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Started playing around with JS yesterday to create my first WebExtension for Firefox,
and published the Deep thought Tabs Firefox addon today.

Any suggestions/comments on the UI and the source are welcome…


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    I didn’t see it mentioned anywhere, so for those who enjoyed the “deep thoughts,” they’re by Jack Handey.

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      Thanks for the info! I did not remember where these were from :-)
      I found the quotes in a txt file on an old disk while cleaning my backups.

      I’ve updated the add-on now.
      Deep Thought Tabs v1.1 now has a quote attribution as well (among other updates).

      7431907 Update AddOn version to 1.1
      6ac746e Modify layout
      29d80dd Trim unnecessary html
      d67ca19 Update quote attribution
      13a1768 Add quote attribution with link
      d9bad4b Tweak font sizes
      a8c5b5f Fix CORS issues with proper permission
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        Jack Handey is a comic genius. He wrote many of the weirder SNL skits of the 90s like Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer, and Deep Thoughts was an early feature in Army Man Magazine (“America’s Only Magazine”):

        Although Army Man was never widely distributed, it gathered a lot of attention in the comedy world. Two of its writers (John Swartzwelder and Jon Vitti) were picked up alongside Meyer to be part of the original writing staff of The Simpsons by the show’s developer and show-runner Sam Simon, an enormous fan of the magazine. Eventually other Army Man writers would go on to write for The Simpsons in later seasons, namely Jeff Martin, David Sacks, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Tom Gammill, Max Pross, Kevin Curran and Billy Kimball.

        All of Army Man is available at armymans.tumblr.com.

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          Thanks for the link. The Army Man Magazine is fantastic!

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      For me deep thought is often provoked by a lack of external stimulus.