What’s in YOUR browser?

By | March 20, 2009

My wife can’t figure out what I do online for hours at a time. I can’t blame her for being confused. Sometimes I don’t even know how so much time can go by before I get out of this chair and do something besides attempt to contract cancer from my monitor.

I thought it might be interesting to take a look at what I’ve got open in my browser right now and see if that can provide some answers. Strap in… I’ve got over 40 tabs open at the moment.

More tabs than fit on the screen...

More tabs than fit on the screen...

  1. The “new post” window in which I’m writing this post
  2. This blog
  3. Google Reader (which has over 300 unread items at the moment)
  4. An unscrambler tool to help with brain-dead moments of Scrabble
  5. Facebook
  6. Newegg.com – search results for memory upgrades for my wife’s computer
  7. Pipl.com – the most effective search engine I’ve found for locating people
  8. Today’s Deals of the Day – nice aggregator of daily deal sites (related post)
  9. SmartMoney.com article “How Much Auto Insurance Do You Need?
  10. Gizmo’s list of the Top 10 Free Game Sites
  11. Caddickisms Store search for “The Losers” comic books
  12. Wikipedia article on Y: The Last Man
  13. Osalt.com – article on Open Source alternatives to Microsoft Publisher
  14. XXClone – site for software that will copy your system disk to a new drive
  15. MorphThing.com – site to morph two pictures of faces
  16. Review of Morpheus Photo Morpher
  17. Download page for FotoMorph 6.0
  18. I Will Teach You To Be Rich article on ways to make more money
  19. Computerworld article: FAQ: How Google Latitude locates you
  20. YouTube: Caddickisms Channel page
  21. Secunia.com’s Online Software Inspector
  22. Fat 2 Fit by 50 (a friend’s blog)
  23. YouTube: Microsoft Songsmith’s “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” video
  24. YouTube: Microsoft Songsmith video when fed data from the stock market
  25. Review of Ashampoo’s Clipfinder
  26. Review of Format Factory
  27. PostSecret.com
  28. Get Rich Slowly article: 2009 tax guide
  29. Get Rich Slowly article: Top 10 tips for preparing your tax return
  30. Frugal Dad article: Recession-proof your debt snowball
  31. Medical article on CCAM
  32. YouTube: Marvel/DC: Wolverine/Dr. Manhattan
  33. Article on designing e-learning courses in Moodle quickly
  34. TurboTax version comparison page
  35. David Pogue article on Google Voice (really impressive sounding service, btw)
  36. Our Daily Bread article: Thomas Time
  37. Funeral home obituary for my grandmother who passed away on Sunday
  38. Slate.com article on a link between diabetes and alzheimer’s disease
  39. NY Times Op-Ed column on how people choose news to fit their preconceived ideas
  40. ING Compare Me
  41. ING Your Number

Well, that’s it. Many of those are intended to be the topics of blog posts (a good percentage of which won’t see the light of day). Some are work related. A few are just for fun. Some have been open for weeks, as I keep procrastinating whatever task I have that relates. All of them are interesting to me in one way or another.

Here’s what I take from this list: I’m interested in many topics, and procrastinate a lot. Most of my attention seems to be focused on money management and technology.

What’s open in your browser? (Other than this site, of course.) What does it say about you?

3 thoughts on “What’s in YOUR browser?

  1. Widdle Shamrock

    Not much open today. :)

    My blog, a couple of other blogs, a website which lists the 100 Maori words every New Zealander should know and how to pronounce them.

    I am a YouTube addict and can happily spend an evening on there. There is usually imdb.com and wikipedia open as well. Movie addict and homeschooler here.

    Hmmm, what would it say about me? I don’t know.

    Widdle Shamrocks latest blog post..Watchmen, Hellboy 2 and Vin Diesel

  2. Jeff Post author

    Well, what it tells me about you is that you’re a blog reader who lives in NZ (or visits there), and enjoys self-educating and entertainment, and doesn’t mind doing it physically alone, though it seems you gravitate towards community-minded sites.

    That you don’t have as many tabs open as I do tells me that it’s quite possible that I have less of a life than you… 😉

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