Download Picasa 3.9 Build 136.20 –

Download Picasa 3.9 Build 136.20 –

Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums organized by date with folder names you will recognize. You can drag and drop to arrange your albums and make labels to create new groups. Picasa makes sure your pictures are always organized.


Firefox 3.5.3 Update

Download Firefox 3.5.3 Mozilla Organization – 7.69MB (Open Source)

The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a faster, more secure and customizable Web browsing experience for all.

User Experience. The enhancements to Firefox provide the best possible browsing experience on the Web. The new Firefox smart location bar, affectionately known as the "Awesome Bar," learns as people use it, adapting to user preferences and offering better fitting matches over time.

Performance. Firefox is built on top of the powerful new Gecko platform, resulting in a safer, easier to use and more personal product.

Security. Firefox raises the bar for security. The new malware and phishing protection helps protect from viruses, worms, trojans and spyware to keep people safe on the Web.

Customization. Everyone uses the Web differently, and Firefox lets users customize their browser with more than 5,000 add-ons.


It’s been almost a week now since I made mistake of turning off my computer during a Windows Update installation of all those optional language files, which I have since determined that I didn’t need, and all it cost me was about five years worth of photos, music, and documents.

I understand now why it’s important to create a Rescue Start Up disk for just this type of situation, because had I done so before hand, I wouldn’t be starting from scratch.

Oh well , it’s just virtual stuff, and that can always be replaced over time. Just another situation to learn from is all.

Capitalize on momentum to save our internet

U.S. President Obama just signed an economic stimulus bill dedicating
$7.2 billion to get fast, affordable, neutral Internet to the nearly
half of American homes that don’t have it! This is a huge opportunity
for us to press for similar actions in Canada, but it also highlights
that Canada is moving in the wrong direction.

The longer
Canada allows ISPs to throttle Internet traffic, the more we risk
becoming the backwater of online innovation and free speech as web
entrepreneurs increasingly migrate to the
U.S. where the open Internet is embraced by politicians.

the space of just over 10 days, nearly 3,500 of you have written the
CRTC demanding they put a stop to discriminatory Internet throttling by
big ISPs. This is an impressive number, but we need to get 1,000 more
if we are to sway the CRTC. We can do it!

We have just a few
days left until the CRTC’s submission DEADLINE on MONDAY, FEBRUARY
23rd. We are asking that you please take a moment to reach out to
friends and family before it’s too late. We have a great informative
video for you to use:

Action Items:

1. Send your comment if you haven’t already:

2. Watch and share this informative video:

3. Take a second to email 3 of your friends with our easy to
use form:

4. Spread the word online using Facebook and our online promo

YAY DREW!!!!!!

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WE picked it!  Spacing Toronto has a winner in our animated Toronto subway line contest. Its Drew Jones!

A few weeks ago Spacing Wire asked Toronto readers to vote for their favourite map (there were 5 finalists) and Drew came out on top. Drew gets a full set of Spacing’s Toronto subway station buttons for his hard work.

To see the other finalists check out this post.

Windows Live Mail. Why Change what isn’t broken?

This is supposed to be what computer  technology of the 21st Century is coming to.
No more actual software. Just one big integrated system, all to be handled by online servers.
Your spelling will be checked automatically, taking the need to know how to do so out of your hands.
Your security will handled of course, by Windows Live One Care Beta, free for now while in Beta formatr, but Windows hasn’t exactly got the best track record when it comes to quality security.
Windows Live Desktop Beta will keep track of all your stored data, making it easier for you, and Microsoft, to find out where and what youyou have stored. 

I’ve tried Windows Live Mail Beta now, 3 times. The full version has quite a few frills, but you rquire DSL, Wi-fi or broadband to use it, and the light version, in comparison with MSN Hotmail, isn’t even worth being called an equal.
And time is growing short. Microsoft/MSN, soon to called Windows Live in all their dealings with the public, is all set to launch these product and replace your previous beloved ones with their newer versions.
Last time they (Windows) pulled such a stupid stunt, it was called Windows 98, and we the public are still recovering from that mess. And if you want the really good
So are we prepared to accept another?