FAQ Farm
FAQ Farm is a co-operatively grown database of questions and answers from visitors like you. The individual questions evolve into FAQs which become permanent free resources for the entire Internet community.  
 
We need your help. If you have a question that hasn't already been asked, ask it. If you can help answer someone else's question, please share your knowledge. You're an expert on something (on Soviet Russia?).
This tutorial explains how to create a toolbar extension for the Firefox web browser. Before reading this tutorial, please understand the following two points:  
 
1. This tutorial is rather long.  
2. Creating a Firefox extension is easy.  
 
Please do not think that because this tutorial is lengthy, creating an extension is a difficult task (it's not). The size of this tutorial is due to the fact that I explain every step in detail. In addition, a great deal of material is covered. My intended audience are those who have never written an extension for Firefox. Hopefully you will find this to be a useful resource. Although it took me a while to write, I have enjoyed every bit of the process.

FINALLY! A decent tutorial on this! The Moz/FF guys sure aren't terribly forthcoming with this kind of thing, and they ought to be.

Needed: An archiver (Winzip, or any that can create ZIP files (not rar or sit or zoo or..); A plain text editor - MS Word will NOT work; Firefox; and a healthy dose of patience. ;)

Exit Mundi
Excellent site about various end o' the world scenarios.  
There's a new article about Ragnarok:  
"If you think you’ve seen it all, just wait for Ragnarok, the end of times foreseen by the ancient Vikings. In it, the world turns into a vast, smoking battlefield. Featuring a wolf with a mouth as big as the sky, a giant with a burning sword and... a kind tree."
This page is for Wikipedians to list articles that seem a bit unusual. These articles are valuable contributions to the encyclopedia, but are somewhat odd, whimsical, or... well, something you wouldn't expect to find in Encyclopædia Britannica. We should take special care to meet the highest standards of an encyclopedia with these articles so as to not give an appearance of unprofessionality.  
 
 
Not to be confused with Wikipedia Bad Jokes and Deleted Nonsense.
Legal torrents
"This is a collection of legally downloadable, freely distributable files... MP3s and other media items, which we have made available via BitTorrent. We are also hosting a 'guaranteed' high speed seed for them. Please note that all of the current torrents are made available under a Creative Commons license with the full permission of the rights holder."  
 
If you're worried about a visit from the RIAA Secret Police, here's a selection of completely legal, free torrents.  
 
Check it out, yo.
This site gives an approximation (numbers) on things that will probably happen.  
ie:Population,Government & Economics, Education, Environment, Food, Energy, Health.  
• The data is somewhat correct for 2003-2004 years  
• Requires JavaScript enabled  
• Site loves fast computers  
• Site uses your computer's clock, so if you are curious how much we will have HIV-infected in 2050 then just change your system time to 2050.  
Please note that it will just calculate values based on current statistics because i'm not Nostradamus and i can't see the future :)  
• Most of the statistics are pretty accurate, but there are some inaccurate ones.
Ubuntu Linux
This appears to be one sweet FREE linux distro, with a very committed and active development network.  
 
Automated Install  
Python Development Environment  
Gnome 2.8 Desktop  
firefox  
Open-Office  
a very well appointed desktop  
 
based on a stable debian release uses apt-get to update and upgrade.  
 
Single CD iso image  
Free CD shipped to you on Final Release  
 
Check it out I am quite sure you will be glad you did.
InterfaceLIFT
Free GUI Enhancements for Mac OS X and Windows XP  
 
Welcome to InterfaceLIFT, your source for graphical user interface enhancements for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, and Linux. We specialize in desktop wallpaper, icons, themes, and news with a focus on community.
Pizza crust, barbecue sauce, cheese, and shredded pork. The pizza made famous by Elvis, and now you can have the recipe to make it at home.  
 
When I saw this one on TV, I wanted to try it bad... even knowing that it would likely kick my ass. ;)
Language Log
Language Log examines the everyday use -- and misuse -- of language, through contributions from its lingusitics-minded staff.  
 
Recently, it has become headquarters for the collection of certain peculiar word errors dubbed eggcorns:  
 
Saying our wedding vowels  
Eating a hand few of pretzels  
Planting an egg corn to grow an oak tree  
 
This journal entry explains what makes eggcorns different from other fractures of speech. Continue with this newspaper column for more background. Finally, search the blog (using the term "eggcorn") to see how many have been gathered thus far.
This actually lets you create your own name generators. Also has a list of the most popular generators!
How to Obscure Any URL
How Spammers And Scammers Hide and Confuse

There's a little more to Internet addressing than commonly meets the eye; there are conventions which allow for some interesting variations in how an Internet address is expressed.

These tricks are known to the spammers and scammers, and they're used freely in unsolicited mails. You'll also see them in ad-related URLs and occasionally on web pages where the writer hopes to avoid recognition of a linked address for whatever reason. Now, I'm making these tricks known to you. Read on, and you'll soon be very hard to fool.

Some of the examples don't work in Mozilla these days. But some still do - for instance, here's linkfilter: http://1073419124/

Chimaerae
Photoshop contest on Worth1000.com.  
 
This is not our usual animal crossbreed contest-- in this contest, your challenge is to mate 3-4 different animals into one strange beast, as in the themepost. You'll need to mate at least three, but no more than four animals. NO actual mating (as bizarre as that would be) we just want to see the results, the offspring, and your goal is to make the blend as seamless as possible - we're talking nature photography here, not montage.  
 
(via BoingBoing)
The ESRB rating system helps parents and other consumers choose the games that are right for their families. ESRB ratings have two parts: rating symbols that suggest what age group the game is best for, and content descriptors that indicate elements in a game that may have triggered a particular rating and/or may be of interest or concern.
Vending Machines of Japan
PhotoMann recently decided to 'collect' images of unique vending machines found in Japan. They are everywhere. Estimates suggest there are 5.6 million vending machines which works out to be one for every 20 people in Japan. Sales from vending machines in 2000 totaled $56 billion! The most common are drink and cigarette machines followed by machines with pornography.  
 
can you find the used school girl panties machine?