October 25th, 2006

technical

Firefox 2 first impressions

I've got Firefox 2 on most of my computers now.

The Bad
The default skin is not an improvement over 1.5.  (I'll be picking a different one.)
The close boxes on every tab require you relearn your behavior, if you're a mouse navigator.  I really want to revert this.

The Good
Tab state is saved across sessions.

The Fantastic
Optional Google Reader integration with the previously useless RSS live bookmarks.

What I've Changed
I've dropped Torisugari's Bookmarks Synchronizer in favor of the more transparent Foxmarks (syncing with my own WebDav server).  Oh, how I wish Foxmarks stored the favicons like Torisugari's Add-on did.  C'est la vie.
technical

If you've seen Conqueror of Shambala...

I glower at you.  That movie's been at the top of my Netflix queue since it's been released, and it still says, "very long wait."  All the local brick-and-mortar rental places don't have it.  The comic-book shop that had it sold all of their DVDs to animelane.com.  They're local, but they're an internet-only business.  Grr!