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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008 edited
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    Install the Whitechapel toolbar (FF & IE)

    So I've been playing with this for about a month already, and Warren says it's time for me to share.

    The Whitechapel toolbar is a toolbar for your browser (IE or Firefox) for, well, Whitechapel. Spend at least half your day here? You'll probably like the RSS feed for new posts. The Quickpost and Quickblog links will take you to the respective Whitechapel "Create a new discussion/blogpost" pages. And I've added some RSS and link functionality for a few of the other sites we hit on a regular basis (I TOLD you all I'd find a way to rack-mount a warrenellis.com feed to your foreheads...)

    Oh yeah-- it's got two radios, at the moment. We'll see about that, later.

    As Warren lets me add new functionality to the thing (I've got a couple of ideas, but I suppose he wants to see if you're even interested, yet) the toolbar will automagically update to anyone that's got it installed. As I say, I've had it running for a month-- it's ad free (the search function will take you to google, that's the only non-ours site you'll ever have to see) and seems to work pretty much perfectly on IE or Firefox.

    (Before any other browser users ask, if it were possible to get it on your system, we'd offer it, I promise. If you can GET it working on your system, that's awesome. I can't support it on anything but FF/IE, though, period.)

    Oh, just go play with the thing, it's a new toy. Have fun. Questions for me and worship for Warren go below.
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    ooh. it's rather fancy.
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008
     (904.3)
    killer
    • CommentAuthorpeteloaf
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008
     (904.4)
    Smexy.
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008 edited
     (904.5)
    I'll put this on my laptop just as soon as I get home.

    Thanks, Ariana- (<em>edited to add:</em>) and thanks Warren.

    - Z
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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008
     (904.6)
    Amazing! It's working on my Mac (10.3.9), despite the download saying I needed Windows.

    There's a chat window! :D

    Thanks Ariana!
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    @Ben HTF did you get it into Safari?
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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008
     (904.8)
    @Mark : Simple! I just don't touch Safari with a ten foot pole! :D I'm using FF 2.0.0.12. And is it just me, or does that seem ridiculously long for a version number.
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    I'm on Firefox whatever, now, and it's SWEET.
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      CommentAuthorTed
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008 edited
     (904.10)
    Aww, that looks snifty. Wish I could get it, but there we go.

    Beautiful design on it, Ariana.



    EDIT
    Ooooh! By shifting to an older copy of Firefox, it works like a dream. A beautiful beautiful dream. Ariana = geenyus.
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    Fun. Thanks, Ariana.
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    On second glance, Ariana, you have outdone yourself!
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    Well done, Ariana!
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008
     (904.14)
    Glad it's working for everyone so far, but all thanks should really forward to Warren. Just the mechanic, me. He found the tech, and, hell, I'd have probably just kept thing to myself if he hadn't made me push it live...
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    @warrenellis

    THANK YOU!
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    @Ariana

    hell, I'd have probably just kept thing to myself if he hadn't made me push it live...

    ..........you wouldn't have shared? Eh, I don't like sharing my toys either.
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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008
     (904.17)
    I'm wondering, why does the link for the chat bubble go to gabbly, yet there's another chatroom on the toolbar homepage? Is the toolbar room simply a test?
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008
     (904.18)
    Ben: Yeah, I was playing around with it, but it's a bit meh. Not terribly excited about it-- it'll probably disappear at some point.
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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008
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    Ariana: ah, nuts. I was hoping we'd been freed from Gabbly's reign of terror. Still, awesome toy! I can now waste my time much more efficiently.
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    @Warrenellis & Ariana-
    Thankyou for making this board and the chat and having the toolbar & blogs. It's a pleasure to have a place where one can meet witty, intelligent, sharp and generally damn awesome people. The feeling of community in this environment is amazing.