Filed for future consumption. THE SHARPE RATIO – by Bob Fulks – I should probably put this stuff in my del.icio.us… either that or start a link blog…
Need to look at this when I have a break.
Allegedly the German air controllers at Frankfurt Airport are renowned as a short-tempered lot. They, it is alleged, not only expect one to know one’s gate parking location, but how to get there without any assistance from them. So it was with some amusement that we (a Pan Am 747) listened to the following exchange between Frankfurt ground control and a British Airways 747, call sign Speedbird 206.
Speedbird 206: “Frankfurt, Speedbird 206 clear of active runway.”
Ground: “Speedbird 206. Taxi to gate Alpha One-Seven.” The BA 747 pulled onto the main taxiway and slowed to a stop.
Ground: “Speedbird, do you not know where you are going?”
Speedbird 206: “Stand by, Ground, I’m looking up our gate location now.”
Ground (with quite arrogant impatience): “Speedbird 206, have you not been to Frankfurt before?”
Speedbird 206 (coolly): “Yes, twice in 1944, but it was dark,… and I didn’t land.”
Maybe I’ll “upgrade” now… can’t stand the way FF2 works with tabs
<awormus> anyone know a way to put the tabs in ff2 back to how they worked in ff1.5?
<awormus> TELL ME
<Akrabat> I suppose I’d better look it up now
<awormus> I have FF2 on my laptop, but there is NO way I could work with those silly scrolling tabls
<Akrabat> user.js in your profile directory
<awormus> what’s the use of a tab if it’s not visible on your screen
<Akrabat> user_pref(“browser.tabs.closeButtons”, 0);
<awormus> Akrabat: thanks
<Akrabat> where the number is one of:
<Akrabat> 0 = close button on active tab only
<Akrabat> 1 = close button on all tabs
<Akrabat> 2 = no close button
<Akrabat> 3 = close button at end of bar
<awormus> what about the scrolling tabs
<ramsey> Akrabat, that’s for the close buttons
<Akrabat> then you need
<Akrabat> user_pref(“browser.tabs.tabMinWidth”, 70);
<Akrabat> to make the tabs a more sane min size
<Akrabat> looking for the last one
<Akrabat> ah yeah
<Akrabat> user_pref(“browser.tabs.tabMinWidth”, 0);
<Akrabat> I upped it again to 70 when I worked out that I didn’t mind the scrolling as long as it didn’t happen often
<awormus> Akrabat: thanks
<awormus> I guess once I have 20 tabs open I can handle scrollign
<Akrabat> with tabMinWidth of 70, I get 183 tabs on average before scrolling
<Akrabat> 18, rather
<Akrabat> another useful setting: user_pref(“network.cookie.cookieBehavior”, 1); /*1 = Only cookies from the originating server are allowed.*/
this has already come in handy to help me solve this one:
:%s/\n”\@!/ — /g
… on the bottom of the pages. It’s the most annoying thing to have to scroll all the way back up to the top of the page when you want to edit something at the bottom of a page.