Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sunny Sunday

Heaven help us if cats take over the world!

Time to switch browsers:

The browser that started it all is going the way of the dodo.

Tom Drapeau, AOL's director of the Netscape brand, announced in a blog post Friday that AOL will cease development on all Netscape web browsers on February 1, 2008. The company will continue to support the current version of the browser, Netscape 9, by releasing patches or security fixes until that date. After February 1, all development will stop.

Drapeau recommends that anyone running a Netscape-branded browser make the switch to Mozilla Firefox, the open-source browser upon which the last few versions of Netscape have been based.

"AOL's focus on transitioning to an ad-supported web business leaves little room for the size of investment needed to get the Netscape browser to a point many of its fans expect it to be," he writes. "Given AOL's current business focus and the success the Mozilla Foundation has had in developing critically-acclaimed products, we feel it's the right time to end development of Netscape branded browsers, hand the reigns fully to Mozilla and encourage Netscape users to adopt Firefox."



DEN said...

Almost year end and I am totally ready to move on to 08. 07 sucked bigtime, no redeeming values whatsoever, good riddance.

New pot-O-coffee in the corner and i have included hot water for you tea drinkers, later I'll spark the barbie and we can all enjoy carbonized burgers, YUM!

micki said...

TOP TEN WEBSITES OF 2007 --= on the "lighter" side! :-))

ALL these websites actually exist, selling something totally benign (and work-safe, in case you're wondering).

1. A site called 'Who Represents' where you can find the name of the agent that represents a celebrity. Their domain name is

2. Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where
programmers can exchange advice and views at

3. Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen
Island at

4. Need a therapist? Try Therapist Finder at

5. Then of course, there's the Italian Power
Generator company -

6. And now, we have the Mole Station Native
Nursery, based in New South Wales:

7. If you're looking for IP computer software,
there's always

8. Welcome to the First Cumming Methodist
Church. Their website is

9. Then, of course, there's these brainless
art designers at Speed of Art, and their
whacky website:

10. Want to go on holiday in Lake Tahoe?
Try their brochure website at

micki said...

Den -- I've brought some organic fair trade green tea for the party. And some veggie burgers. And some BEER!

micki said...

Alan from last night: His current wife should give him a blanket party. Y'all know what that is, right?

Well, as a matter of fact, I didn't know. But, I do now. I looked it up. You're a tough one, Alan! :-)

micki said...

On climate change: Forecasting societal trends is like herding cats. Difficult. But one thing is for certain, most people just "zone" out when they hear that something will likely occur in 100 years.

It's time for the techies and the touchies and SOME LEADERSHIP to frame this wound on the planet better. Or nothing will change. Except things getting worse.

DEN said...

Micki, just set the stuff on the table on the side and people can dig in. The more goodies the merrier! Thanks!

ยบ¿carol said...

What's that AOL thing mean? Does that mean people with and AOL email address have to give it up?

David B. Benson said...

Here is something on peak oil and climate change:

Peak Oil and Climate Change Q & A

Can't say it inspired green leadership in me, tho'...

DEN said...

Carol, AOL is giving up their Netscape browser, not their e-mail.

They owned the Netscape browser like Mozilla owns Firefox.

carey said...

Hello folks! I'm in the midst of a family gathering all this weekend. I've been able to skim, you've been active.

Good stuff to read.

I want to talk more about the Bhutto thing later.

carey said...

Micki--happy partying. This part's my favorite, with my brother and his family. I'm crazy for them.

micki said...

Carey -- As the namesake of Carey McWilliams and the daughter of liberal journalists, you must feel like I do about the New York Times hiring Bill Kristol as a columnist!

I cannot effin' believe that move by TNYT -- hiring a guy who makes a living being wrong on everything!

Happy New Year from TNYT.

David B. Benson said...

So 2008 CE pre-starts as expected.

(We'll run out of handbaskets to go to h**l in, soon.)

micki said...

I just had a thought on the Kristol hiring:

Perhaps now that he has a wider (and more liberal) audience in TNYT than in his rag (The Weekly Standard), his lunatic ideas will bring him down before he does further damage.

I can hope.

David B. Benson said...

Hope springs eternal.

But after every spring there is a fall...

micki said...

...and after the fall, our winter of discontent.

David B. Benson said...

Global warming will solve that!