It's a Weird, Weird World
So I'm sitting here, minding my own business, listening to the radio and the impact of the bombs at the range on the other side of Choctawhatchee Bay and out of nowhere comes this warning box on my screen saying:
Cannot load dialog.
Error 623: The system could not find the phone book entry for this connection.
Since I wasn't asking for a dialog and was connected via the DSL, I thought that this was rather odd.
I went out and looked for a similar problem and found it on a help site. Same occurrence: just upgraded to a high speed connection and sites kept asking about phone books.
The proposed solution sounded a bit odd: open Internet Explorer, go to "tools/options/connections" and select Never dial a connection
Since I don't use Internet Explorer, I thought this was odd, but I did it anyway, because the way Microsoft has messed with Windows who knows what might work.
I re-booted and the problem has gone away. Even though I use Firefox
, Bill insists that IE be involved in Internet connections in a background way. This is why, even though you don't use IE, if you have a Windows box you have to keep downloading and installing the IE patches.