Another winter Saturday


 

Internet Explorer 9 will soon be released to public in final format; Google just came out with v. 9 of their Chrome browser which is based on their Chromium browser for Linux. FireFox 4 is still in Beta and is still not as fast as IE9 or Chrome 9 which are the fastest browsers I’ve ever used; I am writing this blog on the latest Firefox Beta. It seems stable so far, but I haven’t tried it on any really “secure” sites like banks, etc. Some of my plugins do not work with the new FireFox, one being my Google Translator.
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Hope you enjoy the new Megashot videos; Maggie has a couple of photos included and I have one. Results videos for contest levels one and two will be out soon.
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Today began with partly sunny skies and I had hopes of getting out for some shooting, but now the light is foundering under a ceiling of heavy grayness.
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For $5 I purchased the Kindle version of Stieg Larssons first sequel to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo; its title is The Girl Who Played With Fire. Reviews have it as being better than the first book. I will begin reading it sometime after I read and absorb Jola’s superb The Birch Grove story. The author, Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz, is definitely not predictable in his writing.
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I did Chris’s taxes last evening and have another person’s to do today. Fortunately they are simple EZ forms … if anything to do with the U.S. tax code can be considered simple.
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Thanks to Kevin for the music via Twitter.

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  1. What a lovely music, Ken!
    $5 – rather cheap! Last time I wanted to buy “The Magic Mountain” by Thomas Mann. The price of this book (really lovely edited) was – 65 PLN ($23). I had to resign of buying it.
    Stieg Larssons … hm … I’ll ask my daughter for this writer. I don’t know him. Please, my friend, remember about last story by Iwaszkiewicz; “The Mill on the River Utrata”. It’s the most dramatic story of this collection, and maybe the most beautiful.
    xoxoxo

  2. Don’t worry; I’ve already read the entire “Birch Grove” book. The first two stories have been read three times and I am on my third reading of “The Birch Grove”. Iwaszkiewicz is a superb writer and “The Mill on the River Utrata” will be a very good story when I get my second reading done. I will not set the book aside to read something else.

    Ummm; “The Magic Mountain” by Thomas Mann. Polish language edition? 🙂

  3. Yes, Polish language edition, and really excellent translation. 😦
    Have lovely Sunday!

  4. Have not changed my browser. Maybe I’ll go to Chrome when I do.

    I’ll check out Birch Grove. Looks like it is not on Kindle yey.

    • IE 9 seems to be as fast and secure as any of them right now. Chrome layout is difficult for me to get used to.

      I thought it was on Kindle; it takes forever for publishers to make relatively obscure books available in US for e-readers. Many of my old favorites still cannot be had.

      Thanks, Mark.


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