Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Not as planned

Well my son is sick, well he has been sick since the weekend and has been getting better. My wife wants me to hang out with him tomorrow so we don't have to take him to the sitter's and get the other kids sick. Now I was planning on taken the 2nd off from work and get some things done. Now I'm taken the 1st off and baby-sitting. So my "get some things done" have changed to I hope I can get something accomplish. I'm good with my son, but one on one after a few hours I run out of things to do to keep him entertained. So tomorrow I can scratch off trying to get new tires for my car. Can't really bargain a price with a 9-month old in my arms, or if I get the price I want I can't sit there and let them swap tires if he starts getting hungry or has a poopy diaper. I can't go running tomorrow (since tonight was Halloween, didn't think I should go tromping around the neighborhood). All I can really do is pick up some new contacts and buy stamps. I guess I could work on November's budget since I'll be at home and he might sleep every once in a while. I just kinda sucks since I had a plan and now that has changed.

Firefox & Add-on's

    FireFox Add-on's That I use
  • Adblock ( - A must have

  • Adblock Filterset.G Updater (

  • Allow Right-Click (0.4)

  • Alt-Text for Links (0.4)

  • BugMeNot (1.3) - Comes in handy every now and then

  • Colorful Tabs (1.4.5) - Pretty colors

  • ColorZilla ( - For Web Developing (stealing colors)

  • Download Manager Tweak (0.7.2)

  • Ext2ABC (0.5) - Noticed it doesn't work with FF2

  • Forecastfox (

  • Gmail Notifier (

  • GooglePreview (2.1)

  • Html Validator ( - For Web Developing

  • IE Tab (

  • McAfee SiteAdvisor (24.0) - Like to see those reports on Warez sites that I visit.

  • Morning Coffee (1.25) - Haven't used it in a while

  • Server Spy (0.1.2) - Strictly for research purposes

  • ShowIP (0.8.05) - Again strictly for research purposes

  • Tab Mix Plus ( - Got to have my global X button

  • TargetAlert ( - Not working in FF2

  • TrackMeNot (0.4.54) - Should uninstall never use

  • Update Notifier (0.1.5)

  • Web Developer (1.0.2) - I like a few of the buttons this adds.

Scrybe & Firefox 2

There's a new service coming to the world, called Scrybe, basically it is an online organizer that supposedly gets the job done where others have failed. It was in private beta for awhile and now it is in an open beta, but I haven't gotten my invite. I'm really excited because right now I use a mix of Outlook Calendar and GMail to organize my day to day operations.

As for other news I have gotten most of my extensions working in the new version of Firefox, always a problem when you want bleeding edge technology. I have 22 of 23 extensions running, and no I didn't do the XPI hack for max version. I let the authors release the version when they think it is up to par. Just need TargetAlert to come out and I'll be a happy camper.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Where have I been?

Well like most things in life I drift from one interest to another. If I wasn't writing a blog I was living a life that was too busy alot time for reflection. My work centered around redesigning the website, you can poke fun of my effort here (www.amherst.k12.va.us). But I have mostly finished that project. I still have to redesign the Intranet for my company, but I need to learn the workings of PHP and how to push/pull in MySQL. Not something I'll figure out in a weekend. My son's site has been making progress but now I realize that I have forgotten my flickr password. Too many passwords and I'm getting too old to be able to remember them all. Well I am going to get up early and run tomorrow and listen to Pray As You Go. Maybe it will help my day progress in a direction that it needs to go. I'm trying to make the right decisions about my day to day life, but it hard when you been lazy for the last fifteen years. I have also decided to combine all my blogs into one and save me some sanity. So the lack-luster getting in shape journal and the baseball card blog will migrate here so I can live more simply. Which is the whole reason I started this whole thing. Everything does come full circle I guess.

Side note download Firefox 2.0 here (I'm assuming you want Windows and an English version) since it has come out.