Switching to Chrome

I have been a longtime fan/user of Mozilla Firefox, though over the last couple of years it has become more and more of memory hog.  I have tried to use Safari, and tried Google Chrome a while back but they never had the plugin support I was looking for.
Google Chrome LogoThe other day with the purchase of a new MacBook Pro for my birthday I decided to give Google Chrome another try.  I was glad to see that it has come a long way on the extension front that it once lacked.  I was impressed enough with the available extensions that I even switched my work computer over to Chrome.  I am hoping that I can stick with it and banish Firefox from all of my machines, I will try to revisit this post and give further pros and cons in the coming week.

Encounter with a Craigslist scammer

Encounter with a Craigslist scammer 1

So the other day I posted a phone up on Craigslist since I have no use for it at all. I figured that I might get a few valid hits … but just moments after I posted it I got the following email.

From: Rita Smith
Please am interested to buy your item and i do believe that your item is in
Good Condition, please do get back to me with your firm price asap,
Thanks.

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No power = No fun

So my roommate just moved out on Friday, when he did he canceled all the utilities since they were in his name, downfall of this is that they shut most of them off today while I was at work.  Thankfully I got the internet back on in the nick of time, bad part is the power reconnect didn’t go so smoothly and well I am with out power until NV Energy makes it to my place to turn it on.  They told me it will be back on tomorrow …. between 7am and 7pm, nice huge window you lazy bastards.

Damn you DD-WRT!

So the last couple of days my internet connection has been acting pretty strange.  Pinging my fileserver was taking about 4000-6000ms … which is not normal.  When pinging the LinkSys WRT54G running DD-WRT v24 it was taking about 30ms which is pretty high.  All of a sudden my wireless dropped and all the settings were reset to DD-WRT default ….  Spent about an hour setting it all back up, while doing so I decided to upgrade to the newest version of v24.  All seems well now and much quicker to boot.

Twitter killing blogs?

I have been trying to figure out why there is such a lack of updates on blogs that I follow, including mine.  I am kind of noticing a trend that the people that used to blog a lot seem to have a pretty up2date twitter account.  I know I am guilty of not blogging due to my frequent yet unimportant updates on twitter.  Is anyone noticing this as well?  Do you think that twitter, pownce and systems like those might be somewhat of a downfall to full fledged blogs?  I have been dabbling with the idea of actually moving my blog into a sub folder and then just putting up a front page that gets the RSS feeds from my twitter, last.fm, flickr etc and displays those on the front of my site and then just offering a link to my blog.