James is 12 - Happy Birthday Son!

James Is 12 - Happy Birthday Son!My beloved son is turning 12 today. It seems like only yesterday I rushed down to Women's College Hospital and scrubbed in for the magic moment.

James' Birth

At 12-years old I can honestly say my son is both smarter and sweeter than me. And by his next birthday, I'm almost certain he'll be bigger than me. I'm just ridiculously proud of the man he's becoming.

Me and my boy

I can't believe that young man was once this little guy who would dance around the living room in his diaper:

Happy Birthday, James!

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Browser Trends: The Fall of IE and the Rise of Chrome

browserI just analyzed the statistics for visitors to this site in January 2010 and January 2011.

In January 2010, here were the top four web browsers used by you:

  1. Internet Explorer
  2. Firefox
  3. Safari
  4. Chrome

In January 2011, here were the top four web browsers used by you:

  1. Internet Explorer
  2. Firefox
  3. Safari
  4. Chrome

You'll note the order remains the same, but there were significant changes when you compare the actual visits year-over-year. Here's the change from 2010 to 2011:


Although still the top dog, Internet Explorer visits fell by 14%, despite the fact overall traffic over this period increased by 17.95%. Firefox traffic was virtually unchanged, which means large increases by Safari and Chrome made up the IE difference.

Chrome users increased by 131% in just one year. That's pretty stunning, but maybe not. I'm one of those converts.

Are you loyal to your browser? If so, which one has your heart?

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Firefox Is 6 Today - I Was There

FirefoxExactly 6 years ago, I wrote about Firefox 1.0.

You're viewing this page in Firefox, right? If that's a little blue "e" in the top left corner, you haven't made the switch yet. Firefox is my web browser of choice and I strongly urge everyone to install and use it.

If you are viewing this page in Firefox, you'll notice the navigation menu to your left is static. (You may need to reload the page - press F5) As you scroll down this page, the navigation menu stays put, making it much easier to visit other pages without having to scroll all the way back up to the top. This is done quite simply with CSS using code that has been blessed by the W3C, yet it won't work in Internet Explorer.

Today, the Mozilla Foundation unleashed its long-awaited Firefox 1.0 web browser. This has resulted in an overwhelming amount of traffic to as hundreds of thousands of people look to download a better browser. If you're still using Internet Explorer and need to install Firefox, it would probably be best to wait another day or two before trying to access the download site. Then you can enjoy the fixed navigation menu on this site.

That was six years ago, and I was there. I've actually since switched to Chrome, but I've got mega warm fuzzies for Firefox. Six years is a long time in web years.

Happy birthday, Firefox.


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Necessary Firefox Add-On Cleanse

firefoxOne month ago, FootieFox was installed. Today, the necessary cleanse begins.


Thanks, FootieFox! See ya in four years...

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