Browsers and more
We had a browser fest at our meeting yesterday. George addressed the question, “What is the best browser?” Tom Wells and Richard Hodges showed us the Chrome browser and how they use it, and I talked about Firefox add-ons.
The background information on browsers is coming together. There is already a link there on what I covered. I’ll notify you when the rest of it is there.
Bargains and more
Everybody likes a bargain. Amazon.com has bargain pricing. But there are many other non-obvious and hard-to-discover ways to save significant amounts of money at Amazon. BuzzFeed has “20 Secret Tips Everyone Who Shops On Amazon Needs To Know“.
Yes, Amazon.com has great prices, but for me the best thing about Amazon is being able to find just what I want without running all over town. For example, there just aren’t hardware stores like there used to be. Maybe you can find what you’re looking for at Lowes. Ace or True Value might have it. But Amazon is most likely to show you what you’re looking for, along with alternatives you didn’t know about.
For example, I was looking for a gate latch. I wanted something better than what I had. You can’t imagine how many gate latches Amazon has to look at. It turned out that there was nothing better in the known world than what I already had. Think how much time I could have wasted looking for something better at all my usual haunts.
“Aging is a process of losing dignity through repetition of increasingly trivial things. First you repeat your ideas. Then you repeat your mistakes. Then you repeat your aphorisms. Finally, you repeat your jokes.” ~Venkatesh Raoz