Christopher McCulloh

About me

Developer Information
Name Christopher McCulloh
Homepage http://www.statusbarcalculator.com
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Add-ons I've created

Status-bar Calculator

It's a tiny calculator that sits in the status bar. Does simple math, and decimal/octal/binary conversions.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (20)
368 users

My Reviews

Go To Google

Works as advertised Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This extension does exactly what it says. It puts a little "G" in the bottom right hand corner of your browser, that when clicked opens up google in a new tab.

The code is concise and well written.

The reason I gave this a 7 is because it doesn't really add any new functionality. You can get the exact same functionality by creating a google bookmark in the bookmark toolbar and middle clicking on it (which will open it in a new tab). Therefore, the only reason to have this extension is if you have hidden your bookmark toolbar for some reason, or if you only have a two button mouse (and can't middle click to open in a new tab).

Also, I believe that the Google logo is trademarked/copyrighted/whatever, and that you have to have written permission to use it. You may want to look into this if you have not already (and perhaps make your own little blue "G" image).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.13). 

Rice Count - a companion for freerice.com

Numbers are incorrect Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This extension looks pretty good. Especially the graphing feature.

A major problem with the extension (which makes it basically unusable) is the fact that it does not accurately track your data. See this screen-shot I took while testing it:

http://www.statusbarcalculator.com/extensionScreenshots/freeRiceSS.gif

The highest vocab level is 58 (I believe), yet you have me above 2540? Is there supposed to be a decimal there, like 25.40?

Also, it says I have donated 210, when the site says I've donated 360.

The interface looks good, and I looked at the code briefly, and it isn't doing anything nefarious or malicious, which is good. Also, I didn't get any Javascript errors, which is also good. So if you fix the miscalculation problems I think this will be a great extension!

One suggestion is that it would be great if instead of a pop-up box displaying the data, you injected a div into the page that could be expanded/collapsed at will.