6,011 Years Ago*

Today it is also worth noting that the first day of creation began at nightfall preceding Sunday October 23, 4004 B.C. The anniversary of which would be nightfall yesterday. Or something like that.

* [(4004 + 2008) -1 = 5,999 6,011 Remember, there’s no year zero.] later: WTF’s wrong with my math skills? Sheesh.

Happy Mole Day!

Via Mic Check Radio:

Happy Mole Day!
The mole is the International System of Units base unit of measurement for the amount of substance, “usually limited to measurement of subatomic, atomic, and molecular structures.” One mole contains Avogadro’s number, which is approximately 6.0229×1023. So this morning the date read 6:02am 10/23, get it?

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Firefox 3.0 Feature Restoration

Everyone else probably knew this, but I just found it.

There was a feature fork between the Windows and Mac versions of Firefox when version 2.0 came out. At least on our two G4 machines. In version 1.x, you could grab a site’s favicon up there next to the url, drag it to one of your folders on the bookmark bar and the menu would open, allowing you to place the new bookmark where you wanted it. Slick. Neat.

That stopped for Macs in version 2.x. (Again, at least on our machines.) You could drop the bookmark on a folder, but it wouldn’t open. Provided the tooltip (“I know I can drag this to a folder! Let me do it!”) didn’t block your destination folder.

The Windows version continued the ‘proper’ behavior with 2.0. And I assume with version 3.0, but I haven’t been around a Windows machine since 3.0 came out.

grumble. I guess I should use Camino. That is the Mac application after all… mutter

But for whatever reason, I never stuck with Camino. I tried, but pretty soon Firefox was the default browser again. The slow, cpu hogging, memory eating, default browser. /sigh So, I was just mildly disgruntled with my web browser. Kind of in the background along with the collapse of the housing market and home values, job scarcity and national and international politics. Blah, blah, blah, and then you die. Fine.

Quite accidentally (actually *reflexively* is probably the better term) Twenty minutes ago (I type slow) I drug and dropped a favicon to a folder in Firefox 3.x on my Mac and it just worked! Just as I expected it to.

Niiiice.

It is probably somewhere in a “What’s new in 3.0!” document, but I never read those…