my recent reads..

Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters; From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima
Power Sources and Supplies: World Class Designs
Red Storm Rising
Locked On
Analog Circuits Cookbook
The Teeth Of The Tiger
Sharpe's Gold
Without Remorse
Practical Oscillator Handbook
Red Rabbit

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hyperwords - fact-checking the web at a glance

Two things I find myself doing oh so frequently when on the net:

  1. Getting referred to wikipedia after googling

  2. Checking word spellings and definitions with one of the online dictionaries

With the Firefox add-on Hyperwords, both these activities just got incredibly easier. Just select text in your browser and you have instant access to the related wikipedia entry, check the dictionary and more (stock quote lookups etc).

Even better, the results pop-up in the browser so you are not left with a cascade of windows or tabs to get lost in.

It joins firebug as one of the top two "must-have" add-ons for my Firefox install!

Hat tip to blankanvas for putting me onto this..

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