Archive for November 11th, 2004

On Firefox and Lip Balm

Nov 11, 2004 in Tech

So Mozilla Firefox 1.0 came out yesterday. It’s a huge milestone, and download servers are reportedly swamped. I managed to download and install my copy, but not before realizing that THEY CHANGED THE EXTENSION ARCHITECTURE AGAIN!

I like Firefox, but as a convert from Opera, I’m a little dissatisfied that some of my favorite features (such as tabbed single window mode) are lacking. Extensions resolve this to some extent, but with the latest updates, the extensions have stopped working. They did it with the 1.0 Preview release, and until all of the extensions were updated by their respective authors, I had to downgrade to 0.9.3. So, I’ve downgraded again, and will have to wait until new extensions appear.

On another note, I rediscovered this oldie but goodie: Lip Balm Anonymous. The author of this site contends (seriously) that lip balm is an addictive substance, akin to cigarettes or drugs, peddled by the crooked, greedy lip balm industry. This site seems almost satirical, until you realize that he’s really serious. To me, it’s interesting because I’m a hardcore user of Blistex Lip Medex (the stuff in the little blue jar), and can’t live without it. But I kinda doubt that lip balm usage serves as a gateway to hard drug use, as the author maintains.

Hang on, I need to apply more of this stuff to my lips…