Friday, Firefox, & Furniture

It's Friday!  Friday!  Friday!  And it's the last day of July.  We are already starting on the down swing of the year.  Can you believe it? 

I'm feeling not so alone anymore when it comes to the issues I've been having with Ye Olde Desktop.  I did what everyone does when they want to know about something.  I Googled it.  I found by doing a search on "a script on this page has stopped due to low memory" brings up quite a few results of other people asking the same question.  What does this all mean? 

Since discovering Mozilla Firefox I've been a huge fan and an avid advertiser.  I love it. I've never cared much for Internet Explorer.  It was always too slow to load for my tastes and you can do such cool stuff with Firefox.  I didn't notice that when I upgraded to the latest version of Firefox that I started getting that "script stoppage, low memory"  message.  I didn't even make any sort of connection there.  Until... I did that search.  Nearly all the results indicated that it may indeed be a glitch with the new version 3.5.1.  I read several results that indicated that it's not a memory issue.  One person said that they had 2GB of memory on their computer and they were receiving this message too.  It's not listed under their known issues on the download page, but since it seems rather a new thing, I'm sure they will able to address it soon enough.  I'm still a huge fan on Firefox and I won't be going back to the old IE anytime soon. 

There is still an issue with the amount of memory storage available on my system though.  I hadn't really paid that much attention to the exact amount available until all this started happening.  I've deleted stuff here and there and moved things before, but never knew the exact amount of kilobytes or gigabytes.  I did a little more researching... maybe I should try to find a job just doing research.... anyway, I started digging around.  Ye Olde Desktop only has 256MB of RAM, which I had to look up too just so I would know what exactly it was.  Holy crow... 256MB?!  The external hard drive that Chris bought me for Mother's Day houses 260GB of memory.  Just for reference - 1 MB = 1 million bytes and 1 GB = 1 billion bytes.  That's a huge difference.  I was very excited to see that I can add 3 more slots of memory with a maximum of 4GB to the computer!  One GB of memory is on average about $60.  That's not too bad considering I thought I was going to have to have the whole system rebooted professionally, not like I did it where half the crap was still on there. 

We're going to attempt to make this the final weekend of my Mom's move to her new apartment.  She's already been staying there at night, but there are still a few things at the old house that she needs to get moved.  I'll be glad when she can get completely settled in and not have to worry or have the burden of the other place on her anymore.  I can't say that I'll be disappointed if Chris has to work on Saturday though.  It just means we'll have to work twice as hard on Sunday, but overtime is always a good thing.  I very much need to find a job.  I'm tending toward part time for now because I still want to be able to be home for the kids when they get off the bus or at least be home directly afterward.

No big plans for this weekend to talk about, but I'm sure something interesting is bound to happen eventually!

3 comments

  1. we switched to firefox after kicking IE's butt to the moon...oh, it just was not cooperating any longer...

    but that's for the other computers in the house...now that I have my mac, well you know...I'll never go back :)

    and I do move my photos to an external hard drive after a bit of time...

    thank you for such kind words on my blog...

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  2. I have no idea what you just said, but I love the new layout. You have great taste. It has alot of stuff on it without looking too busy. I really enjoy it.

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  3. I had firefox but then discovered Google Chrome and I love it better than firefox I have had no problems like I did with firefox and got the same message also. I was never a fan of internet explorer either. Try google chrome I have had it for about 3 months and no problems yet! Just a thought!

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