Posts Tagged ‘Internet’

IE’s future or Firefox’s present?

Wednesday, August 25th, 2004

On the "IEBlog" (Microsoft’s web journal which Internet Explorer developers post about the Microsoft browser), a list of most requested features has just been posted. Do the requested IE features seem familiar at all? It’s pretty much a 1:1 IE request to Firefox feature.

If you’re using Internet Explorer, you really should switch to Firefox and benefit from these features today.

Having fun in the Boston area

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2004

We’ve been picking out furniture and other things in the area. It will take a while for the stuff to arrive at our apartment, however. At least the cable guy should be showing up tomorrow for some nifty Internet access for the house. (:

I need to get out and take a few pictures of the area sometime, too. (…And upload a few from the Honeymoon as well…)

Linuxart mailing list & web forum

Thursday, July 8th, 2004

I just set up a Linuxart group on Google Groups. Thanks to Google, I should now have a mailing list and forum (and you can access it via email, over the web, or both). Hopefully it works — try it out and discuss stuff. (:

G8 Summit

Wednesday, June 9th, 2004

I’m temporarily living back down in Savannah for a short while. By chance, I moved back in time for the G8 Summit, which is currently the big thing going on here in the area.

Various news sites have aggregate stories (articles with links to others on the topic), including WSAV and WTOC.Also, there are a lot of news stories about the streets being heavily patrolled with law enforcement of various types.

I personally have seen several police and military vehicles of all sorts while driving around recently. Just yesterday, there was a huge caravan of around fifteen cars, all with lights flashing, traveling in the same direction I was (at least for a while). Thankfully, I was going in the right direction, as all the other roads in every other direction were all blocked off (with lots of traffic backed up behind the barricades), and I must have seen around twenty to thirty police cars stopping the flow of traffic.

It’s interesting to note that there is even an official blog for the Savannah G8 Summit, complete with its own RSS feed.

Google Local Search

Thursday, March 18th, 2004

Google Local Search is neat.

I think I’ll be using it to locate various places to eat lunch in the area instead of deciding during a delay by the parking deck.

You can also search for "wi-fi" or "802.11" and find hotspots (some are free, some are not) in a particular area. Nifty.

Just funny

Thursday, February 5th, 2004

Sometimes you see things on the web which are simply funny by unintended coincidence.

Public service announcement on spam

Wednesday, January 28th, 2004

Quote:

"Iím begging you, before I have to delete another thousand (yes, thousand) bogus emails ó please either update your antivirus and Windows systems, or stop running Windows, or get off the internet. For the good of the internet, before we have to change email so much that it doesnít work anymore, please fix this now. There is no technological solution; the only solution is for you to take charge of your internet connection and computer as an individual. I already told you how; itís not hard."

I could simply restate everything Charles Sebold said in his public service announcement post, but he put it so well that I’m simply linking to it.