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EPI on Mt. Esja plus annoying IE bug

Just a quick post to say that IE is having problems handling the Weather Report – it loads the page partially and then quits. Firefox, meanwhile, has no such trouble, which just goes to show … something. My ISP informs me that there are no errors in their logs, which suggests that IE is the problem. Perhaps this would be a good time for people to switch to the *cough* vastly superior Firefox? Just sayin’.

And since I’m here, perhaps I’ll post a wee video taken at the top of Mt. Esja the other day. I was trying to take a picture of EPI at the top, not noticing that my camera had the video feature selected. It was such a great [read: WARM] day that we were relieved to get to the top if for no other reason than the cool breeze up there. Normally you freeze your butt off at the top – but as you can see, EPI was shirtless and YT was wearing only a bikini top and rolled-up hiking pants [and boots, of course].

Right now, cloudy skies but no wind and mild temps, 14°C [57F], sunrise was at 4.39, sunset due for 10.26 pm.

Have a great Saturday everyone!

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  • andrea August 2, 2008, 2:33 pm

    I recently switched to Firefox after having had it with IE. I’ve made a few unscheduled videos like that, too. Nice little slice of life — thanks.

  • Vikingisson August 2, 2008, 5:17 pm

    lol, I dusted off IE to test some changes to my own blog and when I tested a link over to here IE did indeed crash. Wasn’t sure if I had a bug or if you did. This time we can blame Niceland instead of Canuckistan.
    or blame the Gates(TM) of Hell. After spending too long trying to get semi transparent graphics to work on IE I’ve had my fill of Internet Exploder for another year.
    enjoy the last moments of summer…..

  • JonathanM August 2, 2008, 5:19 pm

    Hi Alda, I think this might explain the problem.

    http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/08/web-sites-using.html

  • hildigunnur August 2, 2008, 6:14 pm

    Heh, really don’t know why anybody uses Internet Exploder…

  • PhilippeP August 2, 2008, 8:58 pm

    Everyone has a little Spielberg hidden inside 🙂

    This great moment of life confuses me a lot with all I’m currently reading about Icelandic weather, every book tells me to take rain coat, and warm clothes … hmmmm it will probably be a last minute decision 🙂

  • alda August 2, 2008, 10:20 pm

    andrea – Firefox is just SO MUCH BETTER in SO MANY WAYS! Welcome to the club. 🙂

    Víkingsson – apparently the problem is with SiteMeter and not IE, although I’m not taking back any of what I said about IE because FF didn’t crash now, did it?

    Hildigunnur – Me neither. It takes so ridiculously long to load and is just cumbersome in every way.

    Philippe – you’re not the only one who is confused. This is NOT something we’re accustomed to here – but we don’t care, we LOVVVE this weather!!

  • Dorothy Gale August 3, 2008, 4:29 am

    Dang, hearing the audio I really want to learn Icelandic. I want to understand! (and also re-read all the Sagas in the original language).

  • alda August 3, 2008, 4:56 pm

    Jonathan – Thanks for the tip …. somehow your comment landed in my spam queue but is recovered now!

    Dorothy Gale – They’ve got an online course – did you know about that?

  • Runa August 3, 2008, 8:57 pm

    It’s lovely to hear your voice. After the ‘oops taking a video bit’ can you translate what you said? I got EPI’s ‘No’!

  • tk August 4, 2008, 8:21 pm

    Dorothy Gale: If you can take the time off and don’t mind homework and quizzes (not real bad ones), the Árni Magnússon Institute summer course is great:

    http://www.arnastofnun.is/page/a_inter_summer_course

    (This page is for the 2008 course, which just ended.) If you apply, do it as soon as the announcement is made in the fall. They only have 35 spots and it took me 3 tries to get in in 2005. It was definitely worth it, best summer “vacation” I ever had.

  • alda August 4, 2008, 8:38 pm

    Runa – heh. It’s not very interesting. Just something like ‘do something funny’ and then ‘have a beer’ — because the old canister that used to contain the log book in which you sign your name (they have a newer one now) actually had an unopened beer can inside. We were laughing about it just a moment before.