Damn you, Indecision!

Readability is important

NOTE: If you are super-sensitive about spoilers about Lost, feel free to browse away from this entry now.  The screenshots I have below include the beginning of an interview article with Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, and may or may not have very minor spoilers about the show.  You have been warned!

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Okay.  Now that's out of the way, I will continue.  I was linked to the interview article with Damon and Carlton on TV Guide's website, but felt that their page was so cluttered, so I busted out the secret weapon I added to my browser arsenal: the Readability bookmarklet.  See the magic that it works:

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After…

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Aaaaaah…  So much better!  When you go to Readability's site, you can actually configure different settings for style, font size, and margin width.  An example blurb of text below the settings shows you what the text will look like.  Once you've got it set the way you want, you can drag the bookmarklet to your browser bar to install it, easy peasy.

I know there are browser extensions to block ads and stuff, but this goes beyond that to strip out the text and relevant images so you can focus on the article.  Instapaper does a similar thing, but that's meant for reading later, while the Readability bookmarklet is for reading immediately.  

Enjoy!

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