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Travel Back in Time

Earlier tonight, I saw people in our chat room talking about time travel. They were laughing about the places they’d like to go back to, things they might want to change in their life. Some of them wanted to meet a famous person who has long since passed on, and others wanted to simply have a “do-over” for a wrong they had committed.

This got me to thinking – would I want to travel back in time? The answer to that is no, really. Sure, there are historical figures I wouldn’t have minded knowing in person. Wouldn’t it be cool to shake Abe Lincoln’s hand? Or maybe you’d rather hug Amelia Earnhardt. I wouldn’t mind doing some of those things, I suppose. But I definitely wouldn’t want to go back and redo anything in my own life.

If I were to do that, then I wouldn’t be exactly who I am now, nor in the place I am with my life. Sure, there have been some rough patches recently. But all in all, I’m very happy with who I am, and what I’m doing on a daily basis. Going back and changing even one thing in my past would change everything that comes after. I don’t want that!

Would YOU want to go back in time within your own life, and redo things? Why or why not – I’d love to hear your answers.

While you’re debating what you would do, make sure you check out what the rest of the community has been up to!

Web Browser History Settings


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http://live.pirillo.com/ – One of our users asked if they should change the settings in their browser history, or leave them at the default setting.

I used to think that the shorter browser history… the better! Then I realized that I kept forgetting the names of sites I had been to, and really wanted to find again. If you’re like me, and have a bad memory and/or very few favorites bookmarked, you may want to consider bumping up your history setting. It won’t eat up any space on your computer, it won’t affect your speed or surfing habits. I have mine set to about three months. I think that’s a pretty good standard. It keeps things for me that I may want to visit again when I have time (yeah… RIGHT!) and may not remember.

In Internet Explorer, you can change your history setting by going to Tools>Internet Options>General Tab. There you can put in how many days you want IE to save your history.

In Firefox, you would go to Options>Privacy and tell it how many days you want to remember pages visited.

The only caveat to this is privacy. If you don’t want someone seeing what websites you’ve visited, you would change your settings to be zero days. You can also clean out your cache, cookies and such.

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Normally Paranormal

I became a Coast to Coast Streamlink member this weekend – I just love following the lunatic fringe. Dr. Phil was on to talk about the planet Pluto last night, and when he referenced “Giant Ice Balls” – I sent him an instant message, claiming that I had “giant ice balls.” To which he immediately responded, “mine are brass.” Talk about paranormal!

Anyway, I generally enjoy listening to C2C – especially when JC comes on (great comic relief). Tonight’s guest is Glenn Kimball – and he’s going to be discussing the history of terrorism. I’m sure skeptics will be debunking Glenn left-and-right, but that doesn’t make his research any less interesting. History does not come from books, you know? Sometimes the only way to truly understand history is by challenging its “truths.” The Earth used to be flat.

While we’re on the subject of UFOs (even though I hadn’t had a chance to work them into the conversation until now), I’m convinced that the C2C Web crew are aliens. When I asked ’em for the direct podcast URL, they said: “The recent release of iTunes is non-compatible with our Podcasting system.” No, their “system” is incompatible with the rest of the galaxy – get it straight. No matter, I can always download the archives on-demand.