Google Chrome

As a consummate tinkerer, I’m always trying new software and different browsers. I downloaded the Google Chrome browser way back when it first came out but never did like it as much as Firefox.

It had been a year or so since I tried Chrome so a couple weeks ago I wondered how Chrome was coming along. I downloaded the newest version of Chrome and to my surprise, it had evolved into a very nice browser.
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Firefox 3.0.5

Finally out of beta is the next release of Firefox. In this release, Firefox has repaired numerous security issues and a few other things as well. For a complete list, click HERE

As many of you already know (well, those who use FF), Firefox is a powerful web browser and in my humble opinion, is way more safer to use than IE to browse the web. Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I opened IE other than my favorite add-on, IE tab. The IE tab will render any page that doesn’t support Firefox so there really is no need to even open IE. Unless you like drive by malware.

So what are you waiting for? Make the jump to Firefox and say good bye to IE and join the millions of people who are part of an open source project to benefit the masses. Besides that, with all the add-ons available, Firefox is FUN!!

Go HERE to download Firefox 3.0.5

Ed Parsons – The Cable Guy

I admit, I probably partied more than I studied while in college.  My first semester at Lewis and Clark College in Portland was a real departure from my high school experience.  One of the classes I took as a first term freshman was Introduction to Mass Media.  This particular class was geared toward people who dreamed of being the next Peter Jennings, Bill O’reilly, or Catey Couric. One thing I did learn in this class is that the inventor of cable tv is none other than Ed Parsons. That is Ed Parsons of Astoria, Oregon.

I was 18 when I enrolled in college and thinking back, I am surprised it took me 18 years to learn this and that when I did learn it, it was learned in college in another town. I guess the surprise is why is something that brings television into the homes of millions not common knowledge in the town that it originated from??? Hear that school teachers?

Well, today marks the 59th anniversary since the FCC contacted Mr. Parsons about his cable invention. Now you can tell all your friends that cable tv as we know it originated in good ‘ol Astoria Oregon.

Natural gas cars. A great article here talks about (and debunks a few pollution myths) about natural gas and why it WILL be the fuel of the near future. I know, I know, we’re all gonna die from explosions and those cars will be so ugly driving around.

Firefox is on Fire!! Today they officially have attained 20% market share. Internet Explorer is down to 70% now. Whatya waiting for? You have downloaded the FREE Firefox browser haven’t you?

If you are a busy person, sometimes taking time to enjoy your morning coffee doesn’t fit in with your schedule. So why not enjoy your caffeine fix while taking a shower? Say what??? There is a product available called Shower Shock Soap that promises to give you that boost in the morning.

And finally, from the FREE software side of things is an excellent small download that will easily encrypt files on your computer. It’s called Encryptonclick and it’s available via Bill Mullins website.

What is YOUR Live Footprint?

I’ve been visiting The Daily Green website for quite awhile and somehow missed this survey to determing what your Live Footprint is.  Mine is 465 so I have some work to do.  Lower is better with the average being 325.

In the “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” department, fear no more fall fashion wannabee. My adventure to Crave discovered the new fashion rage for the elderly. I have but one question – Does it come in blue?

As you all know, I love the Firefox browser and think it’s the greatest browser one can get. Over at Ars, they provide an in depth review of the new Firefox 3 browser. Check it out. For those of us who don’t think the Awesome Bar is so awesome, there is a new fix.

For those of you who haven’t yet had a full heart pounding summer, wait no longer. You just haven’t been launched from the Amazing Blob Launcher yet.

Throwing a party this summer? Here’s a site to make sure about who you DON’T invite. I don’t know about you, but when I throw a party, everyone gangs up on these suspects with water guns.

Favorite Software

In the coming weeks, I’ll be adding my Favorite Software. So pop in once in a while to check out my favorite software links. The first favorite is in the “more” section of this post.

I’ve been a computer geek for a long time. If you are a blogger, chances are, you are a geek too. I remember my first computer experience as if it was yesterday.

To my knowledge, back in the day, Clatsop Community College was the only outfit in town with a main frame. Pardon me if I don’t get my terminology right.

A childhood chum of mines mother worked at ccc. One day (around 5th grade) we headed to ccc to play with the computers. The type of computer ran these punch cards to do your programming with (I think).

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