I keep hearing various people at work and in Rotaract talking about how they don't like to go on the computer in the evenings because they sit in front of them all day. I couldn't work out if they were odd or I was until I realised that all they probably use their computers for is work-like things. Whereas I use it to talk to people and watch videos and play games, which is fun stuff. Although I do sometimes have to do work-like (and actual work) stuff on it, it's not a large percentage of the time I spend on the computer.
Although I do have a skewed view of what might be fun (certainly from their point of view). Today I spent playing with Firefox 4 in Ubuntu to install it alongside 3.6 so I can see how much I like it. I've now got them looking almost identical and with the same add-ons. So my hatred of it has turned to mild dislike. And that's mostly about how it handles playing about with your add-ons.
And, at the same time, I played about with TweetDeck in Chromium. My trouble with Twitter is that I only read it in TweetDeck on my main computer. Which I don't turn on if I'm out for part of the evening. Last week I didn't read Twitter on Sunday because I was out, then I didn't read it on Monday because there were more updates than I had the energy to read. Then I was out on Tuesday and Wednesday, busy on Thursday evening and couldn't be bothered on Friday. Which is not the end of the world (I don't feel like I've missed anything much), but it does make it a bit pointless having it if I don't read it.
Since I can use my netbook while lying down, I thought about putting TweetDeck on it. But as soon as I went to the website I remembered they have a Chrome app, which works in Chromium (Linux's Chrome). It's not quite as good as the standalone one because all you can do is decide which columns you want (which match your lists in Twitter) and where you want them. There are no other options. But it's far better than the web, which is a pain to read.
And then I played around with who I'm following and who's in which lists etc. I now have about 7 lists, which I have columns for in Chromium. But they're still in my two columns in TweetDeck, which I can't delete because TweetDeck took away that functionality. But I can't decide whether I'd rather have more people in fewer columns, or fewer people in more columns. Time will tell...
And all of this was fun. And some of it was done while watching Quantum Leap.
Mirrored from my blog.