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Remove “Picked for you” pins from Pinterest. | The Beth Project
"It's no secret that I love Pinterest more than is really okay. They've started doing this thing where they show you "Picked for you" pins on your homepage, interspersed with your friends' pins. I quite like the curated pins they choose, but sometimes I like to just see what my friends have been up to.

You have the option to go through and deselect all of your boards, which I assume would prevent you from getting "Picked for you" pins at all. However, I wanted something a little less permanent, so I've made a bookmarklet.

The easiest way to use it is to drag the following link onto your bookmarks toolbar:

Remove Picked For You

Then, if you go to and click on your new bookmark, the "Picked for you" and "Promoted by" pins will have disappeared."
pinterest  bookmarklets  via:nicolefenton 
july 2015 by robertogreco
more than 95 theses - Things I Hate about Tumblr
"A partial list:

1. Tumblr Radar on the Dashboard

2. Recommended Blogs on the Dashboard

3. Occasional promoted content on the website

4. Constant promoted content on the iOS app

5. When I try to post something using the Tumblr bookmarklet on Chrome, I can’t resize the posting window: when I drag it to the size I want, it instantly resizes itself

6. Once I get something posted, instead of a simple confirmation message I get an outrageously, violently animated image of celebration, complete with falling confetti and a leaping avatar, as though I’ve just won the lottery

7. Significantly inconsistent posting behavior among (a) the website, (b) the iOS app, © the share-sheet in iOS — for instance, the iOS app doesn’t recognize Markdown

I just don’t know whether I can put up with this crap any more. There’s so much of it."

[And a response from Naum Trifanoff + :

"Permit me to add:

1. Total bookmarklet failure for an increasing number of sites – when you click on the bookmarklet bar tab and the resultant dialog panel containing url info and highlighted text never returns. Then, I must close that tab, open up a browser tab, and manually fill in a post with all the details. Sort of defeats the raison d'être for Tumblr.

2. The act of reblogging is a far more complex one than simply posting a link or quote – often, your post type is restricted, and then there is addendum content added that grows ever more tricky to format or suppress. I dare say that Tumblr reblogging is more laborious than creating a simple blog post.

3. Default dashboard view doesn’t show my Tumblr blogs. Yes, they’re accessible from a menu pulldown, so this probably falls into the category of minor nitpicking.

4. Search, though it has improved in recent months. [Yes, it has improved. Very much so!]

5. “Activity” dashboard panel is nice, but it could be a lot more useful. Also, when you have ~100K followers, the “Latest Notes” scroll is not very useful – a simple filter where I could just see where somebody added text (or content) instead of just all the likes and reblogs would be awesome.

I suppose we all should be thankful and celebrate that since moving to the online place where things go to die, nevertheless, Tumblr is still chugging along." ]

[My responses to Alan:

"@ayjay I've got #8 (related to #7) for you, right from your post. Tumblr thinking it’s smarter than it is. "

"Also noting that the markdown editor struggles with > for blockquotes. It works, but open again to edit & they revert to ASCII codes."

Additional notes:

- I'm nowhere near quitting, but Alan's #7 (and the wonkiness of the Markdown editor, which I have abandoned for the rich text editor and its own problems) really wastes a lot of my time.

- My version of the iOS app (an old one since I'm stuck in iOS6) is nowhere near as bad as the version Alan is running, doesn't even show promoted content.

- I haven't used the bookmarklet but for a handful of times in the last few years precisely because of the problems mentioned above. I guess that's why my complaints are fewer — through my workflow, I've abandoned parts of Tumblr slowly over times and that leaves me with a narrower view of features that mostly work.

- Of what he notes, Naum's #2 is the one that gets me the most. I think this is related to the broken editors (Markdown, rich text, and even HTML). ]
tumblr  interface  markdown  alanjacobs  2015  yahoo  bookmarklets  naumtrifanoff 
july 2015 by robertogreco
Google Street View photography bookmarklets
"Google Street View photography bookmarklets

For Google Chrome. Drag them to your bookmark toolbar.

