Daily Archives: September 30, 2008

Surprise visit

Yes, a Rabbit!

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… who kindly permitted this picture.


Posted by on September 30, 2008 in personal


Blame game begins after US bailout failure — ABC

This is not good news. Could it be that what terrorists could not do the USA is doing to itself? And to us…


Read Joseph Stiglitz on these matters; this came my way via one of the items in my Google Reader, and appears in one of the better US left sources (intelligent left, if that is not a redundant pairing).

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Posted by on September 30, 2008 in America, current affairs, USA


Boring geeky navel gazing for September 2008: 1

Thought I’d get started on what has proved to be a record month here with my reports to myself, and anyone else who may be interested. 😉

Posts which rang bells in September

Ninglun’s Specials

  1. Sequel: Art Monthly Australia July 2008 117 individual visits during September, according to WordPress stats
  2. 10. But is it art? Responses to the Bill Henson controversy 110
  3. Top poems 2: John Donne (1572-1631) 61
  4. Surry Hills 9: The Northcott 56
  5. Family stories 3 — About the Whitfields 52
  6. Surry Hills 10: Little Lebanon 34
  7. First fruits from the Casio: Surry Hills 33
  8. Top poems 1: The amazing web site of Shakespeare’s Sonnets 25
  9. Surry Hills 8: Belvoir and Buckingham St 24
  10. Surry Hills 12: personal space 23

Floating Life

  1. Sarah Palin 2,496, which almost entirely explains the record month!
  2. Australian poem: 2008 series #9 — “The Angel’s Kiss”  623
  3. NSW Local Government Election 2008 / Sutherland 308
  4. Cutting Edge: Embedded with Sheik Hilaly 236
  5. 2008 Beijing Paralympics Games 217
  6. The Great Surry Hills Book Clearance of 2005  146
  7. How good is your English? Test and Answers 127
  8. The Hollowmen – ABC TV 123
  9. Australian poem 2008 series #10: Peter S 93
  10. Blog Roll 90

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Posted by on September 30, 2008 in blogging, milestones, site news, site stats


Slim Browser – Tabbed web browser with popup killer

Yes, I am giving another browser a run. Slim Browser does boast of being one of the lightest on resources, comes with some nice skins, and is amazingly invisible in full screen mode.


In its skin, or one of them.


And here it is naked… But then Firefox looks much the same naked.


Why my Toshiba tends to like Slim Browser…

It also supports the Windows Live Writer “Blog This” plug-in, which I am using now. Firefox 3 and Google Chrome do not.

Slim Browser does piggy-back on IE, so you do get endless nag screens when using WordPress with the new hpps security enabled. Firefox and Google Chrome are much better in that respect, so one or the other will probably remain my usual tools. Firefox is my default, but I tend to use Google Chrome more often these days, and still sometimes use Maxthon2 — also IE based but with the option to change to a Firefox-based version — or Flock. Of course I allow none of them to remember or autofill passwords. You know why…

Slim Browser does tend just to disappear when the CPU gets strained, but reinstates what you were doing very easily.

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Posted by on September 30, 2008 in computers, web stuff, www