My computer went to sleep last night, and never woke up! It was working great when I went to bed, but this morning it was quite dead, and refused all attempts at coaxing it into waking up. I was meeting the fabulous Megan McArdle for a coffee on 57th Street anyway, so I took the opportunity to take the computer into the friendly cube-shaped computer hospital on 59th and 5th. They muttered darkly about a logic board, and took the computer away for surgery; with any luck, I should have it back by the weekend, but until then I have to get used to working again on my old desktop. No great hardship.
I’m mostly backed up; the main things I lost were all the tabs I had open in Firefox, ready to get turned into fabulous blog entries today; and one half-written new blog entry about mortgage equity withdrawal, which I haven’t the heart to rewrite. If you’re interested, go here: Calculated Risk has everything you need to know. The upshot is that using CR’s numbers, 2007 GDP is likely to be about 0.8% lower than it would have been if mortgage equity withdrawal remained at 2006 levels.
It might not have helped, and you might already use it, but I must recommend Google Browser Sync if you use more than one computer.
Yeah, what’s up with that? Yu’re not using Google Sync?
Gents, I’m ashamed to admit this is the first I have even heard of Google Browser Sync, although it does sound great. Here’s a question: my settings on my desktop’s browser are a bit out of date. If I install GBS on it, and then on my laptop when it comes out of the hospital, will my laptop’s settings then get dragged back into the prehistory of my desktop’s settings?
The documentation is pretty light, so it’s not really clear how it does conflict resolution. Your bookmarks will all be fine, but how it chooses between two cookie files for the same site is a mystery (on first sync at least, after that I guess it’s just ‘most recent update wins’).
Whatever you do, make a backup of your firefox profile on each machine before installing GBS and you’ll be fine.