Lite mode

GSVliteSwitch: Switch Google Maps from Full mode to Lite mode
(To switch back to Full mode, click Google's lightning bolt icon at lower right.)
GSVlite: Hide Street View overlays
GSVliteCompass: Hide Street View overlays except compass and zoom
Full mode

GSVfull: Hide Street View overlays (still shows street names)
Toggle fullscreen: Cmd-shift-F on OSX, F11 on Windows

Corrections or suggestions: @erasing"


"Yesterday, Google disabled Google Maps Classic mode. I was devastated. Amazingly, superhero erasing created these bookmarklets to strip out all the shit the “new” Google Maps overlays on the Street View images.

Day = saved."]
googlestreetview  streetview  bookmarklets  imagery  google  maps  mapping  onlinetoolkit 
may 2015 by robertogreco
Fount · Identify any web font you see.
"Fount will tell you which web font in your font-stack you are actually seeing – not just what is supposed to be seen. It’ll also tell you the font size, weight, and style. After adding the bookmark:

1. Go to any site and click the Fount bookmarklet.
2. Click on any type you want to identify. Repeat.
4. To turn Fount off, just click the bookmarklet again.

Fount works in Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and IE8+."
bookmarklets  fonts  typography  webdesign  webdev 
april 2014 by robertogreco
"To start:
1. Login with Facebook [ :( ]
2. Drag the link to your bookmarks bar. Citational

1. Highlight text on any page.
2. Click the Citational bookmarklet.
3. Share the newly-created link."
onlinetoolkit  citations  citation  highlighting  bookmarklets  via:kissane 
october 2013 by robertogreco
The Deletionist
"The Deletionist is a concise system for automatically producing an erasure poem from any Web page. It systematically removes text to uncover poems, discovering a network of poems called “the Worl” within the World Wide Web.

In the “Working Note” for Nets, Jen Bervin explains her impulse to play with Shakespeare’s sonnets “to make the space of the poems open, porous, possible.” Her 2004 collection presents bolded words from sixty sonnets, creating a new “net” of meaning, a visually and lyrically emergent poetic constellation. The technique of erasure, in which words are removed from a source text to reveal poems latent within it, came to prominence with the work of Ronald Johnson and Tom Phillips in the 1960s. It has come back into fashion in recent book-length poems, including Srikanth Reddy's Voyager, Janet Holmes's The MS of My Kin, Jonathan Safran Foer's Tree of Codes, Mary Ruefle's A Little White Shadow, and (just released as this project is being completed) Sonne from Ort by Christian Hawkey and Uljana Wolf. The Deletionist asks what will happen if the text being erased is itself already a Net.

The Deletionist takes the form of a JavaScript bookmarklet that automatically creates erasures from any Web pages the reader visits. A similar method has been used in Ji Lee's Wordless Web, which removes all text from Web pages, as well as applets that turn webpages into Katamari Damacy environments or Space Invaders levels to make a game of destroying language. Between such extremes and the everyday Web, The Deletionist finds a space of texts that amplify, subvert, and uncover new sounds and meanings in their sources. Neither an artificial intelligence nor a poetry generating system, The Deletionist has a repertoire for uncovering patterns and revealing the poetics at play within the cloud: from Project Gutenberg ebooks, to Facebook, to Bomb Magazine and Arts and Letters Daily, The Deletionist will willingly apply itself to any text set before it.

The project is collaboration between Amaranth Borsuk (author of the chapbook Tonal Saw, which was created by erasure from the tract National Sunday Law), Jesper Juul (developer of the conceptual game 4:32 and other computational provocations), and Nick Montfort (author of the ppg256 series and other small-scale poetry generators)."
poetry  bookmarklets  thedeletionist  amaranthborsuk  jesperjuul  nickmonfort  erasurepoems 
july 2013 by robertogreco
slitscanner.js by Sha Hwang
"Slitscanner is a little piece of Javascript you can run as a bookmarklet to start, well, slitscanning videos online. This only works in the HTML5 video players so for Vimeo you will need to select "Switch to HTML5 Player" in the lower right on the video pages. For YouTube it's a little trickier, you can opt into the HTML5 test here, but they will still use the Flash Player for videos with ads."

