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Add Firefly Quotes to the Google Homepage!

POSTED BY: RANDOMDAN
UPDATED: Sunday, December 25, 2005 10:05
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Saturday, December 17, 2005 2:02 PM

RANDOMDAN


After, um, several beers last night, it occurred to me that the Google homepage should really display a random Firefly/Serenity quote next to the search box. Just think of all the opportunities we are missing to introduce people to the series! Clearly a late night programming session was in order. Following are instructions on how to add the resulting BrownQuote module to your Google search homepage:

UPDATE: I just registered www.BrownQuote.com to make it easy to point others to BrownQuote. The latest version of the setup instructions will always live there. Also, after like the ten thousandth request, I added Buffy and Angel quotes .

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Saturday, December 17, 2005 2:39 PM

SERENYTY


*hugs*

I. LOVE. YOU.

That's very, very cool! I immediately added that to my Google Homepage.

~A message from Serenyty~

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Saturday, December 17, 2005 5:48 PM

JOEYWIT


Since I didn't even realize that google could be personalized, this is extremely shiny! Way cool idea! Thank you!

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Sunday, December 18, 2005 5:03 AM

DONCOAT


Now, if only we could make that appear on *everybody's* Google page, not just our own...

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Ain't about you, Jayne. It's about what they need.

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Sunday, December 18, 2005 5:43 AM

GELASSENHEIT


It won't work for me. I get to the place where you enter the url, I hit GO and it tells me:

Quote:

Your search http://poetryremix.com/brownquote.xml
did not match any feeds.




Please help!! My home Cyberguru is too busy playing Warcraft to help me.

Gelassenheit means Serenity

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Sunday, December 18, 2005 6:24 AM

SERYN


nifty.

sorry i can't help, unless it goes wrong and then i somehow fix it (a cunning combination of swearing, 'well its worked before' and the old, lets press this button and see' mentality) I can't help others, hopefully someone will happen along to help you.

have you tried swearing?

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'do not fear me, ours is a peaceful race, and we must live in harmony'

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Sunday, December 18, 2005 7:38 AM

RANDOMDAN


gelassenheit,

I tweaked some settings - can you load the quotes now? Also, you may want to try using a different web browser and copying and pasting the web address directly from my post above. Is anyone else having problems?

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Sunday, December 18, 2005 11:14 AM

JULESONG


Shiny!! :)

I added it to mine, thanks!

By doing this, does it mean that the quotes might begin showing up in the "Quote of the Day" section for mundanes, too? (hopehope)

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Sunday, December 18, 2005 11:35 AM

RANDOMDAN


Quote:


By doing this, does it mean that the quotes might begin showing up in the "Quote of the Day" section for mundanes, too? (hopehope)



I wish that were the case! It looks like the default "Quote of the Day" section comes from www.quotationspage.com. We could add Firefly quotes to that database, but since there are tens of thousands of quotes in there we probably wouldn't show up on the homepage more then once every few years :(. However, I've submitted the Firefly quote module to the official Google module directory, so if lots of people add BrownQuote we could get highlighted as a "popular" module, which might catch some people's attention...

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Sunday, December 18, 2005 1:43 PM

GOPHERMUNCHER


It only works for me in IE unfortunately =( Is there any way you can get it to work for Firefox?

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Sunday, December 18, 2005 1:50 PM

RANDOMDAN


Works for me in Firefox 1.5 (ditched IE years ago)...

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Sunday, December 18, 2005 2:04 PM

FOLLOWMAL


RandonDan,

WooHOO, what a cool thing. More wonderful Firefly shinyness in my everday life! Thank you so much for making this work.

I use these quotes constantly on here, sending them in emails, etc. This makes it so easy, and there's a wealth of new ones for me.

I'll be sharing this with all of my friends!

It only works for me in Firefox, not IE. Huh.






Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: "This is what I do."

