Firefox 1.5 Is Out, But It Doesn’t Work For Me

Firefox 1.5 was released today. I installed it on my work laptop with no problem. After I installed it at home, Firefox wouldn’t start. I used Process Explorer to see what was going on and I noticed it did start, but it immediately killed itself. I had to uninstall it and revert to the previous version. I’m using Windows XP Pro with SP2. Anyone else have a similar problem? Update:

The Joy of Reading The Joy of Writing

I finished reading Pierre Berton‘s The Joy of Writing, and it’s a good book. In it he tells the story of his writing life, all the ins and outs of being a professional writer. Even when he’s talking about stuff that may not seem interesting, such as how to get a good agent, he makes it interesting and fun to read. He gives good advice with plenty of illustrations from

What To Do When Your Morning Paper Is Late

One of my two friends has a dilemma: My morning routine is always to get up, shower and then go downstairs and have my oatmeal while I read the paper. Generally, I go to the front door at around 6:50AM and my paper is there. For the past 2 weeks my paper has not been waiting for me when I open the door. The paper only arrives at about 7:15PM.This

Canada’s Government Falls, Again

It must be a slow day for CNN: they’re reporting about Canadian news on their front page: Kickback scandal brings down Canadian government The government of Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin fell Monday evening when opposition parties united to topple him with a no-confidence vote. Martin’s center-left Liberal Party has been dogged by a corruption scandal, in which it paid advertising firms with Liberal links more than $1 million with

How To Play Jazz Piano

Learn Jazz Piano is an excellent site providing free lessons: Want to learn some blues licks? We’ve got ’em- just go to the Blues Licks room. How to harmonize melodies? That’s here too. Jazz piano scales, jazz piano chords and jazz chord progressions, jazz piano theory- it’s here. All the tricks of the trade that professional jazz piano players use all the time, free for anyone who wants to study