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First off, thank you to everyone who's responded to my last entry. I do like to keep at least something of an eye on US politics, both for the obvious impact it has on the world at large, and for the fact that it's something that matters to a bunch of people who are important to me. As someone who isn't surrounded by it every day, I really don't have the time or energy to really properly understand it though. Having various different insights from you guys is nifty though. I still don't fully grok the answer to the question I asked, but I'm getting there. Any further comments there are welcome.

Secondly, I finally got up the courage to install firefox 2.0 today. I say courage, because I always hate upgrading firefox because it always seems that all my extensions will stop working and the ones that do still work will take a few hours of reconfiguring to get them back into the state they were before. It's generally got better in this respect recently, but it still feels like something of a hit and miss process. What firefox really needs is something where I could just click a button and say "which of my extensions will still work when I upgrade?" That would make the whole process much less annoying.

As it happens, this particular upgrade was fairly painless. Thus far, 2.0 seems pretty much the same as 1.5.6 or whatever the most recent version I was using beforehand was. Good changes:

Manage search engines
Open link in background tab option in right click menu

Bad changes:

My "copy as plain text" plugin no longer works
The dropdown for search engines randomly moved to the left of the text field, for no reason at all other than to piss me off
The green "back" and "forward" arrows have had their colour changed to be less vivid, and therefore less distinct from the grey "you can't go back" version of the buttons, confusing me greatly.

Thirdly, I have pseudorandomly1 managed to become quite entranced with Dar William's voice today. Unfortunately for me I only have 3 of her songs on my hard drive. Fortunately for me, all of them were sent to me by one or other of you guys, so I feel comfortable coming to you for a recommendation. What would be a good album of hers to buy first?

Fourthly, I am going to bed. Hopefully I will manage to avoid having nightmares of cybermen (I watched Torchwood earlier. Those things give me the heebie-jeebies). Good night.

[1] By which I mean that I know precisely how and why it happened, but to explain would be long and dull, so you'll have to take it on faith that it happened.

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I have the entirety of Dar Williams' albums on the server here. And actually copied such to my iPod this morning. Are you projecting into my head, sweetie? Actually, some friends of mine saw Dar at the Garlic Festival up the road last month. Neat. :)

Also, I heart you and hope you are having sweet dreams!

Being specific...

Songs I particularly enjoy:
The Ocean
Iowa (Travelling III)
As Cool As I Am

Songs that are also well-loved by my friends:
When I Was a Boy
The Christians and the Pagans
What Do You Hear in These Sounds

Songs that are on tinyrevolution's Long Car Trip mixes:
Road Buddy
Closer To Me
Your Fire Your Soul

Songs with Dar covering other people and sounding amazingly wonderful:
All Men Are Liars
Wilder Than Her

I suppose I'd have to recommend the album Mortal City. It's got my favorite selection of all her albums; personally, though, I prefer the Dar mix I made a couple years ago, which is very pretty and has this userpic on the disc label.

Re: Being specific...

Also, I really like the song Another Mystery.
And I have the AIM sn "anothrmystery," because I really am that dorky.

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