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Ben Babcock


Seems like an appropriate title.

I'm sick, in the "runny nose, sore throat, unable to focus because of massive tissue usage" sort of way. :( It's the sort of sickness that lines the pockets of all those people with stock in Kleenex and Scotties and whoever else sends tissue my way. So, in light of this, and the fact that I worked four hours tonight and am really tired, this isn't going to be a long post.

We finished doing our play in drama today. It went a lot better than yesterday; I wasn't nervous, and even though I was sick I don't think I did so bad. Kudos to everyone, especially to Cortney and Krista, who had to play two characters each.

Mozilla released Firefox 2.0 today. :yes: It's nifty. Not enough visible changes to really throw me off, but just enough to keep it fresh (and this is going directly from to 2.0; I don't download the betas and release candidates). There are a few changes that require some getting used to, but I like this new quick jumping menu thingy to the right of all the tabs; it's useful for those of us who have a bazillion and one tabs open.

I wonder if it's a coincidence that Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2 were released so close together ... meh, whatever. I have not downloaded IE 7 (and do not plan to any time in the near future) so I shall refrain from espousing any sort of opinion about it, since I've never used it. I hear a lot of mixed opinions about it (yay for transparent PNGs, boo for standards? :unsure:).

The world will continue to revolve around the sun, at any rate.

Apparently this is my definition of a "short post". I would hate to see what I call a long one. Oh well. Bath time, maybe (maybe) some writing, maybe some reading, a little tea, and then bed. Good night.

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I’m a 27-year-old math and English teacher back in Canada after two years teaching in England. In my free time, I read books! When I’m not reading, I’m writing, coding, or knitting.

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I started coding websites, in bad HTML on Geocities, in 2004 in a fit of whimsy. Since then I’ve learned PHP/MySQL, coded my own blog software, and rebuilt this site several times. With the exception of the blog, it’s currently running on the exquisite Symphony CMS. This website is hosted by HawkHost

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