Travis's lame ol' blog

yay, Travis finally changed his blog!

- Thursday, April 15, 2004

FireFox 0.9 - One Tree Hill (March/April, 2004)

I was just downloading a real browser to install on my new PC so I checked out when the next release of FireFox will be released (haha!).  The planned features sound ok, but the list of bugs is tremendous.  Many of them sound minor, but there're a few that sound like showstoppers.  I haven't found any to submit with this version, just feature requests. I guess I should get crackin'.
tech | -moz-


Bonjour underpants (from Davey). Warning: Flash movie contains French people and a cartoon wang.
KS | wtf

Well-written critique of Bush's approach to terrorism and Iraq

A Scary Performance, and a Signal for Slaughter (from my mom). It talks about Bush's Speech the other night and what a miserable failure he is.

News 14 Carolina gets pwnt

KS | tech

- Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Carpal Tunnel

UT2004 is fun, ow.

Mr. Cranky Pants

Who would scale two barbed-wire fences and climb into an alligator pit to steal an alligator named 'Mr. Cranky Pants'? These morons. Amazingly it's the third time an alligator has been stolen from the park in the past two years.

"We're not using these robots to hand out flowers"

Wired has a neat little article on combat robots. Pretty sweet that technology will save the lives of at least our own soldiers, but I think I'd rather see more non-lethal solutions.

- Friday, April 09, 2004

Who cares about Esperanto?

Apparently these people do. Plus, those are just the one's registered with Lernu. I'll have to get back into the swing of studying it one of these days. (btw: my name on Lernu is "Travis", real original I know)

IE sucks?

IMHO, yes, but now I can complain directly to microsoft. There are also some good hacks there. I wonder if this will help them make IE a real browser?
tech | -moz-

- Thursday, April 08, 2004

More Peeps

Slate has a neat article on Peeps' relationship to Easter. Here's a quote:
This Easter Americans will consume an estimated 700 million Marshmallow Peeps. Some will also be consumed by them—fanatics maintain Web sites featuring everything from Peep erotica, dubbed "Peep Smut," to an inventive online movie called "Lord of the Peeps," and each year at least a few newspapers print odes to the candy. But for all the fascination with Peeps, it's never been clear why the sugary treats are associated with Easter. The marshmallow rabbits represent the Easter Bunny, but what do marshmallow chicks have to do with the resurrection of Christ?