It’s a sad day when a random one-hit wonder band who stole your name gets a higher page rank in Google than you do.
Poor Franz Ferdinand. I’ll bet he’s rolling in his grave. He should Black (back)Hand that band.
So, there I was, watching Firefox 3 thrash my CPU and IO, when I decided that I needed a replacement. Something elegant, fast, preferably threaded… oh! Google Chrome! So, I finally found a link to download the unstable version of the browser based on the latest revisions, of which I got version 188.8.131.52-r27053.
Now, I’ve used Chrome in Linux before, and a few things about Firefox kept me hooked. Today, though, I was on a mission to change all that. I wanted basically all the functionality I got from Firefox in my Chrome experience as well. This article should help others do the same.
So, today I was invited to Google Group chat for the first time. This would be really cool on a terminal that’s not equipped with an IM client, since it’s all done through the web with flash and magic. But, since I don’t like having 2 IM clients running at the same time (Pidgin and the Flash one from Google), I decided I needed to rip out the Jabber Group Chat Room name from the invite page. I got some tips from this site, and wrote a Greasemonkey script to do so.
All you have to do is copy the room name into the Join Chat window, and put in groupchat.google.com as the server. I hope you find it useful. If anyone knows how to make this a link that GNOME will throw at Pidgin, let me know. That would be awesome.