My browser A-Z
Inspired by a post “Letter Sweep” by Tim Bray, here’s my browser A-Z, a list of the URLs that appear when the browser tries to guess, on a single letter press, where I want to go, based on past locations.
A: appengine.google.com – unsurprising, as I’m a big fan of Google’s App Engine.
B: bbc.co.uk – where I go to get the news, although mostly I listen to Radio 4 via my Squeezebox Radio.
C: coastandcountryholidays.co.uk – Michelle and I are taking a holiday in Norfolk later this month.
D: docs.google.com – I’m a big Google Docs user.
E: enterprisegeeks.com – where I go for some excellent ERP / SAP banter.
F: flickr.com – I’ve been on Flickr for as long as I can remember.
G: google.co.uk – well, duh!
H: http://www.google.co.uk – interesting! Isn’t using the scheme in the URL cheating?
I: imdb.com – we’re Lovefilm members, but I still use IMDB for film geekery.
J: jsonformatter.curiousconcept.com – JSON is my poison, and this excellent site is the sweetener.
K: www.amazon.co.uk/gp/digital/fiona/manage/ref=docs_dim_box – where I manage my Kindle. I think this is linked to K as I have a bookmark titled “K” pointing here.
L: linkedin.com – essential!
M: m.untappd.com – even more essential! Also, perhaps more alarming, Untappd is the only site that appears more than once, apart from Google’s home page.
N: natwest.com – where I do some of my banking. National Westminster Bank.
O: omniversity.madlab.org.uk – The Manchester Digital Laboratory’s Omniversity. Excellent!
P: pipetree.com – my main domain.
Q: qmacro.appspot.com – not been here for a while, this was a general play area on App Engine.
R: router – my Vigor router, to do the occasional port management.
S: slashdot.org – old but still ‘lesenswert’.
T: twitter.com – I’m a fan of Seesmic’s web client, but still use the mothership app for lookups and the like.
U: untappd.com/user/qmacro – ahem. Beer ahoy!
V: vmlu02:8080 – one of my servers; a virtual machine running on a micro-desktop on the shelves behind me. This is a port where I have an App Engine dev server listening.
W: www.google.co.uk – three out of three!
Y: youtube.com – I thought I was happy when the interweb was just text. But I was wrong.
Z: zino:9000 – zino is the micro-desktop that hosts vmlu02. Listening on port 9000 is my Squeezebox server.