> Up until sometime this past week, deep in the bowels of Google headquarters, a dusty, forgotten server still whirred along. "Take the best of Google everywhere on the web!" it would shout to any poor soul who wandered by the darkened closet. "Google Toolbar is faster, sleeker and more personalized than ever before!"
Ars Technica checked out the current Google Toolbar experience last week. Not much still worked. And between then and publishing the article, Google finally shut it down after 21 years.
"After more than a decade of using smartphones, we have been conditioned to expect that we will always know where we are. When we lose that information, we feel as though the floor has dropped away. The aversion to such discomfort keeps us on the straight and narrow, unthinkingly obeying directions offered up by machines."
I put together a short guide to telling Gnome what a .gmi file is so it can recognize gemtext on a network share where it's not checking the file contents. Bonus: I could now tell it to open them directly in Lagrange.