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Whatever you do, do not succumb to the heresy of gymbrall and… - The Rancho Commons
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Whatever you do, do not succumb to the heresy of gymbrall and go here. If you do, you might read that insidiously written propoganda, like I did, and be persuaded by evil mind control powers, as I was, to download their worthless, NON-Microsoft, wanna-be Internet browser, I refer to Mozilla Firefox 0.8, under the guise of "trying" it because it's free.

Then, you might find yourself, as I have, frequently suffering from missing time episodes, furiously clicking away in the wee hours using this alternative, one-off, underground, no-name, mongrel, so-called "browser." It offers tabbed browsing, a smaller, more efficient Google toolbar to which you can add multinumerous search engines, a built-in download manager, allows mouse gestures to move forward and back in web pages, and offers features "too numerous to list." (That's the phrase gymbrall repeatedly used to hook me and reel me in.) It's totally cool! It looks a good bit like MSIE, and will even import all your MSIE bookmarks so you can pick up surfing right where you left off. I even made it my default browser last night! (Slaps face while splashing self with cold water)

Well, it couldn't hurt to try it, anyway, right?

;-)
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gymbrall From: gymbrall Date: May 15th, 2004 04:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Who are you and what you have you done with my friend?!?

Name yourself foul spirit!!

Well whoever you are, what's done is done. So, since you like Firefox, you should also check out the RSS Reader Panel at the Extension Room. It's pretty easy to set up.
You just:
  • install it (click on the link that says install)
  • restart firefox
  • create a folder in your bookmarks to store all the RSS feeds
    • right-click on the bookmark toolbar and choose New Folder (or you can go under Bookmarks->Manage Bookarks and create a folder - but the first way is easier)
    • Name the folder, RSS or something like that
  • open the RSS Reader by going to View->Sidebar->RSS Reader
  • near the top of the sidebar there are two drop-downs, View and Tools. Under tools, choose settings
  • in the Select RSS List Folder drop-down, choose the newly created RSS folder
To populate your list, add some of your favorite livejournal users to it by creating a bookmark in the RSS folder with the format http://www.livejournal.com/users/username/data/rss such as http://www.livejournal.com/users/gymbrall/data/rss
Many sites also have icons as links, like this one that you can drag into the RSS folder.
Here are a couple to get you started:
Dave Barry's blog
Boing Boing - an interesting sort of blog about almost anything
Gizmodo - they've got gadgets and gizmo's aplenty.
Wil Wheaton's blog - he played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek the Next Generation
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Name yourself foul spirit!!<br/><br/> Well whoever you are, what's done is done. So, since you like Firefox, you should also check out the RSS Reader Panel at the <a href="http://extensionroom.mozdev.org/">Extension Room</a>. It's pretty easy to set up.<br/> You just:<ul> <li>install it (click on the link that says <a href="http://fls.moo.jp/moz/rssreader/rssreader_170.xpi">install</a>)</li> <li>restart firefox</li> <li>create a folder in your bookmarks to store all the RSS feeds <ul> <li>right-click on the bookmark toolbar and choose <i>New Folder</i> (or you can go under Bookmarks->Manage Bookarks and create a folder - but the first way is easier)</li> <li>Name the folder, <i>RSS</i> or something like that</li> </ul> <li>open the RSS Reader by going to View->Sidebar->RSS Reader</li> <li>near the top of the sidebar there are two drop-downs, View and Tools. Under tools, choose settings</li> <li>in the <i>Select RSS List Folder</i> drop-down, choose the newly created RSS folder</li> </ul> To populate your list, add some of your favorite livejournal users to it by creating a bookmark in the RSS folder with the format http://www.livejournal.com/users/<i><b>username</b></i>/data/rss such as http://www.livejournal.com/users/gymbrall/data/rss<br/> Many sites also have icons as links, like this one <img src="http://stat.livejournal.com/img/xml.gif"/> that you can drag into the RSS folder.<br/> Here are a couple to get you started: <br/> <a href="http://weblog.herald.com/column/davebarry/index.xml">Dave Barry's blog</a><br/> <a href="http://boingboing.net/rss.xml">Boing Boing</a> - an interesting sort of blog about almost anything<br/> <a href="http://www.gizmodo.net/index.xml">Gizmodo</a> - they've got gadgets and gizmo's aplenty.<br/> <a href="http://www.wilwheaton.net/mt/index.xml">Wil Wheaton's blog</a> - he played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek the Next Generation <br/> <a href-"http://www.wcc.vccs.edu/services/rssify/rssify.php?url=http://www.iloveeverything.co.uk/">I love everything</a> - another general purpose blog<br/> <br/> Anyway, once you've added a few, clock on one and you'll see blog entries appear in the bottom window. Click on one to see the next entry. (Middle-click to open in a new tab)<br/> <br/> Anyway, there you go.<br/> Enjoy, you body snatching pod person from some fourth dimension. If Bruce is still alive, tell him I said hello.
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: May 16th, 2004 06:07 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Who are you and what you have you done with my friend?!?

Thanks for the tutorial! Um, I see a repetitious pattern that is doomed to failure, so I should save your efforts and tell you now. Switching browsers, or at least using an alternative browser some of the time is quite doable. However, I will go on the record right now and say that I absolutely will never read Will Wheaton's blog, through the RSS feed or otherwise. Thank you, good night.
gymbrall From: gymbrall Date: May 17th, 2004 12:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Who are you and what you have you done with my friend?!?

Dear pod person,
First of all, you're spelling his name wrong. It's "Wil" not "Will", you probably don't like it when people call you Buce. Secondly, what's with the full-on anti-Wheaton attitude? Hmmm? He's all grown up now. He's married. He writes books 1 2. He posts on Slashdot under the creative alias of CleverNickName. He's fairly funny. He's self-depricating. Seriously, you should check it out.

If you don't, then I think I am going to call you Wesley from now on.

Is that ok....


wesley? <snigger/>
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