- Google Chrome. It's fast. It's (mostly) secure. It's open source. It's all people are talking about.
Personally, I really like it. Especially the Internets easter egg.
The only thing I'm not fond of is how the Omnibar is used for entering URLs and search terms. While this creates a spartan interface, it also erases my search term after I enter it. Sometimes it's helpful to have it remain visible so I can quickly perform the same search in another tab.
Also it mixes my search terms with my URLs while I'm typing... that is going to take some getting used to.
- When you write a paper, you want others to cite it, especially if you trying to get tenured. And it turns out there are some not-so-obvious things you can do to increase your chances, at least in the field of astro-physics. My guess is this is true of other fields too. 1) If your paper appears in a mailing list, make sure it's near the top. 2) Write longer papers.
- Trivia: Which web browser was the first to display an image?
- Interesting article on cyber warfare.
- This week I updated my Introduction to PHP for C++ Programmers. It now includes regular expressions, exception handling, and OOP. Let me know if you see something I should change and/or add.
Friday, September 05, 2008
My pick of the week's top 5 items of interest: