I have a copy of a joomla-based website on my laptop, so I can mess around with it off-line, and I was getting frustrated because the font on my laptop copy was larger than the live version. I re-downloaded the css files, checked various config parameters and basically did everything I could to make sure my laptop had a true copy of the live version, and still, the fonts on my laptop copy were bigger than the live version. I even deleted my cookies.
As it turned out, it wasn’t the website, it was Firefox. I had, apparently, used Firefox’s zoom feature once to enlarge the font; and Firefox remembered, not just the page, but the server on which I had zoomed the font. In this case, the server was my local copy.
I hate when software does things for me without telling me. It’s so Microsoft.
Anyway, here’s an article about disabling this feature: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/07/03/disable-firefox-domain-sticky-zoom-to-reset-zoom-level-on-re-visit.
I still can’t figure out why I haven’t found more information on this problem. It would seem that David and I are the only two people in the world who use Twitter and Firefox with Firebug enabled (and I’m only assuming that David does have Firebug enabled. He might have a completely different problem). Maybe others use Firebug and Twitter with no problems, and there’s something else on my system that was a factor.
That being said, I found a way to unfollow using the terminal command line in Linux. The solution is here: http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Twitter-REST-API-Method:-friendships%C2%A0destroy and several other places. For a test, I unfollowed the NYTImes with this line: curl -u bnmng:mypassword -d “screen_name=nytimes” http://twitter.com/friendships/destroy.xml