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Early Voting Hours Extended

Via the Pensacola Beach Blog, Governor Charley Crist has extended the hours for early voting in Florida with Executive Order 08-217

I order the Supervisors of Elections to open early voting sites from 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. through October 31, 2008 and open early voting sites for a total of twelve (12) hours between 7 a.m. November 1, 2008 and 7 p.m. November 2, 2008.

It is fairly difficult to portray yourself as the party of “the common man” when you restrict early voting locations, and limit the time to the middle of the work day.  This has been a disaster all over the state.

I assume that this is another Reaganesque unfunded mandate, i.e. the counties are going to be required to come up with the money for another expense that wasn’t in their budget.

October 28, 2008   4 Comments

Aha! A Clue

Update: It appears to have been the Adobe Flash plug-in that “broke” as a result of the recent upgrades to either Windows or Firefox.  I had to force Adobe to give me the latest version, as their site said everything was wonderful with the old version I had.

My computer doesn’t like leaving Seeing The Forest.  This is the apparent culprit in the Firefox “deaths”.

Running Windows XP Service Pack 2 with all patches, including the last emergency patch, and Firefox 3.0.3, when I leave “Forest”, Firefox dies.

The site has a lot of feeds running as well as video content, so I don’t know which one might be the culprit, but if someone else with Firefox could verify the problem it would be nice.  It consistently happens from my machine.

While I normally have several tabs open, I tried it with only one, a local links page, and when I close the tab the browser dies.  It is a warm and fuzzy feeling when you finally get a repeatable pattern that you can test.

October 28, 2008   16 Comments