I can't imagine not using this...

I've been using AdBlock on any browser I use for a while now. I take if for granted now that my web surfing will be relatively free of banner ads, flashing crap and noisy distractions. It's great. What really surprises me is that so many people seem to *not* use any kind of adblocking stuff. When I ask them about it, a lot of time the reply, 'Oh, I don't mind the ads, I just ignore them." or "The popup ads on youtube don't bother me, I just click them away" !!! Wow. That is craziness to me. Not only are they ugly and distracting, they slow down your browsing, and add time to the loadup of web pages. I don't know. I guess the ad-watchers can be lauded for wanting to give their favorite websites the ability to make a little revenue, but it's not for me.

Here's some links, in case you have a white belt in Google-fu:

Google Chrome




Shit's about to get real...

I'll be honest--I was starting to give up hope, I resigned myself to resuming the job search here in this reclaimed swamp of a state, Florida. I was starting to think, hmmm maybe I should enroll in a TESOL class, I'll be able to finish it before I get my damned background check back from the Feds. But then, after a frigid day in the field (62 degree (F) water is chilly even to my northern ass), there it is, you beautiful plain brown envelope containing a single sheet of paper, verifying my lack of criminal record! CHYEAH. Shit's about to get real.

Land of the Morning Calm? Prepare your damn self -- the Morning Turtle approaches!