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PDF Download: Disable the Acrobat Plug-in for FireFox or Internet Explorer

Published on June 27th, 2007
Category: Extensions/Plugins, Internet

“Oh, we’re not gonna take it!
No, we ain’t gonna take it!
Oh, we’re not gonna take it anymore.”

The lyrics to that Twisted Sister song convey a very similar emotion that I felt a couple days ago when it happened again. This was the last straw. As usual, I was working on FireFox with about gazillion tabs open. One of them was a blog post and another one was an eBay listing. Both of them were in the making and had not been saved yet. It’s too bad that my browser crashed when I opened a PDF file … Curses!

Many computer users like myself put up with that same crap everyday. It’s high time that we actually do something about it and stop subjecting ourselves to the instability of Adobe Acrobat and browser window integration! Think of the emails! Won’t somebody think of the half-written emails that have been lost in “illegal operations!?”
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tabinta: Insert “Tabs” in TEXTAREA Fields Instead of Moving Next

Published on February 14th, 2007
Category: Design and Publishing, Extensions/Plugins, Internet, User Interface

Messy code … I hate it. It annoys me when programmers don’t use line breaks after their semicolons. It bugs me that some programmers write with irregular brackets. Most of all, it totally irks me when programmers don’t tab their code to distinguish between functions, “if” statements, nested elements, etc. White is bliss. Less is more. Spacing is good. Don’t jumble everything up for goodness sake!
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DownThemAll! - Maximize Internet Connection Bandwidth for Broadband or Dial-up

Published on January 26th, 2007
Category: Extensions/Plugins, Internet, Utilities

Remember the 90s? I like to call that era the “days of dial up.” Most people who had Internet access at home subscribed to a slow dial-up ISP (like AOL). Those were the dark days. We tweaked Windows trying to maximize everything we could just to squeeze 5 megabyte files through a 28.8 kbps Internet connection. Talk about almost a 30 minute wait per file!
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