Sunday, October 29, 2006

The unturkey Thanksgiving

One thing about taking time off work is the catching up you have to do when you get back. At least that's my excuse for not posting this previously.

The trip in question was to St. Andrews by the Sea, NB to visit Mike and the organic farming crew. Our delicious, vegan, organic Thanksgiving dinner consisted of wild rice, curried lentils, salad, beans, bread/potato stuffing, squash/carrot soup.We stayed at the beautiful, elegant Algonquin Hotel and golfed at the adjoining golf course with incredible ocean views on a sunny fall day.The crops were finished for the year and Mike and his helper cleared some of the plants. I think these had started life as radishes.We picked rose hips to make jelly, ate chocoate pancakes, fed the donkey, drove to Minister's Island when the tide was out, but the most exciting (apparently) was the arrival of the scythe.Go Mike! For more about the farm and the farmers visit the Bantry Bay Blog.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

_blank must die

It's always the little things in life.

I visit a web site frequently (for my work) where every link you click opens a new browser window. By the end of my visit there I usually have 4 or 5 windows open. Annoying? You bet, especially when you've become accustomed to the ease and simplicity of tabbed browsing in Firefox (or even Safari!). Sure I can right click > open in new tab but it should be unneccessary.

I recently discovered a Firefox extension that will force the page to open in the same window and it's made me very happy. It's a two step process - first download and install Greasemonkey, then install "_blank must die". (Both of these downloads are extremely easy.) No more needless windows opening. (It's actually not the opening of the windows that I object to but the fact that I then have to go back and close them all - one by one.)

BTW - if you still aren't using Firefox there must be a really good reason.

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