Tag: Wordpress

A vexing Windows 7 problem might have resolution

I’ve now got three different browsers on this Win7 box. Internet Explorer (aka Exploder), Google Chrome, and Firefox.

Now in Chrome and Firefox I note CPU swamping when I’m watching any flash based site. And h.264 and Silverlight are no joy either but they don’t cause as much of an issue as Flash.

I’m seriously considering reverting Flash versions to resolve this issue. Now we’ve always been told keep your software up to date for the reasons of security. But sometimes you just have to say ‘fuck it’ and go with an older version of the software because it can’t run on a 64 bit machine.

Now if I could only figure out why I can’t login to WordPress using two factor in Firefox 38. I key in my username and password and I’m prompted for the authentication code, which I plug in and WordPress blows me back to the login screen. So I’m using Chrome to post this article.

So now I have to use three different browsers – IE to access office based stuff, Chrome to access WordPress and FIrefox for everything else.

One raspberry for getting a new phone

I use two factor authentication here on WordPress. In fact I wish two factor were used for things like bank account PIN etc.

However since I had to trade in my old phone and it had the Authenticator app on it that meant I had to re-install Google Authenticator.

And jump through the hoops to associate the app on THIS phone. Joy! Finally got the bar code scanner installed and then I was able to grab the QR code and associate the new phone for access to this blog.

But overall I find myself really liking this phone. I’m becoming quite the Samsung fan – both our phones and the printer in the other room are all Samsung products.

And WordPress has problems too.

I thought it might be a Firefox rendering issue – and it partially is. Firefox compresses the post titles down to a vertical column that is hard to read. And right now I’m posting this via  Google Chrome 27.0.1453.116.


But it looks as though WordPress has made some changes. I hate the new layout for blog admin btw. But better – a feature that replicates across Firefox 22 and Chrome 27.0.1453.116 – when you go to EDIT a post it loses the text of the post in the editor.

So to the folks at wordpress – fix it please.

More on capchas

First go and read the article.

In the past I’ve exposed a problem with the Blogger platform and using captchas with OpenID or WordPress credentials. The issue is that if one uses OpenID or WordPress credentials on blogger, even if you correctly type in the captcha, you cannot login with the foreign credentials.

And when I think about it, I have wasted a fair amount of time trying to get it to work on the blogger sites that enforce captchas. Fortunately there aren’t many sites that enforce a login of some sort. But there are some sites where I am FORCED to use my blogger credentials. It’s annoying.

And Blogger has shown no interest in fixing the problem. So once again, I invite you over to WordPress.