I'd just finished doing a week of research for a VPS and was literally going to sign up for Linode Friday AM when Dreamhost woo'ed me with a better deal. Geez.
I you don't mind my asking, who were your top candidates, besides Linode? Did any service really impress, in terms of security and stability?
I've been using CFLs for more than 25 years and I have never had a CFL last less than 5 years. the first CFL I bought I bought in a specialty store, it lasted about 15 years, and the last 2 tymes I bought them I bought them at Walmart.
Same here -- the half-dozen CFLs in my apartment are all at least 10 years old, and the oldest more than 15.
But they are all in in open fixtures, and not in frequently switched locations (i.e., none in the bathroom).
So far equally good experience with two LED bulbs ($$$). Especially like the new warm white LEDs from Philips.
. . . We don't need an "out there" browser. But rather want a secure stable browser. Most of the "new features" seem to be promoting features that often end up leaving the user more vulnerable.
Exactly. And with version numbers at least you can decide to "upgrade to version X to use new feature Y". Mozilla is the browser that gives a user the most control over his/her interaction with a web server. I hope it stays that way...
Maybe you can't buy happiness, but these days you can certainly charge it.