Tuesday, May 20, 2008

An Almost Triple Play

20080517_dine_dash_02.pngAfter a week in Vegas where I was pretty much confined to my hotel (the Golden Nugget) for some training and then had to endure the red-eye flight back, it was great to be back home.  Even though I only got back in town shortly after noon on Saturday, the thought of getting in Mr. Mini Wuf and doing some motoring was something I was looking forward to.  The only question, what to do with my family who I had been missing quite a bit?  That was solved when my kids decided they wanted to go along for a ride.

20080517_dine_dash_17.pngSo it was off to Mimi's Cafe to meet up with other Mini owners celebrating the third anniversary of the Tar Heel MINI Motoring Club with a Dine & Dash event.  Lunch was held at 1:00 p.m. which I unfortunately was not able to attend.  We did get out there shortly before 3:00 p.m. for the Dash part of the day.  In the photo gallery, you can see several pics of the Minis lined up in the parking lot.  This was kind of special for me since this occurred right in my neck of the woods as I live right next door in Graham.

An Almost Triple Play

20080517_dine_dash_02.pngAfter a week in Vegas where I was pretty much confined to my hotel (the Golden Nugget) for some training and then had to endure the red-eye flight back, it was great to be back home.  Even though I only got back in town shortly after noon on Saturday, the thought of getting in Mr. Mini Wuf and doing some motoring was something I was looking forward to.  The only question, what to do with my family who I had been missing quite a bit?  That was solved when my kids decided they wanted to go along for a ride.

20080517_dine_dash_17.pngSo it was off to Mimi's Cafe to meet up with other Mini owners celebrating the third anniversary of the Tar Heel MINI Motoring Club with a Dine & Dash event.  Lunch was held at 1:00 p.m. which I unfortunately was not able to attend.  We did get out there shortly before 3:00 p.m. for the Dash part of the day.  In the photo gallery, you can see several pics of the Minis lined up in the parking lot.  This was kind of special for me since this occurred right in my neck of the woods as I live right next door in Graham.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Hm. Upgrades.

As Neo said about the agents at the beginning of Matrix:Reloaded.  Thought I would just provide an update on a couple software upgrades for applications that I haven't mentioned in a while.

First, Firefox is beta testing the next version, 3.0.  They are currently on Beta 5.  With the first four, I experienced varying levels of success and failure.  However, I've been using Beta 5 since it came out and have found it to be very stable.  The improvements over Firefox 2.x are quite nice as well.  It took me a while, but I am finding the Smart Bookmarks to be very useful and effective to use (just click on the star in the address bar).  The color coding to let you know when you are on a safe site is nice as well and I like the additional info that drops down as you type in the address bar.   You can get it from the Firefox Beta download site.  Hopefully you have switched to Firefox or one of the other browsers out there that are not as hazardous to your Windows computer as Internet Explorer is (and even better, maybe you have gotten off of Windows).

Hm. Upgrades.

As Neo said about the agents at the beginning of Matrix:Reloaded.  Thought I would just provide an update on a couple software upgrades for applications that I haven't mentioned in a while.

First, Firefox is beta testing the next version, 3.0.  They are currently on Beta 5.  With the first four, I experienced varying levels of success and failure.  However, I've been using Beta 5 since it came out and have found it to be very stable.  The improvements over Firefox 2.x are quite nice as well.  It took me a while, but I am finding the Smart Bookmarks to be very useful and effective to use (just click on the star in the address bar).  The color coding to let you know when you are on a safe site is nice as well and I like the additional info that drops down as you type in the address bar.   You can get it from the Firefox Beta download site.  Hopefully you have switched to Firefox or one of the other browsers out there that are not as hazardous to your Windows computer as Internet Explorer is (and even better, maybe you have gotten off of Windows).