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Poor Franz

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.

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Poor Franz Ferdinand.  I’ll bet he’s rolling in his grave.  He should Black (back)Hand that band.


How to make Chrome bearable in Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04

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 4.0.213.1-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.

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Greasemonkey Script to get Jabber Room for Google Group Chat

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.

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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.

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