Nasa has a nice website describing the current Geminid meteor shower. It’s overcast here, so little chance of catching any meteors here, but perhaps things are better where you are at. Keep looking up.
Wherein your host lists a number of people who have said nice things about us, and mentions the weekend’s projects: a new icon redesign for brainwagon and Helix DNA Server.
Items mentioned in the podcast:
- Chad over at phpmp.com mentioned brainwagon in his podcast. He is also the brains behind podcast247.com which provides podcasts via streaming audio feeds.
- Podcat listed me on their best of show.
- People should heed Lisa Williams’s plea for a universal content-posting widget.
- Dan Lyke on Flutterby! keeps saying nice things about me, and has lots of good things to say about weblogging and the role of markets in creative endeavor.
- Jon Udell’s article on Mobile Webcasting which inspired my investigation of Helix DNA Server. My brother (who runs webranger.net) took only an afternoon before proclaiming it worthy of interest.
- The Gimp: Photoshop for would-be artists who are too cheap to buy the Adobe stuff.
- Some aforementioned brilliant music.
(In the podcast, I strangely said that Udell was working on streaming to phones. That is what I was interested in when I found his connection, but that’s not what John is talking about.)
Cory at BoingBoing linked to an interesting toy: a forensic facial reconstruction kit for kids. How groovy is that?
Hey, has anyone else noticed that all the TV promos for CSI (the original) are listed as “CSI:”. What’s the deal with the colon?
I love Firefox. It’s a great browser all by its lonesome. But it also has some nicely done extensions which have proven to be really useful and now which I find it hard to live without. Some of the better extensions are:
- Gmail Notifier — Keep track of your gmail account
- Bloglines Toolkit — I use bloglines as my principal RSS aggregator, and having it always a button click away is useful.
- Adblock — I’m no great fan of ads, and between pop up blocker and this thing, my desktop seldom leaves my control.
- Foxy Tunes — Puts media player controls in your status bar. It’s nice not to have to click on other windows to change media settings while browsing.
- Oh! I forgot! Weather Fox — localized weather icons, constantly updated for your locale. Neat!
Check them out. Download Firefox and check under the Tools > Extensions menu, and click Get More Extensions.