I installed Google Chrome on my windows PC at work today). So far I think it’s ok, not anywhere near as useful as Firefox, but certainly has some interesting ideas. The buzz surrounding it suggests that we are likely to see a lot more of it in the next year or so, so watch this space.
What amuses me most though, is that by lunchtime over half our office were using Chrome. I think we’re just all early adopters at heart.
sudo apt-get install gwibber
It basically gives a running feed of status updates on both Twitter and Facebook. Good for when (like me) you have almost totally different people on each one.
I was going to wait to review this until Sunday, but as I’ve listened to it a fair few times over the last 24 hours I thought it was worth sharing.
Window Sills by The Wind Whistles – They think they sound like the Violent Femmes and the Lemonheads. Other people compare them with The Decemberists and the Moldy Peaches. I’d agree with all the above and add the White Stripes and the Fiery Furnaces to the mix.
The music has a traditional edge, but deals with modern (yet universal) subjects. Both singers can sing, and it sounds like they would be amazing in a live setting (anywhere from a concert hall to a camp fire).
I think I’ve just found my “walking to work” record for the next few days.
I’ve been experimenting with Mozilla’s new (very much still in development) Ubiquity tool, which does a lot of what Quicksilver and Gnome-do can do, but is also expandable to an almost unlimited degree.
I was going to write a tutorial on how to use Ubiquity to post to Twitter, but it’s really as simple as starting Ubiquity and typing one line as seen below:
twitter Type your status here
Hit enter, and your post appears on Twitter. It’s really that simple.