Ok. just in style of the Chrome vs. Firefox thing I’ll do a very personal one about Text/Code Editors. Of course it’s a pretty uneven battle but I need to channel my anger/joy about it somewhere :]
Damn! It’s been a while since I updated the blogroll! Of course when using a feed reader you don’t really think about this piece on you website so often. Would be great if its synced by default …. hmmmmm…
But however: There were a lot of things happening: johnandjohn.nl got discontinued. It’s actually flagged as pron in our company! 😀 You see I really need to update the johnandjohn smileys again. Lunchbreath wasn’t even added and seems discontiuned as well. But I wouldn’t wanna miss any updates! Unbelievable that I never added xkcd here… standard nerd stuff :] …
Well check out the blogroll comic section —>
Let’s get to the real thing: Lots of comics are good for a chuckle. Often not even that but it’s worth the short while anyway. One comic I often find myself not clicking right away is The Bouletcorp. Because I know It’s gonna be more than just a click, chuckle, done. This guy has some comparably HUGE comics up his sleeve and know what: I’m always SO happy when I finally take the time to read one! No exception is the latest about an old french singer guy I never heard of. But it’s also about the love of space and science. Enjoy: Brassens In Space.
My wannabe ac’tivAid replacement script framework a2 is finally getting some momentum!:
Still heavily wip! But at least now it actually does something!!
I also made an animated diagram to show how the a2 cycle rolls:
But well, that’s probably not too obvious, is it? So first things first. Since I never posted about this:
What is this about!? ac’tivAid was already some kind of framework to put together Autohotkey scripts.
AutoHotkey (AHK) is a free, open-source macro-creation and automation software for Windows that allows users to automate repetitive tasks. It is driven by a scripting language that was initially aimed at providing keyboard shortcuts, otherwise known as hotkeys, that over time evolved into a full-fledged scripting language.
ac’tivAid bundled a whole bunch of those in one Autohotkey runtime and you could enable/disable them, make settings and all that. Why am I talking in past tense? You can still download latest ac’tivAid dev version from Michael Telgkamps homepage. It’s still kinda nice but things start to break and really nobody is maintaining it.
But fear not: I’m about to present you the future! :] on the github wiki I put together some of the goals:
- decoupled ui and runtime
- use of latest Autohotkey_L
- active open source development
- easier contributing, setup, better flexibility
And actually I tackled all of those points already to some extent. The ones that recently make me jump in circles out of coding excitement are the following:
- new script creation (with meta data) and editing
- support for global and context sensitive hotkeys
- instant change of hotkeys
Next up: some improvements to the scope and hotkey setup, making sure there’s only one ui and one ahk-runtime at a time, implement setting variables (fields, checkboxes) and a looooot of security checks. Currently it’s super easy to blow yourself up. So it will take a wile until this can go puplic.
I’m really looking forward to making some videos on how to use and how to develop for it.
Pretty humble update. But an update nonetheless! :]
As I hardly find time to take part in a digital speed painting round that a couple friends of mine are doing almost every week at a late evening I found it very accommodating that some co-workers were organising a lunch time analog scetching group now! That doesn’t exclude anything from each other but it’s a good alternative.
For starters we did a classic: The skull! And some random shapes. I think I have to improve on proportions! … and taking pictures apparently.
This made my day: The good old Cinematic Orchestra.
Somehow I always though that “Slip Into Something More Comfortable” (sadly not on YouTube) is by them.. But it’s obviously “Kinobe” … Hmm ok then this must be another song… hmmm…
Whoow! Bedrohlich schieben sich da die Wolken über Berlin zusammen.
Schon erstaunlich, dass das auf dem Wetterradar so aussieht!
Da hab ich doch einfach mal nen gif gebaut:
Its just that way: I’m a long term Firefox fan boy.
But there has always been reason for that! Its not like I hate Chrome or google. Quite the opposite! I’d love to use Chrome. But it turns out over and over again that Firefox is just more awesome… I mean.. For my use case!
Okay, Here is my 1 on 1. I’ll amend it when I find new stuff:
Finally again: an animated gif I made:
you might recognize that the video is quite small and you cannot do something about it (besides fullscreen, and waiting 3,5h for the flash-Esc-fullscreen message to disappear). Now you can!
- install greasemonkey (oh! .. ehmm for Firefox of course! But Chrome can handle userscripts by default? Says mychromeaddons.com. At the installing-page of userscripts.org is nothing about that yet 🙁 however…)
- install my little script: vimeo bigger video
- resizes only on video page
- resizes video scroller on the right too
- removes flash scrollbar, reactivates standard one (flash-Thing was bugging me)
btw: userscripts.org is a little slow these days. Here is a backup: vimeo_bigger_video.user.js