I don’t hate Internet Explorer. I do hate version 6, but 7 was better, and 8 looks blockbuster. But due to the incredible extensions available in Firefox I’m a big fan. The problem is that browsing SharePoint sites in something other than Internet Explorer proves to be a less than perfect experience.
With the IE Tab Firefox extension we can browse SharePoint sites inside the Firefox interface on demand without having to open IE. Here is a short screencast on how to do it.
I recently switched my home page from plain Google to iGoogle. I also switched from Bloglines to Google Reader. I have, in essence, bowed my knee to the Google machine!
When I was looking for a Digg gadget for my home page I couldn’t find anything I liked. I do like Digg River for browsing Digg with no-frills attached. So, I decided to create a quick gadget out of it and style it. For this you’ll need Firefox, the iGoogle home page, and the Stylish add-on.
From your iGoogle home page go to “add stuff” in the upper right hand side.
Click the “add feed or gadget” in the left sidebar, and paste the following URL.
Everyone, especially computer people, love lists of resources. I do as well, and I decided it’s time to share many of the resources that have helped me in my career. All of these resources (except for the print books) are either freeware, open source, or the application offers a free version.Firefox
YSlow — Firebug add-on to help determine performance bottlenecks.