Why I use Firefox

Based on some feedback on Firefox I thought I should give some insight into why it is so wonderful and the ways I use it.
I’ll just make a list of what and why:
1. Firefox. It’s just plain better then IE, and is way better at blocking ads (pop-ups etc).
2. Tabs are the coolest feature about firefox. Here’s a picture of what it looks like.
3. Tab mix makes tabs even cooler. Mainly I just use Tab undo incase I closed something I didn’t want to. It also remembers your session so you can close firefox and the next time you open it, you’ll have your 10 tabs open you where working on before.
4. I’m not a huge themes guy, but the one I have is minifox, basically cause I like a lot of screen space.
5. Another cool thing about Firefox is you can move all buttons onto the menu bar (so instead of two toolbars you have one)
6. Google Preview gives you a thumbnail image of the website next to the google search results
7. BugMeNot is a great tool to avoid compulsary registration, and firefox has a one click tool for it.
8. Customize Google adds a one-click search of other search engines as well as blocks google ads.
9. ForecastFox is a graphical weather update. I use this now cause it’s important when biking to and from work.
10. MenuX adds a bunch of cool toolbar buttons.
11. And now the coolest tool around, Greasemonkey. It does TONS of things. (people make “user scripts” for it)
12. This one adds a xanga rss link
13. This one allows scrolling zoom on googlemaps
14. And last but not least Platypus allows you to make your own scripts, removing ads, making clean printable pages, etc.

Okay, not a detailed explanation, but enjoy.

The movie: Crash

I just watched the movie Crash. We are having a conversation about it tonight with folks from Mosaic. I’ve just started looking for facts related to the movie, and I’m having a hard time coming up with stuff. I guess I’ll just start looking for stuff about some of the different racial interactions that are in the movie.
It would be great to compile a concise or summary list of facts related to some of the scenes that are in the movie. Anyone with me on that?

Here’s what I’m going to do. Either comment on here, or email me any facts or websites, or books or anything related to the movie, or just a particular scene in the movie, and I’ll try and compile a website that will have all those collected together.

Examples: Sexual harrasment by LAPD, Racism in LAPD, facts on the problems with the healthcare system, truthes to racism (as described by Ludacris), personal stories of middle and upper-class blacks, arab and asian racist remarks and statistics, etc.

Wouldn’t it be neat to have almost like a study guide to show with the film? A lot of people said they liked it, this would be a good way to take it and move with it.

email: ariahfine@gmail.com or just post below.

Coming soon to a blog near you…

Okay, I’ve got an article to write, but then I plan on posting about a number of things:
1. All the cool new websites I’ve found, and the insight they’ll bring into my life.
2. The foster care and adoption presentation we saw today.
3. The movie Saved and the thoughts it evoked.
4. Ellie’s Run
5. Why I think the AIDS Walk is important.
6. 5 reasons why you should give me a dollar for the AIDS walk
Some more things I can’t think of right now.

I’m planning on doing this by a vote. So vote on which post you’d like to see first and I’ll start with those. (this is more of a test to see if folks actually read, and if they have a paranoia of commenting).

Just cause I’m curious

Okay, here’s what you do.

1. Go to your computer desktop (leave your favorite programs open in the taskbar)
2. hit “print screen”
3. open paint (or other image program)
4. paste your screenshot, and save it.
5. go to tinypic.com and upload your screenshot
6. Comment on my page with the link to your screenshot.

I always wonder what people’s screen’s look like.

(I’ll post them all in my next post).

Sponsor me for the AIDS walk.

So, based on the feedback of my peers I’ve decided to do the AIDS Walk here in Nashville. I’ll give lots of reasons why later, but for now just give out of the goodness of your heart.

Go here.

P.S. You should sponsor me instead of someone else because I’m a really good walker. I’ve done it for a long time and I can even do some freestyle walking if you ask. I promise to include pictures when I’m done. Now how can you pass that up?

…and to die is gain

I think we would of labeled Paul a suicidal loony these days and thrown him in a padded room. We just aren’t supposed to be thinking like this.

Here is where we are to live our lives radically different then the world. Paul does not mean that we should go out and live risky lives for the thrill of it, but we are to live our lives without a fear of the end of our lives. Paul doesn’t encourage us to be suicidal (remember to live is Christ!).
What he does encourage us to do is to show the world a radical, upside down worldview. It’s this type of worldview that keeps Paul from running out of the jail during the earthquake when he was in Philippi.
Let’s think about this for a second. Pretend you where preaching Christ in another country and then where beaten and thrown in prison. All of the sudden there is an earthquake and you have the chance to escape! “Praise God, he has brought a natural jailbreak for me to be free, I don’t have to risk being put to death here” (that’s what I would say). But Paul, knowing that his life is for Christ, and if he where to die it is gain, sees the earthquake as a chance to show the jailer exactly that. He saves the jailers life at the risk of his own. And the jailer and his whole family come to know Christ and this God-centered worldview.

Do you think like that?

Peace Rally and Ellie’s Run

I thought I’d just spread the news for all you Nashville folks about two events going on this Saturday.

Peace Gathering
Down by the RIVERSIDE

NASHVILLE: Riverside Park (1st & Broadway, DOWNTOWN)
Saturday, September 24th, 2005

SPEAKERS & RALLY: 1pm – 2pm
PEACE FAIR with over dozen organizations and booths: Noon – 4pm.

Mother, Cindy Sheehan, has helped light a fire in the movement to end the War on Iraq. With just 48 hours notice over 300 Nashvillians and others arrived at the Parthenon. Now let’s engage our family, our friend and bring everyone we know…

Down by the RIVERSIDE

This is the Call to End the War. Join on this day with cities across the globe.


PEace Rally


Ellie’s Run

When: Saturday, September 24, 2005

Where: Edwin Warner Park, Vaugh Road and Old Hickory
Time: Doors Open: 3:00 PM
Family Fun Race: 3:30 PM
5K Race: 4 PM
Food served: 4:30 PM

Prizes awarded: 5:30 PM

Special Performance by Jars of Clay: 6:30 PM

**Cultural marketplace and games will be open throughout the day.

Donation amounts are as follows:

$15 per student (with student ID)

$20 per individual

$30 per couple

$50 per family

$10 for entrance to concert at 6PM; this price does not include dinner, games or a t-shirt.

If you have any questions, please email us at info@elliesrun.org.

ellie's run

…to live is Christ

I’ll deal with the second part of the verse tomorrow, let’s just hang out and reflect on this for a while.

Our call as Christians is to live lives where Christ is exalted in us. I think we can all agree on that, the crazy liberal and the staunch conservative, we as Christians stand in agreement that we are to exalt Christ. How we do that, and how we think we are supposed to do that varies a lot, but we start from the same basic point.

This is about as simple as you can get, and yet it is so hard to do, and I’ll spend the rest of my life trying.

Here is your challenge for the day, and think long and hard on this. The things you are most passionate about, the things you spend the most time doing, are those things for you or for Christ?