Spending part of the afternoon nuking old/irrelevant/stupid posts from the past. Do you care what I had to write about some web technology issue in 2007? Neither do I.
The situation: a kiosk application where people in the community would log in to a web page, request some materials, then log out again. The users are all in our Active Directory login system. How can you construct it so that a user can log out, and the next log in, without forcing them to close and re-open the browser?
Previously the latest version of Firefox broke it. A small mod to the script seems to be just the ticket.
All things considered, maybe using sessions is better. If you’re in a situation where you can’t depend on people doing two clicks to log out, you should look into that.
Despite my earlier rant, I decided to give Verizon another shot at installing the FIOS service. After all, it could save me $60-80 a month — money that I could certainly use.
Following is the tragi-comic rundown of how it went down. How much patience do I really have? We’ll see — they can’t get it done today, we’ll try again Friday afternoon.