What I’ve Been Up to Lately

Where I've Been Lately

Well I’ve never said “best viewed full size” before so now may as well be an ok time to say it. Click on the image and then select “all sizes” above the photo to see this project in it’s full glory.

Inspired by Stabilo Boss’ Logo 2.0_2, I decided to undertake a similar project of my own. What I did here was to go into my Firefox browser history window and go back to the most recent 320 websites that I’ve visited that have favicon thingys. There were a lot more than you’d think that don’t have favicon thingys (my blog for instance). I was surprised at a lot of the big sites that don’t have favicons — CNET and Microsoft for instance (well at least that show up in the Firefox browser).

So I took the sites as I went back in my history and put them in a new Firefox browswer window 10 across under tabbed browsing. Then I took screen shots and cut the little columns of favicon tabs into a new file and built this.

I did this on one of my four computers so I’m sure I’ve missed lots of sites that I’ve visited recently. I also skipped generic blogger favicons. I didn’t realize that Typepad and Word Press had generic favicons as well until it was too late, so those are in there.

Also, I don’t necesarily like or endorse all the companies shown here. I hate LaCie for instance and think they make crappy disk drives — but I did visit them recently (in writing a piece about how much I disliked them) so there they are. Although there are many many sites in the photo above that I do love very much and visit every single day, especially if they start with “f” and end in “r”. I tried to only put each site up once but there may be some that I accidently got in there twice. I know of one for sure.

Anywho. Just another way to waste an entire day but it will give you a sense of what I look at on the internet (and I do look alot).

Go ahead, click on the large view, you never know, your site might be up there. Feel free to make a note of it if it is.

Update: Russell Beattie (in square number one) also tipped me off to this collection of favicons.

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23 Comments

  1. Mike K says:

    Cool! Reminds me that I need to do a favicon for HackingNetflix….

  2. Sean McBride says:

    Hey Thomas,

    You’ve been visiting alwaysBETA! That’s so cool! I’m actually one of the authors and the one who did the layout for that site! I remember you from back during the whole PriceRitePhoto madness (you made me a LOT more careful when it came time to purchase my Canon 20D) AND I saw your photo of Tara and Chris in January without actually knowing it was you. The blogosphere is such a small place! Glad you’re reading!

  3. Thomas Hawk says:

    yep, alwaysBETA is a good site!

  4. Thomas Hawk says:

    You and me both Mike. I need to figure out how to do one for Thomas Hawk’s Digital Connection too. I tried following some online directions once but it didn’t work for me.

  5. Elinesca says:

    Not a lot of Flickr in there, young man:-)

  6. Thomas Hawk says:

    ah, I go to flickr more than any other page. It’s just that I was limiting the favicons to one per company.

  7. raianoat says:

    I’m glad to see that you’ve been on my site recently(TiVoBlog.com). Neat idea!

  8. Bummer – No TinyScreenfuls.com. 😉

    Seriously, though, this is cool. Someone SO needs to create a hack that can automate this. My plea to the lazyweb on the topic can be found here:

    http://www.tinyscreenfuls.com/2006/02/wanted-firefox-extensionhack-for-history-collage/

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