Sunday, November 15, 2009

firefox 3.6 beta 2 crashing again

I had problems with Firefox 3.5. Many times it crashed when I tried to tag friends in facebook. (I have more than 4000 friends in the list.)

Then, I decided to upgraded to Firefox 3.6 alpha 1 (code name Namoroka). It went fine. Now, it has moved to beta 2 and it crashes again with facebook. It happens frequently. I guess, I am switching to other browsers. Oh well...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Backup Mac: Time Machine or ...

Let me start by confesing that I rarely backup my Macbook. That said, I occasionally use Time Machine to backup my Macbook to an external disk using USB. This morning it failed because the disk is full. There's only 33.2 GB left on the disk, while my Mac needs 93.1 GB.

Last month I bought a 1TB disk. It's a WD Mybook. It came with a nifty backup software. I actually don't use that software. I use the disk as a normal disk and just copy files and folders that I need to backup to that disk. It is a tedious task. Now, it got me thinking, which backup strategy should I use?
  1. Backup with Time Machine
  2. Backup with software that came with my Mybook
  3. Just copy files and folders that need to be backed up
Suggestion?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

One (book) down, more to go

I have just finished reading Malcom Gladwell's "Outliers" book. Phew... It's a good book, just like his previous books; "Blink" and "Tipping Point". I should've finished reading it sooner but all the busy work that I've got slowed me down. I am glad it's done. (I hope you don't think that I feel reading is a chore.)

Now, the next step is to pick a book from my to-read stack. Apparently, picking the next book is not easy. So, last night I took 5 books and started skimming those books. None wowed me. (Perhaps I was just too tired.) So this morning I brought another book with me. In the end I just read a few paragraphs from various book.

Arrrggghhh. I should be able to pick one book and read it! I'll do it as soon as possible. I have to do it to clean my to-read stack (which is impossible since I receive new books faster than I manage to read them).

Arrrggghhh...

Thursday, November 05, 2009

New search engine: duckduckgo.com

Just found out that there is a new search engine, duckduckgo.com.

And what better way to test it than searching your own name. ha ha ha. And the result is ...