You learn something new about Google every day

Search box capability will come in handy at some time or another

So I saw this tweet about the Google homepage from Keith Snyder, a New York City-based writer:

tweet

I tried it: "set timer 1 minute." And up pops a handy-dandy countdown timer; not a link to a timer widget (they're everywhere) but an actual timer that immediately begins counting down. You can stop and reset it, as well as change the countdown duration. There's a beeping sound to signal time's up.

timer

Like Snyder, I didn't know Google did that. Nor did a half-dozen or so colleagues. (One reply to my email: "I just held my breath for one minute during a meeting. Finally, something to engage my attention.")

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Finally, something to enforce a limit on my desktop naps.

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