[See also: ]
shahwang  slitscanner  javascript  2013  bookmarklets  bookmarklet  video  images  youtube  vimeo  videos  time  timemergemedia  timemerge 
january 2013 by robertogreco
Instapaper Placebo
"I’ve built instapaper placebo because instapaper itself is too complex for what I need. I don’t need a nice mobile app for reading. I don’t need a way to remove all the clutter from the page. I don’t need an online cross-platform bookmark syncing service. I just need a way of offloading all my good intentions. A way to stop hoarding links. And with less stuff to read I can make more stuff instead. Productive stuff. Like instapaper placebo.

Oh. Never mind."
infooverload  bookmarklets  2012  humor  placebo  instapaper 
march 2012 by robertogreco
?¿ src-img
"Src Img is a bookmarklet that interfaces with Google™ Image Search to help you find the creators of images you see on blogs that are too lame cool for attribution.

How do I use it?

Drag the following link to the bookmarks bar in your browser.

?¿ src-img
Then click it when you are on a page with images you want to track down."
bookmarklet  bookmarklets  tumblr  source  attribution  blogging  shouldnotbenecessary  images  search 
november 2011 by robertogreco
A Whole Lotta Nothing: SendTab: a great simple app for managing screens
"Sendtab is a pretty simple thing, you just click a bookmarklet or copy a URL to an iOS app and you can save a URL to your pile to view later on other devices… Why is this useful? For me, I can move anything interesting from my iPhone to my desktop computer and view it hours later. I've also got a GoogleTV attached to my living room TV so when someone points out an hour long lecture worth watching or a hilarious YouTube video I want to show my family, I save those to SendTab as well, pulling them up on my TV via GoogleTV's home screen bookmarks.

I know Instapaper is a good app for tracking articles among many devices, and Boxee enables you to "watch later" any video you find online, but I find SendTab is a nice simple silo for tossing everything interesting I want to check out on some other device. It's also handy for "I'm going out the door to the airport and want to keep reading that NYT article I'm halfway through" by letting you send links to specific named devices."
matthaughey  sendtab  ios  iphone  applications  bookmarks  syncing  bookmarking  extensions  plugins  browsers  watchlater  readlater  seelater  bookmarklets  browser 
october 2011 by robertogreco
"Building a generation of webmakers… Hackasaurus spreads skills, attitudes and ethics that help youth thrive in a remixable digital world. By making it easy for youth to tinker and mess around with the building blocks that make up the web, Hackasaurus helps tweens move from digital consumers to active producers, seeing the web as something they can actively shape, remix and make better.

Through a set of easy-to-use tools…Hackasaurus tools make it easy for kids to remix, create and share on the web. The X-Ray Goggles allow learners to see what the web is made of, remix and change their favorite web pages, and share their creations with friends. WebPad makes it easy to take the next step, creating your own web pages in a matter of seconds. And the Hackbook provides bits of code for easy copying and pasting, making it easy to play with the web like lego.

…and at "hack jam" events around the world."
onlinetoolkit  hacking  html  hackasaurus  hackdays  classideas  srg  edg  glvo  mozilla  youth  coding  programming  web  webdev  hacks  web2.0  tools  tinkering  remixing  remixculture  hackjams  unconferences  bookmarklets  bookmarklet  webdesign 
august 2011 by robertogreco
Otlet's Shelf
"Otlet's Shelf is a Tumblr theme and a bookmarklet for Together, they make it easy to collect and publish a list of your favorite books."
books  booklists  classideas  bookshelves  bookmarklets  tumblr  amazon  via:frankchimero 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Adding Bookmarklets on iPad and iPhone
"I made this page out of frustration. There is simply no easy way to add bookmarklets to your iPad or iPhone. I blagged a little about that here.

