firefox instead of msie
The thing that bugged me most was the lack of my OmniWeb shortcuts. Sure, I didn’t have them in MSIE, but now that I’m using a real browser, I wanted all the stuff I have on my Mac. A shortcut is a parameterized bookmark, so I can type “w 18018” into the URL bar and get my local weather. I knew Firefox could do this, but I figured it needed an extension. After some yelling in #perl, I was told that Mozilla bookmarks do this by default. All those years before MSIE, loving bookmark keywords, and I never knew this!
So, I wrote a nice little hack to convert my OW5 shortcuts into a Mozilla bookmarks file. A few caveats: I think the current version of Netscape::Bookmarks has a bug which, when fixed, will require alterations to that script. (I’ll comment it accordingly.) Also, it requires a patch to NS::B (that I’ve sent to bdfoy) to allow SHORTCUTURL to be added to Netscape::Bookmark::Link objects.
In other news, Metroid Prime 2 continues to rule.