No real news there, except that I’ve just found out about a nifty Firefox plugin for smelly students like me who use the Athens authentication system, via Spontaneous Monotony.
It is an official Athens toolbar which lets you log in and log out easily, which is a godsend really because there have been many times when I have been left ripping my hair off in frustration because I’ve forgotten the convoluted log in system. It also shows you a list of the resources you can access through Athens. I didn’t know we could access the Oxford English Dictionary or The Scotsman Digital Archive. And I bet there’s loads of other dead important stuff in that list that I don’t understand yet.
While we’re talking about Firefox, I may as well mention that two thirds of visitors to this blog still use Internet Explorer. And the new design of this blog probably looks like absolute gash on Internet Exploder. It doesn’t look to great in Opera either, but I suppose that’s what you get for designing the whole thing in Firefox with the assistance of the Web Developer Toolbar.
The moral of the story? Use Firefox, or at least Browse Happy.