Category Archives: Personal

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NoScript Firefox Plugin – Whitelist, Blacklist, Graylist

I use the NoScript plug-in for Firefox.  However, there are tons of websites that use JavaScript for legitimate functionality.  For example, the Mozilla forums use a javascript:history.back() for the back button in the forums.  There is obviously no need to block this. Originally, I tried

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Google Ruining Good Software Ideas

Is Google ruining good software ideas?  I got a GrandCentral number back before Google bought them out.  After the Google acquisition, I got my wife a number, and one for my business.  Then, it went back into beta where it has been FOREVER! GrandCentral is

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Minimum Feed Reader Requirements

If you are going to have a feed reader, you MUST have a NEXT ITEM button.  Today, I decided that I would abandon my initial feed reader, Google Reader, which I have used since I was “just seeing what this feeds thing is all about.” 

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Features Your Shopping Site Must Have

Seriously, if you are going to have a website for shopping, then you MUST have a feature that allows me to customize how many items are displayed at a time.  It is insulting to see 9 whole products on the screen while looking at a

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Want My Phone Business? Give Me One Feature

It seems that every two weeks or so, I get a little mailing from Qwest asking me to change my phone service over to them (back to them actually).  I used to get the same mailing on roughly the same interval from Comcast when my

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Bigger Monitors More Productive?

I keep reading that people with bigger monitors are more productive than those without.  Recently, I went from a 15″ LCD to a 22″ Widescreen LCD.  I have to admit, when I first put it up on my desk it seemed HUGE.  I mean, ridiculous,