Swift Selection Search — Firefox Addon

I do a lot of searching on the internet, and  Swift Selection Search makes my searches easier and more enjoyable. When I select text on a webpage, SSS opens a popup nearby that gives me a choice of —

  • Copying the string,
  • Using the selected string as a link to open a webpage.
  • Searching for the selected string, either via a search engine (think Google, Bing, etc.) or via a website’s own search function (think Ebay, Amazon, NYTimes, etc.).

Swift Selection Search’s summary description simply says “Swiftly access your search engines in a popup panel when you select text in a webpage. Context menu also included!”, but that doesn’t really give a clue as to how good it is. You’ll get a better idea of SSS’s capabilities by reading the fuller description farther down the page  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/swift-selection-search/?src=search.

SSS is customizable. You can add or remove items and rearrange the order of items. I found adding items a bit tricky until I figured out that I needed to include  the string [={searchTerms}] (without the square brackets). You can get clues for formatting your entries by closely examining the items already included in the list presented when you click “Options” in SSS’s panel in FF’s Addon Manager tab, and by looking at the format of results when you directly manually do the search you want to add into SSS. It is a learning experience, but the result is worth the effort. I’ve found that 13 items is about as many as I want to include in my SSS popup window.

Was the Banksy shredding a fake?

This item is excerpted from a Boredpanda page. Read the whole thing here:  www.boredpanda.com.

“But was all really as it seemed? Was this wanton act of self-destruction the ultimate expression of anarchy and a troll of epic proportions, or actually a calculated and cynical way of gaining publicity and increasing the value of his art?

Josh Gilbert, an artist and blacksmith from Chicago, has some serious doubts. Presenting his theory with impressive attention to detail, his arguments about something being fishy with the accepted version of events certainly carry some weight.”

Find more links via the Google search [josh gilbert banksy]-.

Sandblast Halftone Photo onto granite

“Sandcarving a half-tone photograph using SR3000 3mil photoresist film into granite. This video will cover application of the photomask on granite, sandcarving and then highlighting. Sandcarving photos into granite is used for memorial and remembrance stone / plaques.” Video: www.youtube.com.