A Day Away From The World… of the Internet.
In spirit of Personal Experience Week, I decided to jump onto the bandwagon and write something about the world. Well, hopefully with a bit of focus.
These past few weeks, months even, have been hectic, for me, for Versatile, for life in general. I realized how attached I was to the computer. I literally needed it for everything, to relax, to work, to communicate with the rest of the world. I realized that the computer wasn’t really helping my life. So I did a little experiment of my own, to see what would happen if I tweaked my life a bit.
Firefox and The New World Record!
Well, as of today, June 2nd, 2008, Mozilla has set a new Guiness world record for most software downloads in 24 hours. Today, Guiness sent the official confirmation that Firefox 3 did indeed set a world record. According to the Mozilla Blog: “ From 18:16 UTC on June 17, 2008 to 18:16 UTC on June 18, 2008, 8,002,530 people downloaded Firefox 3!” As most of us know, Mozilla’s servers were overloaded with downloads the first few hours, but things picked up from there.
As of now, Firefox is being used by more than 180 million people in over 230 countries. Firefox definately is a quality product, so IE users, get on the band wagon before the mob comes to burn your house!
Words of the Holiday
We haven’t really giving our readers many more words to ponder on, so here are the words of the holiday from Urban Dictionary.
purge the cabin (November 25)
Rolling the windows down on a vehicle for some fresh air, usually after one of the passengers has passed gas.
Gawd damn was that foul! Purge the cabin before we sufficate back here!
sike (November 24)
The immediately preceding statement is false and was told to mislead.
I really miss that show Blossom … SIKE!
Unwrap the soap (November 23)
Being the first one of your hotel roomates to get up in the morning and take a shower.
Dude, I’m sleeping in. It’s your turn to unwrap the soap.
Poultrarian (November 22)
A poultrarian is a person whose diet consists of vegetarian fare and select cuts of chicken and turkey, typically lean and boneless. They do not enjoy red meat, seafood, or any other meat in their diet.
Poultrarian comes from the combination of poultry and vegetarian.
A poultrarian would never eat a steak, but would enjoy chicken stir-fry.
Give Away Of The Day: Always Free, Guaranteed.
Today, I have decided to reveal something I found out not to long ago. I learned that there is a place on the internet that gives free software and games everyday! They are free downloads and are your to use forever if you choice to download and install it.
Directly from the website comes this knowledge:
The idea behind this initiative is that many sites and publishers offer trial downloads; but only we offer giveaway downloads. What does that mean?
Basically, every day we nominate one software title that will be a Giveaway title of that day. The software will be available for download for 24 hours (or more, if agreed by software publisher) and that software will be absolutely free. That means – not a trial, not a limited version – but a registered and legal version of the software will be free for our visitors”
Of course, the only drawback is that you must install and activate the product within the time limit, so you have to install and run the program on that same day.
Word of the Day: Dotcomrade
Today’s word of the day is… DOTCOMRADE
Meaning: An Internet acquaintance; someone you chat with but have never actually met.
“So who’s this NrdPowr32 guy?”
“I dunno. Just a dotcomrade of mine.”