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In my last post I asked for some help coming up with films for my annual New Years Eve triple feature. I got some great responses (though very few actuallyReview: New Years Eve triple feature

Top five shows that shouldn’t have been cancelled - Quit Your Day Job: Lee came up with a good Friday Top Five this week. What are the 5 best shows thatThe best cancelled shows

10 Simple Changes That Save Gas | The Wisdom Journal All 10 of these tips are good, and relatively easy to accomplish. Here are first five, with my own thoughts. ForHow to spend less on gas

I came across a post tonight by a professor at the University of Georgia. He uses his response to a recent post on the NPR blog All Songs Considered asChanging morality to fit the technology

The Simple Dollar If you're looking for a simple, easy to follow personal finance blog, check out The Simple Dollar. I get a headache just thinking about personal finance, but IThe Simple Dollar - and other personal finance links

So I've been using the same laptop at work for years. It's actually not a bad laptop for basic business needs - a Latitude D620 - but given that IThe Good, The Bad, and The Desks

Vanguard − The "Dilbert" guide to personal finance This list from Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, is about 2 years old, but I just saw it for the first time,Personal Finance advice from "Dilbert"

» The Top 10 Most Quotable Geek Films…Ever! | Geekend | TechRepublic.com Wow, what a loaded topic. The Top Ten Most Quotable Geek Films... hmmm... to be included in my list,The Top 10 Most Quotable Geek Films

This weekend I saw Spider-Man 3. Before I got to the theater, I'd been hearing all week from critics and friends that it was "okay" or it "wasn't as goodReview: The Spider-Man Trilogy

SCI FI Wire | The News Service of the SCI FI Channel As previously reported, Fox and Universal Studios have backed out of their deal to finance Halo. While not ideal,HALO movie - on pause

F-Shaped Pattern For Reading Web Content (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox) This is the same eye tracking idea I talked about in a previous post. The focus this time, though, is reading patterns. ScanEye-movement tracking & Web Content

Superman is back. Lex Luthor is back, too. It's really good. But is it a triumph? First, a little explanation: This movie is a sequel/restart. Back in the seventies and eighties, Christopher Reeve (whoReview: Superman Returns

I had the opportunity to watch 2 TED talks tonight. Both of them were about the power of technology and its relationship to... well, relationships. The intertwining of connection and isolationTwo TED talks: Turkle and Whitacre - Internet Connections and Isolation

At first glance, Laws of Attraction is a typical romantic comedy. Guy and girl meet, they don't get along, then they're stuck together, then they fall in love. The differenceReview: Laws of Attraction

Our National Savings Rate Is Embarrassing [Fool.com] January 17, 2007 Wow... this was surprising to me: ...consider these historical numbers for the U.S. personal savings rate: * 1984: 10.8% * 2001: 1.8% * 2003: 1.4% DoU.S. National Savings Rate breaks a bad barrier

What’s in YOUR browser?

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?

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3 comments to What’s in YOUR browser?

  • 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

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    Widdle Shamrock says:

    Oops and Gmail of course !!!!!

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

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    Jeff says:

    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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