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Archive for February, 2005

Stupid Mozilla Firefox Trick

Published on February 28, 2005 in Firefox

Another Mozilla Firefox Trick. This time courtesy of Scott Granneman. Try putting the following into the Home Page Location in your Mozilla Firefox browser:


You can accomplish the same effect by opening up just the pages you want to be home pages and then clicking on the Use Current Page Button.

LF Professional Icon Set Update

Published on February 27, 2005 in General

An updated LF Professional Icon Manager icon set is now ready for download. This is a small update with 18 new icons.

LF Professional Icons Download Link

Icon Manager Icons

Firefox 1.0.1 Ready for Download

Published on February 26, 2005 in Firefox

Firefox 1.0.1 is a security update that includes fixes for spoofing and other vulnerabilities. You can download it from here.

iPalm for ZLauncher Updated

Published on February 21, 2005 in General

iPalm ZLauncher Themepack has been updated. The following chages have occurred: added a ClieSkinner VG file, updated several graphics on the SkinDIA! DIA and added a left-handed landscape graffiti DIA area.

iPalm ZLauncher Theme

ZLauncher Updated

Published on in Palm

ZLauncher has been updated to 5.11. This update is a minor release that fixes several bugs in the software. Dowload the latest version of ZLauncher from PalmGear.

Updates to LF Palm Icon Sets

Published on February 18, 2005 in General

A new set of updated Icon Manager icons is ready for download. At least one icon set will be released each week over the next month. Included is updates to the LF, LF Community, LF Professionsal, and LF Sybmol, as well as a new lores set and a black and white icon set. This week will feature the LF Community icon set which includes the addition of 49 new icons (largely focusing on some hand-drawn corporate and orginzational logos). Among others these icons will work in A5, Agendus, Bonsai, Bug Me, Datashield, Datebk5, Dateman, HandyShopper, MonthPlanner, Shadow Plan, Splash ID, Splash Money, and ToDo Now.

LF Community Icons Download Link

Icon Manager Icons

Note: The use of the logos in this icon set are in strict accordance with First Amendment rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Fair Use Clause of Section 107 of the amended Copyright Act of 1976. The creator of these icons receives no monetary gain from the production of this icon set and makes no attempt to lay claim to being the original designer of these logos/trademarks.

Bad Google!

Published on in Design

I have never been a big fan of Google’s toolbar. It can let Google know every page you visit and will update automatically, without asking. That being said I have always used it when surfing with IE in the past. Google’s new version of the toolbar, still in beta, introduces AutoLink. Google describes it as:

“The online review of a great new restaurant has the place’s address but no map. You could type the restaurant’s street, city, and ZIP code into the search box, but why bother, when clicking the Toolbar’s AutoLink button will automatically create a link to an online map (US addresses only)? AutoLink can also link package tracking numbers to delivery status, VIN numbers (US) to vehicle history, and publication ISBN numbers to Amazon.com listings.”

On the surface this may seem innocent enough but when you dig deeper it becomes more troubling. Google is essentially changing a web page by adding links where links did not exist before. From a webmaster’s standpoint these amounts to nothing more that adware or spyware. These links then take the toolbar user to another page. Microsoft tried a similar concept with SmartTags, potentially editing any page on the web without the author’s knowledge. The problem becomes in taking Google to task for such a feature. It is going setting a very bad precedent, since tools which block advertising on web sites fall into the same category, since both modify the look of a web page.

Update: A Dreamweaver extension has been released to block these autolinks. See my quick post here.

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Leslie Franke:[les-lee fran-key]; 1. Husband and proud dogowner; 2. Seventh-day Adventist; 3. Web Designer; 4. Atlanta Braves Fan; 5. Northeast Ohio Native; 6. Bottle Caps Lover; 7. Certified 'Freakonomic';