1- Type *about:config* in the address bar and press enter.
2- Enter *network.http* in the filter field and enter the following changes.
3- Double click on *‘network.http.pipelining’* and set the value to *true*.
4- Double click on *’network.http.pipelining.maxrequests’* and in the dialog box enter a higher value than the default value 4. *15* is an ideal value.
5- Double click on *‘network.http.proxy.pipelining’* and set the value to *true*.
6- Right click on the page and select *New* -> *Integer*. Enter *nglayout.initialpaint.delay* and then click ok. Set the integer value of this to *0* and click ok.
Long ago, duenos.net introduced Colin Beavan, the “no impact man”:http://duenos.net/article/137/ColinBeavanthenoimpactman. As easily as we can cheer him and others like him on, we can also take action in our own way. It’s OK to complain about the state of global warming and pollution in our environment, but it is even better to act.
Although I’ve only received and never yet sent an “evite”:http://www.evite.com/, I wanted to promote this modern form of getting a party planned and subsequently started. An “evite”:http://www.evite.com/ contains electronic directions, an add-to-calendar or send-to-phone option, easy RSVPing, and other paper saving amenities that our internet savvy generation can appreciate. In short, don’t be a dinosaur, send “evites”:http://www.evite.com/!
http://dna.imagini.net/friends/ runs you through a bunch of pictures that visually describe a specific term. After doing a bunch of them it comes up with your personality type and then matches you with others who've gotten similar results. It's no e-harmony, but it's something to do for 5 minutes while avoiding real work.
Also it's a little late for Christmas, but I ran across a strange visual "gift finder":http://alliwant.imagini.net/variants/imagini/start.php also hosted at "Imagini.net":http://imagini.net that apparently thinks that I want to receive cashmere hot water bottle holders, Moleskine city notebooks, paintballing for two, ethical travel guide, and collar stiffeners with the city of London etched on.
I'd rather not. (Thanks to Tommy for the tip)
http://www.wikiyou.com is the self-proclaimed "unauthorized biography of every person on earth." An admirable idea since Wikipedia editors can be real assholes about peoples' "noteworthiness." Still, go to the front page of WikiYou and you immediately run into usability problems. The only option is a search bar--very zen/Google but altogether unhelpful. Also WikiYou is an excellent demonstration of what happens to wiki-pages that aren't properly policed. Check out "Sandra Bullock":http://www.wikiyou.com/p/Sandra-Bullock/4299 to see what I mean. Random symbols, bad grammar, no citations, it's a big mess. I suppose there are worse things out there to complain about it, but I hate it when a good idea gets screwed over by crappy execution.
Perhaps they should take some notes from "yesterday's article":http://duenos.net/article/333/NASAHowcoolisthat about NASA's killer "homepage":http://www.nasa.gov/.
http://www.blabberize.com/. The website itself is well worth a visit to be insulted by a sarcastic Alpaca, but it's fun (and relatively easy) to create your own blabbering picture. Or so they tell you. I've been trying to get through to do it myself but their website is apparently under attack from "TechCrunch":http://www.techcrunch.com/ readers who want to do the same thing I do. If anyone has any luck, let me know how it turns out.
I absolutely love when ingenious yet simple ideas garner mega-millions from big corporations. Today’s news brought another such story: CBS purchased Last.fm, the musical social networking megasite, for a sweet sum of $240 million dollars. Fortunately for everyone who loves the site, Last.fm will retain its autonomy, and the creators argue that being owned by CBS will allow them additional resources to improve the site.