As a programmer by trade, this one has always driven me crazy—Internet Explorer would draw a 2-pixel border around web sites, screwing up your pixel calculations.
Google Chrome extensions have only had the ability to create buttons on the menu bar, and we’ve been waiting a long time for support that integrates with the context menu, or some other method that doesn’t waste space on the menu bar.
According to some guy, at least, Facebook is on track to overtake Google. He put together a graph based on the Alexa ranking site, which ranks traffic for various web sites.
This one is a zip download with loads of different sizes so you can find one that matches your desktop resolution.
Over at SuperUser.com, the best question and answer site for geeks with computer questions, they are celebrating their one year anniversary with a contest that includes some serious prizes.
The Firefox icon used to look a whole lot different—here’s a great-looking icon to customize your desktop with. There’s also Sunbird and Thunderbird icons as well.
As a very happy Android user, I’ve never wanted an iPhone before this very moment. How awesome are these stickers?
This is probably what it would look like—though I’m guessing a game designer would include chainsaw-wielding zombie ducks.
We’re geeks. As such, we love Legos. How cool would it be to drive a life-sized Lego car around?
This week we learned how to breathe new life into an old PC or laptop, make Evernote more approachable with custom Windows 7 integration, keep hard to remember card numbers available and secure with LastPass, make VLC Media Player look awesome with custom skins, create a wallpaper slideshow in Ubuntu, and more. After such a busy week it is time to relax with this week’s collection of geeky goodness.
A really great t-shirt, that’s what. Never again will our country be terrorized by pixelated aliens!
Google’s own Matt Cutts has the answer on how to easily switch back and forth between the Dev and Beta channel versions of Google Chrome if you’re using a Debian-based Linux like Ubuntu. Here you go:
Note that we haven’t tested it out. Hit the link for the rest of the details.
Deep 7 is an impressive visual style hack for Windows 7 that completely customizes almost every aspect of the interface. It’s really worth a look.
Want to use Google Maps to drive down your route from one place to another? This page does just that, taking you through Google Streetview. It’s quite interesting.
While we can’t understand why anybody would want a pink version of Facebook, we’re quite certain that someone somewhere would like it that way. Perhaps somebody of a less geeky persuasion.
If you’ve got a whole folder of .flac files that you want to convert into MP3 files instead, you can do so with a simple command from the terminal—or if you’re using Windows, from a cygwin prompt.
Over on the Productive Geek forums, reader Hoboapple posted details about his customized desktop setup, including links and instructions on how to create a similar desktop for yourself.
Want to impress your friends with big words that they’ve never heard of before? Save the Words is a website that aims to help people remember some of these uncommon words that have gone out of style.
If the fonts over on Lifehacker are too small for your liking, you can always use Ctrl + to make them bigger—but if you want them to stay that way, here’s a user script that will make them a bit bigger.
In last night’s Futurama episode, The Prisoner of Benda, they wound up in a usual crisis that required science to solve the problem—and in this case, it was real… sorta.
Ever wondered how many floppy disks it would take to install Windows 7? Here’s your answer.
Over at the Atomic Spin weblog, they’ve written up an interesting tip that uses grep to recover files. Here’s the brief command you’d use, but hit the link for the full explanation.
There’s a fun trend out there with system administrators setting up funny pages whenever you go to a page on their site that doesn’t exist. This one has a scrolling text that whines and complains.
Laptop magazine did a thorough review of the new Flash Player 10.1 on a new Droid 2 phone, and came away less than impressed.