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Author: Welshtroll

X3 : The Last Stand

Posted in Film & TV

Quite looking forward to X-Men 3. The first film I liked but was understandably slow and providing an introduction to the characters, but i felt it could have provided more of a plot. The second film although being more action packed also carried a decent story, including the origins of Wolverine and Dr. Greys changes. I’m hoping the third in the trilogy will bring more good effects combined with the conflict between good and bad mutants building to a crescendoing climax. It appears somemore of my favourite characters will be making an appearance at last (Beast, Juggernaut can expect some wonderful battle scenes between him and wolverine) Due to be released 26th of May.

Back Again

Posted in Site News

After getting feed up with the old versions I had of my site I finally installed a content system and i couldn’t find the time to put into the backend of a site anymore. I took nearly all of the site offline and need to filter through it before I decide what to load back up. My b3ta site will be first I think, even tho i’m not active on there at the moment, i still visit to check out the front page. So this is 2006, after a mostly postless year on WT I certainly hope to keep this up.

I’ve Come Over all Open-Source

Posted in Software

I’ve been testing the Mozilla based Firefox web browser since version 4. It’s changed alot over that time.

What is it about the browser that I like?
There are some many points I could list here, I’ll stick to 3 that appeal to me the most.

1. Tabbed Browsing
A wonderful feature I first use in the Opera browser. It cuts down on the number of items open on your task bar, plus you can shut them all down at the same time if you need too. The part of this feature I love is the way you can open a Folder of favourites in separate tabbed windows. I read 10+ websites a day when I get home, it’s great to just open all of them and work my way though them.

2. Internet Annoyances
Built in Popup blocker that works very well keeps those crappy adverts from hindering your browsing experience.
The following one is not meantioned much as a feature but I love it, it’s remote picture linking. Basically stopping websites loading in pictures from other sites ( normally adverts ). This is configurable so that if you visit a site that shows mainly remote pictures you can still enjoy the without much fuss.
URL masking via the status bar, this is one of my bugbears about some websites, FireFox gives you the options to disable this, thus allowing you to see the true URL of a link.

3. Customised
I like to toy with things, in IE you haven’t alot of choice, your stuck with that same boring button combination and lovely windows default colored browser header. The themes that are being build for Firefox are wonderful they allow you to customise the look and feel of the browser. 
The 2nd thing is the extensions, these rock and give you a wonderful set of enhancements to choose from. Like the GoogleToolbar that does every thing that the IE GoogleToolBar does.
Configurable extensions for Mouse Gestures allow quick and easy navigation without touching the keyboard.
There are new themes and extensions being released all the time.

With Firefox’s final version nearing it’s release, I can say that I’m extremely happy with switching from IE.