Silverlight not working in Firefox

Another long-running issue on my dev machine solved today. I never got the Silverlight plugin to work in Firefox. With every upgrade of either Firefox or Silverlight I hoped that the issue was solved, but no. Today, I finally found the solution here. Yes, it really was that simple.

When going to the Microsoft Silverlight page at microsoft.com/getsilverlight, it would always nicely report that it was installed and had the newest version. Also, browsing about:plugins would report everything being in order. However, no pages using Silverlight (like nos.nl that features a Dutch online news and sports tv channel) and more recent, this bytes.com interview with my hero Anders Hejlsberg) would ever work. They would simply remain blank or show a banner that links to the silverlight install page… which would tell me it was already installed. Of course, I could quickly Show this page in IE, but it bugged me nonetheless. Lees meer over dit bericht

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Following twitter without twitter (using rss)

Having no twitter account myself (yet?), but still wanting to follow some of my friend’s and colleague’s tweets, I always subscribed to the matching RSS feeds from MS Outlook.

Since a twitter update somewhere last year, it has gotten a lot harder to get the right url for the feed, since it is no longer displayed directly on the page.

Today, I found this post describing as much as three different methods of acquiring a working url to a user’s twitter stream as an rss feed. Works great!