Long delays when using xdg-open or firefox --new-tab can be caused by a stale /tmp/firefox_$USER directory. Remove (as root, apparently, or maybe I had a leftover permissions issue there) and you should be good to go.
Because I'm going to need this again: fixing firefox/nss token certificate bug
Documenting this here because Mozilla's docs are bullshit. I have no idea how much kool-aid is needed to actually try and develop extensions for this crock of shit…
For some time now, you can't seem to save settings you make in the security devices settings. (To be exact: you can see them added to the NSS database, but on restarting your thunderbird/firefox, your NSS database is overwritten with one only containing the default entries. Removing permissions fro the relevant database files in the profile directory only leads to the software ignoring them.)
Return to work at 8pm because customer had filed a "needs to be fixed urgently" bug earlier today, and I had to request further info to reproduce and hadn't heard back by the end of my work day (which is around 3pm).
My mind is currently stuck on MARRS. Hey, don't judge me, I grew up with animations of sat solar sails unfolding, and the occasional newspaper piece on where Voyager 2 currently was. I remember being on vacation at my grandma's place when Challenger exploded, the booster rockets making the thing look like a perverse caterpillar made of steam and dead astronauts.
I guess in retrospect, you can say it was obvious that I'd end up in IT, with its tiny automation steps unfolding, trying to build order in a world that is mad chaotic.
— ölf's turn 1 —
ölf activates the dogma of Metalworking1.
... ölf draws and scores Archery1, Masonry1, City States1, Oars1, Domestication1, and The Wheel1.
... ölf achieves Monument!
... ölf draws Writing1.
Games night A: Clash of Cultures. Yeah, nice, feels a lot like Civilization. Took about four hours though and at the end I was begging them to take my final city so I could be home by 1am.
Games night B: Innovation. Nice, though you probably don't want to play more than three games in a row. 3rd edition Oars seems very overpowered. In a four-player game, it practically cleaned out an age and a half with one play.
"We just sent you a verification mail." (No, you didn't.) Five minutes on… "Ohai, we've locked your account for violation of the ToS." (No, I haven't. Do you not like that I have an ad blocker? Tough.) "Please give us a phone number to call you to unlock the account." (Yeah, right. Ah well, I can redirect one of the pointless numbers at work…) "This phone number is not supported."
Yeah, I can start to see how the surrealDonald has a case of high blood pressure by the time he gets to type his 140 characters of invective.