Archives April 2010

Mozilla Disables Java Deployment Toolkit in Firefox

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If you have read my previous articles about Java being a malware writers dream, then you’ll understand why Mozilla did this.

If you hadn’t… well, hit the 2 links above to catch up.

When I fired up Firefox today I got an interesting message:

Nice!  Apparently Mozilla has decided to act where Oracle has not.  Mozilla has disabled the Java Deployment Toolkit, responsible for probably hundreds of thousands of malware infestations, across the board in Firefox.  Thank you Mozilla for taking responsibility where Oracle has not.

Orace: You suck.

New Wave Communications Rights Their Wrong

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Well well well, what do we have here?  Oh yeah, it’s HD in my house, finally!  A couple weeks ago I wrote about New Wave’s failure to bring me the HD service I requested not once, but twice.  I was pretty frustrated with them and let loose.  I didn’t try to contact them to fix the problem, honestly because I was so fed up with them.

On Tuesday this week I was contacted through my site by a high-up guy over at New Wave’s marketing department (Evidently he stumbled upon my post via search engine.  I guess the Search Engine Optimization plugin is good for something!).  He seemed genuinely concerned about my situation and getting it corrected from his email, so I replied back.  With in a half hour he called me and we discussed my situation on the phone.  He was very very nice about the whole thing, as was I.  He told me they would have someone out that very evening when I got home to get my HD installed, and on top of that they were going to waive the installation fees and credit my account for a nice chunk of HD service.  I was pretty happy to hear this but still couldn’t quite believe it.  But sure enough, at 6:30 on the dot, the New Wave tech pulled up in my drive way.  He installed an HD-DVR box and had me all up and running in probably 10-15 minutes.  I finally had my HD!  And let me tell you, it is gorgeous!  It’ll be even nicer when my HDMI cable comes in  (New Wave only had component cables.  I would’ve liked to have seen HDMI since it’s been around for a while and a pretty accepted standard, but no big deal).  I found a 10 foot HDMI cable online for less then $4 shipped to my door.  A lot better then the $48 Walmart wanted, but that’s a rant for another day.  The HD-DVR works great!  I finally got to put it to the test last night when I recorded Bones in HD while grilling out.  Then we came in and sat down for dinner and watched it.  It was a fantastic picture.  So crystal clear you can see individual hairs on their head.

I just felt like I should make a post updating my situation.  New Wave righted my wrong, and their Marketing guy assured me that if I ever have any more issues, to let him know and he will get it taken care of.  It is reassuring to know that someone out there at New Wave does care about their company.  I just hope that my situation has brought any problems existing with my local offices (or maybe wider spread) in to light and New Wave can work on ensuring that my lack of care doesn’t happen to others.

Thank you New Wave for fixing my situation.