Showing posts from October, 2006

To All the Kids Who Survived the 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's, and 70's!

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes. Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints. We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking. As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat. We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle. We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this. We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank koolade made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because . WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING! We would leave home in the morning and

Firefox 2 Transition

Firefox 2 is supposed to be released today (October 25). I thought I would create this document to report any problems I have with the transition. I installed Firefox 2 into a different folder on my home computer. It still pulled in all the extensions, and told me that my RoboForm extension was not compatible. All other extensions seemed to work. I googled "RoboForm Firefox" and quickly found an updated extension. Within 2 minutes I was working again. On my next installation, I'll go ahead and do the installation to the default folder and overwrite Firefox 1.5. Update: On my next computer, I went ahead and installed it over top of the old version. Other than the RoboForm problem mentioned above, there were no troubles. I'd strongly recommend everyone give FireFox 2 a try. Update: I've now read that Firefox handles Ajax sites like Gmail and Writely (Google Documents) faster than Internet Explorer. Since my students spend so much time at these sites doing and submit

What does aging look like?

For eight years this man snapped daily self-portraits. See what happens when they're played back.

Mother's Voice May Be Better Than Smoke Alarms For Kids

This is wild.... A video study of sleeping children showed that they did not wake up to the sound of a very loud smoke alarm. But if the smoke alarm included an audio recording of their mom telling them to get out of bed, they did!   Read more at .   Googlel News Search