Archive for August, 2007

WordPress sidebar for Firefox

Posted: August 25, 2007 in Blogs, Firefox, Internet

Finally a add on to Firefox made especially for WordPress blogs.  WordPress sidebar add on for Firefox. Opens up in a sidebar or opens up in a new window and logs you into to your blog or blogs to allowing you to post to your WordPress blogs.  It seems to have found all the information to log-in on its own with no required setup by me. The sidebar has Stats, Post, Bookmark, log-in and log-out tabs for access you WordPress blog. However it does seem to disable the right click of the mouse to be able to cut and paste, the editing functions a very primitive as well. It seems Firefox wants to spell check the post but with no right click you are not able to fix the spelling. There is a separate text box for spell checking but without cut and paste I can not see how that would be of any help, however you can you cut and past under the edit drop down menu. It is possible that no-script is prevent the functions from working properly so this will have to be further investigated.
It is nice to finally have a way of accessing a WordPress blog from Firefox even though the editing functions are somewhat crude it still has some good functionality for accessing a WordPress blog. Give it a try.

A Black Vehicle.

Posted: August 24, 2007 in fun stuff

You Should Drive a Black Car


You’re the type of driver who’s totally dominant and even a bit aggressive.
You see the road as a “dog eat dog” world… and you’re not about to get eaten!
You like to drive a vehicle that conveys power. Big engine. Big price tag.
You rule the road – and you like everyone to know it.

From the ACLU :

In Unprecedented Order, FISA Court Requires Bush Administration to Respond to ACLU’s Request That Secret Court Orders Be Released to the Public

And on another front:

A couple arrested at a rally after refusing to cover T-shirts that bore anti-President Bush slogans settled their lawsuit against the federal government for $80,000, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Thursday. ABC News

Some good news for those of us fighting to get our civil rights back.

I do not know what is wrong with me but I just can not stop watching Garden State and listening to the sound track and in particular Frou Frou’s Let go. So here it is in a little clip I found on you tube:

It seems that AT and T feels that they have the right to sensor anything they want regardless of what the Constitution has to say about it. Here is a story at Orielly.net about AT and T censoring the LOLLAPALOOZA WEBCAST. It is a bad thing when you give the power to sensor what conglomerates like this feel is inappropriate. They should not have this power at all!

Update:  Apparently this is not the first time that AT and T censored a webcast of a concert according to the Listening Post of the Wired Blog Network.

“I read your article about this and it makes me so angry that AT&T say this is a one time mistake.

“They did the same thing on the webcasts from Bonnaroo in June during the John Butler Trio show when he was talking about the lack of response from our government during Katrina, and also during the Flaming Lips show when the lead singer was talking about how much George Bush had screwed up.  I was at both of those live shows and saw the webcasts later. The sound did not cut out at any other time – only when someone was talking about George Bush or the goverment in a negative way.

“It was not a mistake, it is full out censorship.”


									

I am a Feminist!

Posted: August 9, 2007 in fun stuff

You Are 100% Feminist


You are a total feminist. This doesn’t mean you’re a man hater (in fact, you may be a man).
You just think that men and women should be treated equally. It’s a simple idea but somehow complicated for the world to put into action.

Here is some videos submitted to the Fedora Project all released under the creative commons license demonstrating freedom in software, video, writing, politics, and fun all in thirty seconds or less. I especially like the A Culture of Fear and Free Machinima. If free software, free speech and freedom in general is important to you then I would have a gander at them all. Enjoy.