Handy Bookmarks

Edit the text on the fly
The text won’t be saved. But this is very handy if you want to test some textual changes within webdesign. Copy and Paste code below into a new bookmark or rightclick here and “add to Favorites”.

javascript:document.body.contentEditable = 'true'; document.designMode='on'; void 0

Highlight what Font is used
This bookmark activates a function where you can hover every text within a website and it will show you the font that is used when hovering over the text. Copy and Paste the code below into a new bookmark or rightclick here and “add to Favorites”.

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Flashtracer plugin Firefox

For developing in Adobe Flash you can trace() your results in the output window of the authoring environment. Without the authoring environment you can trace through javascript or to a dynamic textfield. Still it would be much easier to keep those same traces that you have set in your Actionscript code.

This can be achieved by downloading and installing two things (or three if you don’t have the browser Firefox):

1. Download and install the Adobe Flash debug player at http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html. This will give you error warnings of all Flash related errors.

2. Download and install the Firefox add-on called Flashtracer at http://www.sephiroth.it/firefox/flashtracer/ and adjust the settings so the debugger errors/traces will appear in the sidebar of your browser.

Xmarks bookmarks/favorites

Are you are reinstalling your computer or has it crashed and you can’t retrieve your old bookmarks. Then you can save your bookmarks (favorites) for once and for all? The Firefox add-on “Xmarks” is your tool to do this.

You can even make different bookmark-lists for different workspaces (home, office, etc). This tool even syncs your newly added bookmarks.

You can find this add-on on http://www.xmarks.com/ or on https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2410

LinkedIn button on your website

I found out that it’s difficult to find the LinkedIn-profile-button that LinkedIn uses for members who want to promote their LinkedIn profile. So here is the link to the page where you can generate this button-code for your website or profile. https://www.linkedin.com/profile?promoteProfile=

If you are a member of the Dutch networking site Hyves.nl you can add the button to your profile information like the following code:

[gadget]View Derk Braakman's profile on LinkedIn[/gadget]

That results in the following button:

View the profile of Derk Braakman on LinkedIn

How to Rip a DVD to harddisk and make a ‘.avi’ from it

What do you have to do to extract a dvd to your harddrive.

  1. If you have a protected DVD you can download dvddecrypter and install it.
  2. Decypt your DVD to your local harddisk.
  3. Download the program called Staxrip and install, it’s a opensource tool.
  4. Take the .vob files from the dvd directory and convert them to .avi files(Xvid codec).
  5. if you start the conversion the program will ask to install some extra conversion tools when you select to convert, these are all for the good purpose. I usually convert my movies to Xvid-codec-avi. This is widely used, so no problem for everyone to play on there pc.

Good luck and no converting of any illigal stuff…