September 11th

On September 11th, we will again remember the events of 9-11. Firefighters remember 343 members of the Fire Service family died on that day. Here are some other less talked about numbers:

The initial numbers are indelible: 8:46 a.m. and 9:02 a.m.
Time the burning towers stood: 56 minutes and 102 minutes.
Time they took to fall: 12 seconds.

Total number killed in attacks (official figure as of 9/5/02): 2,819
Number of firefighters and paramedics killed: 343
Number of NYPD officers: 23
Number of Port Authority police officers: 37
Number of people who lost a spouse or partner in the attacks: 1,609
Estimated number of children who lost a parent: 3,051
Days fires continued to burn after the attack: 99
Estimated number of New Yorkers suffering from post-traumatic-stress disorder as a result of 9/11: 422,000

This year let’s make a point to remember all the lives lost SINCE 9-11, remember ALL the lives lost while bringing those responsible to justice.

Scroll Down the Page!

I often read blogs that can be pages long. The most recent comment is often at the very bottom of the page. On a Mac or PC, it’s easy to scoll up or down a page using various methods. It is a little more work on a mobile device such as a tablet or phone. While jumping to the top is easy enough (just tap the top center of the screen), there is no built in feature to jump to the bottom of a page.

Well, with a little JavaScript saved as an bookmark it is easy.
Bring up a page, any page, and then bookmark it saving the bookmark name as “Scroll Down”. Now, go back and edit it. Make sure you saved the name as Scroll Down and then put the following JavaScript in the address.
javascript:window.scrollTo%280%2Cdocument.body.scrollHeight%29%3b%0a
Go ahead and save the changes. Now, when you want to scroll to the bottom of the page, just select the Scroll Down book mark and the page will quickly scroll to the bottom!
Waaa laa! Easy!

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