For some reason, the administrators of my university's portal think that I want pages to open in brand new windows. They're wrong; I'd much rather these pages open into tabs. Fortunately, Firefox allows me to force these renegade pages to behave civilly. Read more
Force new windows to open in tabs in Firefox
Essential open source software
Most of these softwares are pretty well-known, but I want to give them some extra publicity. They are all free, but if you can afford it, I recommended taking a small percentage of the money you save on licensing (or irritation) and donating it to the developers.
Sans Serif is the new corporate logo obsession, for better or worse
It seems like everywhere I look, corporations are rebranding, and inevitably, their logos include sans serif fonts. Sans serif looks undeniably modern, and I guess that's why they are rushing to switch. Sans serif is trendy - it's "in". A while back Belk made the dive with good results, in my opinion; the new logo matches well with their attempt to shed their reputation as a place for Southern grandmothers to shop for clothing. However, I'm just not sure that sans serif has a place for every logo out there, depending on a business's core services and identity.