My Chrome Apps and Extensions

I am really enjoying Google Chrome these days. This is my Google Chrome front page. As you can see I have a few apps and unseen a few extensions.

The apps that you can see are pretty cool. The top ones are what came automatically in the browser and the rest I added. If I can’t use programs on my desktop then I gotta find a way to use them on the browser only laptop.

Typically when you are given things in a new product, the first thing you do is get rid of the junk you don’t want. Well, I did get rid of something. There was an icon for a Poppit game from Pogo but when you click it, it loads the Pogo website with the Pogo logo but the game never loads. So screw it, it’s gone lol.

Entanglement is a really cool game and I like to play it so I kept it. I’m not very good but I’m just a beginner. You gotta start somewhere right?

The Gmail and Google Talk ones I can do without but I’m not going to get rid of them if I may need them one day. Instead of using those, I downloaded the app LiveGO . It allows me access to MSN, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Yahoo and AOL/AIM all in one web page. For Facebook MSN, Gmail, Yahoo and AOL, it allows me to get access to my inbox and IM. It doesn’t have MySpace or Skype and I really wish they would get Skype on there so I can use the webcam. The IM’s have the webcam button but it says Coming Soon when you mouse over it. Hopefully they will get that up and running soon. For now I can use Google Talk to video chat, although I haven’t had the opportunity yet as I still don’t have any Gmail friends in all the years I’ve had Gmail.

TweetDeck is great. I’ve used that for Twitter on my Desktop so I now use it on the laptop in browser format instead of the installed version my desktop has. I actually like the browser version because the program takes forever to load and the browser loads instantly.

Autodesk Homestyler is such a cool one. You get a measuring tape and measure the rooms in your house and add rooms in the program according to the measurements. Ok I don’t needthis but it’s neat. I can add furniture to each room so I can make decorating decisions. I’m not a decorator but Darrin is so he can use that.

Google Books I added because I’m a book-worm. Although I have a Nook so I don’t need that but I was using it to look up books. I may get rid of it if I need the space though.

Todo.ly is a to do list lol. Yeah I know, lame. I may get rid of it if I don’t use it that often.

Picnik is for photo editing, although they want you to pay for premium features, I just wanted it so I could use it for the webcam. Since I can’t have Gimp on this laptop I needed something but if I really need to make a graphic I’ll just make it on my desktop.

Spider One Suit FREE … It’s Spider Solitaire lol. I can’t imagine a world where there is no solitaire on a computer.

SoopBook is for writing your own book. You can write it in there and invite people to read it and correct your mistakes. Although I don’t know if I want anyone messing with my autobiography but it’s a good way to write it since I am using this as my primary computer.  It also gives me a backup so if my computer crashes then I don’t have to worry about a backup copy.

I haven’t been writing my book at all lately anyway because I’ve been too busy. When I am ready to write again I have SoopBook and/or my desktop to write with. Although I could use SoopBook when we aren’t home and I have the laptop with me so there’s a good reason to keep it for a while.

Do I really need to explain YouTube, Hulu, Google Maps and Scratchpad? I’m sure you know what those are.

I have a few extensions which are on the very top of my browser, to the right of the address bar. I’m using GlueAOLGmail and Yahoo email notifyer so if I’m not in LiveGO then I can see if I have email or not. Then I have Aviary for taking screenshots for blogging (example above).Amplify extension which I use occasionally for blogging and finally After the Deadline which is a great spell/grammar checker, not just for blogging but anywhere you type on the internet.

I am still adding extensions and apps so this is not all I am playing with. There will be more but for now, this is what I’m up to. Playing with and learning how to live with a browser only based laptop, it’s actually not as difficult as it sounds. I’m sure anyone can cut their ties to programs if they really had to. I guess this is an if you were stuck on an island, what program would you bring with you” type of question. Well, in my case I’d have to say the Google Chrome browser would be the only program I need since I can find a way to add all of my programs as web apps.

Ok that’s it for now. I’m tired and my eyes are too blurry from staring at this 12.1 inch laptop screen for the last 16-18 hours lol.

