Sunday, 31 May 2009

How To Link To A Specific Point Within A Youtube Video?

I just discovered that it's possible - actually already for quite a while - to not only link to the start but also to a specific point within a youtube video.

Let's take as example the URL of the following video clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4Q5gOJ2QP0

The intro of this song takes 2 minutes and 59 seconds. Then the main part of the song starts. What we only have to do is to append #t=2m59s to the URL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4Q5gOJ2QP0#t=2m59s

Now this URL directly points to the main part of the video clip.

Enjoy! :-)

Friday, 29 May 2009

It Was A Cloudy Day

It Was A Cloudy Day

I felt cloudy today, too.

I saw these clouds when I sat in the bus on my way home and hoped that they still would be there when I was at home. As you can see they waited for me. I love this view from my bedroom.

Steffen J. - View my 'clouds' photos on Flickriver

Thursday, 28 May 2009

How to delete empty directories?

It's easy to do with the help of bash which is part of every Linux system but also available for Windows in cygwin:

find -depth -type d -empty -exec rmdir {} \;

This solution also works with directory names including spaces.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

My Greasemonkey Scripts

During the last months the list of greasemonkey scripts which I wrote for flickr became larger. Here is an overview of all my scripts with a short description:
  • Configurable Flickr Homepage: Provides additional features for modifying the layout of the flickr homepage.
  • Flickr Filter Hearts: This script filters images in flickr photo comments to make them more readable.
  • More Activity Links: Adds separated links for activities of the users photos and for activities of pictures which a user has commented.
  • Mark Outdated Photos: Marks outdated photos on the flickr page, which shows recent photos from your contacts.
  • Hiccup Counter: Counts flickr hiccups and makes hidden error messages visible.
  • Add Now Button: Adds a "Now" button to the photo date page.
  • Large Pictures In Flickr Comments: This script makes the maximum width of pictures in flickr comments configurable. Without this script the width is limited to 500 pixels.

Monday, 25 May 2009

The Best Greasemonkey Scripts

Here is a list of my favorite greasemonkey scripts for flickr:
and of course I use my own scripts:
  • Configurable Flickr Homepage: Provides additional features for modifying the layout of the flickr homepage.
  • Flickr Filter Hearts: This script filters images in flickr photo comments to make them more readable.
  • More Activity Links: Adds separated links for activities of the users photos and for activities of pictures which a user has commented.
  • Mark Outdated Photos: Marks outdated photos on the flickr page, which shows recent photos from your contacts.
  • Hiccup Counter: Counts flickr hiccups and makes hidden error messages visible.
  • Add Now Button: Adds a "Now" button to the photo date page.
  • Large Pictures In Flickr Comments: This script makes the maximum width of pictures in flickr comments configurable. Without this script the width is limited to 500 pixels.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Greasemonkey Script: Flickr Hiccup Counter

Greasemonkey Script: Flickr Hiccup Counter

This is an announcement for a greasemonkey script named "Flickr Hiccup Counter".

If something is wrong with the flickr system the famous "hiccup" message is displayed.

This script counts the number of hiccups which the user has seen so far. Moreover it makes hidden error information visible.

You need to have Firefox and the Greasmonkey add-on installed.

If you use this script and think that it is helpful, then I kindly ask you to visit my photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/steffenj/) and leave some comments on my photos.

The script is available under the GPL license (which implies that I publish it without any warranty!).

The script can be downloaded from userscripts.org: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/49939

Changelog
2009-05-24: 0.1beta First public beta version

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Minimalistic Self-portrait

Minimalistic Self-portrait

Taken at the City Airport Train in Vienna. You can see me if you look carefully.

This is one of my first minimalism pictures. It's not easy for me to see such patterns. Probably I took too many architecture fisheye shots. :-)