Random Toodles #879

July 26, 2012

Blabber

When I type, my keyboard buzzes. It’s annoying.

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While I could easily be a “crazy cat lady” and am drawn to cats no matter where I go, I worry about pet owners who give their cats middle names. It seems… odd.

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Do any of you guys want a free audio/video tour of New York City? I recently reviewed a mobile app called Racontours and they gave me a coupon code to pass along to any interested pals. All you have to do is email Oscar at Racontours with the coupon code NEWYORKTRAVELER. Oscar is a nice guy, and he’ll send you a Racontours code so you get a free tour on the app.

I was very impressed with the tours. Some are huge, lasting a few hours, and have images and videos and interactive questions. The history is pretty amazing. You don’t have to be a NYC city slicker to enjoy the app. šŸ˜‰ It’s great history and I think it was put together very well. You can read my review with screenshots at my travel blog.

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Who makes the CAPTCHA stuff for Blogger? Have you noticed that some of the CAPTCHAs now contain photographs? I wonder who took the photos for them…

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My local supermarket has a great bakery and I know a few of the people who work there. They make beautiful (and yummy) cakes. So for the few weeks leading up to my birthday, I purchased small cakes for the family to eat. I called them “Almost-Birthday Cakes.” Now that my birthday is past, the husband says I should continue my newly-formed tradition. We can have Post-Birthday Cake and Post-Post-Birthday Cake and One-Month-Anniversary-of-My-Birthday Cake….

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Every once in a while I get fed up with the Firefox browser. This is one of those times. It’s bloated, it stutters, and it won’t load videos quickly enough. We tried to watch a PBS video, “Michael Wood’s The Story of England” the other day (which is a very good show) and Firefox would only load 5 seconds of the video at a time between 10 seconds buffering. UGH. I used Internet Explorer and the video worked.

I don’t think the Firefox problems are my (few) plugins. The issue occurred after I updated the browser a few weeks ago. I almost always regret updating it, I have such problems afterwards.

So, I’m trying Opera again. I have always liked Opera’s speed and minimal look, but it seemed a bit foreign to me. Oh, not any more. I like the sleek look and it does resemble Firefox a bit. Best of all, it loads websites much more quickly AND plays videos. Yay.

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Isn’t this so sweet?

Have a happy week, pals.

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3 Responses to “Random Toodles #879”

  1. Secondary Roads Says:

    I hate Captcha! :grumble: Too often, it seems to me, the text is not readable. Then there are those that use Captcha AND moderate comments. What’s with that? :gah:

    I’ve been having the same problem with Firefox. :banghead: I haven’t run speedyfox lately, which is supposed to help speed Firefox. Sounds like the line, “In order to serve you better . . .” :nonono:

    I love that final snippet. It is classic. :luvs:

    • Rebecca Says:

      Chuck, I knew you’d like that final snippet. And whoa, dude, you must really like those smilies, eh? Were you able to get them for your site?

      I think Firefox is just too big right now. It has been crafted to be the “end all” Internet portal. All I really want is a browser. Firefox is too big for me, now. I’m liking Opera (again). I’m so fickle with browsers…. I can’t believe we only have 4 brand choices when it comes to browsers!

  2. blueyes Says:

    I’ve always like Opera and thought it to be way faster than anything else but it just didn’t afford me some of the add-ons like stopping those stupid ads everywhere. I don’t want to see them at all.