# @ 12:35 PM  0 comments Tuesday, February 22, 2005 view from google

Language tools

Small extension that translates web pages (via toolbar button) or selected text (via context menu) from and to different languages. Uses BabelFish and Google translation engines. Works only with Firefox 0.9 - 1.0. extension homepage

Occasionally you need to check the spelling of words in an application that does not include a spelling checker and you don't want to launch your word processor just for that. This is when tinySpell becomes handy. It is a small utility that allows you to easily and quickly check the spelling of words in any Windows application. tinySpell monitors your typing on the fly and alerts you whenever it detects a misspelled word. It also checks the spelling of every word you copy to the clipboard. tinySpell installs itself in the system tray for easy access. It comes with an American-English dictionary containing more than 110,000 words. extension homepage
SpellBound is a port of the spellchecker code and user interface from the Mozilla Suite's Composer that enables spell checking in web forms such as html textarea / input elements (html input password elements are not checked by SpellBound) and rich text form elements. This allows you to spell check forms (e.g. message board posts, blog entries, wysiwyg, etc.) before submitting them when using your Mozilla Firefox or Mozilla Suite browser. extension homepage
Translate Page passes the current page to Google 's Translation Service and was made upon request to directly mimmick a feature of the Mozilla suite within Firefox. extension homepage

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# @ 11:39 AM  0 comments Friday, February 18, 2005 view from google

Google search and tweak software

Great tools but it's still a long, long way from web-page labels. It's can't be so hard to tag the bookmark with the META keywords? Give the bookmark a pile of labels in 1 click, having to do this by hand is making us bookmark almost nothing atm.

My thanks to the developers of this list of tools they make Firefox usefull and the web a better place. Hope you have a good time.

Firefox extensions to search and tweak:

The Lookahead extension for the Firefox browser was created to provide for efficient usage of time while a user performs Google searches. extension homepage
PRGooglebar is a modification of the Googlebar extension for Mozilla and Firefox. It adds the long awaited Pagerank to the toolbar extension homepage
This extension provides a comprehensive UI for changing a number of the hidden tabbed browsing preferences in Firefox. It also provides the ability to control how internal and external links are opened in the browser and how the browser will react when links are sent to it. extension homepage
SearchBox AutoUpdater is an extension for the browser FireFox. This extension enables to automatically update the searchbox words when you're searching directly in the search engine. extension homepage
Normally when you open lots of tabs in Firefox they each become narrower and narrower, and eventually just disappear off the end of the tab bar. With the flowing tabs extension installed the tabs instead wrap around onto multiple rows when required. Do not try to use this in conjunction with Tabbrowser Extensions, as it will break. Tabbrowser Extensions includes this functionality anyway. Don't use in conjuction with Tab X, or each tab will end up occupying a line of its own. extension homepage
The Googlepreview extension inserts preview images (thumbnails) of web sites, Amazon products and stock charts into the Google and yahoo.com search results pages. Thumbnails are provided by thumbshots.org and alexa.com . extension homepage
Scrollbar Anywhere Extension Scrollbar Anywhere allows to scroll the page as if the scrollbar is under your mouse pointer. Just hold the right (or any other) mouse button down and move the mouse. Enjoy! extension homepage

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A relevant chat:

ME:the cool part is that this all works together swell
Q : look ahead..is it recommended for broadband users?
ME: yes, for advanced use. You would want use it the simple way.
Q : will it slow my computer?
ME: no it just open more as 1 page at a time
Q : ok..no problem there
ME: may need to configure it.
ME: if you set it to 20 it will take a long time to work
Q : yeah
ME: tabbed browsing preferences is usefull. I keep 1 window per thing I do. I want to add the tabs to a folder as bookmarks and have em make sense.
ME: SearchBox AutoUpdater is nice for the color highlighter
ME: that sits on the google bar
ME: flowing tabs is nice if you open more as 8 tabs in a window
ME: Googlepreview you dont have to get
ME: thats just a drag for you
ME: Scrollbar Anywhere Extension allows you to move the page with the mouse supper fast.

# @ 10:24 AM  0 comments

Make a website

Here are firefox extensions I use for making my blogs, I would like to see this in the free gecko browser google is putting together for us.

The googlebrowser parts

right-click BlogThis
extension homepage
The Smile Project is an online database of smilies, used by Smiley Xtra 3. All the smilies in the database are submitted by users of The Smile Project, so if you find a smiley you like, don't forget to share it!
extension homepage
Advanced Eyedropper, ColorPicker, Page Zoomer and other colorful goodies.
extension homepage
Notepad++ is a free source code editor which supports several programming languages running under the M$ Windows environment.
extension homepage
allows the current page or a selected link to be opened in Internet Explorer.
extension homepage
HTML VALIDATOR (based on Tidy)
extension homepage

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# @ 10:27 AM  0 comments Thursday, February 17, 2005 view from google

The browser enhancements

I have tested a lot more extensions as I list here so I can promise that downloading and installing all extensions on Googlefox and restarting the browser in one go is the way to go.

Could this be the googlebrowser parts?

Sage is a lightweight RSS and Atom feed aggregator extension extension homepage
Habari Xenu - A Cool XUL News Aggregator extension homepage
Compact Menu is an extension for the Mozillan Browser (Firefox) and Mail client (Thunderbird) that allows you to reorganize the menu options on the menu bar in such a way that the user has more horizontal space on the menu bar to add buttons or other options. extension homepage
StumbleUpon is a network of people and pages. It is a free tool which helps you browse, review and share webpages while meeting new people. extension homepage
allows the current page or a selected link to be opened in Internet Explorer. extension homepage

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# @ 6:40 PM  0 comments Friday, February 11, 2005 view from google

Google Compute - Frequently Asked Questions

Many important scientific problems such as protein folding are computationally intense. The more computers scientists have working on these problems, the faster they will be able to develop solutions. For example, understanding the structure of proteins will enable scientists to make progress in the areas of molecular biology and drug design.

What exactly are you going to do with my unused computer time?

If you enable Google Compute on your Google Toolbar your unused computing time will at the moment be contributed to the nonprofit Folding@home project at Stanford University. The goal of Folding@home is to model the fundamental processes of life itself - the geometric structure of proteins. You can learn more at http://folding.stanford.edu/.

In the future Google may work with other research teams on similarly complex problems, or use the network to help improve Google and its services. The third party projects we choose to help out will be carefully selected non-profit projects, with the guiding principle being to help humanity and advance scientific knowledge. Users will be clearly notified of any such projects when they are introduced, and will maintain at all times the ability to disable or uninstall Google Compute for any reason.

I already get enough protein in my diet... why should I care?

Proteins, in addition to being an important dietary component, are also fundamental to almost all processes in cells. Understanding and modeling how proteins fold into specific shapes could lead to the development of cures for Alzheimer's, cancer, AIDS and other diseases. By pooling together a large number of processors, scientists can understand the shapes of new proteins faster.

Protein folding simulations are interesting, but what about other important problems?

In the future Google Compute will tackle other similarly important applications. When new projects are added, they will appear in the Google Compute menu.

Google Compute - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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