Tired, hungover, needed extra sleep. Call from client at almost to ask when I will arrive. I tell them an hour from now. They want me to participate in an IM session
IM session goes from shortly after to around ! Lots of stuff discussed. Towards the end MSN Messenger seemed to kick me out. I couldn’t sign back on and then realized that I cannot connect to the internet.
Eventually restarting my router fixed this.
I go out on my bicycle to Nerima area. Eat lunch at Fracasso.
Return home, try to solve the problem of why some scripts do not work on my machine.
I finally figured out that Norton Anti Virus Script Blocking feature has been causing this. I checked it off and the scripts worked.
I am sure that this feature does not unconditionally block all scripts. Otherwise you could not do much on the internet in this day and age, and I am a big net surfer. Reading information on Symantec’s website, it seems that it is supposed to detect scripts with virus-like behaviour. So does this mean that my scripts exhibit virus-like behaviours?
I also found that in NAV Auto-Protect displays "Off" and Email Scanning displays "Error" in the System Status screen. I could not solve this, looked around the web. Found the answer in the Symantec website. The conclusion was that I need to reinstall NAV. Did, fixed the problem.
One more aside. In the past I had disabled Symantec Password manager since I suspected it had something to do with my scripting trouble. Clearly it did not, since the problem persisted after I disabled it. Anyway I am now using it again and my scripts work fine. So the cause was simply the Script Blocking feature.