saifai: (Daniel Hmm... (delectableoomph))
It's an odd browser, that's for sure. I checked it out just from curiosity, and especially since I heard they'd finally changed their TOS to something more user friendly. I read it thoroughly just to be sure they'd not slipped anything untoward in it.

I hate it, and at the same time I love it.

I hate that it doesn't have add-on support, there's no bookmarking, there's no ad suppression, there's none of the fancy extras you get with Firefox.

NOTE: I just found the bookmarking feature. It's hidden under a cute little star at the front of the address bar. Still, I don't think there's a way to organize the bookmarks like you can with Firefox. Which still puts it right back onto the hate it list.

On the other hand, it really is ridiculously fast compared to Firefox and Internet Explorer.

So I settle for a compromise. As it turns out, there's an extension for Firefox that will allow you to both set up certain sites that might work better in Chrome to automatically open up in that browser every time they're clicked, and also to allow you to right-click select viewing links in the browser.

Which is cool. The best of both worlds. So I still use Firefox, but I've found some times I use, like YouTube and GMail, works best with Chrome. For whatever odd reason sites like YouTube (or really any media heavy site) have been incredibly slow for me lately. Using Chrome to watch videos there though means there's no lag. Not sure where the difference is, but I'll take it.

I guess all in all, it kinda sucks as a browser. I'll stick with my Firefox. But I'll use it every once in awhile as the mood suits.
saifai: (Daniel Hmm... (delectableoomph))
It's an odd browser, that's for sure. I checked it out just from curiosity, and especially since I heard they'd finally changed their TOS to something more user friendly. I read it thoroughly just to be sure they'd not slipped anything untoward in it.

I hate it, and at the same time I love it.

I hate that it doesn't have add-on support, there's no bookmarking, there's no ad suppression, there's none of the fancy extras you get with Firefox.

NOTE: I just found the bookmarking feature. It's hidden under a cute little star at the front of the address bar. Still, I don't think there's a way to organize the bookmarks like you can with Firefox. Which still puts it right back onto the hate it list.

On the other hand, it really is ridiculously fast compared to Firefox and Internet Explorer.

So I settle for a compromise. As it turns out, there's an extension for Firefox that will allow you to both set up certain sites that might work better in Chrome to automatically open up in that browser every time they're clicked, and also to allow you to right-click select viewing links in the browser.

Which is cool. The best of both worlds. So I still use Firefox, but I've found some times I use, like YouTube and GMail, works best with Chrome. For whatever odd reason sites like YouTube (or really any media heavy site) have been incredibly slow for me lately. Using Chrome to watch videos there though means there's no lag. Not sure where the difference is, but I'll take it.

I guess all in all, it kinda sucks as a browser. I'll stick with my Firefox. But I'll use it every once in awhile as the mood suits.
saifai: (XanderBored (xanphibian))
  • Water came back on. We were without for about 2 days or so. Wasn't so bad, but I've discovered it's almost as nerve wracking as being without internet.


  • Had my back to school training meeting yesterday. It was an all day event. Lots of changes this year, including lots of new routes and a mass shortage of employees. With the price of gas lately, the people who live further out have all quit and are working closer to home.


  • On the way home I bought a couple few ice cream sandwiches. I now remember what it feels like to be allergic to dairy products. Not a good night.


  • I've got a ton of new books ordered from Barnes & Noble. Not my usual place to shop, but I had gift certificates. I got a book on working with organizing small spaces (Terence Conran Small Spaces: Inspiring Ideas and Creative Solutions), a bit of Shakespeare (Troilus and Cressida), a memoire of sorts (The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch), and a slashy paranormal investigation novel (What Hides Inside by Ally Blue).


  • I was a bit disappointed to find What Hides Inside it was the second novel of a series, so now I've got to go back and read the first one. The author sounds very familiar to me, as if I know her, but perhaps it's just her background that sounds familiar. She's a former slash fan fiction writer.


  • I've also got a handful of books to read from the library. I don't know why I bother with buying books or getting them from the library. I know it'll be tough to read them what with the oodles of bookmarked fics I've got on my "to-read" list (rec list coming soon). LOL


  • Okay. I'm off to attempt prying myself away from the computer for a bit. I've got a house to clean since some people are coming over tonight. *sigh*
    saifai: (XanderBored (xanphibian))
  • Water came back on. We were without for about 2 days or so. Wasn't so bad, but I've discovered it's almost as nerve wracking as being without internet.


  • Had my back to school training meeting yesterday. It was an all day event. Lots of changes this year, including lots of new routes and a mass shortage of employees. With the price of gas lately, the people who live further out have all quit and are working closer to home.


  • On the way home I bought a couple few ice cream sandwiches. I now remember what it feels like to be allergic to dairy products. Not a good night.


  • I've got a ton of new books ordered from Barnes & Noble. Not my usual place to shop, but I had gift certificates. I got a book on working with organizing small spaces (Terence Conran Small Spaces: Inspiring Ideas and Creative Solutions), a bit of Shakespeare (Troilus and Cressida), a memoire of sorts (The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch), and a slashy paranormal investigation novel (What Hides Inside by Ally Blue).


