The Mozilla project has released a new version of its stand alone browser Phoenix ... I mean Firebird ... I mean Firefox. That's it, Firefox. The new version of the fiery-animal-metaphor-browser-thingy seems to be largely a bug fix release, though it does come with the latest in brand confusion technology. (Kidding aside, it really is a top-notch browser.)
For those who have fallen prey to becoming a Wobegon boy or girl, check your knowledge of the only classic radio show still standing.
Textbook prices keep going up and up, and all too often you're now forced to buy a new textbook (instead of used) for no discernible reason. This study done by two student public interest groups provides some interesting insights into this frustrating trend.
For weblog readers out there running OS X, the Omni Group has released a beta version of its OmniWeb browser which is definitely worth taking a look at. Beta 5 introduces a whole bunch of nifty features that you won't see anywhere else. To name a few: tabbed browsing with thumbnail images, preferences on a per-site basis, and workspaces which save window and tab locations. It also has an ad-blocking option which works a bit like PithHelmet (a fantastic plugin) for Safari.
Here users can find the best places to salsa all around the world as well as dance articles, world events, and entertaining stories.
Given the upcoming Friday the 13th... David Emery of Urban Legends and Folklore website explores the reasons why Friday the 13th is considered unlucky.
A recent Microsoft Knowledge Base article addresses url spoofing, the latest worry in the gaping security hole that is Internet Explorer. The upshot seems to be that IE is perfectly secure as long as users don't want to click on links. That's right, don't click on the links, rather, type the URL of your intended destination in the address bar yourself.
27,000 blocks of ice later, and standing at nearly 75-feet tall, the Ice Palace is finished. Returning to the Saint Paul Winter Carnival after a decades long absence, it's truly the talk of the town.
No, I'm not talking pie crust here. This entertaining site lets you cut up virtual paper to create your own fabulous paper snowflake. Gets an A+ for procrastination value.