May 16th, 2005

deshinfo

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I just installed Firefox to my USB thumb drive to use at work on my Win98/dialup computer tomorrow. We'll see how it goes. I could've just put the installer on the drive and installed it for real on the computer tomorrow, but if this works, it's a big step toward better usability on friends' computers and such.

If I liked Linux more, I'd make myself an entire CD- or DVD-based install of one of those smaller distros, and just boot that when I need to use a friend's computer. That would be neat. Though less writable. And more likely to freak out the friend.
deshinfo

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The rare political post:

Philadelphia: Why don't you want a revolution?

[...]

Part of the problem is how "blue" this city is. John Kerry got 80 percent of the vote here. People may be sick of the local Democrats, their childish factions, Swiss-cheese ethics and parochial outlook. But most city voters would rather poke hot needles in their eyes than pull a lever for anyone in the same party as George W. Bush.

[...]

Hope is stirring, Philadelphians. Grab your pitchfork.
--Chris Satullo, Philadelphia Inquirer's Editorial Page Editor, 2005/05/15

We're a long way from anything substantive happening, but if he's optimistic, I can be too. One day, our city will stop getting bogged down in risk-free reward-free management and delusions of inferiority. Soon, if we're lucky.

(Election day in PA tomorrow. Are you voting?)