Extra step to activate Java on Chrome.

Oracle link to both of the following.

Oracle says the following about Java not working with Chrome:

The Java plug-in for web browsers relies on the cross platform plugin architecture NPAPI, which has long been, and currently is, supported by all major web browsers. Google announced in September 2013 plans to remove NPAPI support from Chrome by “the end of 2014”, thus effectively dropping support for Silverlight, Java, Facebook Video and other similar NPAPI based plugins. Recently, Google has revised their plans and now state that they plan to completely remove NPAPI by late 2015. As it is unclear if these dates will be further extended or not, we strongly recommend Java users consider alternatives to Chrome as soon as possible. Instead, we recommend Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari as longer-term options. As of April 2015, starting with Chrome Version 42, Google has added an additional step to configuring NPAPI based plugins like Java to run

Got news for ya Oracle. I’m MORE likely to drop Java than Chrome. Just sayin’.

If you want to get Java to work with Chrome after version 42 do the following:

As of Chrome Version 42, an additional configuration step is required to continue using NPAPI plugins.

  1. In your URL bar, enter:
  2. Click the Enable link for the Enable NPAPI configuration option.
  3. Click the Relaunch button that now appears at the bottom of the configuration page.





World of Warcraft Names

Just checked the ‘armory’ over at WoW to see how ‘unique’ my various character names tend to be. Here’s a list of my ‘names’ and how many characters show up with that name in WoW:

Berial 173
Bannock 140
Bannyn 4 (3 are me)
Brin 218
Bin 210
Brindal 87
Berack 107
Buryhl 3 (All me)

So it looks like I was wildly successful at a rather unique name exactly twice. (That 4th ‘Bannyn’ may also be me.)

Note: The names needed to be both unique and still look like a name, ‘afdaklsjf’ wouldn’t count.