Clearing out my tabs
16th March 2003
I’ve inadvertantly discovered a flaw in the tabbed browsing model—if you’re not disciplined about them you can quickly end up lost in a see of tabs. Right now I have 6 Phoenix windows open with a total of 57 tabs between them. This is the result of about a week’s accumulated browsing, leaving me unable to even think about shutting down or rebooting my computer without clearing them all out first. The fact that Mandrake is churning along happily without any noticable slowdown (despite me having several other applications running as well) doesn’t help at all as it gives me even less impetus to tidy everything up.
This post exists mainly to clear out interesting tabs.
- PXTL— the Python XML Templating Language—a proposal and specification in progress (by Andrew Clover).
- The horror of blimps—file under “funny”.
- A Specter is Haunting Gaming—the games industry is suffering from extreme lack of innovation.
- mod_rewrite: A Beginner’s Guide to URL Rewriting—SitePoint’s invaluable guide to the hideously complicated (but awesomely powerful) mod_rewrite Apache module.
- Onyx RSS—ReadingEd’s PHP RSS parser.
- PHP Application Tools—a whole bunch of useful looking object oriented PHP scripts, including template and XML rendering libraries.
- The Tyranny of Email—advice on preventing email from killing your productivity.
- Craig Saila praises Macromedia for actively responding to feedback from their controversial new redesign.
- Building Communities with Software—Joel explains the design decisions behind his site’s forum software, and points out that as in real life it’s the small details of community software that influence the kind of community that develops there.
- SitePoint Newsletter Quick Tip describing a method for highlighting links that will open in a new window using a custom user stylesheet.
- Browser Innovation, Gecko and the Mozilla Project—Mitchell Baker’s essay, as linked to by the rest of the blogging world.
- A blogger is a stalker’s dream—good title, but basically a rant about dull my-life-sucks style blogs.
- ImageMagick convert documentation for command line conversion of images.
- PHP frontend to ImageMagick—the reason I was reading the above.
- Issues Arising From Arbitrary-Element Hover—I was hoping this article would cover sites that set a hover style for all a elements and forget to close their
<a name="something">elements (resulting in most of the text on the page changing colour on hover) but it didn’t.
I really need to get myself a linkroll.
More recent articles
- llamafile is the new best way to run a LLM on your own computer - 29th November 2023
- Prompt injection explained, November 2023 edition - 27th November 2023
- I'm on the Newsroom Robots podcast, with thoughts on the OpenAI board - 25th November 2023
- Weeknotes: DevDay, GitHub Universe, OpenAI chaos - 22nd November 2023
- Deciphering clues in a news article to understand how it was reported - 22nd November 2023
- Exploring GPTs: ChatGPT in a trench coat? - 15th November 2023
- Financial sustainability for open source projects at GitHub Universe - 10th November 2023
- ospeak: a CLI tool for speaking text in the terminal via OpenAI - 7th November 2023
- DALL-E 3, GPT4All, PMTiles, sqlite-migrate, datasette-edit-schema - 30th October 2023
- Now add a walrus: Prompt engineering in DALL-E 3 - 26th October 2023