Whew! I’ve ran into so many technical snafus today, not just here on WP. I’ve been working on the way the blog is organized, I did some touch-up work on the header. And then…trouble!
I use Ubuntu, a Linux distribution that totally rocks. If I were still on Windows, I’d still be dealing with constant freezes and crashes, restarting the computer at least every hour to clear all the processes that build up. Not to knock Windows completely, because it does have a lot of great applications and aspects, but once you go Ubuntu you just never go back. Or at least, rarely.
I had just switched to Chromium from Firefox, about a week ago. I was spurred by all the problems I’ve been having with Flash, and I like sites like Youtube and Grooveshark, very Flash-dependent stuff. At first, Chromium was great, I loved it. Fast, sleek, easy-to-use. And then, something happened. Suddenly, my programs were freezing up, and even crashing. All the time, for the past couple of days. About an hour ago, I looked at the list of process, curious to see if a lot of RAM was being appropriated by Chromium.
And there it was. For each tab you open in Chromium, it starts a new process. Some of these processes are taking up to 50, or even 100 MiB RAM. And if you’re like me and run up to 100 tabs at a time, this spells disaster!
So I had to switch back to Firefox. But, you can’t just import all browsing data to Firefox, at least in Ubuntu. After this and a few other problems, I created a new Firefox user profile, tried to import bookmarks by HTML (which failed, oddly), and then visited the sites I use to work one by one, bookmarking them.
It’s actually pretty nice to have a clean start on Firefox, and make everything streamlined for working, but I had hoped to be working on The Phi right now. I’m glad to be here, though, because I really wanted to write something for you folks.
If anyone has any ideas for content or design for the blog, I’d love to hear them in the comments section below. If you had to choose, what kinds of things would you like to see in the future? Writing samples? A synopsis? Character profiles? Talk to you soon, I hope!