Wednesday, October 24, 2007

WebRunner - MozillaWiki

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.

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

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.