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.
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”
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.
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.