realizing that the presence of an open browser on my desktop is an invitation to goof off, and having been exposed to a new text browser that's well maintained (compared to lynx and links), w3m, I've written a couple of tiny scripts that allow me to do two of the most essential things.

the first is google.sh, which lets you (after you've symlinked it as $HOME/bin/google) type "google your ass is grass", hit <ENTER;>, and see the results of the "I'm feeling lucky" search. or just type "google" and get the Google homepage.

the second is gmail.sh, which takes you to the HTML version of Google mail. your cookies are stored in $HOME/.w3m/cookie, a plain-text file that you can easily view and edit.

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