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Why I Hope Yahoo! Says No

Link: https://dannyman.toldme.com/2008/02/01/please-stay-yahoo/

Much buzz about Microsoft’s offer to buy Yahoo!

I am a big fan of Google and their myriad products, but sometimes they get on my nerves. I like having Yahoo! as an alternative. I love Flickr. I would hate to see Yahoo! swallowed up my Microsoft, leaving the biggest players on the Internet being a choice between the Google and the Microsoft.

I prefer an online world that isn’t simply black and white, but which also has a weird shade of purple to it.

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“Focus Follows Mouse!!”

Link: https://dannyman.toldme.com/2008/02/12/geek/

Walking down the hall at work, I hear an engineer lament.

“Click to focus? Arr!!”

And of course, I shout:

“Focus follows mouse!!”

I hear, beyond cubicle walls, a chorus of agreement.

Back at my desk, which I have recently switched from XP to Ubuntu, I note that I’m clicking to focus. Fortunately, I spent the morning tweaking mutt, which I started using again, after many years, because it deletes e-mail faster than Thunderbird does.

I like this place.

I hear muffled discussions of multiple desktops. I think I’ll figure out how to FocusFollowsMouse in this Gnome stuff real quick before I return my attention to work-work.

ObSolution: In Ubuntu / Gnome, go to System > Preferences > Windows and enable “Select windows when the mouse moves over them”

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Alien Lady

Link: https://dannyman.toldme.com/2008/02/28/alien-lady/

Alien Lady

I just scanned a series of 23 sketches that I made while traveling in 2002. Some I really like, others are just somewhat interesting. I am thinking to present these, one per week, on Thursdays. For lack of imagination, I’ll take it in alphabetical order.

This one I call “Alien Lady” and it was probably sketched in Hat Yai, Thailand. There was a gal around who had a neat forehead decoration.

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Oh! February 29!

Link: https://dannyman.toldme.com/2008/02/29/leap-day-duh/

I see that I sent in the rent check a day early.

Like the American electorate, my trusty little watch is wrong every fourth year.

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