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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Firefox 2.0 Released

The Mozilla team has released Firefox 2.0. This is probably a more incremental update than a full-blown .0 release, but it's still cool. The best new features for me are the built-in spell-checker and phishing protection. You can peruse the release notes for all the changes. Now I just have to track down a couple of extensions that don't have 2.0 releases yet.

IE 7 - Meh

I have been playing with the new IE 7.0 on my home PC since Sunday evening. It's a huge improvement over IE6, but overall I don't think it's any better than Firefox, and nothing they've added is truly revolutionary. Then again, everyone in browsers has been ripping off Mozilla or Opera for the last 5 years anyway.

It's . . . ALIVE!

No, I'm not firing up the bad Halloween puns. I managed to bring back my old Celeron 400 box from the dead. It was randomly locking up or rebooting. Then one day it just refused to start up. After way too much trial-and-error, I determined that the problem was that it was being shorted on the case somewhere. After a couple of minor changes and a reassembly, it seems to be working fine again. It's not that its death would have been a HUGE loss, but I hate tossing perfectly useful hardware. It's old, but for the kids to do some surfing or word processing, it works fine. Special thanks to Crawl and The Master for helping me with the debugging.

The Master comments: And here I was sure you had a dying mobo. Heh. A short will do that though.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

NFL Week #7 Final

Well, that was ugly. I finished 6-7 whilst Eeyore was 5-8. The thing is that if I had several of those picks to make again this week, I'd probably pick the same. Houston crushing Jacksonville? Call me when that makes sense. Anyway, I'm 63-37 (.630) on the year while she is 68-32 (.680).

Past Two Days' News

Recent Headlines

January 5, 2015: It Returns!
August 10, 2007: SCO SUCKS IT DOWN!
July 5, 2007: Slackware 12.0 Released
May 20, 2007: PhpBB 3.0 RC 1 Released
February 2, 2007: DOOM3 1.31 Patch

January 27, 2007: Join the World Community Grid
January 17, 2007: Flash Player 9 for Linux
December 30, 2006: Darkness over Daggerford 1.2
December 19, 2006: Pocket Tunes 4.0 Released
December 9, 2006: WRT54G 1.01.1 Firmware OK with Linux/Mac

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