jamoche: Prisoner's pennyfarthing bicycle: I am NaN (Default)
2015-08-23 09:45 am

Plonking trolls by gravatar in Safari

How to use css to improve your reading experience on sites using gravatar:

The easy way:
Create a file with the extension "css"
Go to Preferences > Advanced
Go to "Style Sheet", choose the file.

The downside of this method is that it only applies the file when it's first selected or you restart Safari. If you add more trolls, you'll have to force a reload by switching the Style Sheet to "None Selected" and back to your original file. This causes it to reload all your pages twice.

The flexible way:

First, go to Preferences > Advanced, check "Show Develop menu in menu bar"
(This also lets you change the user agent to "iPad" when you've got a site that insists on using Flash when it's got a perfectly valid fallback)

Follow the instructions here, with one change - the original step 2 is:

2. Drag your style sheet into the extension folder.

Instead, create a new plain text file and save it in the folder created by step 1. If you're using TextEdit, make sure to do Format > Make Plain Text - curly quotes are a bad thing.

Choose the site this applies to using the instructions here.

Unlike the Style Sheet you can set in Advanced prefs, you can choose which site this applies to and have different extensions for different sites. When you've updated it, just reload it in Extensions Builder; it'll only reload the sites you've chosen.

This is the File770 troll-blocking script created by Aan. To plonk more trolls, add a new line, then go back to the Extension Builder and reload the extension. The opacity here is 0.6, which leaves the troll readable but easily skipped; set it to 0.99 to make them disappear entirely.

img[id^="grav-b4826f3f85672c6eb0fef5c6c681cfd5"] + span::after,
img[id^="grav-a9bea8198715ed10882ecba7c7adaf37"] + span::after,
img[id^="grav-1809acffb3d75c834d1d3b7b2074ec8c"] + span::after,
img[id^="grav-fad7ef8c84a0040340dfea31d68febbc"] + span::after {
content: "";
position: absolute;
top: 0;
left: 0;
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
background-color: white;
opacity: 0.6;
pointer-events: none;
jamoche: Prisoner's pennyfarthing bicycle: I am NaN (Default)
2014-05-23 11:27 pm

Looking much more like a cat now!

Making this for my grandmother:

Knit cat body

Which will look like this when it's done.
jamoche: Prisoner's pennyfarthing bicycle: I am NaN (Default)
2014-04-09 12:10 pm

So that's what it does...

The "Reader" button in Safari is to ordinary webpages as "style=mine" is to DW/LJ - assuming your style is pretty sparse, like mine is.

I'd clicked it on occasion when reading long fics on LJ or Ao3 and didn't see the point of it, but try it out on some site with annoying clutter or obnoxious animated text-obscuring elements, and it's really nice. Beats turning off Javascript :)
jamoche: hahahahaha - no. (hahahahaha - no.)
2013-12-01 01:50 pm

Oh, Clarke's Law, you are so so accurate

Wikiwandering off the Uncanny Valley article to a Polar Express review, because it's always fun to see people hate on that zombie horror-show:

Nor will they care that to make "Polar Express" Tom Hanks wore a little cap that transmitted a record of his movements to a computer...


Oh. "mo-cap". Riiiight.
jamoche: Maxim from Girl Genius (Maxim)
2013-02-26 10:04 pm

Fic: Girl Genius - Avengers crossover

Title: Tony Stark and the Heterodyne Legacy
Agatha never went to Mechanicsburg, and Tony Stark is a Spark.

Loosely inspired by Euphrosynia's Jäger by khilari - what if the Super Soldier serum was the Jägerbräu?

Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Maxim; a hint of Tony/Steve.

Also on AO3
Agatha never went to Mechanicsburg, and Tony Stark is a Spark. )
jamoche: Hawkeye from the Avengers movie (Hawkeye)
2012-12-08 08:07 pm

fic: Hacker Arrows, part two

Title: Target Acquisition
Tony Stark, Clint Barton, Nick Fury
Also on AO3

Clint Barton took the helicarrier down in a matter of seconds. Tony Stark wants to help him figure out what else Loki left behind. But first Fury needs them to deal with the other aftereffects of that attack, including the WSC's stupid-ass decisions.

(and yes, it's a fix-it)
Nick Fury doesn't believe in interim reports. They tend to lead to stupid-ass decisions. )
jamoche: Hawkeye from the Avengers movie (Hawkeye)
2012-11-13 11:21 pm

Avengers fic!

Tony Stark took hours to hack the helicarrier; Barton's hacker arrow took it down in a matter of seconds. SHIELD isn't stupid, they'd have locked down his access before the crater finished collapsing. So how did they get taken down by their own tech?

Title: Internal Target
Tony Stark, Clint Barton
References to canon events for Iron Man and The Avengers movies (nothing explicit).
Also on AO3
This isn't Star Trek, computers do not shut down just because something goes boom. )
jamoche: Snowcrash quote: "Movies, music, microcode, and high speed pizza delivery" (snow crash)
2012-08-07 11:48 pm

Why Scrum doesn't work for me

"No, no, never send interim reports," said Miles. "Only final ones. Interim reports tend to elicit orders. Which you must then either obey, or spend valuable time and energy evading, which you could be using to solve the problem."
jamoche: Snowcrash quote: "Movies, music, microcode, and high speed pizza delivery" (snow crash)
2012-07-10 01:46 am

From The Office of Admiral Desplains

References a running joke in "Captain Vorpatril's Alliance", no spoilers for the plot. Less of a fanfic, more of a "things I really wish I could say when bug-wrangling".

