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A blank canvas for your browser… and another nifty hack

Sometimes it’s the little things that make us productive (i.e. new browser tabs). I use many browsers and get teased regularly for having a hundred tabs open and hogging the memory of my pc, but amid all those tabs, and God forbid plugins you installed in your browser, there is a disconnect between the new tab page for each. You could call it visual clutter and disuniformity… or you could call it boring, whatever floats your boat.

If you use Chrome you will probably see something like this (FYI I had a theme installed at the time of the screenshot so yours might look “cloudy”) :

Chrome New Tab

Chrome New Tab

It has the small icons for recently visited pages and another search bar.

If you use Firefox you might get something like this:

Firefox New Tab

Firefox New Tab

It just has the recently visited pages but those icons are huge.

If you want something more productive and simple I recommend this little hack; paste this into your address bar and press enter:

data:text/html, <html contenteditable>

Peaceful isn’t it?

Did you notice it? Or were you just angrily looking at a white screen? Well if you clicked on the screen and started typing you would see that this white space is now editable! What this means is that this whole screen is now a fully equipped HTML notepad for you to write on.

This means you can copy and paste text and it will retain it’s hyperlinks and formatting; so maybe we can call this the poorman’s HTML editor too as all you have to do is then save the page and you have an actual HTML page you can host.

Advanced Tip:
If you want to take it to the next level, you can make this hack your default “New Tab” behavior. Follow this article to add an extension to Chrome or Firefox (sorry IE Users) and make this your new setting.

Have Fun 🙂

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GoGoInFlight

I am 20,000 feet in the air and still connected to the web via this service. Download speed around 360k and upload around 75k. Glad I also came prepared with my energizer battery pack for iPhones. Oh couple of years ago I only dreamed of this stuff. I’m glad we have come a long way.

BMW’s GINA

New Car Concept – Genius

BMW GINA Light Visionary Model: Premiere – The only thing I have to say is that whoever thought of this should be a millionaire. Can you imagine cars with Louis Vutton skins? The opportunities are endless.

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Instantly Freeze your Food.

Cuisine Technology: Thermal Circulators & Baths: “The Grant Achatz inspired “Anti-Griddle” is a traditional cooktop with an amazing twist: The device quickly freezes sauces and purees instead of heating them! This unique innovation allows you to effortlessly freeze sauces and purees solid or develop semi-frozen creations with stable, crunchy surfaces and cool, creamy centers.” Now all I need is some Neapolitan Ice Cream and a bunch of Strawberries.

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