Techthusiasm with unfortunate results
Yesterday I had a sudden burst of interest in technowhatsits. I got Greasemonkey on my Firefox and then got a whole bunch of those userscripts that a couple of people reblogged a week or two ago, like the one that wraps tags on the dashboard, the one that lets you bookmark posts on the dashboard, the one that links from a post on its own page to the post on the dashboard so you can reply to it, and so on. (I can’t immediately lay my hands on the links but if you’re interested and haven’t already seen these just ask and I’ll have a look.)
Then I remembered that a friend recommended Iron, which is a free browser based on Google Chrome but with the code adjusted to remove all the bits that automatically tell Google every single thing you ever do on the internet (which apparently Chrome does). So I downloaded that and tried it and it was wooooooooooooo so much faster.
But of course there are no nifty Tumblr userscripts for Iron. So basically I’ve made two exciting technological discoveries and immediately been forced to choose between them. UNFAIR. [Sulks.]
I suppose it’s conceivable that the Chrome versions of the userscripts would work on Iron. I’ll try that tomorrow maybe.