  • I was a bit disappointed to find What Hides Inside it was the second novel of a series, so now I've got to go back and read the first one. The author sounds very familiar to me, as if I know her, but perhaps it's just her background that sounds familiar. She's a former slash fan fiction writer.


  • I've also got a handful of books to read from the library. I don't know why I bother with buying books or getting them from the library. I know it'll be tough to read them what with the oodles of bookmarked fics I've got on my "to-read" list (rec list coming soon). LOL


  • Okay. I'm off to attempt prying myself away from the computer for a bit. I've got a house to clean since some people are coming over tonight. *sigh*
    saifai: (Jon Stewart Eyebrow (fortunateizzi))
    This happened just this past Friday.  I've got a new (if temporary) driver on my route.  We were discussing people we recognize on the radio, and the ways in which some of them try to disguise their voice in order to play pranks over the radio.  We agreed that some folks just have much more memorable voices than others and can't get away with that sort of thing (my previous driver included, whose impression of guy from Mexico from a radio commercial he heard sounds disturbingly like Watto from Star Wars).

    What I Intended To Say:
    I'm an audio person.  I will remember a voice or a sound much quicker, and with greater accuracy, than I will a face or a scent.  I love sounds, and because of that it's easy for me to pick up on and remember people's voices better than any other kind of recognition available to me.

    What I Actually Said:
    I hear voices.

    ::headdesk::

    The driver let that one sit for a moment before he said, "That's okay, what is said on the bus stays on the bus."

    Of course, I followed that right up with, "No, no, it's okay!  It's not like they answer me back or anything."

    *sigh*  Some days it just doesn't pay to even get out of bed.  LOL
    saifai: (Jon Stewart Eyebrow (fortunateizzi))
    This happened just this past Friday.  I've got a new (if temporary) driver on my route.  We were discussing people we recognize on the radio, and the ways in which some of them try to disguise their voice in order to play pranks over the radio.  We agreed that some folks just have much more memorable voices than others and can't get away with that sort of thing (my previous driver included, whose impression of guy from Mexico from a radio commercial he heard sounds disturbingly like Watto from Star Wars).

    What I Intended To Say:
    I'm an audio person.  I will remember a voice or a sound much quicker, and with greater accuracy, than I will a face or a scent.  I love sounds, and because of that it's easy for me to pick up on and remember people's voices better than any other kind of recognition available to me.

    What I Actually Said:
    I hear voices.

    ::headdesk::

    The driver let that one sit for a moment before he said, "That's okay, what is said on the bus stays on the bus."

    Of course, I followed that right up with, "No, no, it's okay!  It's not like they answer me back or anything."

    *sigh*  Some days it just doesn't pay to even get out of bed.  LOL

    TMI!

    Dec. 16th, 2003 10:59 pm
    saifai: (Default)
    Had kind of a rough day. I had no idea that one computer could require so many updates. Wow. I've spent the entire day updating three! My mother's, my Dad's old one, and mine (which I've discovered requires a clean version of XP).

    While I'm updating my Mom's computer, she's walking around telling me she's off to take a nap until the guy from the furniture store comes by (to price out everything in the house for the lawyers). Whatever. Not ten minutes later she comes back with receipt.

    Rant.. )

    TMI!

    Dec. 16th, 2003 10:59 pm
    saifai: (Default)
    Had kind of a rough day. I had no idea that one computer could require so many updates. Wow. I've spent the entire day updating three! My mother's, my Dad's old one, and mine (which I've discovered requires a clean version of XP).

    While I'm updating my Mom's computer, she's walking around telling me she's off to take a nap until the guy from the furniture store comes by (to price out everything in the house for the lawyers). Whatever. Not ten minutes later she comes back with receipt.

    Rant.. )
    saifai: (Default)
    My mother just sent me this one. Gotta love her...

    "According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring.

    Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl.

    We should've known. ONLY women would be able to drag a fat-ass man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost."
    saifai: (Default)
    My mother just sent me this one. Gotta love her...

    "According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring.

    Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl.

    We should've known. ONLY women would be able to drag a fat-ass man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost."
    saifai: (Default)
    It's kinda of like Christmas, only not. The characters in my Nano are both from Argentina. Don't know anything about it. Just came from a dream. Anyway, I found a site that has this entire dictionary of common slang terms. Perfect! Been looking for something along them lines, but the Spanish they use in Argentina is a bit different...

    Only bummer thing about it is that I had to change my character's names. Not a big thing, just kinda got used to 'em.

    Yup, I'm a nerd. But I'm a happy nerd.
    saifai: (Default)
    It's kinda of like Christmas, only not. The characters in my Nano are both from Argentina. Don't know anything about it. Just came from a dream. Anyway, I found a site that has this entire dictionary of common slang terms. Perfect! Been looking for something along them lines, but the Spanish they use in Argentina is a bit different...

    Only bummer thing about it is that I had to change my character's names. Not a big thing, just kinda got used to 'em.

    Yup, I'm a nerd. But I'm a happy nerd.

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