Archive for August 24th, 2000

IE5.5 Update

Recently, if you start up a version of IE earlier than 5.5 (well version 5.0x at least, I can’t say about anything earlier than that), it will display a page telling you there’s a new version available and asking if you want to upgrade to it. Now, it wouldn’t bother me too much, except I keep getting calls and people asking me if they should upgrade. All it’s doing is confusing these people. I would personally never recommend upgrading to 5.5 at this point. I’ve had bad experiences, I’ve heard other bad experiences, I’ve heard of compatibility issues, and I haven’t heard anyone say they’re happy they did it. The chances are you won’t even notice a difference (except perhaps the amount of extra time you have to wait for it to start). So, if you’re reading this and you were going to ask me what to do, then I just saved you the trouble.


It’s 8 in morning, and I’m an hour from home. I can’t believe I was up at 6 this morning. I’m sitting and waiting for my training to start. I’m in the advanced class now (woo!). You can tell who the regulars are. They set their stuff down, hurry back and get coffee, then sit down and immediately fire up solitaire, sometimes regular and sometimes freecell. Oh, he’s starting now.


Sometimes my mind looks like this: *!`~_)-(~’*%&. You know what I mean? I’m going to go read now.