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SquareSpace online editor & Firefox RC3

Sunday, June 28, 2009 — 13:01
Mougli weighing his frolic options

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We’ve discovered the cause of the problem we were having with SquareSpace online blog creator and manager and Firefox RC3. 

It was the LastPass add-on the Firefox.  I inadvertently, meaning clumsily clicked through a pop-up box without reading it.  LastPass was filling in fields I had mindlessly instructed it to fill.

Thus, every time I brought up the editor, it filled in the blanks and defaulted to the Fathers Day entry, during the creation of which the offending action on my part took place.Pepper Gold

When there is a technical problem we always first ask, “Is it plugged in?”  Now when we have  Firefox problem, we need to ask, “Is it a plug-in?


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Happy Mothers Day!

Sunday, May 10, 2009 — 14:15

Rendering of human brain.

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There are few spare moments between the breakfast my son made for his mother at 0600 and the dinner we plan to share with other mothers and their families.

In that spare time there are two ‘utilities’ I have started to use over the past few weeks worth mentioning.

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Three Blogging Utilities Settled In

Saturday, March 29, 2008 — 23:30
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In the past three weeks or so I have tested and then incorporated into my blogging/twitter routine three programs that reside either on the side, in the tool bar or in the background.  Each, in  a very short time, have become tools of the trade.

The most senior of the three is Jens Muller’s JC&MB Quicknote Ver. 5.4. 

There is a few pixels high and wide line sitting on the left side of the screen.  When I tap it, a customized note-pad materializes.  I write my note and tap outside the box and it disappears.   It has a password protected capability as well as almost unlimited room for expansion.  It has replaced my bringing up Notepad to take quick notes.

The second in seniority on my system is Read it Later from the Idea Shower.  I am a very fast reader.  Having to constantly stop and take notes as I scanned the hundreds of feeds in my RSS Reader slowed me considerably.  Once I installed Read it Later into Firefox, all I had to do was either tap the toolbar icon or right click and choose Read it later.  Then, once the feed has been milked, I can go back and peruse that which I was able to effortlessly glean.

The third and junior of the bunch is Texter.  There was another program I had loaded.  It was recommended as a must-have program for efficient writing.  I was convinced and installed the trial version.  It was okay.  Not spectacular.  In support I went to the home site to register a copy for home use. 

The price was OVER $50.00. It is being offered by a man with whom we found much in common.  We were ready to fork over payment when an added fee of $3.00 for use of PayPal popped up.  In pure emotional reaction, I canceled the order and scraped all vestiges of the program from the system.

Then Texter came to our attention while Twittering.  It does all that the other program did for me but is simpler to use.  It doesn’t wave itself around constantly reminding us of its existence.  It just helps create the script that cuts typing speed in half.

Live Writer Has Arrived!!

Sunday, December 9, 2007 — 23:03

Now that Live Writer is a usable blog editor you are guaranteed to see more entries at Random Grazing Space.  The other active grazing blogs are rooted in Belltower News.  The catchall blog is Other Grazing on Live Journal.

On WordPress we have Grazing Portal and Grazing Press= our last hosted blog.

While at a trade show in British Columbia we set up the Vox blog Trounce Alley.  Because of the lack of off line editors that support this blog and its connection to a social connection portal, we don’t count it as an active blog. It does serve as a good place to test programs which tout themselves as all-over blog editors.


The Patriot beat the Guaranteed Pittsburgh Steelers.  

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Intelligent Reasons to Use Thunderbird

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 — 19:48

A grown-up made this list of reasons to use Thunderbird.  I

 agree with every one.

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One of these Weekends…

Sunday, September 9, 2007 — 16:30

I just completed filling in my Google Calendar for the rest of the year to coincide with the school calendar.  It has four layers, the first two – appointments of a work and personal nature.  The third is a layer showing the phases of the moon and the fourth national holidays.

When I first started tinkering with the Google calendar, I searched around of for special calendars to enhance it.  I found what has to be close to a dozen.  It took several months to whittle it down to these four.  The other plug-in is the five day weather icons.

Then along came Lightning.  This is the calendar module for Thunderbird.

Coming from MS Outlook, we expect a calendar to be part of the email program.  Now it is.  However, I find I am more likely to open the Google Calendar in Firefox than to hit the tab to open Lightning. Too much of a good thing?  I don’t think so.  The Lightning calendar is linked to both the work and personal calendars, so when I make changes, they appear almost instantly on Lightening.  I would like different colors for information from different calendars, but not yet.

If I don’t have Internet access, the information is still there for me. 

On a totally different topic, today is the anniversary of the Attica prison riot in upstate New York.  I was overseas at the time of this blot on the country’s history, but I think it was a major tipping point in history and should be remembered.

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