Try Firefox. Do this:
Go to about:config. Search for these:
By default, these are set to TRUE. Set them to FALSE in order to allow the less secured pages.
Are you using a self-signed cert? You might want to spring for a real cert, if possible.
its a self-signed cert and will only be locally accessed from the console.
i could use firefox, but i am more interested in actually 'fixing' the problem than changing browsers ... so how can i fix this without going away from a self-signed cert?