April 22nd, 2007



Another thing about Internet Explorer that annoys me (sorry? Why, yes, there are a few): I don't use bookmarks. I use a plain .html file that has the links I like, in it. That way, it's easily portable to any browser, on any machine.

So, this file's my default page. And IE shows the file position in the URL bar. The pull-down list, which normally holds recently entered URSs, instead is the tree-view of the local file-system. Start typing in any URL ("http...") and that pull-down's behaviour reverts to the history.

I only ever want the history behaviour, of course, which means I have to start typing "http:" before I can get it.

That answers *that* question

The aforementioned packing experimentation has been underway. I got all the important stuff laid out, and tried to fit it into the canvas sword bag. It was going a bit too easily at first, which was explained when I realised the longsword was sticking out through a hole in the seam. Well, it's a bit well-worn, this bag, having been stuffed to near-bursting several times. More rearrangement, and it was full. With some things still to go in. I could probably squeeze everything else into hand luggage if I tried - except for the kilt. Sigh. Looking increasingly like the torpedo gets to go, then.

I tried opening the bag to unpack it, and the zipper came off in my hand. I'd noticed that seam was going, too - didn't notice it was the only thing keeping the zipper in place.

Drat. So, it'll be the torpedo.

On the plus side, if I'm reading BA's website correctly, I can take the torpedo and a checked piece of luggage. But I'll call them tomorrow to check,