Month: June 2009 blog archive
Man + Baby = Hilarity - 22 Jun 2009

This is one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a long time. Man Babies has pictures of a man and a baby with swapped heads. From the textual description you might think it’s disturbing and wrong, but man are some of them funny. Here are a few examples. (via Techcrunch)

Categories: Entertaining
Shortcut to Create a New Folder in XP - 19 Jun 2009

Lifehacker posted about a tiny but useful feature of Windows 7 – a keyboard shortcut to create a new folder. On Windows XP, it’s still missing. In the past I’ve always used a right click with wf. It gets the job done but it uses the mouse, which is slow. Now that Microsoft has given […]

Categories: Computers
Firefox 3.5 Almost Ready - 14 Jun 2009

I’ve been running a portable version of Firefox 3.5 b99 (a preview release) to see what the excitement was about. I was a little disappointed. Aside from a few very minor cosmetic changes, it looks the same as 3.0.x. I didn’t do a formal speed analysis, but it felt like it loaded pages a little […]

Categories: Web browsers
Best Windows Clipboard Manager - 13 Jun 2009

The default clipboard handling of Windows is simple. It can only hold one item. This works, but can be frustrating when you’re copying and pasting a lot. To give you more flexibility, there’s a whole class of clipboard management programs out there that give you more room on your clipboard. Everything behaves normally for the […]

Categories: Computers
Facebook Username Debacle - 12 Jun 2009

If you’re protective of your username and use Facebook, listen up. The Facebook blog has spoken. Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Saturday, June 13, you’ll be able to choose a username on a first-come, first-serve basis for your profile and the Facebook Pages that you administer by visiting You’ll also see a notice […]

Categories: Computers
The Best PDF Viewer - 11 Jun 2009

Acrobat Reader is the standard PDF viewer, but it takes ages to start up and every release is slower and more bloated. A few years ago I switched to Foxit Reader. At first it was fast and nimble, but over time, it too has become slower. My new preferred PDF viewer is PDF XChange. It’s […]

Categories: Computers
In-N-Out Burger Tops the Charts - 10 Jun 2009

The humble In-N-Out burger was voted #1 burger on the Zagat 2009 Fast Food Survey. Other winners were Panera for best salad, McDonald’s for best value and best fries, Chick-fil-A for grilled chicken and KFC for fried chicken. Speaking of KFC, the Oprah/KFC coupon deal was a bust. I went to my local KFC with […]

Categories: News