Thanks to Steve Rioux's translation help, I put up a French version of fastr today. I also updated the Spanish version with the changes I've made recently. And I removed the remote mirrors, for now at least. I'll see what the traffic looks like tomorrow and maybe remove the mirror page altogether. For today, at least, it was calm enough to handle on one server. If anyone wants to do translations for other languages (or fix my errors on the existing translations), let me know.

 

Aaron Barker made a JavaScript bookmarklet to track other players on fastr, called FastrFriends. It's a cool idea. Basically you click on a player's name, and it will keep the name highlighted in the score list. So if you're playing against people you know, you can easily watch their scores.

In my testing, it didn't work in Safari for some reason, but it worked fine in Firefox. I didn't try it in IE.

 

I want to find one that is good for searching but which also isn't in the business of turning this into this.

reynir, on Ask MetaFilter

This whole Google censorship thing was less disturbing as an abstract concept. Looking at the pictures, it's hard to avoid the conclusion that Google is exchanging principles for money.