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Entries for Thursday, April 18, 2002

April 18, 2002

Google Answers

People have been known to come to me to help them coerce answers to obscure queries out of Google. Now, Google are offering geeks like me a way to make some cash out of it.

Mozilla 1.0RC1

So the kids on Slashdot will be getting excited cause Mozilla has reached 1.0RC1

As I’ve done with every “release” so far, I’ve downloaded it, unzipped it, played with it for 10 minutes, found out that there are still raging usability problems (no keyboard shortcut to jump to the URL bar, I can’t drag up and down the page with the mousewheel, and I can’t hit ALT+Y to answer Yes in a dialog box), and gone back to IE.

Panic Room

A quite frankly staggering amount of work went into the creation of the opening credits for Panic Room. How gloriously pointlessly geeky!

“Messy Quotes”

I unashamedly use Outlook Express as my mail client (nice GUI, low memory overhead). I found OE-QuoteFix a couple of days ago, and it’s pretty danged swish. It cleans up OE’s quoting engine so you don’t end up with a mish-mash of ugly ”> > &gt“s every time you reply to someone!

Oh, and it colours the quotes nicely for you when you’re viewing a message too:

rawk on!

Speakeasy rule! I've been on hold with them for a couple of minutes, and their hold music has consisted of The Dandy Warhols and Portishead so far. I like!

Now, if only they could get my bleeding DSL line installed, I’d be happy.

First Post!

OK, inspired by helping out Rellah set-up her log, I’m going to try this again.

I’ve installed Moveable Type on blazing, and imported the old site’s entries.

What do you reckon? Three days this time?

About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.