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Sunday, December 18, 2005 2:11 PM

SERYN


Quote:

Originally posted by randomdan:
Quote:



I've submitted the Firefly quote module to the official Google module directory, so if lots of people add BrownQuote we could get highlighted as a "popular" module, which might catch some people's attention...








how do you get to this Google module directory?

there are a few other show i'd love to see if you can get quotes from


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Sunday, December 18, 2005 2:13 PM

LOVOK


Could someone put up a link for a Buffy one? I'd love to have Buffy/Angel quotes as well!

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Sunday, December 18, 2005 3:06 PM

GOPHERMUNCHER


ok nevermind lol I had javascript turned off :)

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Sunday, December 18, 2005 3:06 PM

RANDOMDAN


Quote:

how do you get to this Google module directory?


The module directory is what shows up on the left of the screen when you click the "Add Content" link. Not much there yet though.

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Sunday, December 18, 2005 5:08 PM

GELASSENHEIT


Quote:

I tweaked some settings - can you load the quotes now? Also, you may want to try using a different web browser and copying and pasting the web address directly from my post above.


Thanks for the help! I got it to work in IE, but not Firefox. Gorram browsers!!!! Why do they all have to be so different?

Gelassenheit means Serenity

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Sunday, December 18, 2005 6:33 PM

RITAK7


So if we do this does this somehow spread the word about Firefly? I am such an ignoramus when it comes to the internet and computers and remote controls and how the defrost works in the car-yup i drive with the windows down in boston cause i am pretty deficient in the cerebrel cortex so use tiny words and explain to me whether or not this will help spread the word

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Sunday, December 18, 2005 6:34 PM

RITAK7


Never mind i just read carefully rather than scan rapidly that cleared alot up

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Sunday, December 18, 2005 7:28 PM

RIVERGODDESS


Ha! This is so shiny. Totally made my day! Though, I'll probably get no research when I'm on google any more. I'll just be hitting 'reload' to get a different quote all day...

*~*~
Summer's response to Nathan getting his very own action figure:
"I tried to pull his head off."

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Sunday, December 18, 2005 8:16 PM

NOTREAL


Shiny! I just spent like 15 minutes refreshing

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Monday, December 19, 2005 3:31 AM

CHARLIETHEBLOODY


I did this yesterday and it was all very shiny but today I'm trying to open google and it says its redirecting, the blue bar flickers and it just stays the same, it won't load up.

I'm lost without google, does anyone know why its doing this? if I could get onto the page I could disable the quote thing but I can't even do that. any suggestions?


"I'm an artist, with an e and a beret."

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Monday, December 19, 2005 5:23 AM

UNREGISTEREDCOMPANION


I use Safari as a browser...it worked great. Thanks!

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"Funny and sexy. You have no idea. And you never will."

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Sunday, December 25, 2005 7:53 AM

RANDOMDAN


Quote:

Originally posted by charliethebloody:
I did this yesterday and it was all very shiny but today I'm trying to open google and it says its redirecting, the blue bar flickers and it just stays the same, it won't load up.



Charlie,
Hope everything is shiny again by now, but thought I'd let you know that you can always reset to the default Google homepage by clearing the cookies in your browser.

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Sunday, December 25, 2005 9:22 AM

JAYTEE


thanks Randomman! This is so Shiny I had to put on my sunglasses to keep from being blinded. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Jaytee

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Sunday, December 25, 2005 10:03 AM

FKGRAVITY


Great idea. It would be nice if others can see them though. Google should use a daily quote from a random user.

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Sunday, December 25, 2005 10:05 AM

CHARLIETHEBLOODY


Quote:

Charlie,
Hope everything is shiny again by now, but thought I'd let you know that you can always reset to the default Google homepage by clearing the cookies in your browser.



hi, thanks, I have done that now, didn't think of it myself but a friend did it for me. shame I can't have the lovely quotes though, I still don't know what made it go all kablooey, guess its just too advanced for my computer to handle.

those few days without google were awful though, I tried using the altavista image search and it was rubbish, all hail google...


"I'm an artist, with an e and a beret."

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