Friday, May 11, 2007

Great Firefox Extension - Cooliris Previews

Cooliris Previews :: Firefox Add-ons

Justin Taylor wisely ditched the horrible Snap Preview from his Between Two Worlds blog last week. What a wonderful day!

But I would suggest something better that keeps the popping up of new windows all at the control of YOU, the user.

Cooliris is a little Firefox add-on that enables you to see a fully interactive pop-up window of any hyperlink you hover over for a specified period of time. (Actually, the option I use is the one that places a small blue square beside any link you hover over - then you just place your cursor on that box and the window magically appears!)

The window stays open on top of all else for as long as your cursor remains in it. The second you stray out of the box... bye bye window! You can also lock the window open in its own tab - and lots of other cool features.

I have used it for over a month now and really like it.

It's cool. And my name is not Iris.

Google Stinking Desktop!

Whenever it was GoogleDesktop came out, I installed it and loved it.

I have grown completely dependent on it... like a bean pole needs sunshine.

Then, on March 11, it stopped indexing.

I uninstalled. Re-installed. Joined discussion forums. Sent reports to Google. Threatened a multi-billion dollar lawsuit.


I am dying.

I have no memory. I know this (it is about all I can remember!). And I accept this. It has been this way since I scheduled a church musical when I was 16 and forgot to go - I was the Director. I work very hard at remembering things - I have all kinds of devices to aid my memory. GoogleDesktop was one such device. A vital device. A needed device. I am floundering without it!

This is a plea for help! Mercy! Aid! Assistance! Anything!!!!


Wednesday, May 09, 2007

So, This is Why I Joined Facebook The new sex talk

"...many adults have not explored the world their kids inhabit online. And the growing information gap makes it difficult for them to protect or discipline their kids."

You can be my friend by clicking here!

Monday, May 07, 2007


"Number One Son" had surgery today that ended up going great.

It made me so very thankful for modern medicine, Sick Kids Hospital (Toronto), my son, my wife, my family, my extended family, my church family... the list goes on and on.

But mostly what it made me thankful for was the grace of God. He is so very good and in that goodness he continues to bless my boy. We sure don't mind if you pray for him. I won't go into the medical details here, but like almost everything with him, it was a little more than anyone bargained for! But, His grace was sufficient yet again. Poor guy is doped and dopey... about ready to hit the sack for the night.
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"Rice Krispies" noise in boy's ear turns out to be nesting spiders

"Rice Krispies" noise in boy's ear turns out to be nesting spiders

Is this anyone else's greatest fear in life?!???

Dr. David Irvine said it looked like the boy had something in his ear when he examined him.

When he irrigated the ear, the first spider came out, dead. The other spider took a second dousing before it emerged, still alive. Both were about the size of a pencil eraser.

Jesse was given the spiders - now both dead - as a souvenir. He has taken them to school and his mother has taken them to work.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

You See, This is Why Ecumenicalism and Universalism Will Never Work!

Norwegian soccer game between priests, imams cancelled over female factor

"A soccer game bringing Muslim imams and Christian priests "shoulder to shoulder" on a field in Norway was cancelled Saturday because the teams could not agree on whether women priests should take part...

"We found that out two days before, but because we thought it would be a nice conclusion of the conference we didn't want to call it off, so we decided to stage an all-men's team game instead," he said.

But when the church decided to drop its female players, the priest team captain walked out in protest."