Yesterday I forwarded this BBC News article about how Mozilla browsers have taken 7% of the browser market share at Internet Explorer’s expense, to my boss and team-mates. Happily, a team-mate backed me up and suggested we needed these browsers in the course of our work. Even better, my boss said he had just discovered Firefox a month ago, installed it at home and found it better than IE!
So we’ve requested the IT department to install Firefox as well as Opera on our systems (fingers crossed). We’re the Internet team, after all. We do need to test out our web pages on our own PCs.
Farewell to my playlists
Last night, while iTunes was playing, my G5 hung (it hangs every other day now, which is very irksome). So I force rebooted the system.
When I started up my G5 again, iTunes was blank. Zilch. No playlists, no songs! Fortunately the music files, nearly 5000 of them, were still in the same folder on my hard drive. I managed to import them all back in. But the iTunes database file was corrupted, and importing the iTunes XML file didn’t do anything except add a ‘Shuffle’ playlist which was blank. Importing it again just duplicated that playlist.
As I don’t have time to figure out how to restore a corrupted database file, I’m just going to close my eyes and hit the ‘Update Songs’ command, and watch my song ratings, playlists, and play counts disappear.