How metric ruined rock music!Posted: July 8, 2011
A while ago I had a play with customising the look and feel of Firefox. I was so chuffed with my efforts that I even posted up some instructions. Well, there is a downside to playing around with the dark arts of the web. Around then I realised I couldn’t get my copy of Firefox to display certain aspects of the web the way I wanted them. There was no localisation available so I installed a Greasemonkey script to Britify settings. Nothing looked that different and I forgot about it. Sometime later I was looking for some information on a rock band….
And this had been happening for a while. I dimly remembered hearing Trent Reznor had fallen out with his record company … well I thought it had something to do with that… and yet I couldn’t find ANYTHING about that anywhere. It was driving me nuts. Today I had a confused exchange with a friend where it finally dawned on my that my little script was turning any mention of imperial units metric. I blame the French!
What is the moral of this story?
If you make a mistake, be up front about it – no matter how foolish you look. And keep a sense of humour about you. You made a mistake, you made yourself look a tit, you may as well ‘fess up and deal with it.