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Song of the month... February

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Ke$ha-We R Who We R This song is very happy and energetic and makes you feel good.

Ryan's breakfast Review

For a change I went to my usual Ryan's location to try out their breakfast. I will tell you it was eggcellent!
I normally avert this type of place for breakfast because I am very sensitive to smells and I dreaded the overwhelming smells of pancakes and muffins and those normally made me feel a bit sick.
To my surprise this Ryan's location did not have this problem with breakfast! The smells were very minimal and didn't bother me. This was very cool.
I also noticed a pretty good selection of breakfasty foods. I normally don't like them, but I do like bacon and eggs and the other kind of sausage and I found them here so I was happy.
I ate those and they were pretty good. I Consider myself the best eggmaker and even I was impressed! The bacon was nice and crisp and the sausage was great.
I was also happy they had made-to-order omlettes for free! I tried one and it was eggcellent! I wolfed it down pretty quick and it was the perfect texture and it did not have exessive bu…

Internet Explorer review

Review for Internet Explorer 2-20-11:
MSIE has always had top marketshare. However browsers like Firefox have taken it away. I am basing this review off stable browsers so the IE9RC will not appear in this review.
I shall outline the positives and negatives:
+ *finally has multi-tabbed browsing *has accellerators that make searching for stuff easy as selecting text, and a popup icon comes up and you can search, bing, google, and wikipedia from it. Saves time *improved page rendering from prev. versions, however still has issues with some CSS *improved interface from earlier versions *now has addons but not as large of selection as firefox. *multiprocess browsing, each tab is own process

- *performance is still not very good as it could be *can be more of a memory hog than firefox--->takes up way more commit charge and RAM then FF does for all those tab-processes *still has page rendering issues and some CSS does not work *web devs still have issues with IE *not as many addons as firefox *secur…

Firefox Review

Review for Firefox 2-20-11:
Firefox has become the browser of choice for many people seeking alternatives to MS's IE. It has grown into a very nice browser and has many many features.
I shall outline the positives and negatives of this browser:
+ *has very good performance on most systems *has very powerful addons and you can pretty much add any functionality to your browser you can think of *more standards compliant and renders pages much better then MSIE *is more secure then IE *had multiple tabbed browsing before MSIE *easier to develop for *has the option to save all tabs on exit *has search bar integrated *robust bookmark management *very active development *flash plugin is now separate process *excellent interface *customization of theme is powerful and you can even make it look like IE
- *can be a memory hog with plugins like flash *sometimes slows down over time with certain websites *does not have multiprocess tabs like IE does so if one tab crashes the whole browser is brought down (but t…

Mapping sites showdown! Part 3: Mapquest

Hello and welcome to my review of the mapping site Mapquest
This review will be broken down into the positives and the negatives of the mapping site and will compare the performance of the routing engines at the end of this review.

First we shall take a look at the positives of the mapping site.
Mapquest uses NAVTEQ for their mapping data.
First topic: interface: Mapquest has recently revamped their user interface and made it more like the other mapping sites. It used to have a very different interface and it was sort of confusing for some users. It now works like Bing Maps or Google Maps. This seemed to be a positive move for them, as the complaints on “how do I do this” dropped on their forums and facebook page. I like the new mapquest interface so far. It has made things much easier to do.
Another thing I like is the quick POI's (points of interest) on the top to easily located hotels, gas, food, etc.
I also like the “send to” tools, as it has several options to easily send maps a…

Shoney's Reviews!

Shoney's Lunch Review for 2-19-11:
We tried the same location again for lunch this time and it was pretty good.
I did notice the smells more though, but we were easily able to relocate to a less intense part of the restaurant.
I ordered their sirloin steak and a loaded baked potato today.
It also included the salad bar and I made a decent salad. You can put this “ham” on it but I think it might have been spam or something else. It was quite strong and weird tasting. I also wish they would label the dressings. I was still able to get ranch dressing though.
I waited about half an hour to get my steak and it was pretty juicy and nice tasting. Not as good as Longhorn's steak but it was still good.
My loaded baked potato was a tad overcooked, but still tasted good and had lots of cheese and bacon bits.
My husband had a Blackend Chicken Sandwitch and he thought it tasted amazing! He also really liked his fries.
Our waitress was pretty attentive and gave me a new glass before I was…

Mapping sites showdown! Part 2: Bing Maps

Hello and welcome to my review of the online mapping website Bing Maps from Microsoft.
This review will be broken down into the positives and the negatives of the mapping site and will compare the performance of the routing engines at the end of this review.

First we shall take a look at the positives of the mapping site.
Subject: The interface:First I will note that the interface for Bing Maps is very intuitive, and you can get started on getting a map or directions right away.
Please note: I am testing and basing my review on the Microsoft Silverlight version of bing maps, your mileage may vary on the standard AJAX version. features are equivalent on both experiences except the following: Streetside view, Map Apps, PhotoSynths, and Dynamic Labels are only on the Silverlight version.
I found the interface to be very fast and performance was pretty good on my quad core system
The interface was also very awesome and fun to use with the new SilverLight controls. Look ma! No tiles! The ma…

Mapping sites showdown! Part 1: Google Maps

Hello and welcome to my review of the online mapping website Google Maps.
This review will be broken down into the positives and the negatives of the mapping site and will compare the performance of the routing engines at the end of this review.
First we shall take a look at the positives of the mapping site.
Subject: The interface:First I will note that the interface for Google Maps is very intuitive, and you can get started on getting a map or directions right away.
The color scheme is very legible and easy to see. Works well with printing as well. The layout and controls are very easy to follow. Since it uses AJAX it is very cross platform friendly and works without any special browser plugins. It is also very responsive. It is easy to “share to” with a fair amount of “share to” links. It is very easy to send to mobile phones and GPS devices. Printing options are very much like Mapquest's. They are pretty good and include maps for each turn and even has street view for them as…

RemixedCat Designs beta launched

I have now launched the beta site for my new design company RemixedCat designs

Please click here to view the beta page.