I’d typed the first letter of some URL into the address window when I was interrupted. Looking back a moment later, I was startled at what the browser had assumed I wanted to visit.
So here are my A,B,C browser guesses, which I suspect say something about me. What are yours?
[A]ndroid Developers Blog. Not surprising, I edit it.
[C]IBC, my bank; it used to stand for “Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce”. How quaint.
[D]aring Fireball. Yeah, I disagree with John’s findings regularly, and he’s mean-spirited about Android when he gets a chance. But he tracks our primary competitor as well as anyone and is funnier than most, which is an important virtue.
Al-Jazeera [E]nglish. The freshest coverage, by far, of a part of the world I care deeply about.
[G]oogle. Even more unavoidable.
[H]itcric.info. Recently I asked online if there were anywhere to watch a live stream of the Cricket World Cup, and was directed here. I’m sure they pay careful attention to all the required licensing formalities, or they wouldn’t be allowed on the Internet, would they?
[I]CNA Relief USA. Some sort of Muslim charitable organization, of which I know almost nothing except that they were featured in this horrifying video of a protest at one of their events so I went there for a look.
[J]ohn’s Phone. Gotta love it.
[K]ikiriki. ¡Los Mejores Pollos a la Brasa! Actually, I’d been searching for a nice restaurant of the same name we’d eaten at in Barcelona.
[l]ocalhost. Hey, I’m a Web geek. I bet that so are a lot of my readers, and something interesting will happen when they click on that link. But don’t feel bad if you do and it doesn’t.
Android [M]arket. So much better than it was at the beginning of the year.
[N]ew York Times. Mainstream but hanging in there.
[O]fficial Royal Wedding. Because it was Buzzed around inside Google as an example of what you can do with App Engine.
[Q]54WO.png. This is a benchmark I guess I must have been reading about, in which something or other is established about a Nexus One running Froyo.
[S]ock Summit 2011. It’ll be at the Oregon Convention center in parallel with OSCON this year, and it’s big. You might want to book your hotel early.
[t]bray.org. Where you now are.
[U]niserve. The ISP we use at home. It’s probably not a good sign when your ISP’s home page is in your browser memory, because you’re generally not in touch with them when things are working just fine.
The [V]ancouver Sun. Our local paper; it’s not terrible.
[W]arren Ellis’ joint. It broke my heart that I missed Grinderman’s recent Vancouver gig, but I totally recommend Mr Ellis’ recent outing with Mr Cave, White Lunar. Also, his tweetstream turns up some eye-opening links.
[X]KCD. Well, of course.
[Y]ouTube. No apologies, it’s a wonderful thing on balance.
[Z]ero Hedge. Don’t know much about this and am not a regular; a recent highly-entertaining piece about egregious financial chicanery linked over here.
May 15, 2011