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Fantastic OpenOffice.org Writer extension for searching and replacing carriage returns wiview story

http://openoffice.blogs.com – If you've been typing $^$ into the regular OpenOffice Writer search and replace dialog and coming up empty, try this plugin. It's awesome. It lets you look for a series of empty paragraph returns, or a carriage return at the end of a paragraph plus one empty return, and MUCH much more. (Software)

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Mozilla and Google Announce HTML-Based Extensionsview story

http://www.osnews.com – t appears that great minds think alike (or in the case of open-source software and the close-ties between Google and Mozilla, share-alike). Within a week of each other both Mozilla and Google have announced new initiatives to allow for extensions to their browsers to be written using regular HTML / JavaScript and CSS, greatly lowering the bar for developers to join in. (IT news)