However, lately the messages have been near perfect with minor mix ups such as “Yeah” in place of “Yes”. The messages are nearly perfect, close enough to understand at the least. This is a dramatic change from three years ago and I’m quite happy with the voicemail transcription now.
Use wget to download google’s key and pipe it into apt-key. Add the repository to /etc/apt/sources.list. Browse the repositories with aptitude.
Presented like a children’s book, this fancy little site is wonderfully presented. If you want to know the basics about the web and its history, check out this little interactive book.
One of the first things I noticed about Chrome was the lack of the special page “about:config”. I used it extensively in Firefox to tweak settings. Google Chrome does have a few special pages. Here are some hidden features I’ve run across.
We all know how Google Maps Streetview works. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could move around without going from one still picture to another? That’s what Microsoft promises in their latest attempt to topple the king of all things search. Once they drop the silverlight, I think Microsoft can expect widespread adoption. Hopefully it’s only for their previews.
Google recently updated the look & feel of their image search. Once you click on an image, instead of framing the source website, you see the image front and center like a Polaroid picture. Meanwhile the source page is displayed behind the image with a grey-ed out tinge to it.
You can use emoticons in google chat and they will be replaced with little animations as soon as you hit send. You can also use bold, italics, strike through, or any combination of them.