winter Sun….

Winter sun

Midday in Lødingen. Look how high the sun is already!

Sorry no posts yesterday. It was a complete washout.

However, just for you photoholics…. here’s a little titbit for you! It was taken at 12 midday today.

Today did not go according to plan. At the time of this photograph I was struggling with my computer – being unable to use the net bank thanks to Mozilla having blocked java. It turned out – after several installations and uninstallations both of my java plugin and my browser – that there is nothing wrong with the blessed java I was and am using!

The problem has been previous versions of the java plug in that could cause a security risk. Unfortunately, Mozilla had blocked everything today, and I had to contact my bank’s support by telephone to find out how on earth I was going to get round this.

Thanks to Nordea Bank support for unusually helpful service today, and Mozilla…. not pleased! Two hours were wasted on this, and it really raised my stress too much. I can do without such things.