Colin Powell is awesome

Thursday, 23 October 2008
  • “They’re saying, ‘well, you know he’s a Muslim.’  Well, no, the correct answer is that he’s a Christian.  But the really right answer is, ‘So what?'”

Some things that life apparently does not need

Friday, 17 October 2008
  1. Oxygen
  2. Sunlight
  3. Fixed nitrogen
  4. Organic molecules

Hellooooooo, life in space!

Make Google Chrome’s OmniBar behave more like FireFox 3’s AwesomeBar

Sunday, 12 October 2008

FireFox’s AwesomeBar gets most of its awesome from doing a Google I’m Feeling Lucky search when you type something and hit ENTER.  That got me used to typing what I want into it rather than where I want to go, so the shift to Chrome knocked me off-kilter a little.  Since I like Chrome so much otherwise, I figured this trick out:

1. In Chrome, click the wrench > Options
2. Under Basics > Default Search, click Manage
3. Click Add
4. Enter a name and keyword (I used “Google I’m Feeling Lucky” and “Google”)
5. Enter this for the URL (take out linebreaks–darn you, WordPress!): 


(Note that this is the same as the default URL for “Google,” but with “&btnI=745” appended.  This forces an “I’m Feeling Lucky” search!)

6. Click OK
7. Click Make Default
8. Click Close
9. Click Close
I’m still looking for ways to improve this.  For instance, I’d still like Chrome to have an option for a Google search in the dropdown before I hit ENTER.

    people who I really don’t want running a country

    Wednesday, 8 October 2008
    1. Joe Six-Pack
    2. Hockey Mom
    3. NASCAR Dad
    4. Anyone on the receiving end of this bailout
    5. Sarah Palin