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ZagForm Killer – GreaseMonkey Script

June 2, 2010 00:28 by ckincincy

One of the websites I read often is the Cincinnati Enquirer.

At some point they implemented a form to collect visitor information:


If you read this, it says you won’t be shown this again… yet, I see it over and over and over again.  So I did what any self-respecting geek would do. Hacked around it.  The solution?  My first ever GreaseMonkey script.  Very simple in nature, if it finds the URL that is used for this form, it redirects me to the article. 

Took me 10 minutes to develop, and will save me from being bugged by it in the future.  I doubt this will be useful to anybody else, but if so… let me know.

ZagForm Killer 1.0

Find out when you’ve been unfriended on Facebook

January 14, 2010 21:56 by ckincincy

For the longest time I’ve wanted a way to see if I’ve been unfriended on Facebook, and I read today that there was an app for that.  However, as you read that article you see that Facebook reacted quickly and disabled the application.

However, briefly mentioned in that article is a GreaseMonkey script to tell you if a friend has unfriended you.

I did a test an had my daughter unfriend me, and it worked like a champ.


So why do I care?  I’m a bit OCD and I just like to know such things :-)

Can you help me with IE 6 Stats?

December 13, 2009 16:45 by ckincincy

I am always looking for a way to justify dropping support for IE 6 as a web developer.  Generally, for small projects, I won’t officially support a browser less than 10% of market share unless the client requires otherwise.  I never waist my time on browsers that are less than 5%.  I just have better things to spend my time on, and I don’t feel bad that Safari decides to render differently than the other major browsers. 

I code to standards and don’t want to go down the rabbit hole of supporting EVERY browser’s unique issues.

Yesterday Michael Wood mentioned that IE 6 was really starting to trail in use.  So I went looking at my stats and was stunned to see how far it had fallen. 

So can you help?  If you would send me your website and browser usage I would appreciate it.  You can comment below, or email me.  If you want your site to remain anonymous, just let me know.

I am looking for the following information:

Top 3 to 5 browser brands (IE, Firefox, Safari, etc..).  Then top browsers by version:

IE 8, IE 7, FireFox, IE 6, etc…  With the percentages.


Firefox Bug

July 13, 2008 03:00 by ckincincy

Well this post is somewhat an archive for me in case it returns, but it may help somebody else.

Occasionally when I click external shortcuts on my system I will get the following Windows error:

"Windows cannot find 'www.example.com'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again."

Turns out this error is due to a Firefox 2.x bug.  Now I am not sure if it happens on 3.x (which I am running, but it is certainly something you can face on 2.x).

The fix involves a registry hack, but if you have any technical knowledge you can do it pretty easily.

View the fix.

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