Ari has been one of our favorite people to bust on here at DrikoLand. Well, apparently our criticism was just too much for him.
In other news, I finally graduated! I am now even more full of B.S., with a degree in Computer Information Technology from the University of Maryland University College. Although I nearly failed out of school 11 years ago, I managed to graduate Cum Laude and joined Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society. Now all I need is a job. Hmmm, I think I would make a good White House spokesman.
I’ve been evangelizing a switch to Mozilla for some time now (search for Mozilla at right, and you’ll see how many entries I’ve made!), and I still maintain that it’s the best browser suite out there. Note the emphasis on suite, though. Some critics of Mozilla have pointed out that in an attempt to compete with M$ Internet Explorer, they’ve packed too many applications into their suite, thereby bloating what should be the fastest, most efficient browser out there. Well, whether or not that’s true is debatable, but an alternative has been around for some time in the form of Firebird (formerly known as Phoenix), the browser-only version of Mozilla. The new release of Firebird 0.6 is blazingly fast and is very stable; read the very informative article “Reasons to switch to the Mozilla Firebird browser” and give it a try. I did, and I haven’t been sorry.
OK, after careful deliberation and evaluation of some of your input, I’ve put back the comments. However, I found a setting that should allow them to be partially hosted on my server, so maybe that will help with load/down time. So far, things are running smoothly, but let me know if you encounter problems or page hangups.
The recent passing of Douglas Adams was quite a tragedy, as his surrealistic yet intelligent sense of humor resulted in some of my favorite books of all time. Does anyone remember the Infocom Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy game? I sure do! Douglas Adams was a big fan of the Zork text adventure game and had a large part in developing the computer game based on his seminal novel. This online version recreates the original to a tee, and although I’ve forgotten how to finish the game, it really brings back a lot of memories.
OK, here’s the second part of my QuickTopic test. I’ve removed comments altogether, which unfortunately means you won’t see any past comments, but I think the page loads a lot faster now as result. Try out the new handy dandy “Discuss” link below, and please let me know what you think about removing the comments, replacing them with QuickTopic instead. Thanks…
I’ve been thinking about adding a discussion board to my ‘80s page, as well as possible replacing the comment system on my blog with QuickTopic “topics.” Please try out this QuickTopic Test Post and let me know what you think. Thanks!
Now this is some hardcore ping-pong! (links directly to .asx video file)
OK, it’s a pretty simple concept, but it’s fun to make Bart write whatever you want.
Take a look at the new $20 bill. As FARK points out, luckily “NO ONE will ever be able to figure out how to remove small red text labeling it a ‘specimen.’” Also, read this article on future plans for U.S. currency.
Don’t forget about the total lunar eclipse tomorrow night! Last I checked, the weather might obscure it for me… 🙁