Which is worse: Internet Explorer (IE) because it crashes so often and the cache gets stuck or Mozilla because it's so darn slow?

Which browser do you use and why?

I haven't tried the tool yet, but I'll post the results here. – andy

Email Conversion Tool: Emailchemy is a utility that helps you regain ownership of your email by extracting it from the proprietary file formats used by many of yesterdayâs forgotten and todayâs most popular email applications. Emailchemy reads email from the proprietary formats of the most popular email applications and converts them to standard, portable formats that any application can use.

So, the other day, my wife asks me, “Which pair of shoes would look better with this outfit.” Are guys really supposed to know?

I'm the guy who can't tell black from blue dress pants when I get dressed in the morning – and it really doesn't bother me. I truly want to give her the right answer, but I think there should be a “video fashion consultant” out our disposal. After all, isn't that what video-conferencing is all about?

Do you telecommute? I do, and I think it's great. Agree or disagree? Email me and let me know your thoughts and opinions.

So, my wife and I bought a Harley in April. We don't get to ride it enough, but can you ever? Anyway, I'm just curious, do you own a motorcycle? If so, why? If not, why not? I'll post more soon about why I bought one and why I think everyone should.

I have to agree on this one. A great look at why Apple is still Apple. – andy

Columnist says Macs aren't for everyone. MacCentral notes a column by Wall Street Journal writer Walt Mossberg today – Mossberg: Macs don't make sense for everyone.

Unlike what I read in John Dvorak's rant from PC Magazine yesterday, this column actually makes sense. Macs are not for everyone. Apple serves a niche market, and this doesn't have to be a bad thing. For Apple's part, its job is to make it clear to the creative folks who are willing to use an alternative computer platform that the Mac and OS X can powerful tools. I don't want Macs to take over the computing world. Balance is the key, and with competition we may even see more innovation in the future. The danger occurs when one company or platform controls an overwhelming majority of the computer desktops. In other words, Bill Gates' dream of Windows on every desktop would be a bad thing, just as it would if there was a PowerBook in every backpack… [Mac Net Journal] [dws.]

Under the analysis, Anderson found that his ideal “open-source” programs were as secure as the “closed-source” programs.

Study: Open, closed source equally secure. A Cambridge computer scientist argues, in the ideal case, that proprietary-source programs should be as secure as those developed openly. [CNET News.com]

An interesting read on where we've been and where we're headed. – andy

History Lost: What We Haven't Learned in 100 Years. Modern popular culture is crawling with history –from movies, like Forrest Gump to best-selling books, such as David McCullough's John Adams. Despite our fascination with history, however, a careful look shows that we haven't learned from it in the last century. Bob Batchelor, author of The 1900s (Greenwood Press, 2002) examines the lessons we haven't learned from history over the last century, particuarly concerning race and the ever-growing gap between the “haves” and “have-nots.” [kuro5hin.org]