Friday, November 19, 2010

Link roundup

1. 20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web by the Google Chrome team is both really informative and cleverly presented. It features illustrations by Christopher Niemann.

2. Speaking of the Chrome, I would make it my sole browser except for one strange quirk. When I upload images for Blogger in Firefox, the images automatically size themselves to fit within the column. But if I upload the image in Chrome, it won't size the picture properly, and it will typically overlap with the sidebar. Anyone have an idea why that would be?

3. Success comes from very hard work:

As a vivid illustration, Nietzsche cited Beethoven's sketchbooks, which reveal the composer's slow, painstaking process of testing and tinkering with melody fragments like a chemist constantly pouring different concoctions into an assortment of beakers. Beethoven would sometimes run through as many as sixty or seventy different drafts of a phrase before settling on the final one. "I make many changes, and reject and try again, until I am satisfied," the composer once remarked to a friend. "Only then do I begin the working-out in breadth, length, height and depth in my head."

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