Meta and random musings.

Shorter (read: less content) blog post this week because life has been overly strenuous this week. School has become, almost overwhelmingly, full of homework and reading assignments as well as programming assignments. Besides that, work has been extremely tiring because of the workload and being short handed (for completely valid reasons –  I don’t blame any one for being where they are, under the same circumstances I would do the exact same things). Life at home has also been stressful because of all of the other factors.

Perhaps the most amusing thing I have seen today is http://www.michaelv.org/ which is a Javascript rendition of Windows 3.1 (the third operating system I ever used the first being DOS the second Apple something). This is where the meta part of this post comes in. Inside of the Javascript Windows 3.1 you are allowed to open a browser and because the browser runs Javascript you can once again open the same web page (Windows 3.1) over and over again, currently I am at 10 windows open but the screen shot only shows 2:

This can go on, I am assuming, indefinitely as long as you correctly format your window sizes. This  project gets 5/5 pyl0ns from me.

More amusing software that I found today, because of Jeff Croft (http://twitter.com/jcroft/status/81415197100) is exactly what I was looking for to make my transition from work, where I use Firefox as the default browser, to my regular browser (Chrome|Safari) much easier. I had looked for AppleScripts and tutorials to see if I could find some way of programmatically setting which browser was my default but my Google-Fu failed me. Now I can simply create 2 “programs” that can be launched from LaunchBar that will set my default browser without all of the extraneous clicking, plus it runs on Jython which is just cool since at this point in my life Java and Python are the only things I am focusing on. I highly suggest checking Project Sikuli out, there has to be something in your life that you can automate.