“Orange, Julia?”

“Orange, Julia?”

"Orange, Julia?"Originally uploaded by Steve_Mc I’ve seen this butterfly before, but this time I made a concerted effort to find out what it was. One useful site as a last resort is...

Best Firefox add-ons

My favourite Firefox 3 add-ons: 1. dragdropupload No more browsing for files such as attachments – just drag into the form! 2. FoxyTunes Control your music software (like iTunes) from Firefox. Cool ‘Now Playing’ Signatures feature too. 3. Web Developer A must for a Webbie. 4. Back to Top A Top (or Bottom) of page button for Firefox. 5. ColourfulTabs Enhance your tabbed browsing with cute colours. 6. AdBlock Plus Ditch the tired ‘You are the 1,000,000,000 visitor’ banner...

More on the whaling issue

“Every year the Japanese hunt and kill 1,200 whales and it defends its position at the IWC. With an increasing number of countries, including many in Latin America, Asia and Africa, opposing the unjustified killing of whales, Japan is outnumbered. So, it set out to recruit small countries to join the IWC as supporters in exchange for giving them fisheries facilities. Over time, these mostly refrigerated storage units, have become white elephants. They sit on the shores underutilised, and not serving the fishing community which lacks the capacity to catch the amount of fish necessary to fill them. They may have served a purpose at the time of their establishment when the governments of these small states pointed to them as indicators of investment in their small and less well-off fishing communities. Today, it is clear the fishing communities would have done better if investment had been made in improving their capacity to fish with bigger boats and more modern technology by giving grants or very low interest loans. Many of the countries that Japan recruited to bolster its position in the IWC cannot afford to join other international organisations that are of importance to them or send delegations to meetings. Yet, they have somehow managed both to meet the cost of membership of the IWC and to send vociferous delegations to its meetings.” Read...

Help Fix Facebook

Remember the old days of the Net when Dominica wasn’t listed in many drop-down country lists? I had to send many irate emails to webmasters. In using Facebook for our Dominica page, about the only City/Town allowed is Roseau. This of course is simply Not Good Enough. For example, I’m trying to add event info for the Cochrane (Pesky) Wabbit Festival. But no, it’s not being held in Cockrane, Alabama. So I urge everyone to go to http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=region_request to request Facebook add our major towns and villages! So far, I’ve added: CochraneScott’s...