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Google Chrome - Suffering From Elation
A Survivor's Tale
Google Chrome
I'm writing from within Google Chrome, the new, slick SUPER-fast web browser from Google. It's everything you ever dreamed of and more.

In other news, I'm still thinking about how to write about Jenolan Caves. I have a handwritten trip diary full of notes, pages and pages and pages of them, but they're more geared toward research than entertainment. And a full recap would probably bore you, dear readers. I think when I write about it, I'll give you a general overview, a couple of highlights, and tell you the story of Wyburd's Lake.

In still OTHER news, guess what? The Pill is malfunctioning again. I'm bleeding a little every day (nothing unmanageable yet) and based on my other symptoms - bloating, pain in the chest, etc - it's like EVERY day is the first day of my period! Hooraaaay! I'm keeping patient; going to give it a month to see if it settles in. Besides, not all the side effects are bad; I've had some mad-crazy-awesome sexings lately, though that could more be a side effect of coming back to a very welcoming Joey after a week away, who can say? ;)

But yeah, one of the bad side effects is a tickle of PMS that is making me feel impatient. Speaking of impatience, we're picking up our TV today. It's not fixed. We're not going to get the deposit back, but you know what? We're sure as heck not paying the repair guy anything more than that either. That TV has been in his shop for over a month and as it turns out, we're not the first people he's done this to. Some of my workmates, previously screwed over by the same guy, theorise that he never fixes anything, and just makes his living by keeping the deposits people give him.

One of the two new artists we just hired loves baking. She bakes muffins. She bakes them fresh and brings them in still hot from the oven. Previously I'd thought this job couldn't get any better; I was wrong. :D

I finally lodged my tax return this morning. I earned a shockingly small amount this financial year despite this job, as I spent a large chunk of it self-supporting on my savings. So my return this year is apparently going to be enormous, which is great, because it'll wipe out my only personal debt as well as pay off the rates on my block of land, probably with some left over to pop onto my credit card (which suffered some use in Sydney.)

Essentially, all is well, regardless of what my hormones think.
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earthminor From: earthminor Date: September 3rd, 2008 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)
I was all keen for Chrome and installed it this morning at work with a plan to ONLY use Chrome ALL DAY so I'd get used to it quickly.

Sadly, its Java support is... um... unsupportive. I had to install a beta version of Java to get my content management software to even work. Then the permissions were wacky... seems like it gets its network settings from Windows. After I'd fixed all that it still wouldn't let the menus in my software work.

So I'm back to Firefox. I'm bummed as I've been holding off going to Firefox 3 as I've seen some iffiness there, so I was going to run off Chrome, Firefox 2 and IE6 as my major testing grounds at work.

Hope Google fix the Chrome problems soon... it is very much beta.

But yeah, when it works, it is fast. And I like their 'all your fav pages on a new tab' thing.
tania From: tania Date: September 3rd, 2008 04:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, the fav pages thing is awesome. I haven't run into the Java problem as I haven't used any sites with Java yet, but I can see how that'd be super-annoying.

The main bug I've noticed so far is that it underlines spelling errors in text fields like IE and Firefox, but there's no right-click spellcheck that I can see, and also highlighting text is acting a bit iffy for me.

Edited at 2008-09-03 04:03 am (UTC)
master_haakon From: master_haakon Date: September 3rd, 2008 06:34 am (UTC) (Link)
So far for me I only have two complaints. The address bar isn't as awesome as FF3's awesome bar and in FF3 you can right click a search field and assign it a keyword for use in the address bar. For example on my work intranet there is a customer search field which I have assigned the keyword "cust" so in awesome bar I can type "cust company_that_is_bugging_me" and it will pull up that results page.

Other than that it is slick as.
whyrl From: whyrl Date: September 3rd, 2008 09:03 am (UTC) (Link)
It's currently Windows-only.
master_haakon From: master_haakon Date: September 3rd, 2008 09:16 am (UTC) (Link)
True, but that is what I'm stuck with for a desktop at work :/
whyrl From: whyrl Date: September 3rd, 2008 09:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Us software developers at work are very anti-Windows. We were talking about Google Chrome yesterday but we couldn't try it out! Same thing with Google Maps street view - we had to hunt around to find a Windows box to give it a go.
master_haakon From: master_haakon Date: September 3rd, 2008 09:32 am (UTC) (Link)
I didn't have any problems running street view on my linux box, but I did have flash installed.
whyrl From: whyrl Date: September 3rd, 2008 09:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Flash >7 (I think it's 7) doesn't work under FreeBSD and may never work. It sucks being unpopular. ;>
master_haakon From: master_haakon Date: September 3rd, 2008 09:57 am (UTC) (Link)
lol, at least you aren't first in line at the exploit of the week club.
sigmoidal_suseq From: sigmoidal_suseq Date: September 3rd, 2008 06:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay for Google Chrome. Have you read Microsoft's response? It hi-larious.
tania From: tania Date: September 3rd, 2008 06:49 am (UTC) (Link)
No! Where can this be found??
sigmoidal_suseq From: sigmoidal_suseq Date: September 3rd, 2008 06:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Dean Hachamovitch, general manager of Microsoft's Internet Explorer, was more bullish.

"The browser landscape is highly competitive, but people will choose Internet Explorer 8 for the way it puts the services they want right at their fingertips, respects their personal choices about how they want to browse and, more than any other browsing technology, puts them in control of their personal data online," he said in a statement.
tania From: tania Date: September 3rd, 2008 07:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Har har har. FAIL.
c_eagle From: c_eagle Date: September 4th, 2008 11:38 am (UTC) (Link)
sorry to hear the medical ecch hapnin.. I hope they get that squared away for ya...

Just about to try the Chrome... I saw it at work, way fast yep!
14 have fought ~ fight the power!