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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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L’ vs La

Estis kaj estas disputoj pri la uzo de l’ anstatauxe la. Persone, mi sxatas uzantas l’. Gxi rememorigas mi de la franca lingvo, kaj mi opinas ke gxi sxajnas tre bone. Nun, ne cxiu sxatas tio. Sed mi sxati, por hah.

Kiam vi vidas mia skribo, mi uzis tio anstatauxe la. Simple anoncado.

Jake Brown falls 50 feet from the air… and lives.

I just saw this on YouTube from the X-Games last night… this is amazing.
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Yod’m 3D… mmmmm.

I’m not posting to tell you how you can ‘impersonate’ the cool 3D visual effects of Beryl/Compiz on Linux; no, I’m posting to tell you about a great tool for productivity, for the people that spend most of their day on the computer. I’m a semi-professional programmer, and I find that this is a great tool to avoid cluttered taskbars. You can have up to four seperate desktops, all with different wallpapers, icons, and windows running. You can move windows from one desktop to another, and when you look up in the taskbar, you only see the windows that are on the current desktop. I utilize three of the four maximum desktops when I am coding: one for off-topic stuff, you know, a web browser and the rest, one for the music player (foobar2000 is my favorite, uses very low resources, probably about 5% of what iTunes uses), and the other for the actual coding application. It’s a very cool app, and when you get bored you can just keep spinning that 3D cube.

Unfortunately some company just bought the product from the individual developer that first created it, and they are changing it into a costly application. To solve this, maybe they’ll host the original Yod’m 3D. *cough* or I will *cough

And finally, here’s the link: http://chsalmon.club.fr/index.php?en/Download

(their information page now redirects straight to the new company’s site, unfortunately.)

The Best Way To Have Coca-Cola. Ever.

Ingredients:

  • A bottle of coke, obviously.
  • A lemon slice

Now all you have to do is open the bottle, and squeeze the lemon till it’s dry. Mix until you can’t mix no more, and enjoy.

It’s a European favorite, lets bring it elsewhere!

Join Lockergnome? Nah.

While I was on Chris Pirillo’s site today I noticed there was an option for joining into Lockergnome, a very large blog with many different writers, who receive revenue from their ads. Now I’m not really concerned about revenue right now, but I seriously contemplated joining there to just blog with other people, and not by myself. But I decided not to, because I love having my own site with a blog, as it is fully customizable here, if I want to change something I do so, because it’s my site, and nobody else’s.

But hey, who knows. Maybe this will become a multi-author site.

Autodidacts rule.

I found a great word today that I’ve been searching for for a while: autodidact. It means, according to the all-powerful book of word definitions:

Autodidacticism (also autodidactism) is self-education or self-directed learning. An autodidact is a mostly self-taught person (also known as an automath), or someone who has an enthusiasm for self-education, and usually has a high degree of self-motivation. Occasionally, individuals have sought to excel in subjects from outside the mainstream of conventional education.

Muahaha. It’s a pretty cool coincidence that that’s basically me. If I had one word to describe my learning style, it would definitely be carrot. Or as a second choice, autodidact. Heh. I made a funny.