Friday, January 29, 2010

Facebook Pet Peeves

Six things on Facebook doth Tim hate.  Yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
  1. Profile pictures that don't actually contain the person.  (No, your child is still not you.)
  2. Friend requests from people who, though we are in the same social circle, I have never interacted with.
  3. Invitations to waste time and/or clutter my profile with some application.  This includes "interacting" with me from applications I have not installed.  
  4. Also, lost cows.
  5. Event invitations that unnecessarily last for weeks.  This screws up my Google Calendar, which imports my Facebook events.
  6. Profiles that are not for people.  (Non-personal entities should have a page or a group, not a profile.)
  7. Couples that share a single account.  This one bugs me on a much deeper level than the others.
 Now go, and sin no more.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Firefox Extensions Collection

A while ago, I wrote a post in which I create a list of software to install on a new Windows box.  I did this mostly for my own reference, but it might be useful to others.

The first item on my list is Firefox, but (until now) I didn't include any extensions.  Firefox is all about customizations, and extensions are the most powerful way to customize it.  But who wants to go through the trouble of sorting through the thousands of extensions to find the useful ones?  Well, it's more a matter of keeping your ear to the ground and trying out the ones that sound good and/or come recommended.

After years of research, I've created a collection of extensions!  I didn't write any of them, I just bunched them together because they were all useful to me.

I plan on updating the collection as time goes on, so here's the link:
You can choose to install them individually, or as a group.  I hope you find them as useful as I have.