i installed safari v4 beta on macbook pro today. i've heard reports it was unstable but it hasn't crashed on me yet. i'm not used to the tabs appearing on the top of the window instead of below the bookmark bar. the "show top sites" feature is interesting, but i can't decide whether it's actually useful or just eye candy. i get the feeling it's doing a lot of behind-the-scene processing, continuously pinging websites to update the thumbnails. likewise with the new coverflow view for bookmarks. really necessary or is it going to clog up the cache folder with tons of thumbnails?
also today i took part in the american community survey, a prelude to the 10 year census happening next year. i guess the government samples a random cross-section of the community to find out some preliminary data, and i'd been selected to participate. it was basically a lengthy questionnaire asking things like how many people in my household, whether i rent or own, number of rooms, my occupation, my ethnicity, and my salary.
maybe i'm not fully recharged from my trip, because i fell asleep on the couch again, waking up when it got dark. i had a bath in the early evening before finishing the rest of my leftover sandwich for dinner.