Congratulations on homeownership, Garrett. Your wallet will never be the same.
And it’s great to see that Kaycee is doing better — it doesn’t look like she’s on the keyboard in person yet, but that can’t be far away.
Things I Learned Today
I’ve been a moderately happy IE user since moving to Win98; today, Joel‘s
review of Netscape 6 taught me two very useful IE features — features which are especially useful to reduce my mousing and keying:
- Hit Alt-D to jump to the
“Address” line with the whole address pre-selected (makes it easy to type a new URI).
- Hit Ctrl-Enter to enclose whatever you’ve typed on the “Address” line between
“http://www.cnn.com“), avoiding any conflict with locally-defined names.
And I also learned that Manila is very eager to turn things which look like URIs into links — I tried many tricks to avoid having it make “http://www.” into a link and finally gave up. Sorry for any confusion. And thanks to Al and Andrea for hacking at the problem — I never would have considered putting a backslash inside the “http://www.” string, which was the trick — I guess that breaks it up enough to get Manila to stop special-casing it.
I can stop watching CNN….
I subscribed my pager to their President-Elect alert, which will send out a one-time e-mail when the next president has been determined. So I guess I can expect my pager to go off at noon EST on 20 January.