Archive for the ‘Nifty’ Category

Firefox 3 address bar suggest behavior

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Apparently I’m not the only one that was rather under-whelmed by the new address bar behavior.

From Tim Trueman from Richard Crowley:

Firefox 3 more better

  1. Go to about:config.
  2. Set browser.urlbar.matchOnlyTyped to true.
  3. Profit!

This will cause Firefox to almost revert its address-bar behavior to the familiar Firefox 2 style where it matches the beginning of URLs instead of attempting some hairbrained search. If I’d wanted to search, I would have hit Apple+K.

Interview Tips for the Google

Friday, March 21st, 2008

“Get that job at Google.”

You: Should I work at Google? Is it all they say it is, and more? Will I be serenely happy there? Should I apply immediately?

Me: Yes.

You: To which ques… wait, what do you mean by “Yes?” I didn’t even say who I am!

Me: Dude, the answer is Yes. (You may be a woman, but I’m still calling you Dude.)

And so forth…..

Where to run in Boulder when in town on a business trip

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

I visited Boulder, CO a few weeks ago at attend a conference put on by UC Boulder, and since I’m training for a half-marathon coming up in a few weeks, I wanted to go running one morning.  That, and I couldn’t not get outside and enjoy the fantastic weather compared to the hot/humid gross that is Florida summer.

So, where to run in Boulder on a quick trip when you don’t know the town all that well.  Why, the Boulder Creek Path of course:

If you go anywhere in town you’ll walk on it or over it, and follows the creek all the way across town and right into the Front Range.  And also, you end up with some pretty swanky sunrises coming back out of the mountains at dawn….worth it even if it does make you a few minutes late for the conference breakfast.


Thursday, January 18th, 2007

The lappy has BlueTooth, and I have a Razr. Ergo, you now have pictures.

The Bean in downtown Chicago in December 2005 (my sister graduated from Northwestern then).
Snow on the Bean

This is one of the two Rabbit Ears from the top of Rabbit Ears peak near Steamboat Springs, CO. It’s a fantastic hike up to the top of this.
Top of Rabbit Ears

It’s a giant concrete and bronze octopus at a pool. Clearly.
Giant Pool Octopus

A life size lego T Rex from out front of the Lego store at Disney in Orlando.
Lego Dinosaur

The octopus muny from the Muny art show at ÜberBot (ÜberBot Rocks)
Tentacled Muny

A lovely drip and bucket sand castle from Fort DeSoto county park (extreme south end of St. Petersburg).

ZOMG I got my MacBookPro

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

The FedEx guy woke me up to give my my 15″ MacBookPro this morning. New Computer Face

This makes me happy.

And is also unsurprisingly distracting. I have quals in two days and I’ve done about an hour of studying so far today and its 11 oclock already.

Mention on BoingBoing

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Apparently Xeni thinks my research group has a long name

BoingBoing reader Kevin Pratt of the University of South Florida’s Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue Institute for Safety, Security, & Rescue Technology (holy hell that’s a mouthful) says,

BoingBoing: HowTo: Drop Bombs

And, yes, I am an WW II airplane geek (my senior project in highschool was on the design and use of the B-17 in the air war in Europe during the Second World War).