Archive for February 24, 2003

Monday, February 24, 2003

Google Does Reverse Phone Numbers

Ned Batchelder just discovered this, and it was news to me, too. It’s even faster than using Watson.

Install Like It’s 1991

John Gruber:

I thought this was pretty cool, too. The first time I saw it, over 10 years ago.

Not only that, but the old way (using creator codes) could take advantage of the file system’s catalog to do the search really fast.

Metal Tab Browsing

Erik Barzeski:

If this is true then I think I’m going to puke. Not only does this indicate even more custom controls (see all the recent coverage of inconsistent UI), but… Ugh. I’d rather not have tabbed browsing at all than have even more bad UI shoved on us.

I had hoped that the Safari team would come up with something better than tabs. As much as they fill a need for some people, I think there’s got to be a better way to provide the functionality. And a new custom control for metal tabs? Hideous.