My coworker Kurt was asking about this so I’ll post it up here:
If you have Firefox and GreaseMonkey, then install this script. Go to your Facebook Phonebook, then in your Firefox menu, go into Tools > GreaseMonkey > User Script Commands… > and you’ll see Export Facebook Phonebook. Extract the data, and then POST it to AddressBooker, which will then guide you through merging it into your Google Contacts.
Script by Brad.
I’ve been using a new Firefox extension called Tree Style Tabs. It’s great for widescreens because it takes all your tabs from the top of your browser and places it along the right or left side, saving a lot of vertical screen space. It took a little time to get used to. Once in a while, I still find myself moving the mouse to the top to switch tabs, but it’s definitely growing on me!
Finally found one that doesn’t shift the page around. Only works for Firefox users with Greasemonkey installed. Link.
Joey: internet explorer is the stupidest browser ever madde
Joey: there’s so much stuff that works on other browsers but not IE
me: johnny doesnt think so
Joey: and now there’s little button that works on IE 6 but not IE 7
me: neither does my friend hsin
Joey: what the heck
Joey: yea that’s stupid enough already
Joey: but how can smth work for IE 6
Joey: but not IE 7
Joey: that’s just ridiculous
me: tell that to johnny
Johnny: That’s because IE7 is superb when using for work and Os related uses. All the other browsers have problems when downloading drivers and updates.
What do you think? Anyone out there trying the new IE8 beta?
Ok, so maybe it’s not THAT new, but it’s new to me because I haven’t played with Flock since version 0.0001 beta. Apparently, I got Joey hooked on Digsby. Not sure why he likes it so much. Now I have another thing to introduce to him.
Joey, meet Flock: the social web browser.
Not sure why I decided to have another looksy, but I’m glad I did. Essentially, it’s a tricked out version of Firefox that gives you quick access to most of your social networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, webmail, Picasa, you name it, it’s there.
There’s an integrated RSS reader and blog publisher too (although I don’t like to use it because I can’t, or haven’t figured out how to, upload images onto my server with that tool).
Many of the Firefox extensions seem to work, which is the only reason why I’m willing to give it a test drive.
Is anyone else using it or giving it a go?
For everyone who has followed me on the internet all these years, they know that I have a dark side. I absolutely LOVE dark-themed websites, for some reason. All my websites have been dark, save my very first Blogger template. I even wrote about the switch from light to dark back in 2002. Too bad I didn’t post a screenshot. I use dark desktop/wallpapers on all my computers, even the one at work. For my personal computers, I’ve been using a dark theme called Royale Noir. It looks exactly like Royale, the blue default XP theme, only it’s, uh, dark.
Download Royale Noir Windows XP theme:
- Extract files to “C:\windows\resources\themes\royale noir”
- Double click on “luna.msstyles”
- Select “Noir” from “Color Scheme”
Because this theme has been code-signed by Microsoft, No UXTheme.dll hack required.
More recently, I’ve been testing out a darkened version of Gmail. It requires the Stylish Firefox extension and the Gmail Redesigned user style by UneasySilence. Cool interface, eh? Has Gmail ever changed it’s look since it was launched?
Oh, and I’m also trying out the dark Google web search. I wonder how many people out there are into dark skins/themes.
Performancing for Firefox is a full featured blog editor that sits right in your Firefox browser and lets you post to your blog easily. You can drag and drop formatted text from the page you happen to be browsing, and take notes as well as post to your blog.
Check out the Performance Metrics Plugin for WordPress. You don’t have to worry about hard coding it into your theme. I love it.
Nike has launched a basketball weblog. It’s written by the team that designs the shoes. I really like their use of pictures.
I found some really neat RSS start pages called Fold and Goowy. I wonder if anyone uses them.
I know I’m a little late. I actually debated for a long time before upgrading because many of the extensions that I use are not compatible with Firefox 1.5
I worked a half day today, which was great cuz I got to relax. The other half was spent catching up on reading all my RSS subscriptions. I like it cuz I don’t have to visit every single website, all the news that gets published is brought to me. I use Thunderbird since I use it for email as well, but if you want to try it out, I’d suggest something like Bloglines. I also found livemarks, which is a project to show del.icio.us bookmarks live. There’s a handy dandy Firefox extension called JustBlogIt that let’s me blog about things pretty effortlessly. Firefox? What, too cool for IE? That’s right. I should put up one of those images, but I think the pop up bar I have now is good enough.
I’m a little late, Open Office 2.0 is out. Finally, I can edit my resume without it looking all weird.
And I also found a lot of cool broadband tools. While you’re there, test your line performance. Or find out your IP address. A lot of people probably already know about this stuff. See, I’m not that geeky. Wait, I just posted about it, yeah I am.
Anyways, I did almost nothing today, which was a time of much needed rest. I gotta make sure I get my stuff done. Remember the milk.
I just installed a Live Spell Checker that uses a relatively new technology called AJAX.
Oh, and Mozilla Firefox 1.0.5 is out with some security fixes and improvements in stability.
I found a Spread Firefox plugin for WordPress. So if you’re using IE, you’ll see an alert bar across the top of the page. I also took down that IE banner picture from before. Pretty neat, eh?
Update (10:59 pm): Duh, the alertbar blocks the top nav bar. Thanks to Penguingolfer89 for bringing it to my attention. I didn’t even think about it. Back to the huge picture, IE users.
rc3.org | Making Firefox scream My firefox is on steroids now.
Everyone using Internet Explorer to view my website will now see a huge firefox banner. If you are already using firefox, it will not be in your way, you won’t see it. I love firefox and I want all my friends to start using it. Go get it now! It’s sooo much better than IE.
If you’re using FF 1.0 already, you should see a little red exclamation point reminder to upgrade.