I don't use Safari on my desktop, so I don't sync my bookmarks to my iDevices. So I took a few minutes to copy the Javascript from all my bookmarklets and made this iPhone/iPad formatted page with all the Javascript in a selectable textarea for each bookmarklet. This way I could open up the page on my gadgets, and in about 5 minutes have all of my important bookmarklets loaded into Safari on both my iPad and my iPhone.

I know this is far from ideal, and even further from anything resembling a solution, but until some smart person comes up with a way around this, or until Apple adds some better bookmark management or add-on capabilities to mobile Safari this will have to do for now."
ipad  iphone  bookmarklets  howto  ios  aggregator  instapaper  facebook  evernote  digg  reddit  stumbleupon  translation  googlereader  posterous  via:preoccupations 
january 2011 by robertogreco
Your Bookmarklets, On Steroids – Quix
"Quix is an extensible bookmarklet, that allows you to easily access all your bookmarks and bookmarklets, across all your browsers, while maintaining them in only one spot. All you have to do is remember the shortcut for the bookmarklet, so, basically, it’s like a command line for your browser!
bookmarks  bookmarking  browser  bookmarklets  onlinetoolkit  browsers 
april 2010 by robertogreco
quietube | YouTube without the distractions
"To watch YouTube videos without the comments and crap, just drag the button below to your browser toolbar. On any YouTube page, click the bookmark button to watch in peace.
youtube  onlinetoolkit  minimalism  mozilla  bookmarklets  webapps  firefox  quietube 
march 2009 by robertogreco
arc90 lab : experiments : Readability
"Reading anything on the Internet has become a full-on nightmare. As media outlets attempt to eke out as much advertising revenue as possible, we’re left trying to put blinders on to mask away all the insanity that surrounds the content we’re trying to read.
readability  plugin  bookmarklets  browsers  reading  distraction  attention  online  web  javascript  bookmarklet  plugins  usability  onlinetoolkit  clutter  filter  browser 
march 2009 by robertogreco
Download YouTube Videos as MP4 Files
"Until now, you could only get FLV files from your browser's cache or using one of the many websites that let you download YouTube videos. In fact, to download the MP4 files, you need to use the same URL like for FLV files and append "&fmt=18""
youtube  downloads  bookmarklets  video  mp4  howto  onlinetoolkit 
april 2008 by robertogreco
"bookmarklet you can put in your browser's bookmarks bar. Later, when you are on a photo page or one of the "All sizes" pages on flickr, you can click the bookmarklet and it will hide everything on the page behind a soothing black canvas except for the ph
bookmarklets  flickr  photography  javascript 
march 2008 by robertogreco
"1. You find something you want to read, but you don't have time now. You click . 2. When you have time to read, you come here on your computer or phone and get whatever you wanted to read."
bookmarking  bookmarklet  bookmarklets  bookmarks  iphone  applications  mobile  productivity  reading  informationmanagement  instapaper  webapp  news  ios 
january 2008 by robertogreco
How To Set an Apple Touch Icon for Any Site — All in the head
"most sites don’t specify an icon. Whilst the thumbnail screenshot is a pretty neat trick...Wouldn’t it be great if you could specify the icon you wanted to use when adding a site to your home screen? So here’s how."
iphone  icons  bookmarklets  tutorials  howto  hacks  favicons 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Pasta: text pasting service for
"Paste text below and hit preview until you are happy. Submit auto-generates a web page and posts it to"  text  tools  tagging  tags  bookmarklets  bookmarking  applications  socialsoftware  onlinetoolkit  maciejceglowski  maciejcegłowski 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Tabulate · Inventive Labs Gadgets
"Tabulate brings the convenience of 'open in new tab' to Safari on your iPhone or iPod Touch."
iphone  applications  safari  browser  bookmarklets  browsing  ipodtouch  software  ios  browsers 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Blogger Migration for Delicious and FreshTags - Freshblog
"Hitch #1. Delicious does not support batch delete. Hitch #2. Delicious will block you if you generate requests too quickly. Hitch #3. Delicious imports are compulsorily marked "not shared"."  hacks  javascript  bookmarks  bookmarklets  automation  tagging 
october 2007 by robertogreco

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