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.