Concatenating zoölogical onomatopœia since 1999

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Hi! This is Mooquackwooftweetmeow, a collection of stuff by Greg K Nicholson.

Your Computer May Be Commandeered By Randomers

I'm often amazed by how many screenshots of Firefox include a critical update icon. A red disc in the top-right of the browser window means there is a critical update to Firefox available and that you should upgrade immediately.

Yes, it's crap UI, which is why it's gone in Deer Park - there's a nice, big You need to update Firefox now dialogue instead. But I'm still surprised by how many people completely dismiss it. I assume they can see it's there; is nobody interested in finding out what it means? It only requires pointing at it.

Maybe the icon should have had a large label reading Your computer may be commandeered by randomers. Click here if you'd prefer it not to be.

About this entry

I published this entry on 31 August 2005 when I could've been in the pub. That means this is pretty old. Beware parachronisms.

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