Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Cool Firefox Extension

Here is a little firefox extension named after a mammal that gives you the capabilities to dynamically manipulate the HTML elements on your loaded page. My immediate thought for this is to use it to clean up the pages you want to print out. In fact, I used this extension to clean up its own homepage so that I can print out the keyboard shortcuts. A sort of self mutilation on its end. :)

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Google Map with satellite view

My blog is quickly turning into a google blog. But what can I do? They just have so many cool new features so appealing to a geek.

This morning as I was walking in, our UI guru stopped me, "have you looked at google map since yesterday? They've got satellite images now." Sure enough, on the top right hand corner of the google map page there is a link called "Satellite" with the obligatory New! attached to it. When you click on it you'll see the satellite image exactly as the map you are looking at. The cool thing is, everything you can do to the map, you can do to the sattellite view. Try to get a direction, or do a local search on "starbucks" in your area.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Gmail not supporting Firefox?!

Somehow I feel this must be an April Fool's joke. This morning I logged into Gmail with Firefox, and this ugly "basic HTML view" showed up, on the top it says "For a better Gmail experience, use a fully supported browser." You got be kidding me, right? I checked my Firefox version, it was at 1.0.1. Went to Firefox's site and saw they have 1.0.2 out, so I downloaded and installed that. Came back to Gmail, still the same thing!

Ok, the workaround is to use this link (http://gmail.google.com/gmail?nocheckbrowser) to get to the standard view. I did notice my quota has been increased from 1GB to 1408 MB. Someone must have screwed up their browser check code when they did the upgrade. Google, please fix this!!!