I updated Opera to 8.0. Some changes for the better, some not. Blogspot blogs now correctly display both columns (in 7.x, the content appeared on top, the navigation column appeared below). Google Groups don’t work, though. I don’t think it’s a function of the Opera upgrade, they didn’t work in Opera 7.x either. For a [...]
The power subsystem engineer on my satellite at work has a poster on his office door: Power – Everything Else is Just a Load! Last weekend I helped my friend L set up her new computer. She’s moving from an old, virus- and spyware-ridden Windows Me system. She is very foggy about how she connects [...]
Getting the Story Right: Adventure Travel Without the Pity Factor, from Scott Rains. Why Dangling Wheelchair is not just an example of the “Disabled Hero’s Welcome” genre. The bookmarklet solution to the password problem, from Simon Willison. I’m using Password Agent on a USB memory stick, but this looks interesting as well.
WiFi Internet Access: Available at the Boulder Public Library – an open hotspot, very cool. Now if they’d just get some comfortable chairs …
More and more online news providers are requiring subscriptions. Check out Simon Willison’s blog for some good discussion about registration. I was amused to discover that Lancaster Online requires its readers to be at least 4 years old (2000 – 2004 were rejected as invalid birth years), but less than 999 years old (ditto 1000).
I’m getting a little annoyed with Opera (just a little). The main driver is the fact that it doesn’t display the WordPress admin screens properly. I played with Firefox when it was Firebird, but wasn’t very motivated, so now I’m checking out Firefox again. Opera things that I miss: One letter keyboard shortcuts, specifically Back [...]
Eldest Son’s graduation present has arrived. It is an iBook, the first Mac at our house. We are amazed and confused. Soon we hope to be elucidated.
The nameserver change went much better than I expected. The only way it could have been better is if the previous host had allowed me to hang on to the old account for a few days while the nameserver change propagates.
I have discovered the joy of subdomains. I’ve been moving everything around, and so it’s probably broken. Mostly, I’ve created a subdomain for things in development, which has really cleaned out my root directory.
Some days you just get really lovely search strings: #reqs: search term 4: bathroom photos 4: james christian pfohl moravian 3: accessibility consultant 2: wedding marimba music 2: journal backgrounds 2: new scientist multiple sclerosis mother 2: wordpress journal 2: michael signy 1: journal wheelchair 1: mothers day out reston 1: multiple sclerosis downhill walking [...]