Browser ABC’s

I don’t typically jump on board blog meme’s, but every once in a while one hits just the right notes to pull me aboard. I saw this one that  B.E. Earl created and decided to give it a go.

His description is, “you type in a letter in the address box of your browser and mark down the first site that pops up in your browser history.  Could be dangerous, could be boring…let’s find out!”

Yes, let’s! (Note, I am using my personal browser on my work system, which doesn’t actually have all that much history.)

A – Google (
B – Blogography
C – Citibank
D – Google (
E – Evanson Asset Management
F – Facebook
G – Google
H – Huffington Post
I – Instapaper
J – JP Morgan
K – kickingbear (read one article there recently, via a link)
L – LeSombre
M – Google (
N – Google (
O – Capital One (
P – Wellness for Life (pvsso… health benefits related)
Q – Quantshare (was looking for investment tracking software)
R – Renagerie
S – some survey site
T – The Daily Show
U – US Inflation Calculator
V – Vonage
W – The Daily Show (www… probably the site I visit via URL the most)
X – no “top hit”, first hit from history is a site explaining Excel’s XIRR function
Y – Your Roth IRA (information resource, not account management)
Z – no “top hit”, first hit from history is a MtG article on a Zombie deck

Hmm… interesting. Or not. By the time I got to “N”, my expectations had been raised to the point that I expected 1/4 of them to be Google. I may do this again from my home system; I’ll just post anything interesting as a comment here as a whole ‘nother post seems ridiculous. 🙂


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  1. #1 by Sybil Law on March 6, 2012 - 11:08 am

    I am no one’s “S”! Wah!
    (It doesn’t really upset me… much… )


    • #2 by Ren on March 6, 2012 - 12:50 pm

      Bummer. I’ve probably never gone to your site in this browser, as I usually just read through Google Reader. Which would mean I haven’t commented. Which means I suck.

      On a vaguely related note, I was thinking that I should set $1 aside for each post off mine on which you comment to save up for a visit to Cincinnati. Or wherever you are, in case I’m confused. Would probably need to save up enough for my wife as well, or Wayne, or somebody — for propriety’s sake. 🙂


  2. #3 by B.E. Earl on March 6, 2012 - 11:37 am

    I started a meme! Cool!

    And if you ever have Excel questions again, I’m your man. 🙂


    • #4 by Ren on March 6, 2012 - 12:51 pm

      I’ll keep that in mind, though I’m usually trying to figure out how to do corresponding things in Google Docs.


    • #5 by GrampyMDX on March 21, 2012 - 5:25 pm

      Okay, you offered. As one Excel semi-GURU to another, there has always been a short-cut to get to select an entire column while in a cell in that column, Ctrl + Space Bar, (Shift + Space Bar selects row). In Office 2010, it no longer works and I cannot figure a way to make it so. Any notion?
      Thanks, Ren’s Dad.


  3. #6 by Dave2 on March 8, 2012 - 8:39 am

    I’m Dave2, and I approve of this list!

    Even though you obviously delete all the porn history from your browser! 🙂


    • #7 by Ren on March 8, 2012 - 8:40 am

      No need; that’s what “Private Browsing” mode is for. 🙂


  4. #8 by kapgar on March 20, 2012 - 4:08 pm

    I’m stealing this. Late, yes. But tough noogies.


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