Best part: Summer Glau appears twice.
Nice song-by-song summary of 2008 musical discoveries. I like Isis’s format because it’s not just 2008 releases but stuff she discovered in 2008.
Sasha Frere-Jones discusses Bon Iver on record and live and covers some of what’s so unsettling about that record for me.
Dave Winer cuts through the common engineering complaint that “the customer is stupid” and points it out for the self-defeating mantra that it really is.
Steve publicly discusses his health.
Aaaand let the speculation start.
Day: January 5, 2009
Stupid breakage of the day: Ubiquity and MobileMe
This morning I tried to log into MobileMe, which has mostly been working well recently, and got an unsupported browser screen telling me I needed to be running Firefox 2 or later, or Safari. Only problem was I was running Firefox 3.0.5.
It told me I was running
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5 Ubiquity 0.1.4
Looking at the user string, I wondered if all the addons at the end, in particular the Ubiquity one, were breaking the browser check. So I disabled Ubiquity and restarted the browser. But the user agent string still showed Ubiquity.
I had just updated to the newest Ubiquity release this morning and was starting to think that something in the add-in was causing the problem. So I uninstalled it … and the user agent string was still the same.
Now I was curious. Did it leave a setting behind that the uninstall didn’t clean up? I looked under the hood in the browser preferences at
about:config and searched for Ubiquity, where I found a very interesting preference under general.useragent.extra.ubiquity. There didn’t seem to be an option to delete the key, so I simply set its value to an empty string.
Doing the browser check now reported
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5
And I could log into MobileMe again.
- Uninstalling an add-in doesn’t always totally uninstall it.
- You might be better off without Ubiquity.
- Apple needs to fix the MobileMe browser check (aka Trampoline).