The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Friday, 13 October 2006]

Firefox 2 RC2 and teh snappy

Life’s really too short to mess around with pre-release software, but somewhere on the Intertubes somebody said that Firefox 2 RC2 is much faster than the 1.5 series, and fasterness is always to be sought after, so I downloaded it.

They weren’t lying.

Firefox 2 brings teh snappy, teh snappy’s kid brother and teh snappy’s cousins.

It also brings close buttons for tabs that are actually inside the tabs, a preference to open with all tabs that were open when Firefox quit, and wonder of wonders, integrated spell check, among other goodies.

Does that sound tasty? Yes it does.

« Eat it!

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Book roundup, part 27

Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.

To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle

“Cancel everything. You’re going into emergency surgery today”

Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.

Book roundup, part 26

Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.

Renewing the nerd card: Installing Ubiquiti UniFi in the house

The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism

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What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.

It is impossible for a person to begin to learn what he already thinks he knows

Smell the Foam Finger

Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.

Book roundup, part 25

Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.