Category Archives: Internet

Scour – how to make money by … searching


Ok, folks, you all know what Google means and you know just how much money they earn. It’s simple and it’s very useful for everyone: web search. You do it at work, you do it at home, you probably done it to find this page too.

So, here’s the thing about Google: although it’s free, it doesn’t earn you anything!

Here’s where Scour comes into play. This social search engine returns results for Google, Yahoo and MSN .. and the best part: it also pays you to do what you normally do anyway: to search. Well, actually it also pays you to vote and to comment, but that only means even more money.

Sure, it’s not a fortune, but when you can get $400 a year from doing … when you have to do for free anyway, why not?

Oh, and if you also get referrer points: 25% of what they make.

Just give it a try, you sure can’t lose anything:

How to have the old address bar in Firefox 3

Firefox 3 has some very neat features, the address bar being one of them. However, some people (me included) simply hate that damn thing. Although it is useful to search for something you only know part of (for example you know it contains “Emporium” but you don’t know what it starts with), but if you want to access a specific URL it is simply a pain in the back side most of the time.

That’s why some choose to stick to the old address bar … and since the folks at Mozilla didn’t give us that option directly from the Options menu, an extension was created: oldbar.

Oh, and if you have problems installing from the direct page, try the version history one.

Improved version

It seems there is now an even improved version which not only makes the address bar look the same with the old one, but it restored its functionality and made the Go button visible all the time:

Download: Old Location Bar

Update (only works in the RC version)

It seems you can get the same result without the extension using a hidden option from about:config:

  1. Start Firefox.
  2. In the Address Bar type “about:config” and press Enter.
  3. Right-Click and select New->Boolean.
  4. A box requesting the Preference Name will popup and you should enter “browser.urlbar.richResults” (without the quotes). Press OK to continue.
  5. Select “False” from the box and press OK again.
  6. Restart Firefox

MinimizeToTray Extension for Firefox 3

Firefox 3 sure is a nice version of the popular browser, and the statistics confirm it: 8,000,000 downloads in first 24 hours.

However, with new versions come incompatibilities with old extensions, small glitches and bugs (actually I didn’t see any of the last two). But the thing that irked me most was the fact that I could not use my MinimizeToTray Extension. Although the new version is much faster to load, it is much more convenient to keep it in the tray bar and save all your tabs.

The good news is that an update for it was released by Fentzy and hopefully it will get updated on the official website as well soon, but for now, here’s where you can get it from:

Download: minimizetotray.aviary.2006022107.xpi.html