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Foxy Lady

Speaking of Firefox, which Extensions are you using?
(I’m posting an inventory of my favorites tomorrow)

Of course, that’s assuming you use it, and it doesn’t seem many have made the switch to a better browser. According to my hits 43% of you are using Microsuck Internet Exploder, and 38% Nutscrape Navigator.

I must evangelize about the benefits of Firefox…

Tabbed Browsing
View more than one web page in a single window with this time saving feature. Open links in the background so that they’re ready for viewing when you’re ready to read them. MORE

Live Bookmarks
RSS integration lets you read the latest news headlines and read updates to your favorite sites (Blogs!) that are syndicated. MORE

Privacy and Security
Built with security in mind, Firefox keeps your computer free of malicious spyware by not loading harmful ActiveX controls. A comprehensive set of privacy tools keep your online activity your business.

Popup Blocking
Stop annoying ads in their tracks with Firefox’s built-in blocker.

Smarter Search
Google Search is built right into the toolbar, with a plethora of other search tools available including Smart Keywords, and the new Find bar which finds text as you type without covering up anything.

Hassle-Free Downloading
Downloads are automatically saved to your Desktop or any folder you specify, so they’re easy to find. Fewer prompts mean you finish faster.

Fits Like a Glove
Simple and intuitive, yet fully featured, Firefox has all the functions you’re used to – Bookmarks, History, Full Screen, Text Zooming to make pages with small text easier to read, etc.

Developer’s Friend
Firefox comes with a standard set of developer tools including a powerful JavaScript and CSS error/warning console, and an optional Document Inspector that gives detailed insight about your pages.

Extremely Customizable
Simply add buttons to your toolbars, or install new Extensions that add new features. There are Themes to browse with style, and use the adaptive search system to earch an infinite number of engines.

Free and Easy
At only 4.7MB, Firefox takes just a few minutes to download over a slow connection and seconds over a fast connection. The installer gets you set up quickly, and the new Easy Transition system imports all of your settings – Favorites, passwords and other data from Internet Explorer and other browsers – So you can start surfing right away.

“Beware of spyware – If you can, use Firefox” – USA Today
“Better than MSIE by leaps and bounds” – FORBES

Get Firefox!

Source: with modifications by Aurorealis

15 comments February 22nd, 2005

Stumble This

Finally got around to starting my own group on StumbleUpon. If you’re unfamiliar with SU, I suggest you check it out because you’re missing out on thousands of cool sites that people who share your insterests are waiting to share with you.

Not sure if there are plug-ins for other browsers yet, but StumbleUpon currently works in conjunction with Firefox. Download the plug-in here and learn why collaborative surfing is a good thing.

My group is Pin-Up Hotties – For those of us who love, admire, and even imitate the bombshell. If you enjoy this special form of cheesecake art, consider this my personal invitation to join.

Have fun stumbling and ADD ME to your list of friends!

5 comments February 21st, 2005

Bling Blight

Wasted an entire weekend thanks to those evil little rocks! I’ll need the President’s Day holiday just to recover from searching for the perfect wedding ring. Yes, I said wedding ring, and yes, I realize that I’ve been married for a thousand years. Please allow me to explain…

Short Version: I am one picky lady.

Marilyn Monroe lied to us when she sang “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” – I’ve just been to the most prestigious jewelers on the planet and I didn’t find a damn thing that I really felt was made for me.

Harry Winston, Cartier, Bulgari, Tiffany, David Orgell, Buccellati, David Webb, Van Cleef & Arpels… You name it and I was there this weekend. Didn’t even let pouring rain deter us from hitting Rodeo Drive, because this past Valentine’s Day my husband declared that I may no longer walk about with a naked ring finger.

There’s the girly part of me that thinks, “Yay! Big sparkly shiny things!” but then there’s the 51% majority that’s just too practical and thinks, “How about a kick-ass flat panel home theater system with a DVD recorder and surround sound instead?” Mr. Aurorealis isn’t having it… We’re getting a ring. End of story.

So what does this mean? It means we’re spending every weekend for the rest of our lives searching for the ring. We’ve already spent two of them shopping with no luck. I’m exhausted by the whole idea of continuing, and the longer it takes the more picky I become.

Now I’m screwed. We visited all the awesome jewelers and I walked away empty-handed and unimpressed. What’s with all the boring and uninspired jewelry out there? Is it really too much to ask for an interesting diamond eternity band? It would seem so.

I’m probably just being a relentless bitch, but I don’t want something on my hand all day every day for the rest of my life that doesn’t make me smile every single time I look down at it, and with all the time I spend typing away… That’s a lot of life.

Wish me luck! I’ll keep you posted.

17 comments February 20th, 2005

Heaven & Hell

Went to see Constantine, starring Keanu Reeves and that chick from The Mummy. Didn’t expect much, and that was probably a wise choice. Although it was certainly entertaining there were moments where they recycled CGI effects from Blade, and yes… even The Matrix.

The thing that I found most impressive was the casting. I think they did an excellent job. Even cult idol Gavin Rossdale made an appearance. Wardrobe was cool, especially the couture costume for Gabriel.

Aurora gives it a thumbs-up: Not bad for a Friday night date movie.

12 comments February 18th, 2005

Chick Fight

See any pair go head-to-head in a boolean fight for supremacy at Your favorite rivals duke it out to the bitter end as they pummel eachother with search engine hits!

For the masochistic fun of watching myself go down, I thought I’d stack myself against one of my favorite blogging all-stars, Heroinegirl

With her recent win for “Most Inspirational” in the Best-of-Blogs awards, I thought she’d mop the floor with me, but somehow I smoked her… Maybe we’ll pass along some search engine optimization tips. Not as fun as a real-life sparring match with my Kenpo Karate versus her Tae-Kwan-Do, but a chuckle nonetheless.

Coke vs. Pepsi
God vs. Satan
Mascara vs. Lip Gloss
Godzilla vs. King Kong
Apple vs. Microsoft

11 comments February 17th, 2005

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