Replacing the Chrome 'new' tab with something more fun
I never really liked the Chrome "new" tab very much.. it shows a Google search bar (which is redundant to the one in the browser), and my most visited sites which generally tend to be tabs that are already open. I thought it would be cool to replace it with something more interesting, so the first thing I found was an extension that shows various inspiration quotes. Fun, but I found some of them were a bit not safe for work, and why miss an opportunity to learn something and write your own, so that's just what I did!
I play a bit of chess online, and two of the features that I like the most on the site are the often-funny chess quotes and the puzzle of the day. I decided that for my own "new" tab, I'd show both of these. Because Lichess is open source, I was able to find the quotes in the Lichess GitHub repo. The Lichess Developers Page also has instructions on how to embed the puzzle of the day on any site. The Chrome developer documentation site had the last bit of info on how to create an extension that can override one of the default Chrome pages.