Friday, April 28, 2006

I am NOT down with Nuestro Himno.

Normally, I'm someone who doesn't really care what other people say or do as long as they don't harm me. I'm also one who's fairly apathetic when it comes to political issues. However, I feel that "Nuestro Himno," a Spanish recorded version of the United States national anthem, is out of line. I'll even go so far as to agree with the president on this one.

This doesn't mean that I'm going to protest against it or anything. After all, free speech is one of the reasons that make the U.S.A. so great. What I will do, though, is write a blog entry expounding my distaste. Bottom line: if you want to be a United States citizen, please be so kind as to sing our anthem in our language.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

This week's fortune.

You will step on the soil of many countries.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 - better than IE7 Beta 1.

Microsoft is looking to improve on its recently challenged, but still dominant, position in internet browser market share with Internet Explorer 7. The second beta of IE7 was recently released, and I am inclined to give props. IE7 has tabbed browsing and RSS support, features which have long been offered by Mozilla Firefox and Opera. Unfortunately, the tabs can't be rearranged like they can in the other browsers. Other noteworthy aspects of IE7 are the Quick Tabs preview feature and its slick interface. The rendering style is also markedly different from the competitors and previous IE versions. IE7B2 definitely fixes some bugs that were present in the first beta, such as an inability to properly render Yahoo! Mail (?!). Apparently, there were some other incompatibility issues, especially in the area of security, which were fixed in this beta. All in all, I give the product a thumbs up, and move it up from a distant third in my browser preference to tied with Opera for second.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Time to switch to Google?

Remember that one time I mused about Google getting a calendar application? Well, they either read my post or they wisened up, as they just released Google Calander today. I have maintained that the reason I still used Yahoo! Mail is because of the calendar next door. I guess this means that I'm switching to Gmail...

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

This week's fortune.

A friend is a present you give yourself.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Alan Schwarz picks the Cards to win it all...

...which is a little more surprising than my friend Alan Schwartz picking them to win the Series.

Anyway, read Alan's and the rest of the ESPN experts pics here. While you're at it, note Rob Neyer's pick for NL MVP.