IE is renowned for its security holes. If you value your privacy, you should consider installing the latest version of Firefox.
Anyhow, read up on the history of the web’s best browser at today’s FamilyFirst pick.
And look at what is planned for future releases. Your web browsing experience will soon be smoother than ever.
That’s the subject of today’s FamilyFirst pick. It’s a short movie of the gen-u-ine bunny letter opener in action.
You’ll be delighted. You’ll be surprised. And you’ll be calling your CPA to see what the odds are that you can pick one up and write it off.
Enjoy! I think you will…
The reason is that Microsoft has shown a strong inclination to put its own interests ahead of those of its customers.
For instance, take the WGA tool. It is installed by default on XP via automatic updates. If you are smarter than the average user, you can turn down its installation. But most people approve any and all updates, because updating your Windows system is essential to keep the steady stream of security vulnerabilities under control, and who has time to inspect every update?
So, you end up with a piece of crapware on your system that does you ABSOLUTELY NO GOOD. Instead, it alerts Microsoft in case the software deems your system to be pirated.
And its accuracy leaves much to be desired. Tech forums are full of stories of users who tested falsely positive for Pirated XP and can no longer download many program updates from Microsoft.
And, according to today’s FamilyFirst pick, a Lockergnome article about two updates released for Vista that have been clamored for for months. The part that convinces me that Microsoft will play less and less a part in home computers? The fact that the clueless clods make you VALIDATE YOUR VISTA SYSTEM before you can install the updates!
Wait a minute, wasn’t Vista supposed to be uncrackable? SO WHY PUT CUSTOMERS THROUGH A PROCESS THAT IS SO ANNOYING??
So here’s to Microsoft, who definitely benefited the home computer business by establishing the DOD/Windows standard for software development, but who has let the lust for profits and disregard for customers cause them to begin to lose their home PC dominance.
Here’s their mission:
We intend to catalog key story information, creator information, and other information which is useful to readers, fans, hobbyists, researchers.
Our goal is to include all the comic books ever published.
We will use a broad definition of Comic Book; a comic book is 50% or more art and/or pictures which tell a story. (If there is a question, that book can be included. This definition eliminates any electronic comics. It includes small print run fanzines & minicomics.)
And they have done an amazing job so far. I looked up numerous issues I remembered from my youth, including some really obscure ones (like The Prez, from 1973, grand total of four issues produced), and found them ALL. If you’re a comics collector, or if you just want to relive a bit of your youth, you’ll have a blast at GCD.
Who are The Monkees? How did it all happen? Find out about the 60’s pop culture phenomenon that started out as a TV show about a band and became a band without a TV show.
At first, the foursome dubbed vocals over music provided by others. But they were real musicians (well, at least two of them were) and demanded to make their own music.
Eventually, they did record a couple of albums on their own. And the first one was one of the better rock and roll albums ever recorded. That’s pretty amazing, considering that two of the group (Dolenz and Jones) were ACTORS, not musicians!
This site is a massive organized collection of links to sites that specialize in Monkee information. Google has made many sites like this unnecessary, but if you are a fan of the group, you’ll have a blast looking through the comprehensive library of sites.
Fore further reading, check out my own memories of the Monkees at .
Founded in 1995 by Craig Newmark in San Francisco, it has grown from a local want ads site to the ultimate posting spot if you’re looking for a job, a couch, a pet, a car, or any other conceivable thing, you’ll probably find it here.
The index has grown to over 300 cities. The nearby town of Fayetteville, Arkansas is close enough for me to find stuff close enough for me to drive up and have a look.
Now, before I catch the same grief that I get when a TV show that has a family-safe website puts something questionable on the airwaves, let me put this caveat in: The site is not exactly censored, although it is monitored. If you look in the personals, odds are you’ll see something that may well offend you.
My advice: check out ads for stuff that interests you. Don’t look for trouble.
With that in mind, get the listing that’s close to home for you and have a look. Post a free ad if you’re so inclined. They do charge for certain ads, but most are free.
Today’s FamilyFirst site is the official Schwinn Sting-Ray presentation.
There was nothing better than being the proud owner of a genuine Sting-Ray in the 60’s. It was durable, reliable, and could stand up to countless jumps.
They were also begging to be customized. You could loosen the monkey bars and sweep them down. You could buy a custom colored seat. And, sweetest of all, you could mount a sissy bar.
Schwinn began remanufacturing classic Sting-Rays in 2004. They now offer unbelievably tricked-out models that resemble custom Harleys.
Perhaps you had to settle for a knock-off in the 60’s. Hey, splurge a bit and go buy your kid a genuine Sting-Ray. Odds are he’ll be telling his kids about it years into the future.
wikiHow is a collaborative writing project to build the world’s largest how-to manual. With your contributions, we can create a free resource that helps people by offering clear, concise solutions to the problems of everyday life. wikiHow currently contains 10,743 articles written, edited, and maintained primarily by volunteers. Please join us by writing a new page, or editing a page that someone else has started.
Get the idea? Not only can you LEARN here, you can also contribute your knowledge.
What is covered here? The variety of subjects is amazing. For instance, did you have the good fortune to marry a beautiful woman? I did, eat your hearts out! Does it bug you that other guys look at her? WikiHow tells you how you might handle it.
The more mundane things are covered, too. Do you have a broken fan control switch in a 1998-2001 Intrepid? It’s you lucky day! A how-to tells you what to do.
So if you’re wondering how to tackle a tough task, pop into today’s FamilyFirst site and learn how.
Well, the website’s creator makes a pretty good point for the movie The Firm’s ending kicking butt on the book’s original premise.
Here’s their mission:
Welcome, John Grisham fans everywhere! Have you ever read a Grisham book, then watched the movie, and went “Huh???” Why did they change it so much??? Then, afterward, did you say “Ya know what? That movie was actually BETTER than the book! Or, perhaps you said “That stinks! They should have stayed with the book plot!” Well, that’s what this site is all about. I’ll start with posting my opinion about whether a film was better or worse than the movie, then you either holler “rat own!” or you tell me why I’m full of baloney. The rules are simple: this is a family-safe site. Please keep your comments pg-rated. Any violations will be promptly edited or removed, depending on what kind of mood I’m in. After all, Grisham is a non-age-specific type of author. Odds are your twelve-year-old daughter has read him, as well as your sweet grandmother. Use language that won’t offend either one, please. Also, please note that spoilers are rampant here! If you have not yet read a book or seen a movie, do both before reading their entries here! So have fun, and chime in with your thoughts!
The site is young, so there are only two entries. But they are pretty provocative, and the harried webmaster asks for your request on what’s next.
So read the commentary, let him know what you think, and let him know what Grisham book/movie needs the next review!
Called The Real Rudy Ruettiger, this is the site of a boy who grew up wanting to play football. But all his life he was told he was too young, or too small, or not smart enough. He overcame those odds and achieved that goal. You may have seen the film that he inspired called “Rudy”. Here you can see how he has taken that same drive and energy that got him onto the playing field, and used it to help others achieve their dreams and goals. His positive messages such as “Yes I Can”, “It Starts With a Dream”, and “It’s Always Too Soon to Quit” are found all over his site. You can find out about his speaking engagements, his life story, the Rudy Foundation, and other interesting details.
The message that Rudy talks about both here at his site and in his every day life make this a very special site. It is one that you can pass to your friends and associates who will enjoy it as much as you have. Enjoy your stop here today.