The best thing about Firefox 2.0 (in my opinion) is the built in spell check. No more composing in Word and pasting into a text box, or misspelling words because you typed a quick post in the browser.

It comes in handy at work, where we constantly enter text into our development tool (Zentrack). My only complaint is that it only checked Text Areas and not all input fields…

Well, to fix that, just type about:config in the URL area of a Firefox window and then change the following value:

  • layout.spellcheckDefault = 2 turns on Firefox 2’s spell-checking in input fields as well as text areas.

Check out Lifehacker for more great Firefox 2.0 tweaks.

The latest issue of WIRED has a piece where they asked several horrror/SciFi/Fantasy writers to write a story in 6 words. There are some amazingly funny entries, so check them all out. On the web, they also have a section with stories that didn’t make the print version (and most rightly so).

My favorites:

Failed SAT. Lost scholarship. Invented rocket.
William Shatner

Gown removed carelessly. Head, less so.
Joss Whedon

Machine. Unexpectedly, I�d invented a time
Alan Moore

Last night’s episode of LOST was awesome and in general, the short season has been awesome. Only one episode was a bit of a letdown. The producers have said the mini-season of 6 episodes has let them progress quicker and answer more questions that they would be able to in a regualr season. If that’s the case, then I’m all for the mini-season followed by the rest of the season later.

I wonder how many questions they’ll answer in next week’s Fall finale and how many will carry over? I hope the Jack, Kate, Sawyer / Others situation will be resolved, but on the other hand I don’t want it to end. It’s been very interesting looking at a new group of people. I’ll the creative team that, they’ve been able to change the show focus each season effortlessly and managed to make it flow into the overall story.

For some interesting ideas and thoughts on the season and show thus far, head on over to Entertainment Weekly’s website and their LOST column. The article linked to has some insight from Stephen King, as well as a fascinating theory as to just what could be happening on the island.

I’m anxious for next week’s mini-finale and can’t wait for the full 17 episodes in February.

More bad comic to film news. reports that Tarsem (The Cell) Singh has been singed to direct a film version of Constantine (extremely good DC horror comic). With a script by the same fellow who wrote The Glimmer Man it looks bad all the way around. They describe the character as an occult Dirty Harry, which he is not. It will probably turn out to be a bad horror/action piece of crap.