Electric Development Blog

Thursday, April 13, 2006

The End is here.

OK I was right, I didn't have the motivation to keep writing here. Anway, I'll be keeping the site here for all of you who want to download my scripts.

Thanks for now, I'll be back, somewhere, sometime.

Monday, January 30, 2006

That's all folks?

One of my faithful readers asked me the other day if I already quit blogging (after all, it's been a loong silence :). I told him - as a rule - I never quit, but I usually take long breaks.

Anyway, I'll still be here for a while, and even though I haven't spat out any new user scripts lately, I did learn a thing or two, and that's what I'll be sharing with you in the weeks to come.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

AutoTOC fame

Yesterday, I received a copy of Mark Pilgrim's "Greasemonkey Hacks" in the mail - and it didn't take me long to find Hack #71 "Add a Table of Contents to Long Pages" a.k.a AutoTOC. Woho! :) Mine! Precioussss! (OK I must admit - it's a been a long time since I've seen my source code printed on paper... I'm guessing the high school assignments back in 95?? :)

The interesting part is the period of time from when I knew nothing about Greasemonkey, until Pilgrim contacted me and asked me if I would contribute the script to his book. It took less than two weeks. Fair enough, we're not talking about cure to cancer or a Microsoft Office-competitor, but still... two weeks!! Vive la revolution!

I didn't ask Mark how he found the script, but I'm guessing he found it through Jeremy Dunck's wiki (most people did at the time - and still do). Others tend to find the script through my Technorati tags or through user script portals like userscripts.org and userjs.org.

The point is - I've been blown away before - about how quickly information and tools spread in this relatively new age of blogs, RSS and wikis... and then it happened to me.

Anyway, thanks to Mark for recognising the script (even though he forgot to include my name in the Contributors section ;)). Also, thanks to all of you (my 3 loyal readers and AutoTOC power users) for your kind suggestions, comments (and error reports).

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

New Release: AutoTOC 1.6

AutoTOC has reached version 1.6, and should be more compatible than ever, it is tested on Firefox 1.0, Firefox 1.5, Opera8 and Opera9.

- Flash active heading
- Moved close button to the left, looks a bit better now

Misc tech:
- Fixed bug in cookie handling
- Opera choked on the treewalker, so we've changed to XPath instead

Get it here: http://www.runeskaug.com/greasemonkey/autotoc.user.js

A bookmarklet version will appear in the next few days. Thanks.

Update: To install the Bookmarklet version; drag the following link to your bookmarks or toolbar: TOC it!

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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Coming soon, more posts...

Hello everyone, I'm sure you missed me and, no less, my faboulous user scripts. The last couple of months have been pretty hectic, but thhings seem to be calming down a bit now. I've been getting comments about upgrading my scripts to Firefox 1.5 compability, and I'll try to do that as soon as possible. I also got some comments from Tarquin at userjs.org about AutoTOC performance, and I'll sort that out as well. OK just thought you ought to know... See you later!

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Electric Resizer 1.0

Hey everyone! I'm back after a short break, holidays, real life, that kind of things. Let's launch August with ... a curiosity ...a bit pre-Flickr, but still a piece of Windows software.... Electric Resizer. The Resizer does excactly what you think it does. It resizes pictures. Or to be more precise, it downsizes them. Define your maximum width and height, and it automagically scans the selected folder for pictures and outputs them in a web page friendly format. Could potentially save you hours of hard work. :)

Download the setup file here: ResizerSetup.exe

Monday, July 25, 2005

User script: CibLines

Another day, another script.

My first two user scripts/greasemonkey scripts I made were named AutoTOC and Bloglines HAI. So this time I thought I should be doing something that started with a C. So. My third script (and probably the third best one so far...):

CibLines ... aka Comments in Bloglines.

The usual picture (1000 words).

(Not very cleverly named, this one - either.) Anyway - CiBLines is a simple script that works like this: When you click the Comments link, it creates a small window (iframe) just below the "Comments" link in Bloglines, containing all comments to a post.

The script only applies to blogs where the RSS contains a comment link. Unlike my own Blogger blog. Shame on it.

The usual disclaimers apply (it may not work at all, it may not work as you wish...).
Please send me comments, suggestions etc. below - in the comments field.

Download here: http://runeskaug.com/greasemonkey/ciblines.user.js

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