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Sarah “Barracuda” Palin

People seem to be messing up the metaphors. Last night's speech was a “slam dunk” not a “home run” because she earned her nickname playing basketball, not baseball.

Misty and I listened to the speech last night, and we both liked her a lot.

Josh Poulson

Posted in category “Politics” Thursday, Sep 4 2008 06:19 AM  |  Permalink  |  No comments  |  No trackbacks

Google Chrome

I downloaded Google Chrome a couple hours ago. It's a web browser based on a strongly tabbed browsing interface where each tab and plug-in is its own Windows process.

I immediately set myself to work playing with my most common web sites outside of work (I haven't been brave enough to try work-related stuff yet) such as the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, the Drudge Report, Hot Air, my Google Apps for Domains mail, calendar, and start pages, Mint, and the IM replacement, Meebo.

So far I've crashed the Shockwave Flash plugin twice and I haven't even started hitting client-side Java web sites yet.

Yes, some things about Chrome are pretty quick, especially Javascript processing, but so far I greatly miss filtering out advertisements, and Flock's built-in RSS reader. I do like the minimalist UI, where the web page is far more important than the bits and pieces of web browser gadgets. I also miss some of my Firefox plugins like “Better Gmail 2”. PDF viewing works fine, at least.

I'll play with it some more and see how it goes. It does seem to like tabbed browsing, but I've been pretty unhappy with the quality of Flash in this browser.

Update: Google Chrome definitely has a hard time with the internal web pages I use at work. Oh well.

Josh Poulson

Posted in category “Technology” Tuesday, Sep 2 2008 01:16 PM  |  Permalink  |  No comments  |  No trackbacks


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