Wednesday, October 25

New - Firefox 2.0

So, Firefox 2.0 is officially available. New features include spell-check in text fields, protection against Websites that pretend to be your bank just to get your account details, improvements in tabbed browsing, and more.

Download it! Install it! Use it!

Firefox - Rediscover the Web

Sunday, October 22


Have you ever wanted to just hit "select all" on the Internet and run Spell Check?

I have.

Wednesday, October 18

The iPhone... For Real?

Patent and trademark applications recently filed by Apple lead analysts to believe that the long-awaited iPhone may actually be a reality sometime soon.

Too bad I just bought a new RAZR V3m from Verizon... I would really go for the iPhone if it had some PDA-ish capabilities.

Apple Files Patents For iPhones - TechWeb

Sunday, October 15

Today's "Classic Calvin and Hobbes"

One Sunday, eleven years ago, when Calvinball was born...

Calvin and Hobbes - October 15, 1995

Google Reader feature request

(To readers who are not named Mihai Parparita: feel free to just move along. These-- probably-- are not the droids you're looking for.)

I've decided that I just might like the "2.0.1" version of Google Reader if I took it for a spin for a few days. I installed Mihai's Gmail Reader script, and used my actual email address for all my Bloglines Email Subscriptions. Only two things now stand in my way... oldest-first sorting and customizable ignore/display for updated feed items.

I usually keep on top of my feeds (I've got less than 30), and I would like to be able to see the oldest items first so that I'm sure not to miss any. The whole idea of posting things newest-first was to keep fresh content above the fold on blogs and websites, since there was no way to know which was the first item that hadn't been seen by the person viewing the page. Now that RSS readers can know which items have been seen and which haven't, it just makes sense at least to be able to show the the first unread item (i.e. the oldest) at the top of the list.

I'm not sure how Google Reader is treating updates to feed items... are updated items displayed again as new, or are they dropped? Bloglines has a facility for users to make this decision themselves on each individual feed, and I would very much like that to be present in Google Reader.

And I know this is a totally unreasonable feature to expect at this point, but it would be really cool if the "v" keyboard shortcut (for "view original") worked when using the Gmail Reader integration script.

Friday, October 13


The Treadmill Dance

This group even did this live at the 2006 Video Music Awards.

And here it is with the video at double speed (almost better than the original!).

Monday, October 9

Google Mac Blog

So there's only one post on it so far, but Google has just launched a blog explicitly to talk about their Mac projects. Check it out!

Blog mainpage: Official Google Mac Blog
First post: Official Google Mac Blog: Google and your Mac

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The Geek Code desperately needs updating, but in any case here's mine (as of 2010-02-28):

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If you really care about knowing what that all means, you either know the code already, or you can get it decoded for you here.