Google Chrome is a great new browser from Google for Mac, Windows and Linux. The TypePad team loves it because it's speedy, stable and has a bunch of great features that are great for bloggers. If you're a Google Chrome user, we've made it easy for you to blog from Chrome, by making Blog It available as a Google Chrome Extension. You can install the extension with one click from the Google Chrome Extensions gallery, and once you do you'll have a TypePad icon in your browser toolbar, which acts just like the Blog It Bookmarklet.
But yesterday, I decided to mix it up, people! I'm a Chrome user now, for the next six days; and if I like it, I'll probably stay a Chrome user.
First impression: it's really good. And as a bonus, it supports Blog It as an extension, which is a huge bonus for me, since something like 95% of my posts--like this one--are composed using Blog It.
Our support turnaround time is faster than it’s ever been. Just the simple act of “publicizing” those numbers — not in a cruel way, but a “where are we at as a group?” way — has kept the support process on-task and, I think, made it a bit more like a video game. (It helps that when all the boxes are at “zero”, a virtual bottle of champagne appears on-screen, and a physical one is likely removed from the fridge.)
This is brilliant.
This weekend, I made this delicious bread, with Penelope's help. Isn't it pretty? And tasty--fresh bread is the best.
It's pain à l'ancienne, recipes here and here. The first of those is adapted from Peter Reinhart, who's written a number of great books on the subject of bread, including The Bread Baker's Apprentice.
Here's "Triplets", my favorite number from That's Entertainment. I've watched this so many times over the past couple of days, and it never gets old.