TL;DR: Prepend "about:reader?url=" to any website URL to force reader view in Firefox I'm in love with Firefox' reader view. It not only removes ads, nag-screens, subscription prompts and other clutter from articles but it's typographical choices often are better than the (well-intended) choices of the author. I also value the consistent look and feel … Continue reading Force-enabling Firefox’ reader view
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A quick note to myself the next time I stumble over this: when you instruct Blogger to map the blog to a 3rd party (custom) domain it basically instructs you to add three entries to your domain's zone file: 1. a mapping from the domain to ghs.google.com 2. a mapping from some weird subdomain you'll … Continue reading Using Blogger with a custom domain: the zonefile dot problem
Resizing a window in Unity/Ubuntu 12.04 is quite a pain as one needs to target the 1 pixel border of the lower right corner. Fortunately the width can be increased: Edit /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/metacity-1/metacity-theme-1.xml and increase the widths, i.e.: <distance name="left_width" value="8"/> <distance name="right_width" value="8"/> <distance name="bottom_height" value="8"/> Log out and in again.