Tweetbar (modified from original version) for Firefox

Important note: This modified extension has been branched into a completely separate project, TwitKit.

I recently discovered Tweetbar, a Twitter extension for Firefox that allows viewing and posting to Twitter. I was very satisfied with the application, but I still thought there could be more things implemented. So, being the DIY person I am, I dug up the code and changed it myself.

The result of two days’ work is a good one—one with new features and ideas implemented into it. Read on to find out about how I changed Tweetbar, and how you can acquire this modified extension.

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Why Your Site Should Use Short URLs

I’ve been to so many sites recently that serve me URLs like this one:

Frankly, I am sick of these kinds of sites. This article digs a bit deeper into why this is bad, and offers solutions for webmasters that do have URLs like the one above.

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Activating Full Mode on the Asus Eee PC

Merry Christmas! Today I received an addition to my geek arsenal: an Asus Eee PC.

Eee In Easy Mode
The Eee’s default interface: Easy Mode.

They really are telling the truth in their slogan; it is indeed “Easy to Learn, Work, and Play.” But if you’re like me and require that default-looking desktop environment to satisfy your needs, probably want to activate the Eee’s Full Mode.

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WordPress Tutorial: Creating Option Pages

I just finished making a tutorial on creating options pages and letting your plugins be configurable. It bases the example plugin off of Mark Jaquith’s video tutorial. (It also teaches a bit about register_activation_hook, because that is an important part for making plugins configurable.)Hopefully I’ll get around to making a video-version of this plugin soon, so things are more easy to understand.

But for now, there are still two versions available: A PDF version and the original OpenOffice ODT file.


WordPress Plugin: TextMe

Are you constantly on the go, and worrying about what’s happening at your blog while you are not there to check up on it? Not to worry! With the new TextMe plugin, you can have a carbon-copy of all admin emails sent via SMS to your cell phone. TextMe supports sending SMS via most major carriers.

See the plugin page for more information.

Patching Files in Linux / Unix

This post applies to any Linux, Unix, or Mac-terminal users.

A patch file is one of the best methods to do what you think it would do—patch things. This short guide will teach you how to create patch files, and apply them to your files.
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WordPress Plugin Requests / Suggestions

I have nothing to do, and my brain is out of ideas for WordPress plugins now that I finished the Digg Protector. Does anyone have any requests for a plugin to be made? I can’t make anything too fancy, as I’m still trying to get the hang of all this, but I’ll try my best. Please, someone give me something to do! 😀

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