The developer dashboard for Google Chrome Extensions is now up at https://chrome.google.com/extensions/developer/dashboard.
I haven’t tested it yet but it seems that you need to pay a one-time developer registration fee of $5. The fee is said to be required to verify your account and at that value, I can’t really think that Google is expecting to make money off developers registering. In comparison, to register as a Google Android developer, the fee is $25.
Several web apps, such as Virgin Broadband activation, require you to have a “Windows or Mac” computer. Most of them only check the useragent string that your browser sends them so you can do the following to fool them:
1. Open firefox and type about:config in the address bar.
2. Type in general.useragent.extra.firefox in the filter bar.
3. Change the value of string above to Mozilla/4.0 (compatible: MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0).
4. Restart Firefox.
It worked to get Virgin Broadband activation web app going on my Ubuntu netbook and it’s a good trick to try whenever a web app tells you you need a different OS.
Thanks to Gordon’s How to Activate Virgin Media Broadband using Ubuntu.