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It’s 2300 right now. I should finish this soon and go to sleep.

I wanted share something I use with you guys. It’s actually two Firefox features (probably on other browsers too) combined with some nifty web tools. So the two features are keyword bookmarking and %s variable. Check the following image.

Bookmark - Properties

You see the properties for a firefox bookmark. There you see %s pointed with number 1 and the keyword whois pointed with number 2. With these set, if you type ‘whois google.com’ in to your firefox location bar (awesomebar?) the keyword whois will refer to http://who.is/whois-com/ip-address/%s and the variable %s will be replaced with google.com. So you directly go to the whois page for google.com. Neat huh?

So I have quite a set of bookmarks setup this way and I’m gonna share them with you.
Bookmarks (right click > save link as..)
save the link to your machine and import the file in to your bookmarks. I’ll list the keywords I use and the purpose below.

gd linux – Performs Google search for keyword ‘linux’ for past 24 hours.
gw linux – Performs Google search for keyword ‘linux’ for past week.
time sri lanka – Googles for ‘time sri lanka’ so I can check time :D // try time new york :P
isdown sinhalenfoss.org – Checks whether sinhalenfoss.org is down using downforeveryoneorjustme.com

hostr friendssite.com – Find where friendssite.com is hosted using whoishostingthis.com.
whois kottu.org – Looks up for kottu.org whois record using who.is
myip – shows your IP as visible to the internet using whatismyip.com
roomatic #tweetupsl – Realtime twitter updates of #tweetupsl hastag with roomatic.com
pdf google.com – Gets a pdf of google home page using pdfmyurl.com
bimg hot chicks – Perorms Bing image search for ‘hot chicks’. // Added this when I heard bing image search is good
unu longurl.com – get a u.nu short url for your long urls

You can edit the keywords as you wish. Hope it’ll be usefull. Yawn!

PS: Oh BTW, got any cool tools to add?

PPS: Some lifehacker links.

3 Comments

  1. That’s too helpful not to try out. :)

  2. nice! :-)

  3. Thanks for sharing =D


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