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Thursday, June 19, 2008


Just after midnight this morning, I finally retried downloading FF-2.
Talk about being a "Happy Camper". And it recovered all my themes, extensions, add-ons and bookmarks. I was dreading having to go find all that again. And my passwords. All stored on FF but not IE. Of course, I have most of those saved in a folder in my gmail account, but still...

The world as we know it comes to an end. Society falls. The world of Mad Max reigns. How do you plan on getting around? Here is a listing of the Top-10 vehicles for the apocalyptic future.

Back in 1951, UK engineers created the first ever computer created digital music. Here is an analog recording of the milestone event.

There have been a lot of stories about skunks on the web of late. First Lori (our favorite G'nightgirl), at This Just In, had problems at work. Then an Ohio family found a nest of them under their home. And now one snuck aboard a plane in Miami.

Please note that I have avoided all the possible puns associated with this.

Which really stinks.

A federal appeals court has made it more difficult for employers to snoop legally on e-mails and text messages their workers send from company accounts.

On this date, in 1846, the New York Knickerbocker Club played the New York Club in the first baseball game at the Elysian Field, Hoboken, New Jersey. It was the first organized baseball game.

Also, in 1917, during World War I, King George V ordered the British royal family to dispense with German titles and surnames. On July 17, 1917, the family took the name "Windsor."

"Let's all be careful out there!"



What makes it even funnier is that the injury is NOT where you might expect it to be. Oh, and the victim(?) is 52.

Japan wants to limit convenience store operations to 7 AM - 11 PM. Gee, 7-11. That sounds like a great name for a "stop'n'rob".

"At such a life-or-death moment, I would only consider sacrificing my life for my daughter. I would not do it for anyone else, even my mother."
Those are the words of a Chinese high school teacher who sprinted from the building during last month's earthquake. Abandoning the students in his care, custody and control. Luckily, none of "running Fan's" charges were injured when he abandoned his post. He has lost his job.

And speaking of China, "Kung pao chicken" has been made official for the Olympics.

You know, sometimes it just rains cement.

"Let's all be careful out there!"


"Let's all be careful out there!"



Those right feet encased in a running shoe are still appearing along the British Columbia coast. Two have been found this week, which brings the total to date to 6. The police are baffled. A lot of forensic information hasn't been released that I would find interesting.

Mexico has frozen the prices on over 150 items in stores. Don't be surprised if we follow suit. We've done it before, before a lot of you were born.

McCain seems to be having trouble drawing the interest of women voters. I understand that problem. Not voters but women.

How influential is the web on this years election process? Most analysts say that Clinton would be poised to accept the Democratic nomination if the web hadn't existed.

The coastal states are weighing their options should the Feds decide to lift the moratoreum on off-shore drilling. Of course this may be the reason that Obama is now leading the polls in Florida.

Delta Airlines is still hemorrhaging money and plans to cut capacity by another 3% in the second half of this year.

The search still continues for an elusive "Planet-X" in our solar system. It should be somewhere between 100 and 200 AU (an AU is the distance between the Sun and Earth) from the Sun and anywhere from 30% to 70% the mass of Earth. There are still some strange things about the Kuiper Belt, that a "Planet-X" would explain.

I know that Burger King is the "Home of the Whopper" but one costing £95 seems a bit "rich" for me.

Still haven't resolved my Firefox 3 fiasco but I want to thank each of you that have sent me comments and e-mails. Trying to put this blog together using IE has been an exercise in futility. But I did it!

Thank you for coming over. I'll do my best to get more up for you later today. We are on the downhill slide to the weekend. Come-on Saturday!

"Let's all be careful out there!"