Monthly Archives: February 2006

The People at have released a New Version

The makers of Flock have released an update to their browser that upon a quick inspection seems to be much improved. It is based on the Firefox browser, but has all kinds of enhancements just for bloggers. Next to Firefox it is on of my favorite browsers.

They have made it much easier to set up and post to your blog and they have made it easier to edit the source with a tab for editor or source. Pretty handy. You can save stuff before you post. It shows all your categories and tags all in a full screen window or tab. You can drag and drop photos with ease as well as links to pages all in what they call a shelf.

You can also, as with the old version, publish your favorites online with dilicious or Shadows.

If you have not tried Flock yet I strongly recommend giving Flock a chance.

If you have the earlier version of flock you must rename or delete your personal flock config file. In Linux this would be in /home/usrname/.flock file. In Windows you will have to find it on your own, sorry.

Another cool feature I found was that when you are commenting on a blog you can right click on the comment box you can and check your spelling. I am really liking this. Now to find out if I can install some extensions for the new version.

Virus and Spam the How and Why.

I have a lot of friends that ask me
about what to do with all the spam, Trojans, and viruses. I have
found a few current articles that I think that people should read.
It will answer many questions about the aforementioned.

If you read about you recent statistics
on virus and spam infections will understand how much of a problem
this is. And all this leads to bot
that take control of multiple computers to send out spam.
There is a good article
at the Washington Post
about what gets done with bot nets. Over at Linux-Watch
is a good article about why one should not use Windows or at least be
vary cautious about using it.

There are some things that you can do
about this and there are people
that are working on getting rid of ‘Command and Control’ servers
that control all these bot nets. Again at the Washington Post there
is another
about what you can do about protecting yourself from
these threats.

Ashes and Snow

Thanks to Treehugger a website dedicated to the green life and Inhabitat which is a site dedicated to “future foward design for the world you inhabit” I was drawn to ashes and snow. There are some truely amazing photographs to be seen. Or if you get to see the traveling museum called of all things Nomadic Museum. The museum is built with 152 shipping containers.

You really should visit the Portifolio link and check out the photographs.  Some of them are so amazing they take my breath away.  The peace, harmony, and innocence you see in them.  Truly unreal.

Firefox and why you need it.

This article pretty much says it all. I have used most of the browsers out there and I have to say I like Firefox the best. I have been using Opera of late (never did get it to work with Ubuntu though) but I have to say that I really miss all the extensions. The extensions are what make Firefox an exceptional browser. Although, I did find this page on blocking ads in Opera. It seems much more coplicated than using adblock in Firefox. I like Opera but it just not have all the fun stuff that Firefox.
Seven Ways To Solve Firefox Memory Headaches Or more infomation about firefox’s memory leaks can be found here.

And while you are at it check out Seven Ways to Solve Firefox’s Memory Leaks 

Of Montreal.

I will have to say these guys are great in their own right, but their covers rock as well. So if you have any clue check them out here.

No really they are so much fun I can not wait until they come to Boston at the Middle East. In Boston, MA, USA on 3/5/2006
So be there!

Super Secret Dance Society has struck again.

The Super Secret Dance Society has struct again with Attention: Government File. Is that a car dancing. Watch the video and dance in your seat. It has a great angry dance mix so get that seat dancing going. Or if you feel the need get up and get your groove on.

Yes and now there are three more movies to dance to. Move 1.12, Move 1.13, and Move 1.14.

Do you really need any more reasons to check it out. Go man go!