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Google Checkout shopping cart beta

Having just got an email in my inbox announcing a Google-provided shopping cart widget just a few hours ago, I decided to check out their demo:

On first glance it all looks pretty nice and appears to work simply as expected. However I quickly noticed a couple of problems that render it unusable in its current state… Anyway, here’s what’s wrong:

– Add an item
– Go to checkout
– Hit back on the browser
– Add another item

Problem: cart widget removes the first item (and any previously added items), and shows newly added item(s) only

– Go to checkout

Problem: error!

Google Shopping Cart Demo has sent Google a shopping cart with errors in it. We’ll contact them to ask that they fix this problem. As this could be a temporary issue, you can go back in your browser to try checking out again.

Hmm… looks like QA missed something…

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Firefox 3 Beta 4 for Mac

… is surprisingly GREAT! I’ve been using it HEAVILY for a few days now and in addition to the updated UI that gives it a performance boost over previous versions of FF, it’s actually WAY more stable and responsive than any version of Safari or Camino ever was on my Powerbook G4 (running OS X 10.4, since I really don’t feel the need to pay for bloat in an OS upgrade).

I’ve been complaining for years about the lack of a decent browser for OS X… that is, one that doesn’t crash every hour… or make that every few seconds when browsing ugly hacks like customized myspace profiles. FF3 has crashed only a couple of times somewhat randomly in the past few days which already makes it pretty awesome in my book, especially since it’s still in beta.

Anyway no matter what you’re running you should definitely check it out:
Firefox 3 beta 4 now available for download

By the way, I’d just like to say that Safari is absolute GARBAGE! Shame on Apple!

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