Have you ever wondered what the Web was like before the Mosaic Web browser? If you were born in the last 20-odd years, or you only discovered your inner geek recently, did you miss out on monochrome monitors and the dial-up BBS era? Well, here's your chance to get a sneak peek at history: grab the ChromeLite extension and marvel as the entire Web is transformed into ASCII characters.
ChromeLite was actually made by Google as an April Fools' joke -- and indeed, an annoying 'you can uninstall this!' message appears at the top of every page -- but we're kind of hoping that Google, or another developer, takes ChromeLite and turns it into a real ASCII browsing extension with configurable settings. If anything, it will provide an easy way to save bandwidth and CPU time.
There are plenty of apps for my iPod Touch that I'd like to be able to run on my desktop. You know what's tops on the list? A fart app!
No, not really. In fact, I can't imagine anyone bothering to create something like that -- but as we've seen with just about every other app store or extension repository, if an app is extensible, someone's going to code a fart add-on for it.
Google Chrome users can now get in on the fun(?) with Farty! Install the extension, wait five minutes, and your computer will let one rip. Oh, the hilarity!
Wait a minute...Actually, since it doesn't install a toolbar button this could be just thing to drive your Chrome-surfing co-workers insane. Sadly, it does cause a pop-up window to appear, but it's still a decent one-time gag.