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All you folks using Firefox: Are you aware of the undoclosetab extension? If you're using Tabbrowser Preferences (and if you aren't, why aren't you?), you know you can close a tab by middle-clicking with the mouse. Undoclosetab lets you reverse this. Middle-click on the tab bar (or the close-tab button on the right if the tab bar is full), and your lost tab comes back! With its browsing history. Magical.

How many times a day do I close a tab and immediately wish I hadn't? I'll bet even people who don't suffer from Alzheimer's like me do it at least sometimes. Undoclosetab saves so much frustration.

And oddly, this extension seems little known.

Spread the word! Ease the pain! Make the world a better place! Install undoclosetab and the sun will shine, the angels will sing, and your pet spun-sugar unicorns will never mistake the bathmat for their litter box again.

I use undoclosetab daily, and my hemorrhoids have never felt better.

Uh, seriously folks, it's the way Firefox should operate. I like it so much I gave the guy who wrote it a donation to support his webhosting.

Which is necessary, because the version on the Firefox extension site isn't compatible with Firefox 1.50.x. WTF? You have to go to the writer's home page to download the current version.

I've been going through the ever-fascinating Baby Name Wizard NameVoyager looking for female names (for a story I'm writing) that were popular a hundred years ago, but are rare today.

There are a depressing number of these. Just among the A's and the B's, we've got Alice, Ada (geeks aren't naming their daughters Ada?), Augusta (glorious name...), Agnes, Bertha (killed by the gun, I'd guess: no one wants their daughter nicknamed 'Big'), Bessie, Blanche (DuBois... *sob*), Bernice (...Bobs Her Hair"), Beatrix. So sad. These are names with history, texture, character. Now gone.

Where have all the Blanche's gone?
Long time passing...
Where have all the Ada's gone?
Long time ago...
Where have all the Bernices gone?
Gone to Madisons every one...
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Also brings to mind Big-foot Bertha, Beatrice, Alice... mais ou sont les neiges d'antan?

I think I will use Augusta.

And—still on the subject of female names—I have stumbled on the source of the title (and perhaps inspiration?) of the Kelly Link story, "Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose." It's a painting by John Singer Sargeant. I did not know that. Found here.



fu(ri), fu(ru), fu(ruu)

meaning: wave, swing, air, manner, after

不振 == fushin == (noun, adjective that takes な) dullness, depression, slump, stagnation
振り仮名 ==  furigana == furigana

Left radical is one of the many radical versions of  'hand'.  Right radical is a Non-General Use character that originally meant 'clam/cutting tool', which acts phonetically to express 'shake/wave'. This character apparently originally refered to the hand motion of using a clam-shell cutting tool. It came to mean 'wave' in general (including the 'waves' of electromagnetic radiation) and other meanings as well. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Wave clam in hand in strange manner.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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