Ivan had developed a personal metaphor for this first task (after the coffee) of the day. )
jamoche: (bookcrimes)
2011-12-28 02:02 pm

Liveblogging The Fountainhead

Liveblogging "The Fountainhead" movie. I'd never seen it or read the book but it comes up often enough on Slacktivist that I just had to watch it, and chat with a friend who's read the book but not seen the movie.
'Confess! Confess that you did not design the building!' Architecture - srs bsns )
jamoche: 42: Life, the universe, and the Riemann zeta function (ultimate answer)
2011-10-07 12:11 am

I wrote my first Apple program in 1980, when I was 15.

I wrote my first Apple program in 1980, when I was 15.

I saw a prototype Mac in 1984 when Apple was sending them around to colleges to drum up interest. The college wasn't interested; I was.

I wrote my first Mac app on a Lisa, when Inside Mac was a frequently-updated looseleaf binder.

In 1991, when I was in Texas trying to get a Silicon Valley job on Macs, a computer salesguy I knew was pessimistic. "It's a Windows world," he'd say. I always answered, "So I'll change it." I ended up working for the people from Xerox who'd given that fateful demo to Steve.

I was an Apple employee very briefly. I was probably the last person to interview for Copland. I ended up in hardware instead. It wasn't a good match, but when I moved on to Javasoft it did give me the incentive to push Sun and Apple to work closer together on Java - so much closer that I had an Apple office for the next 4 years.

I was there when the reverse takeover began.

I met Steve twice (not counting the time he was knocking on the IL1 door because he'd forgotten his badge). The first time, he knew who I was already (see above).

The second time: I used to bring my Aibo robot dog in and let it run around IL1. One day someone came down and asked if I had 15 minutes free, next thing I know I'm showing off the Aibo to Steve. Now, an Aibo has two reactions when it's been tipped over and righted itself - one of them is a head shake very reminiscent of Luxo Jr. That happened to be the one it picked for Steve; he was definitely amused.
jamoche: cat with dead bird. It's not a gift, it's a warning (cat trying to kill you)
2011-07-26 07:31 pm

(no subject)

Google+ says their reason for wanting "real names" is so people can find you. Now, that might make some sense if they were dropping this project into a vacuum, but anyone who needs a search engine to find me isn't someone I want to socialize with.

(Yes, that means you, if you've ever retweeted Glenn Beck. Yes, especially if we're related.)
jamoche: (air raid wwii)
2011-07-15 11:03 pm

Schoolhouse Rock for the new generation

Well, every secret you can know (Like a password or a special code)

And every token you can show (Like a smartcard or RFID)

And anything that's your bio (Like your retina or fingerprint)
Authenticates, authenticates!

Authentication's very slick,

Two of the three will do the trick,

I find it quite interesting,

You need a person, code or thing.

(OK, kind of reaching for the rhymes there...)
jamoche: Opus wonders what's so bad about left wings (opus left wing)
2011-04-09 04:45 pm

How Babylon 5 season 5 is like an RPG gone bad.

Finished rewatching Babylon 5. To be technically accurate, this is the first time I've seen *all* of Season 5. I went into it this time thinking I'd been too hard on it the first time through.

Nope )
jamoche: cat with dead bird. It's not a gift, it's a warning (cat trying to kill you)
2010-09-06 12:41 am

Fringe filk!

This was a triumph.
I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS.
It's hard to overstate my satisfaction.
Massive Dynamic
We do what we want
because we can.
For the good of all of us.
Except the ones over there.
But there's no sense crying that we drove you insane.
When your friend and partner carved a hole in your brain
But the science got done.
And you stole a new son
From the people who are over there
jamoche: DW Ten w/kitten: I has a Timelord (i has a timelord)
2010-06-24 04:48 pm

(no subject)

Donna Noble
Donna Noble
Take Which Doctor Who companion are you? (girls) today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Personality Test Generator.
You're Donna Noble!

Oi! Wotch it, Martian boy! The Doctor thinks he can spout all kinds of ridiculous technobabble and 'Last Time Lord Angst' at you just because he's from outer space, huh? Well, you're not having any of it! You've got a heart of gold and a will of iron, and you're a rather boggling combination of a romantic idealist and a staunch realist. But you never let logical paradoxes get to you; you prefer to shoehorn the universe into a little box of your own perception. More often than not, it fits... probably because the universe is too intimidated to argue!

AKA Why I am the one black belt of all the ones he's trained that Pat Burleson would choose to have at his back in a bar fight.
jamoche: cat with dead bird. It's not a gift, it's a warning (cat trying to kill you)
2010-05-18 11:44 pm

Cat meets iPad


My iPad, [personal profile] tiferet's cat. No worries about scratches; glass is hard, claws aren't (patio doors get scratched by pets with sand under their claws).