URL Alphabet

When FireFox 3.0 (or was it 2.0 even?) added the new location bar, I was initially not so happy with it. But I got used to it pretty quickly and now it saves me a lot of typing when I want to visit my favourite sites. Typing one letter is usually enough. I thought I’d write down the whole English alphabet and what the location bar shows first for each letter. I think this sums up my current interests pretty nicely. Except some sites in this list are not really my favourite, they just happen to start with an uncommon letter.

Update: Oh man, I’m so behind the times. Seems that this was a meme in 2006.

A is for http://adventuregamers.com/

B is for http://www.box2d.org/forum/

C is for http://city24.ee/ (real estate portal)

D is for http://dzone.com/

E is for http://eurogamer.net/

F is for http://frictionalgames.com/forum/ (still checking every now and then to see if someone solved the mystery)

G is for http://google.com/ (surprise!)

H is for http://hansa.ee/ (although they are now SwedBank, I still use the old URL out of habit)

I is for http://www.idlethumbs.net/ (in it’s current incarnation an awesome video game podcast by Chris Remo, Jake Rodkin, Nick Breckon and occasionally Steve Gaynor)

J is for http://jazz.net/

K is for http://kv.ee/ (real estate portal)

L is for http://localhost:8080/ :)

L is also for http://listofdomainnamespointingtoidlethumbsdotnet.info/

M is for http://mail.google.com/

N is for http://news.google.com/

O is for http://www.offworld.com/

P is for http://planeteclipse.org/ (and some other planets follow)

Q is for http://www.infoq.com/

R is for http://rockpapershotgun.com/ (the best of PC-focused games journalism)

S is for http://scala-lang.org/

T is for http://twitter.com/

U is for … wow. Nothing interesting for U

V is for https://villane.wordpress.com/wp-admin/

W is for http://wired.com/

X is for http://xkcd.com/

Y is for http://youtube.com/ (another big surprise!)

Z is for http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation (awesome video game reviews by Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw)

What’s your URL alphabet?

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