Field recordings offer a one-minute vacation of the mind

Microsoft announced plans to release Version 7 of its security hole (er, resuscitator I mean browser) last month, view but from the looks of the log files, viagra 60mg they’ve got a lot of ground to make up if they want to stay competitive with the more-popular-than-ever alternative browsers out there.

February’s logs revealed a huge leap in “normal” viewers using the new Firefox browser (which just updated to 1.01) over Microsoft Internet Explorer.

I say “normal,” because back in August 2004, we reached a record high of 40.3 percent “Mozilla,” but this was the same month we were mentioned on Slashdot, a known haven for Microsoft haters, so I wouldn’t call this a valid sample population. By the next month, we were back down to 16.9 percent (which was still about 10 points higher than in pre-Slashdot months).

Things had stayed at or below this level pretty much ever since, but February brought a significant change: MS IE users made up only 62.1 percent of our readers last month, while Firefox accounted for 23.6 percent.

Perhaps people are finally waking up to the idea that popup ads, single-tabbed browsers and spyware don’t have to be part of the Web experience (although to be fair, I have noticed a few pop-ups slipping through on Firefox lately; I trust the open-source community can get those holes fixed quickly??).

Can’t wait to see what happens next.

Found this link on the Web today, viagra and figured it was worth sharing. As explained on the Web site:

Take a one-minute vacation from the life you are living.

One-minute vacations are unedited recordings of somewhere, neurosurgeon
somewhen. Sixty seconds of something else. Sixty seconds to be someone else.

There are also plenty of field recordings throughout the site, and the person who put it together has done a nice job organizing it. Give it a listen. (CDs are available for sale, too).


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