February 3rd, 2009


Annoyance of the day: no password = no autofill

Access to the Macquarie and other sources via the State Library of Victoria requires entering a Barcode number and Last name. I was waiting for Opera to ask if I wanted to save the password for future use, but it didn't. Finally occured to me that since there's no password field, Opera doesn't know to offer. Sigh.

My own TinyURL, but why?

I spent a significant amount of time setting up my own system for making short URLs that redirect to longer ones. But I haven't had a chance to use it yet, because I don't particularly like URL shortening.

It may one day be handy for posting a short URL in an email or Facebook message, but in most cases I can use the real link, either because I'm putting it in a LiveJournal post where size doesn't matter, or because I'm linking to my own content or to blogs that have good URLs to start with.