Feb 04 2007

Firefox Search for East Bonner County Library

A little love here for the East Bonner County Free Library District. Today I realized that every time I need to search for a book at the library, I Google for the location of the library site since I can never remember what the address is. I then click on the "Catalog" link and proceed to search. Then a light bulb went off! I love my little search bar I use in Mozilla Firefox. Being the geek I am, I decided to create a search for it. Props go to Martin for creating the icon.

To install the search, click the link below:
East Bonner County Library Search Install

You'll get a pop-up that looks like this:

Add EBCL Search

Just click add and your book searching life will be transformed.

Email me if you have any issues. And NO, this will not work in IE7. Microsoft in all their infinite wisdom decided to not allow use of form POST, so it will not work. That's great though. Yet another point to illustrate the superiority of Firefox.

Enjoy!

Wendall

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Jan 31 2007

Bad Vista

Bad Vista No Littering

Ok, I've had quite a few people ask me lately about the new Microsoft Vista. So I'll just give my thoughts publicly here.

First, a little background...I haven't used Windows on a system that I own or use for four years now. My primary desktop is Gnome and my primary operating system is Linux. Now so I don't sound like I know nothing about Windows, I have written and continue to write software that works on Windows. I also fix Windows for friends all too frequently, so am very familiar with it.

If you'd like to get a little insight to my views, you can visit the Free Software Foundation site to stop the spread of Vista at http://badvista.fsf.org.

Here are a few reasons to NOT use Vista:

1. It will most likely require you to purchase new hardware. The UK Green Party and many other groups have voiced legitimate concerns about the environmental impact of people throwing away their own computers because they will not support Vista. View Article.

2. Windows is notoriously buggy for at least a year after release. It is very incomplete at the time of this writing and missing many drivers.

3. There is absolutely no improvements you will ever notice over Windows XP. Or Windows 2000 in my opinion.

4. Linux desktop distributions are free as in freedom and free as in beer. The learning curve is just as big of a step from XP to Vista as it would be from XP to Linux.

Please email me, or post a comment if you have any questions.

Wendall

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Jan 30 2007

Renewable Fuels Documentary

I've just viewed Freedom Fuels. It briefly covers the history of alternative fuels and the suppression of them by the petroleum industry.

Overall it is fairly well done. I think I could have done without seeing Daryl Hannah and Willie Nelson. I don't ever feel that has-been performers ever add anything to documentaries.

This film was the winner of the Environmental Preservation Award, 2006 Artivist Film Festival.

You can download the film from my site if you email me and ask for the url, or from here:
http://http.dvlabs.com/mofilms/freedomfuels_500.mp4

Enjoy,

Wendall

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Jan 24 2007

Spoken Word Parental Advisory

I admit. I talk like a drunken sailor. So, since I saw this little warning on another site, I figured like any good geek, I would create a vector rendering and post it on my site.

Parental Advisory: I Say Fuck Alot

Wendall

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Oct 01 2006

"If I were one of these sickos..."

If you hadn't noticed, Republican congressman Mark Foley resigned on Friday 9/29/2006. He had been sending pederastic sexually explicit instant messages and suggestive emails to underage boys who were congressional pages.

There is a very interesting video on YouTube where he is quoted as saying "If I were one of these sickos, I'd be nervous...", and maybe he was.

It's becoming more and more common that "upstanding" members of our communities are being found to be child molestors. It confirms what I've thought for years, that the reason child molestors are so protected by the court system is that high profile positions, even in churches are perfect refuges for these criminals.

Wendall

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