Chinese Food on New Year’s Eve

I dropped by a Chinese resturant earlier this evening for a quick noodle dish. While I was there, I couldn’t help but notice a large flow of customers dropping by for pick-up orders. Many of them walked out with huge armloads of bagged food. I’m wondering if ordering out for Chinese food specifically on new year’s eve is a common practice. So here’s a quick question you can answer in the comments if you like:

Did you order out for Chinese food on new year’s eve this year? (Yes or no.)

Improve Firefox Using Extentions

Firefox has an Extension feature:

Extensions are small add-ons that add new functionality to Firefox. They can add anything from a toolbar button to a completely new feature. They allow the application to be customized to fit the personal needs of each user if they need additional features…

Here are the extensions I use:

  • Adblock removes unwanted content (i.e. ads) from pages. I’ve used this for so long I forget most websites have ads now. Filterset.G maintains a comprehensive list of filters you can add to Adblock.
  • SpellBound allows you to check spelling in any textbox area on a webpage via the right-click popup menu. Dictionaries are available in lots of languages.
  • Tab Mix Plus gives you more control over tabbed behaviour, such as loading popups you want to be loaded as tabs in the background, adding a Close button to each tab, and lots of other useful things.
  • Disable Targets For Downloads prevents blank tabs (or windows) from popping up for some types of downloads.
  • Restart Firefox. Most extensions don’t work after you install them until you restart Firefox. This allows you to but a “Restart Firefox Now” button on the toolbar. It takes awhile to get use to this feature; I still manually close and start Firefox, forgetting about this one button.
  • DownThemAll! enables you to download everything on a webpage, with lots of options.
  • Adsense Notifier displays your Google AdSense revenue in the status bar.

A Review Of A Coffee Mug

Lyncharm Carved Mug #12 (oatmeal)
Rating: Rating: 8 out of 10 stars (8/10)

We bought this mug at Lyncharm Pottery in Antigonish, N.S. for $20 about five years ago. They go for $30 now; except for the price, this is a damn nice mug.

Some mugs are meant for coffee (I like a big-ass one), some for tea (I prefer dainty little things), and some for beer (I prefer the bottle). This mug is between a coffee mug and tea cup. It feels like your drinking from something made by hand; the surface is rough; the handle feels good; it has enough weight to not feel wimpy; and it looks damn nice.

I wouldn’t pay 30 bucks for a goddamn coffee mug, but it’s a nice mug to own, knowing it wasn’t Made In China.

The Joking Wall

In Jerusalem, a CNN journalist heard about a very old Jewish man who had been going to the Wailing Wall to pray, twice a day, everyday, for a long, long time. So she decided to investigate. She went to the Wailing Wall, and there he was!

She watched him pray and, after about 45 minutes, when he turned to leave, she approached him for an interview.

“I’m Rebecca Smith from CNN,” she said. “Sir, may I ask you how long have you been coming to the Wall and praying?”

“For about 60 years,” he replied.

“60 years! That’s amazing! What do you pray for?” she asked.

“I pray for peace between the Christians, Jews and the Muslims. I pray for all the hatred to stop and I pray for all our children to grow up in safety and friendship.”

“And how do you feel after doing this for 60 years?” she asked.

“Like I’m talking to a fucking wall.”

(via Stupid Evil Bastard)