Fix Chromium’s “Open in New Tab” behavior

I’ve started using daily builds of Chromium for most of my Mac and Linux-based browsing, largely to see where it is and give it a try, but also because it seems nearly as good as Firefox with a couple of known exceptions. (For now, those exceptions are printing, SSL, and Adblock Plus.)

The only thing truly driving me nuts is its open-in-new-tab behavior: if you click to open a new tab (in the background), Firefox will open a new tab at the end of your existing set of tabs. Chromium, by contrast, will insert the new tab immediately after the current tab.

The difference amounts to breadth-first versus depth-first searches, and Google’s behavior is less useful than Firefox’s behavior, even if you don’t think that standard is better than better. Here’s why: Continue reading

Per-Caller Cell Phone Volume

If you talk a lot on cell phones, you’ve probably worn the labels off your volume keys: Steve’s a shouter; volume as low as it goes. Ivan’s a whisperer; volume to the max.

The phone can save a photo of each caller – why not the volume level too?

Hat tip: My coworker, Brian McCloskey, who brought up the idea.