Customizing Opera’s Toolbar

Monday, October 31, 2005

I’ve been customizing my Opera toolbar so that it looks like my Firefox toolbar. I’ve gotten pretty close to getting them to match. I’ve taken a screenshot of the two programs lined up so you can see what I mean.

ff and opera

Edit: I just noticed that if you try to view the screenshot link in IE 6, the page shows up blank. I have no idea why, but I’ll try figure out how to fix it.

Unconscious Mutterings #143

Monday, October 31, 2005

  • Unbreakable:: Bruce Willis
  • Have mercy:: Beg
  • Do it better:: Than Me
  • Settle scores:: Revenge
  • Comments:: Post
  • Craziest thing:: Happened Today…
  • Apple:: Pie
  • Halloween:: Ghost
  • Manageable:: Moments
  • Trick:: Or Treat

(from Unconscious Mutterings)

Halloween Desktop

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Avedesk 1.3 was released yesterday. It’s awesome! In honour of this I’m uploading my Halloween-themed desktop.

Unconscious Mutterings #142

Sunday, October 23, 2005

  • Infiltration:: Spy
  • Nice person:: Good person
  • Debt:: Money
  • Settle down:: Simmer
  • Thomas:: White
  • Unforgivable:: Action
  • Medicine:: Cure
  • A year from now:: 2006
  • Neighbors:: Street
  • Dripping:: Wet

(from Unconscious Mutterings)

Yay for Invasion

Sunday, October 23, 2005

The television show Invasion from ABC has been picked up for the entire season.

I don’t think the show is all that great, but I still watch it for one reason: Eddie Cibrian.

(Credit: People)

He’s so gorgeous! Look at those dimples! grin

And speaking of television and gorgeous people. There’s pictures on ONTD of another gorgeous person from the show Alias. Warning – it’s a spoiler, so don’t click on the link if you don’t want to know anything. If you do click on it, check out the video clip too.

Gmail Attachments Uploaded While You Type

Sunday, October 23, 2005

After I wrote up my last post (where I said I downloaded my Furl archive), I went to my Gmail account to upload the zip file there as a backup. As I was typing a sentence to myself, I noticed that the page was still loading. Gmail was automatically uploading the attachment! I’m sure that this feature wasn’t there before, so they must have implemented it when they introduced the auto-save feature. Anyway, it’s more convienient than uploading the file attachment after you press “Send”.

Feedburner and Furl Changes

Sunday, October 23, 2005

I made a change to my Feedburner settings so that my links from Furl will show up as a summary post at the end of each day. It’ll probably be less annoying for those of you subscribed to that feed.

After I did that, I logged into Furl and downloaded a zip file containing my entire archives. I have 885 articles, and the zip file was 6,538KB. cool

Waiting for EE 1.4

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Rick mentioned in this thread that EE 1.4 should be coming out by the end of the year.

Here’s what’s going to be in it (as far as I know, which isn’t much):

And there should be a Developer Blog too!

I can’t wait!

Update: Check out Rick’s post in this thread. There are a lot more neat features.

Opera’s Multiple Document Interface

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

One of the things I like most about the Opera browser is its Multiple Document Interface. It goes beyond the tabbed browsing feature in Firefox. With Opera, each tab is called a page, and you can resize and move each page so that they are next to each other. There is a menu option which allows you to tile your pages horizontally, vertically, or have them cascade.

While I was editing all of the templates that made my site, I used the Opera browser to do it.

Here’s a screenshot:


I have two windows open. The one on the left is the template editing form within my EE control panel, and the one on the right is the EE user guide. When set up like this, it is very easy to look up something in the documentation when I need to. Sometimes I have two template pages open and tiled, and cut and paste bits of code between the two.

Then, on the very left of the screen, there’s the notes panel that’s built into opera. I use the notes to store code snippets that are common between the templates. If I want to use a code snippet in a template, I double click on the title of the note, and the note’s contents appears in the editing textarea. There’s less cutting and pasting involved!

So yeah. I still use Firefox as my primary browser but once in a while I’ll use Opera for its nifty features.

Unconscious Mutterings #141 and #140

Sunday, October 16, 2005

  • On the verge:: Of Temptation
  • Tempestuous:: Relationship
  • Coherent:: Speech
  • Near death:: Experience
  • Illiterate:: Book
  • Why not?:: I Don’t Know
  • Period:: Long
  • Long lost:: Friend
  • Torrid:: Weather
  • Nail:: Hammer

And here’s last week’s, since I missed it:

  • Quirk:: Perk
  • Crystal:: Stone
  • Pet Peeve:: Garbage
  • Cuban:: Cigar
  • Breasts:: Boobies
  • Whispers:: Ghost
  • Complicated:: Matters
  • Promise me:: Something
  • Murder:: on the Dance Floor
  • Filament:: Teeth

:unconcious mutterings:

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