I just found WebRunner thanks to a post on DownloadSquad. It's a distraction-free browser. In other words, it has neither toolbars nor a URL bar. In fact it doesn't even have a status bar. So far I've found it useful for gmail and voo2do. It doesn't work well with Google Docs because every document opens in a new Firefox window.
culture, literature, philosophy, film, and land wars in Asia
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Where the Famines Are
I grew up hearing my parents say, "Don't leave food on your plate. There are kids starving in India." I did a double-take when I first heard the same injunction in America, although the country named was China. Now Organized Nomad explains the phenomenon in Starving Kids and Your Birthday.
Monday, October 15, 2007
VHS vs. DVD
I realized while watching Ridicule this weekend that there's one thing I miss about VHS tapes. They keep playing even if they're scratched, unlike DVDs which can grind to a complete halt. The scratched bit on the Ridicule DVD began at the denouement of the film, but fortunately didn't completely halt the film until that scene was over. Still I now have to rent another copy of it to watch the closing scene, which won't have the same effect, because it won't come right after the denouement.