I… use a lot of them. Useage for each one used to be more clearly deliniated; now it’s just kind of whatever, to be honest.
These days my main browser is Microsoft Edge. When I a month or two ago, I started playing with it just to, idk be silly/contrarian? because I assumed it was still essentially Internet Explorer, and ha, ha! What millenial uses Internet Explorer!?
But! Turns out Edge is basically just Chrome, with a couple different features, and it’s definitely not IE! You can even use the chrome store and install chrome extensions. I do occasionally use chrome too (for functionality or because of logins, etc) but not very often.
I still really only use Firefox for doing stuff with . I don’t use Firefox for this for any reason in particular, just because it’s a different browser and thus can have a different bookmarks bar, and having a different browser for that more “worky” stuff, helps keep me from getting too distracted by the interwebs.
-> Chrome Store Extensions
- AdBlock — best ad blocker
- Eagle - Save images faster than ever
- Grammar and Spell Checker — LanguageTool
- Notion Web Clipper
- Wikipedia Search
- Zotero Connector
Ones I** switch on and off** or am just starting to use:
- GoFullPage - Full Page Screen Capture
- Google Scholar
- MultiRow TweetDeck
- Obsidian Chrome Clipper (i haven’t successfully set this one up yet)
- Pinterest Save Button
- Quotebacks (Works on Chrome)
- Save Page WE
- Tab Scissors (sometimes)
|![Screencap of the Obsidian website that says A second brain for you, forever. Obsidian is a powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.||550](https://i.imgur.com/vNVJr1S.png)|
Here’s an example of my workspace on my medical “Vault” (as Obsidian calls their instances):
|![screencap of my NerdyZebra Obsidian Vault||550](https://i.imgur.com/gbMKfKc.png)|
Besides that vault, I have this one (the one I’m writing in, that pushes to Git & Jekyl/Netlifly), and another for my historical research. Actually a few of those, but I need to consolidate. Same with another private vault that can be combined with this one..
- obsidian-admonition: Adds admotion block-styled content to Obsidian.md
- advanced-tables-obsidian: Improved table navigation, formatting, and manipulation in Obsidian.md
- obsidian-auto-link-title: Automatically fetch the titles of pasted links
- obsidian-imgur-plugin: Pastes images right to imgur.com
- obsidian-languagetool-plugin: languagetool plugin for obsidian
- note-refactor-obsidian: Allows for text selections to be copied (refactored) into new notes and notes to be split into other notes.
- obsidian-git: Backup your Obsidian.md vault with git
- obsidian-url-into-selection: Paste URLs into selected text “notion style”
- obsidian-show-file-path: Obsidian plugin to show the file path of the current file in the status bar
- tag-wrangler: Rename, merge, toggle, and search tags from the Obsidian tag pane
I also use several Zotero plugins to get information into Obsidian (see Zotero section)
- Fairyfloss, a Sublime theme (sailorhg.github.io)
- Fairyfloss-ui: to go with fairyfloss syntax (github.com)
I also downloaded these for future possible use!:
- Witch Hazel, A text editor color theme (slight variation on Fairyfloss syntax theme)
- soft-aesthetic/soft-era: 🌸 a light pastel syntax theme for cozy, cute coding & typing. for many platforms 🌱 (github.com) (a light syntax theme)
(PS I found most of the above here: compute cuter - a guide to cute-ifying your computer)
-> Packages (plugins):
Atom has a LOT of packages (plugins) to choose from. Mine mostly relate to markdown, css & HTML, as I have been doing a lot of theme and plugin tweaking for Obsidian lately, as well as reconstructing my teenage websites.
- + aligner-css
- + linter-markdown
- + linter-csslint
- + linter-tidy
- markdown-writer (atom.io)
- markdown-commander (atom.io)
- tool-bar-markdown-writer (atom.io)
- atom/markdown-preview: 📝 Markdown preview in Atom (github.com)
- markdown-scroll-sync (atom.io)
- markdown-table-editor (atom.io)
- wikilink (atom.io)
- mehcode/awesome-atom: A curated list of delightful Atom packages and resources.
- 13 Best Atom Packages for Web Developers
I spent the early 2010s using IRC, but that petered out after a cross-country move upended my schedule and I went a few years without any chatroom homes. Then last year I started using Discord | Your Place to Talk and Hang Out, I think to join & it’s subsequent trash brain ground all my research projects to a halt for almost a full year.
Besides Sims-related servers, I’m in (too) many servers about.
You can find discord servers for your own interests here: [Public Discord Servers DISBOARD: Discord Server List](https://disboard.org/servers)
I just discovered Stylus •• add0n.com and I love being able to change the theme of the sites I go to!
[GitHub Dark by Bane Userstyles.org](https://userstyles.org/styles/190090/github-dark-by-bane)
[Google Carbon Theme Userstyles.org](https://userstyles.org/styles/192948/google-carbon-theme)
- Minerva Neue + Wikipedia Material Dark + Material Dark Wikipedia
Youtube: [The Amazing World of Gumball Userstyles.org](https://userstyles.org/styles/169939/the-amazing-world-of-gumball-youtube-beta)
|![screencap of a very purple and pink wikipedia page||550](https://i.imgur.com/m71CPwb.png)|
|![screencap of Facebook with a white, pink, and purple theme||550](https://i.imgur.com/yJFYQ1j.png)|
|![screencap of a google search for Queen Victoria, with a light green and salmon pink theme||550](https://i.imgur.com/Yp9tu2I.png)|
|![screencap of TweetDeck with multiple columns and with a pink, white, and almost-black theme||550](https://i.imgur.com/o2NpoKq.png)|
|![screencap of youtube playing “BTS (Hype Playlist) 2020” with a theme in light purple, dark purple, pink, and light blue||550](https://i.imgur.com/jB8hBIA.jpg)|