Monday’s Mustard Is Back!

Now that I have settled on a much more stable life, I can finally go back to blogging again, hopefully more regularly.  If you are interested in what I’ve been up to since my last post (Not the one from yesterday) then feel to read on. I’ll keep it relatively short. If not, then just stop right here.

So in May 2013, which is where I left off, pretty much two years of no updates or anything, I spent much time working a lot and no play to buy a car, and got it by August. Got promoted to a new position at work in September. A girl that I had a huge crush on at work since May of the same year asked me out as just “friends”. I didn’t care, I just wanted to be in her company.  I was completely oblivious towards her intentions, until we shared a tender moment where she admitted she also has the same feelings as I did towards her, which happened in October. Left my job at January 2014, girlfriend did the same a month later. She got a job as an At Home Advisor for Apple. Found a better job in May. Fast forward to October, I rented my first apartment, no roommates at all, which is great! Fast forward to August 2015, where my girlfriend and I moved in together, and have celebrated our two years together.

Life is great. Look forward to seeing what else is in store. Here’s a photo of her. Her name is Kristen. Not confusing at all, since my name is Christian. :)


Chrome App Launcher on Windows

I was messing around with Chrome settings the other day, and noticed in Chrome://flags some settings that were finally added in the current stable release of Chrome. (26.0.1410.64 m at the time of this post.) The Chrome App Launcher and Rich Notifications are the only two that caught my attention. Don’t know what the Chrome App Launcher looks like? Here’s a screenshot of what it looks like on Chrome OS. (Source:


The same app launcher on my Windows 8 machine:

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The Chrome App Launcher looks nice, and might just use it from now on. One problem about it is I have bookmarks placed on what used to be the New Tab page, and they appear there as well. Since the favicons are pretty small, they look blurred, and also the entire page URL appears there. It gets really messy. I guess I could get rid of those.

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About the Rich Notifications, definitely looks cleaner than Chrome’s previous UI. One problem about it at the moment it’s pretty disruptive. While I was trying to type this post, the notification popped up and caused the current Chrome window to become inactive. Not anything major, but still pretty annoying.

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Hopefully in the near future there will be Google Now integration.

Google Play Store Update

The revamped Google Play Store is slowly being pushed out to Android users. The new layout looks pretty nice. The new layout is supposedly more picture oriented. Available for Android 2.2+.