There are some web sites out there that make things hard to read. I don’t mean for quick browsing. Most of us who have been using the web for any length of time have trained ourselves to get the gestalt of a page fairly quickly. I mean for time when you really want to read an news or other type of long article.
Over at arc90 they have a new lab experiment where they have created a bookmarklet that you install easily in your browser. Then, when surfing to a page that you want to read for a while, you click the bookmarklet and instantly the page changes to a much more readable format.
Here is a quick video they put together to visually explain what they are doing.
You can get the bookmarklet here: Readability
One of the things I hate about twitter is the lame email you get from Twitter when someone starts following you. This is where Twimailer comes in. Go to Twimailer.com, enter your email address and get a special email address for twitter to send all your follower notifications through. Twimailer then pulls lots more info about that user then Twitter gave you and sends it along to you. Helps you make better decisions on who to follow.
Below is a video to explain it in more detail:
UPDATE 05MAR09: Some people have worried about the security aspect of Twimailer and changing your email address in Twitter. @chrismessina posted a nice how to on using Gmail (you could use other email clients) to use Twimailer more securely and without making any modifications to Twitter. Nice!
On10.net has a video showing off the new features in Windows 7 Media Center. Seriously cool stuff!
Sites that I found interesting for October 23rd 2008 through October 24th 2008:
- CSRF Protector – Firefox Add-ons – Very nice add-on, as recommended by Steve Gibson on Episode #166 of the Security Now podcast.
- Videos from 3D Basecamp 2008 – SketchUp Basecamp was in June. Google has posted here all the videos of the event.
Google SketchUp is software that you can use to create, modify and share 3D models. It's easier to learn than other 3D modeling programs, which is why so many people are already using it.
- How to get the Windows Media Center Sideshow Gadgets to install on TV Pack – Nice reg hacking tips for getting this to work.