So I attended the San Jose Sharks v LA Kings game last night. It was Metallica night! The Sharks’ theme song is Seek and Destroy by Metallica, and the bad were there doing interviews and giving away t-shirts. One cool thing is I got to see the Sharks 5000th franchise goal, and they won 4-2.
I had the opportunity to go to Philadelphia for a work trip and took some photosphere pictures that worked out quite nicely. It’s a great museum with interactive science and art displays for all ages.
Lately I’ve had this cursed “Similar Items Shopper” popup appearing when I browse shopping sites like Amazon.com or ebay.com. I can’t tell you how annoying this is, but I finally found the source and I’m sharing in the hopes of helping others out there avoid suffering the same rage I’ve experienced.
The cursed popup appears when browsing Amazon
Another example of the Similar Items Shopper popup, this time at ebay
After trying various virus scanners and finding no relief from this annoyance, I found that the source of the ads is the New Tab Page extension for Chrome, which is a shame because it’s a sweet little extension that mimics Google Now.
To remove it, go into Menu -> More Tools -> Extensions. The New Tab Page extension has an option to Disable Ads. Check this box and you’re set. No need to restart, no need to reboot.
Disable this guy
In fact you should probably check each and every extension for this option. If the popup still appears, then disable all extensions. At this point you’ll know whether or not the extensions are responsible and you can start turning them on again one at a time. Feel free to send appropriate feedback to the extension developer via his web site or via the Google Chrome store.
Hope someone gets some use out of this. You are welcome.
I want to start doing more of these. Here’s one I did from the Tree Top Walk in Tingdale.
You can submit them for inclusion on Google Map Views natively right from Android which is cool, or just share them with friends and family on Google Plus.
This one I did of the Cathedral was the first I tried and not that good, and I only just submitted it last night. But still, it has some value.
This one at Canal Rocks turned out a lot better. You just need to learn to turn yourself around the camera, rather than the camera around yourself. That, and find a way to not photograph your own feet.
We went to Challenge Stadium last week to watch the Boomers v China. Challenge is the home of the West Coast Fever netball team, and they had this poster out the front of the building. It turns out Ashton is taller than some of the Fever team.
I went to Singapore again this month to train some colleagues, and had some time to take this Photo Sphere (well, half a Photo Sphere) from my office.