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Posts Tagged ‘The Web’

Goodbye Firefox 2.0

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

On friday I downloaded and installed Firefox 2.0 RC3. Today I downloaded and installed Firefox 1.5.0.7. Why this step backwards? A few very irritating changes:

  1. Apparently you cannot view raw RSS files in the browser. Firefox now assumes every RSS file is feed (and they are) and assumes you want to preview it (I do) in HTML (I don’t). If I open an RSS file in my browser, I want to see the XML – period. If I wanted to see it transformed, I would open it in my feed reader.
  2. A bunch of my very useful plugins don’t work yet: UrlParams, JetBrains Omea Connector, OpenNewWindowFromHere, MeasureIt
  3. I hate having the ‘close tab’ button on the individual tabs. Makes it difficult close a bunch of tabs quickly
  4. Once a certain number of tabs were open, you have to scroll over to find them… SHOW ALL MY TABS, no matter how small they get…

Other than that, FF2.0 looked and felt pretty good.

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You can be Jackson Pollock!

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Find the Jackson Pollock inside you (or your kids)!

Here is my first attempt… ;)
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(click to enlarge)

Who the heck is Jackson Pollock??

(via Parent Hacks )

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Nifty Statistics Tool

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Stumbled across this tool this morning… Fascinating stuff.

Did you know, for example, that in the ‘child poverty’ list the United States is #2 and Canada is #7? This correlation graph is especially interesting…

There is also a companion site called StateMaster.

NationMaster

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