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Ubuntu + Firefox + Flash(block)

I don’t use Flash normally, but I installed it (with the flashblock plugin for Firefox of course) so that I can fool around with Google Analytics, which renders views in little flash applets. Cool, as much as I don’t like Flash normally it’s a nice path to transition to richer functionality on the client side later on, so it makes sense in this context. The problem was that I wasn’t getting any text in Flash. I found the answer on the OpenLaszlo wiki quickly enough, the font that Flash uses is in the ghostscript package:

apt-get install gsfonts-x11

Mmmm, graphs with labels now. Peachy. And of course I’ve spent some time mucking around with Google Video as well. But we don’t need to talk about that. I have just one thing to say: Robot Chicken.