Archive > January 2005

Why I Couldn't Tab to a Dropdown in Firefox

18 January 2005 » In Other » 2 Comments

I fill out forms on the Web. Sometimes lots of forms. When I shop, when I register somewhere, when I log into sites, in short, everywhere. Suffice it to say that I developed a close attachment with the Tab button on my keyboard for moving focus to the next element in the form. However, ever since installing Firefox 1.0 on my Powerbook I could not use the Tab key to move focus into anything other than the text fields. This was incredibly irritating. After doing some research I found an answer on a Firefox support form. Apparently accessibility.tabfocus entry in about:config user preferences page should be set to 3 instead of 1.
I changed the value and now I can Tab again with abandon. But let me ask, what dunce, excuse me, would ship Firefox with the Tability restricted to the text fields only? I can only shake my head and wonder.

British Virgin Islands

16 January 2005 » In Travel » 4 Comments

Having always wanted to go to Caribbean, I got my wish last March when I went on a PHP cruise to Bahamas. But being on a cruise ship keeps you so far away from everything: the land, the people, the soul of the place. Right about that time I was falling in love with sailing, wanting nothing more than to silently glide along the water propelled only by forces of the nature. I took a sailing class and completed it in June. In December I finally got my wish: myself, my friend Anil, and a colleague from work Brenda flew to British Virgin Islands, picked up our chartered boat. and spent an amazing week sailing around the islands. A longer write up will be forthcoming, but the pictures can be seen now.