Archive for October 2004

My Local Computer Warehouse

There’s a computer wholesaler in downtown Hackettstown… a -real- computer wholesaler. They’re not interested in selling systems to me for my clients… they only sell computer systems by the pallet. Nifty.

A romantic comedy with Zombies and VC

I saw Shaun of the Dead with VC last night. Quite an enjoyable movie, especially with a great person to see it with. :-)

More with the Ass Kicking: Mozilla Firefox

I’ve been using it for 3 days now and can definitively say that Firefox kicks Internet Explorers ass. I just started playing with extensions and… yeah. Good bye IE. (though I’ve been having a little trouble viewing some videos in Firefox. I’m sure I’ll find the right extension shortly to make that problem go away)

Get Firefox. It will make you more productive.

I’m going to have to figure out how to put myself on an RSS feed soon. I’m simply in love with the Sage RSS reader in Firefox. I can see why some of my friends have been bugging me to produce an RSS stream.

The Red Sox Win The World Series!

Was I right? I was right! Lee Gavin has lifted the curse! Thank you Lee!

My Favorite Screen Saver: Burning Man

This has been my screen saver
now on and off for a few months. I’ve got to say that it was a major contributor to my pre-burn excitement. The photos are excellent… a real joy! Thank you, Burning Man Screen Saver Project!

Google Desktop Kicks Ass

Old way of looking up old data

  • Double-click Windows Search icon
  • Wait 8 seconds
  • Type the text I’m looking for, IE: “xmas 04” (My Christmas shopping list)
  • Wait 3 seconds
  • Double-click ‘xmas 04.txt’ to start Notepad
  • Wait 2 seconds
  • View document

New Way

  • In IE or Firefox, click on bookmark for Google Desktop
  • Type the text I’m looking for
  • Click the cache-link
  • Wait 1/2 second
  • View document

Time Saved: 12.5 seconds. I do this search 5-20 times per day.

Old way of looking up archived emails

  • Open Outlook
  • Wait 30 seconds
  • Hit Ctrl-Shift-F.
  • Type in search criterion
  • Wait 45 seconds
  • view results

New Way

  • Click on bookmark for Google Desktop
  • Type in the search criterion
  • wait 1/2 second
  • View email

I often leave Outlook running, so I’ll just say I’ve saved 44.5 seconds. I do this search 2-10 times per day.