MySpace Sex Fiends

Why is it that these people are always sending you emails through MySpace with their sexy profile pic of a woman with nothing on but a bra, panties, hose with hose suspenders and they are always in a provocative pose.

I usually get emails that say something like “hey sexy, do you remember me?  we had a nice conversation the other day” or something to that effect.

In my opinion, if a man gets this then his wife checks his MySpace email, or even his regular email because MySpace sends me an email whenever I get a MySpace email.  But can you imagine how the wives must react?  Not good, not good indeed.  Or what if you are a teenage boy and your parents are checking up on you while you are at school and they are logged into your MySpace and see those emails?  They will tan that boys ass as soon as he comes home and he doesn’t even know why.

The problem is, there is nothing you can do about it besides canceling your MySpace account.

I got an email just a few minutes ago with this picture (next paragraph and to the left) and the subject was hello but there was nothing in the email.  I then sent her an email that says this:

myspaceslutExcuse me, when you sex fiends send me these emails, do you even bother to check the sexual orientation of the people you send them to or do you just send them to everyone including women? It clearly says on my profile that I’m gay. If you are trying to thrill someone you are barking up the wrong tree.

And with that, I’m reporting you for spam abuse now. Have a lovely day.

Web Host Upgrade?

Ok I got this email today from my web host that they are going to start charging me $3 more per month but the good news is that I’m also getting 3GB more too.  So I guess that’s not bad.  If I paid for a year up front I could get a discount so I’d really only have to pay $1 more each month but I really don’t have the money to put towards a whole year up front.  That’s ok, it’s still worth it to pay for my own domain rather than just use a blog site like Xanga, MySpace, Blogger, Yahoo 360° or whatever other blogging sites are out there.

At least with my own website I can give people a website address that they can go to that is short like xanapus.com.  Most of the people who I played EQ with would know exactly where to go because they know that name.  It would be easier to find me on the internet just by looking up my character name.  If you do a google search for the name Xanapus there are 2,860,000 results. I get around lol.

Great Minds Think Alike

Darrin and I have been together for 14 years.  We are psychically linked to each other for some reason.  Mostly I will be thinking something and he will just blurt it out and there has only been 1 time when I said something that he was thinking.  It’s usually him reading my mind.

Like for example a half hour ago I was going to change all the music on my playlist on MySpace and I knew I wanted Gavin DeGraw’s Chariot album so I grabbed my Dell DJ Mp3 player to look up that album so I can put all the songs in my playlist and he asked what I was doing so I told him and he said Gavin DeGraw.  OMG HELLO!  How did he know I was going to put Gavin DeGraw on there?

I tell you it is so spooky that he says what I’m thinking all the time.  The one time I said what he was thinking was a couple of weeks ago when I was sick.  I handed him my debit card and said call Pizza Hut, I don’t feel like cooking anything and he said OMG I was just thinking that.  LOL.  It’s like that all the time here.

My High School Girlfriend

Ok so tonight I was on MySpace and I was looking at the picture I have as my main picture which is of me at age 16 sitting with my high school girlfriends mother Jewell and it occurred to me that perhaps Shelley was on MySpace so I looked for her but to my dismay she wasn’t there.

So, while I was looking I decided to go to the Yahoo yellow pages thing and click people (like the white pages) and it found her but it wouldn’t give me any information. It also listed her mom and dad and so I knew it was her. So, I called 1-800-free-411 because regular 411 is $1 and so the free 411 didn’t have her last name listed so I called regular 411 and naturally they didn’t have her listed either.

So, I went back to the USA Search thingy and paid $4.95 and of course they tacked on another $1. So I found her address, there is actually 3 addresses listed and a phone number. I’m pretty sure the phone number is for her mothers house but I won’t know until I call her. Since I got the information after 10pm I have to wait until tomorrow to call because I don’t call people after 9pm. The wait is killing me though lol. I hope she doesn’t reject me.

Here is the picture on my My Space page: