Wednesday, June 27, 2007

My mailman is a bit strange

I get get mail almost every single day. I never leave outgoing mail for pickup. I do however know that if I wanted to, I can raise that red flag on the mailbox signaling outgoing mail.
In my case however, the mailman delivers and raises the red flag. Not every time mind you, just every once in while. There is no pattern to it, just one of those odd mysteries of life.

The irony is that there is this little yellow flag that pops up anyway whenever mail is delivered.

Yahoo! Photos is closing

Dear Yahoo! Photos user,

For some time now, we've supported two great photo sharing services: Yahoo! Photos and Flickr. But even good things come to an end, and we've decided to close Yahoo! Photos to focus all our efforts on Flickr — the award-winning photo sharing community that TIME Magazine has called "completely addictive."

We will officially close Yahoo! Photos on Thursday, September 20, 2007, at 9 p.m. PDT. Until then, we are offering you the opportunity to move to another photo sharing service (Flickr, KODAK Gallery, Shutterfly, Snapfish, or Photobucket), download your original-resolution photos back to your computer, or buy an archive CD from our featured partner (for users of the New Yahoo! Photos only). All you need to do is tell us what to do with your photos before we close, after which any photos remaining on Yahoo! Photos will be deleted and no longer accessible.

Of course, we hope you'll join us at Flickr (you can even use your Yahoo! ID), but we also realize that Flickr may not be for everyone. In the end, we want you to find the service that's right for you, and we hope you take some time to learn more about your options before making this important decision.

Please give us your decision by Thursday, September 20, 2007, at 9 p.m. PDT. After that time, any photos remaining in Yahoo! Photos will be deleted. Click here to make your decision, or review a list of our frequently asked questions.

Thanks for being a part of the Web's largest photo sharing service — we hope to see you over at Flickr!

The Yahoo! Photos team

Oh well, at least they are nice about it.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Statistical Credibility

The next time someone starts quoting statistics at you, just remind them that 78% of people who quote statistics make them up.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Neato: Install Firefox extensions globally

  • Log in as administrator or as a user that has administrator priviledges.
  • Instead of installing the extension automatically, download it!
  • Right-click on the download link of the extension and choose “Save Link As…”.
  • Choose a path you can easily remember, for example “D:\Downloads”.
  • When the download has finished click on >Start >Run and type “cmd” into the little window.
  • When you hit enter or click “OK” a command window will open.
  • Type “firefox –install–global–extension [XPI]” into that window, replacing the word [XPI] with the direct path to the extension you wish to install, for example “D:\Downloads\extension.xpi”.
  • Finally hit enter and the extension will be installed into the main directory of Firefox, located under “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox”, rather than into the user profile.
  • Firefox itsself will not confirm the installation of a new extension.

Friday, June 01, 2007