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Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:39 AM: Blog Updated to WordPress v4.9

I just updated my blog to WordPress v4.9 which contains a number of updated features. As always, I backed up my files and database first. I have automatic updates disabled so I can do this beforehand. While the Twenty Twelve theme was updated to version 2.4, I didn't have to change anything in my child theme. So far it seems this update has gone smoothly. :)

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Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:52 PM: Happy Veterans Day 2017

Veterans DayWishing everyone a Happy Veterans Day and reminding everyone to remember our troops, past and present, and the sacrifices they and their families have made, not only on this day, but every day. :) Thank you for your service!

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 3:49 PM: Blog Updated to WordPress v4.8.3

I just updated my blog to WordPress v4.8.3 which was a security patch. As always, I backed up my files and database first. I have automatic updates disabled so I can do this beforehand. Nothing changed with the Twenty Twelve theme so I didn’t have to worry about anything there. So far it seems this update has gone smoothly. :)

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:39 AM: Trick or Treat! Happy Halloween for 2017!

Card I got from my sister for Halloween 2017.

Trick or Treat. Smell my feet. Give me something good to eat! ♫ LOL!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween for 2017! Boo! 🎃 While I doubt any trick-or-treaters will show up to my apartment, I’ll still get myself some candy. 👻

Oh, here’s the weather forecast for Oklahoma on Halloween from @NWSNorman:

Halloween Forecast

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Monday, October 2, 2017 5:38 PM: Migrating to Firefox 57 and Web Extensions

I've had the latest Beta Version of Firefox installed alongside my normal install for some time. Well, actually, I currently have Firefox 56 32-bit, 56 64-bit, ESR 52.3.0 32-bit, and 57 beta4 64bit installed. :) All of them are using separate profiles. Anyway, since my beta install has been updated to Firefox 57 (beta 4 now), I've been using it as my primary browser to test things out and see if I can tweak it to match my normal install.

The biggest change is that it will only allow add-ons made with the Web Extensions framework to load. All Legacy extensions will be disabled. Fortunately, some of my extensions already had an updated version; however, many did not. Some extensions may be impossible as a Web Extension and have the same functionality. So, I began searching for replacements to achieve similar results. I have changed my Firefox Configuration page on my main website to show my current setup. You can visit that page to see what extensions I've got and the tweaks I've done with userChrome.css. Lot's of Googling during this process LOL. I thought about listing my before and after extensions to show what I replaced with what but it's all still in flux. We'll also have to see if everything behaves the same once version 57 is released in the normal channel. Oh, for those that used Classic Theme Restorer, you might want to check out Aris-t2/CustomCSSforFx: Custom CSS tweaks for Firefox 57+ for what might be possible. I did go ahead and remove CTR because there was no need to keep it for a possible update.

Here's what mine is currently looking like:

Firefox 57 Beta Appearance

Things have turned out not as bad as I had feared and I am happy with things so far and will continue to tweak things and see which replacement extensions work the best. :) If I think of something else I'll update this post or make a follow-up one.

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