Wow. This cool Firefox feature has been around since 2005, but I just found out about it a few months ago! I swear I haven’t been living in a cave all this time. So if you’re like me and don’t know about this yet, listen up: In Firefox, you can bookmark a search with a keyword, and then use that keyword in your URL entry field. As this article shows, you right-click on the input field and select “Add a Keyword for this Search.” This will allow you to bookmark the search and add a keyword. I usually use two letter keywords like ‘we’ for weather.com and ‘im’ for imdb.com.
Happy with my experience with a custom WordPress installation for this blog, I decided to try using the blogging platform for the TaskForest website. The two main reasons were the ease of creating RSS feeds and the ability for users to comment on posts or articles. After a few days of tinkering around, I’ve come to the conclusion that, at least for TaskForest, WordPress would cause more problems than it would solve. Here’s how I came to that conclusion:
As of this past weekend it’s been fifteen years since I started my career as a software developer. With the exception of a few months here and there, I’ve spent all these years working on Linux or Unix-like operating systems. I’ve noticed that despite the wide variety of tools and applications I have used and continue to use, some key skills are always in demand in this field. One of these is mastery of a text editor.