Sunday, 24 June 2012

Troubleshoot Facebook on Mozilla Firefox

If one fine day after clearing all history and cookies in your mozilla firefox browser, you find that Facebook cannot load properly anymore - it gives no interface and has only blue words of links aligned vertically down a white page, what do you think has happened?

SLL certificate of site expired?

Malware virus attack?

Your Mozilla version is outdated or has problem?

Firewall problem?

WRONG.

After much precious time wasted on a clueless search and trying multiple futile ways to restore what I thought is a technical fault with my Mozilla, I just found out (feeling like a complete idiot) that it is because the TIME of my computer is not set right. It has to be of the correct local time for the darn webpage to load -- properly. *faintz*

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Went bargain hunting for a laptop today after a long research online on the various brands and specs. It's been a long time since I go computer shopping, so was quite blur on what exactly is Intel Core i something, like there's i3, i5, i7... Last time were Intel Pentium, duo core and stuff. It just so happened that I am at Funan IT mall today and viola! there's a Court roadshow on laptop. So I bought - a 14" Acer laptop at $849, specs: i5-2450, 8 GB DDR ram, 1GB graphic card and 500GB HD. It is coupled with a bundle of goodies too. Quite good a deal for this specs when I compared around stores.

I recall my first computer was Gateway PC way back when I was in secondary school and that cost a freakin 2k (those were the times when computer are all pretty pricey) but it lasted me a good while.

Now technology has really progressed much and people are chasing not just convenient technology but sophisticated technology. From MB to GB to TB, from floppy to CD to DVD, from CRT to LD. Smart phones companies are practically racing against one another to wow their users (3 generations of the same model would be out before I could finish my phone contract) and so much specs/ functions to compare.

Sometimes I am wondering if technology is progressing too fast for our own good. People are spending more time with gadgets than with one another. People become reliant and felt lost when they don't have the gadgets with them. At least for now I can still say I function perfectly well without my handphone for a day out, 10 years down the road will that still be the case?

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