Yeah! The much-anticipated release of the Firefox 3 browser is coming Tuesday, June 17. I'd tried an earlier –beta, I think– release and it already was already looking very, very good! I haven't been running the pre-release versions since because I regularly bookmark items (actually, too frequently) and don't want everything to get out of sync. Tuesday morning, though, I'll be one of those downloading Firefox 3 and, incidentally, helping them to reach a Guinness Book record for downloads in one day. There will be my several personal and work computers plus a few around the office, just for good measure. It really is a great browser and, I think, the best and most innovative. Good luck, Mozilla, let's hope the servers don't crash!
I don't miss the tomatoes! That's right… I'm not sorry tomatoes aren't being served in restaurants these days due to a salmonella contamination problem. Don't get me wrong, I think tomatoes can be a great food. And I'm sorry for the farmers who grow them but can't sell due to the FDA ban. I don't, however, miss the crunchy pink disks or bits that so many places were serving on their sandwiches, salads, etc., or the nasty mealy slices sometimes seen in place of them. Lately, over the past several years, tomato quality has, well, sucked. I don't miss 'em. So, when they do come back, I may just make it a rule to say "hold the tomatoes." I'll keep that up until those who select and serve 'em think about the quality of what they put before their customers. Yeah, I'm talkin' to you: Taco Bell, Quizno's, Subway…..
Now it's "plutoids." The International Astronomical Union has chosen "plutoid" as the new name for some of the objects that it classified two years ago as "dwarf planets." It may help soothe those who are still smarting from the IAU's reclassification of Pluto from planet status to "dwarf planet." Thing is, plutoids sounds awfully like the name of an icy, refreshing breath mint!
I know what you mean about the nasty disks the restraurants refer to as "tomatoes." However, I just made a second batch of Salsa Fresca (using Canadian tomatoes). I made the second batch because it is so delicious, most of the first batch was already gone. (tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno peppers, fresh lime juice, salt, and black pepper.) Wish the FDA or whomever is responsible for our food supply would get their collective acts together!
Plutoid sounds very un-astronomical! It could be a tiny bone somewhere in the bottom of one's foot! I always buy "vine ripened" tomatoes – they taste much better and they were not affected by the recent scare.