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Christina's LIS Rant
Saturday, December 16, 2006
  Neat trick with FF2 and Major Search Engine
I'm pretty lazy, so I frequently use major-search-engine-that-doesn't-need-link-love as a spell checker and a dictionary. It actually works pretty well in most cases for these. Now that Firefox 2.0 has the spell check built in for the form blanks, I don't need the search engine as much for that.

Generally, when I need to check some math arithmetic, I'll either open the little calculator that comes with Windows or I'll open Excel. I like Excel if there are more than a few numbers to add because I find that I get bored and lose track of my place in adding. (my bank knows this well as the totals of my deposit slips are frequently inaccurate if there are more than 3 checks...).

Anyway, out of pure laziness, I decided to use major-search-engine to do some simple percentages for me... and there's this cool new suggest feature in the search block.... well, it suggested the answer to my math problem so I didn't even have to hit enter. Very cool. Firefox does math!

Sitting here working on my lit review for my qual research project so I can get it into major-academic-conference-in-my-field before the end of January. I might have something meaningful to say later ;) Oh, yeah, and maybe pictures of my version of the no-knead bread (recipe courtesy), yum...

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This is my blog on library and information science. I'm into Sci/Tech libraries, special libraries, personal information management, sci/tech scholarly comms.... My name is Christina Pikas and I'm a librarian in a physics, astronomy, math, computer science, and engineering library. I'm also a doctoral student at Maryland. Any opinions expressed here are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer or CLIS. You may reach me via e-mail at cpikas {at} gmail {dot} com.

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