I saw this story about a man torching his BMW to protest high gas prices. The Bavarian man, whose name was being withheld because he has not been charged with a crime, told police that gas prices were so high he could no longer afford to drive the vehicle. As in many countries, gasoline prices [...]
Monthly Archive for June, 2008
I just finished Financial Peace Revisited by Dave Ramsey. A pretty good read with sound financial advice. I especially thought that the chapter about compounding interest was very good, although you have to remind yourself that after 40 years of saving, inflation has wiped out a good portion of your gains. It’s easy to look [...]
One of my favorite extensions for Firefox, Tab Mix Plus, is available for Firefox 3. This add-on lets you change the behavior of tabs. My most wanted feature: when I type a URL in the location bar, I want it to open a new tab automatically.
It’s kind of sad that it takes a private entity to do a good job at recovery efforts: When his company, Disaster Recovery Solutions, was hired to clean up after storms like Hurricane Katrina, he noted that days — even weeks — routinely passed before authorities began establishing recovery operations. Local response officials were often [...]
Firestorm from powrslave on Vimeo.
Just a reminder that Firefox 3 is out today. I haven’t tried it yet and honestly I didn’t care too much for the Release Candidates (mainly because it broke my add-ons), but I thought I’d contribute to the Firefox 3 Download Day, which seems like a neat endeavor.
From CNN on rising oil today: Recent data show high prices have led consumers to cut their gasoline consumption. Meanwhile, many Asian nations are cutting fuel subsidies, effectively raising prices, which is expected to further dampen demand. Artificially lower prices means people will use more of a commodity, driving up demand. And when there’s not [...]
Posted in Tech on Jun 5th, 2008
Although I’ve known about their existence before, I’ve always shied away from installing some add-on to manage my del.icio.us bookmarks. Why do I need something extra? The website and “post to del.icio.us” bookmark works just fine. I can go to the website and click the tags I want, save it, and I’m done. But here [...]