OT: Stupid Vista
So, as you might be aware, I'm stuck with Vista, and every day it sucks worse than the day before. Today I came in to the office and noticed Firefox had gone haywire, in a way I haven't seen it do on any other OS. Somehow it had picked up a memory leak, and was using 1.4GB memory and 50% cpu. Or at least that's what Vista said it was doing. Possibly this is a genuine problem in FF, but it's also possible a certain predatory OS+browser monopolist is messing about with a certain competing browser. It's happened before, and nothing would surprise me at this point.
But that's not the really cheesy part. I went ahead and killed FF, and Vista -- the OS with the fancy gee-whiz graphics and all -- can't seem to figure out that I no longer require a grey outline of where my FF window used to be. It's not just an artifact of lazy screen drawing or anything; it redraws over top of all other windows. You move something around, and the big grey outline is still there. I thought they'd sorted out this crap back around Windows 2.11 or so, but apparently not.
"Fortunately", Windows Update has downloaded the latest set of critical bug fixes and security patches and such, and every few minutes it pesters me to reboot. So reboot I shall.