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IE7 Tip – Reload

IE7 Tip - ReloadWhen IE7 was designed they took the peculiar decision to split the navigation buttons into three places (if you include the home button).

If you find yourself up in the top left wanting to reload, just click the drop-down button and select the current page (will be highlighted and have a tick-mark on the left), as shown in the picture.

Bizarrely and unfortunately, this only works if you’re not looking at the last page in your navigation history for this tab. This suggests that it’s only through poor programming logic that it works at all.


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Firefox Tip

I discovered yesterday that [tag]bookmarks[/tag] in [tag]Firefox[/tag] can have no name.

Seems pointless? Not if the sites have [tag]favicons[/tag]:

Firefox Bookmark Favicons

Space saving, so you can see more, hence fewer clicks.

The above are, The Sketchup Components Collection, bit-tech, ebay, amazon, and the default icon (for a site with no [tag]favicon[/tag]), but you knew that of course since you recognise the sites’ icons.



Deviance is both admired and admonished, desired and deplored.

While growing up deviance is bad: “don’t break the rules” and good: “don’t succumb to peer-pressure”.
During your career deviance is good: “think outside the box” and bad: “you must follow protocol”.

So why is the word deviant so often assumed to mean criminal?


BA drops ban on wearing crosses

BA has announced that it has changed its rules regarding [tag]religious[/tag] items its staff can wear.

As with many [tag]rules[/tag] and [tag]law[/tag]s, problems only appeared because they were far too specific.
English law has the benefit of the word ‘reasonable’, allowing sensible flexible rules.
Had their rules simply said “non-uniform [tag]cultural[/tag] and religious [tag]jewellery[/tag] and attire should be kept to a reasonable minimum”, they could later point to that and say “we feel that what you’re wearing is in breach of these employment requirements” to whomsoever they thought necessary.
By singling out groups they were bound to create inconsistent treatment, or in other words: negative [tag]discrimination[/tag].

They could even simplify their rule even further to “staff must wear the uniform as it is specified, any deviation should be within reason” – eliminating the references to [tag]religion[/tag] and culture all together, thus avoiding the inflammatory issues.

I feel that the underlying issue here is that people are finally sticking up for the majority.

I may be being cynical, but it is convenient that this announcement was made during the current [tag]Celebrity Big Brother[/tag] ‘racism’ scandal, thus not being the un-PC story de jour.

BBC NEWS | UK | BA drops ban on wearing crosses


Microsoft could save 45 million tons of CO2 emissions

Microsoft could save 45 million tons of CO2 emissions with a few lines of computer code, need I say more?

[tags]MS, Microsoft, CO2, emisssions, kyoto, abatement[/tags]