Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich

Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich
In the film Being John Malkovich, John Cusack plays a puppeteer who finds a portal to inside John Malkovich’s head. Eventually John Malkovich himself goes through this portal, and the ensuing paradox means that every word he hears is “Malkovich”, and every face he sees is his own. Re-watching this film lately gave me an ...

Extending Twitter – adding Imgur previews 3

Extending Twitter - adding Imgur previews
  Update 08/12/2010 – There’s now a Firefox Extension in the Add-Ons sandbox available for adding this media preview to Twitter, as well as previews for Daft.ie and Adverts.ie ads. With their recent site redesign, Twitter added a number of interesting new features. One of the more useful of these is the media preview. From ...

A Grab Bag of Bookmarklets

A (semi-) frequently updated list of simple bookmarklets I’ve found somewhat useful. Some of the more complex ones for use on twitter.com (Custom filtering of the timeline and Hovercard removal) are discussed in more detail elsewhere on the site. The below are a collection of short and sweet bookmarklets that do a simple but effective ...

Bookmarklets – a quick explanation! 5

Bookmarklets - a quick explanation!
I’ve been tinkering quite a bit lately with improving the twitter web interface with the use of bookmarklets. I’ve put together a series of bookmarklets which allow you to do everything from apply custom filters to your twitter timeline, to removing the “Hovercards” which Twitter have recently added. Most of the feedback I’ve received both ...

DeCluttering Twitter, Part Deux 14

DeCluttering Twitter, Part Deux
If you’re just here to learn how to kill the Twitter Hovercards, then drag the Hovercard Removal bookmarklet to your browser’s bookmarks bar, go twitter.com, click it and you’re done! Read on if you’re in any way curious about the technical errata behind this.. Most of my twitter usage comes via applications that makes use ...

DeClutter Twitter 21

Updated 28/03/2010 – changed how the bookmarklet re-applies itself to now work in realtime, rather than at clumsy, staggered intervals. Twitter can be a very useful tool, particularly once you’ve built up a decent-sized network of people with interests common to your own. The twitter timeline is often compared to being in a pub filled ...