DevTools: the new console.clear() and styled console logs make for a powerful combo along with console.group: http://twitter.com/ChromiumDev/status/266256400022396928/photo/1
I like Google Chrome sync, but wish I could teach it to not bother autocompleting local test urls from my dev machine on any other devices
A clever trick to sync your Sublime Text Settings across devices using Dropbox http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11365948/how-to-save-restore-sublim e-text-2-configs-plugins-to-migrate-to-another-compute
trying out Hooha http://app.net client for Android, looks pretty slick. rare to see an app package under 1MB these days
Chrome for iPad has an excellent "Restore tabs" feature; lucky since it crashes at least once a day for me
Making Sublime Text more awesome: http://opensourcehacker.com/2012/05/11/sublime-text-2-tips-for-python- and-web-developers/ (via @paul_irish)
After trying a couple of Adobe Reader Speedup tools and tricks, I realized the handiest and most-guaranteed-to-work way to stop Firefox from freezing whenever I clicked on a .pdf was to simply disable the PDF plugin (via
Tools -> Options -> Downloads -> Plug-Ins), causing each .pdf to be opened outside of the browser. No more slowdowns, yay!
Of these, Undo Close Tab is the one I miss the most after every fresh new Firefox install. Always a shock if I find out too late I've forgotten to install it... :)
Add Bookmark Here is a recent discovery that I'm liking a lot. It really takes the frustration out of trying to add a bookmark to a specific (sub)folder.
OdoPlus is a freeware mouse odometer with a twist: besides tracking the distance your mouse cursor has travelled, it also generates a Click distribution map, indicating which areas of the screen have been clicked the most. Here's mine (from the last 4 hours):
Note the bright spot in the upper right from closing a whole bunch of windows. Also, you can sort of tell I have my taskbar docked to the left side of the screen. [via Pricelessware]
Update: here's what my map looks like after 3 weeks of use:
Purrint is a handy little Windows tool for enhancing your PrintScreen button. I configured it to load at startup and silently save a .png screenshot on every press of PrintScreen (while still copying to clipboard of course).
After using it for a while now, my screenshots folder has become a sort of personal Desktop-log, a handy way to find out what apps I had open/what I was working on on a particular day in the past.
Mozilla Firebird 0.7 is out! Coolest new feature so far: a 'Load this bookmark in the sidebar' option so I can load my feeds in the sidebar. [via MozillaZine]
Another positive development:
Bloody hell, I just realized why my Mozilla Firebird 'Add to bookmarks' prompt has been taking so long to appear lately: the Imported IE Favorites folder contains 2000+ subfolders!
Now, I haven't used my IE favorites since last December or so; it's mostly empty except for some shortcuts to local folders for use in Explorer. Apparently, during the last install, Firebird 0.6.1 thought it would be a good idea to add those folders and all their subfolders to its bookmarks file. Wow.
This is a custom view script I wrote for my feed on feeds  install, removing a bunch of details/options I don't need. Most importantly: I have no desire to read people's weblog entries in anything other than the original design, so descriptions are out.
It's still basically a flat listing of recent items sorted by date, except I made it so adjacent items are grouped together in one block if they happen to be from the same feed; resulting in something that would look quite nice in a narrow side frame or searchpane (IE-users can click here to open it in theirs--can't wait for Firebird to support this).
Source (script, template and stylesheet):
(Update: I have since totally changed the look of my /feeds/ page so don't be surprised if these templates make it look rather different)
feed on feeds is a server side RSS aggregator with an interface that actually looks close to what my imaginary perfect feed reader looked like: single-page listing of all new items, sorted by date -- none of that three-pane crap. I've been using it for three days now, which is already longer than any other feed reader I've tried. :)
Plus, it's all PHP/MySQL so I shouldn't have much trouble making it look exactly like I want it to...
afterdawn.com: A very simple Exact Audio Copy & LAME MP3 encoder setup guide for high quality mp3s. The new speedy PC provides time and space to convert some cds to mp3 again. EAC is actually ripping two cds at once as I'm writing this: via the DVD-R and via the CD-RW. Nice.
brentashley on NS4: "Okay, I'm tired of being polite about it [...] I'm not listening LA LA LA LA LA."
Aha. The trick to making the Winamp Gapless Output plugin actually work is disabling the 'Instant change on next or stop' option (thanks, second comment from top).
Trying out K-Meleon once again... Much improved since last time - and very tweakable.