Browsers remember what you visit – allowing you to get to sites without typing the whole url. This is awesome. It’s well known. As I get increasingly impatient I find that a side effect of this is that any site that requires more than a single key stroke before hitting return is just annoying to visit. Two isn’t too bad (t-h-return for the guardian). More is now really painful.

Since I’ve started using goodreads.com a bit more it is genuinely frustrating me that I have to type gee oh oh dee return to escape the Google. That’s a whole five keystrokes to visit a website. I should really invoke some alfred goodness.

Running through the alphabet in chrome I get defaults like this:

amazon.co.uk
basecamp.com
coinbase.com
domainr.com
ebay.co.uk
flickr.com
google.com
hubspot.com
instagram.com
johnlewis.com
kottke.org
linkedin.com
mail.google.com
news.ycombinator.com
o
paypal.com
rackspace.com
skyscanner.com
twitter.com
u
vimeo.com
www.amazon.co.uk
xkcd.com
youtube.com
zettajs.org

I wonder how many of those will still be in place a year on.