Month: February 2012

Where I Was in January

I didn’t post much in January, that’s because I spent two weeks in Florida.  Don’t think I enjoyed myself, though, it was business travel.  Yup, two wonderful weeks with my boss crawling up my ass for 12-hour workdays.  I wasn’t in a good mood for posting.  On the good side, I got out of the hotel during the weekend.  Not much, mind you, because my boss took the car (I was OK with that.)  I did get some interesting photographs while out in Naples, FL during the weekend:

That is one sexy cup.
Being stalked by the dangerous wildlife of Florida.
I can’t think of a worst combination of signs.
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Oh man, I’d missed Firefox

 
At some point I switched from using Mozilla Firefox to Google Chrome. It was a couple of years back, and Firefox had released a bad, slow-ass version. Much that same way such a mis-step ended up taking Netscape off the map, I was so annoyed by the lousy release that I jumped to the nearest competitor (that wasn’t Microsoft Internet Explorer) and didn’t look back.

However, with all the recent hysteria around Google apparently destroying all privacy in the world, and general boredom, and the happenstance of Mozilla putting out version 10 this week, I decided to give the browser another shot.  You know? I’d forgotten how nice this browser was.  It really is a matter of the customization options that Firefox allows.  Also, some things just seem to work better.  For example, I watch a lot of videos on That Guy With the Glasses. Before each of them a commercial plays.  The Adblock Plus plugin (or is that an extension, I’ve never been clear on the distinction) blocks them from playing (as well as commercials on Hulu, although there I get 30+ seconds of dead air) while the same plugin on Chrome never seemed to do that.  I’m able to play around with how the bookmark toolbar is displayed, or have an e-mail checker that can understand that I have multiple accounts.  Also, the plugins for downloading videos from YouTube and other places are much easier to use.

So if you’re an Internet Explorer user … installing another program might be too involved for you and you’re out of luck.  But if you generally use Chrome or another browser, give Firefox a shot.  It’s already back to being my default browser.

Raccoons in the News: They Become More Violent

An Iowa raccoon hunter (you can specialize in hunting a particular animal?) was recently shot while hunting with his buddies.  They entered an abandoned farm and one of them (or maybe the hunter himself) accidentally shot him in the ankle.

The article makes some significant assumptions, namely that a human shot a human.  Below is what I think an artist might produce to depict the attacker.

From Freaking News