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Posted on 19th February 2014 by Sebastian

"People You May Know" on LinkedIn

Recently, LinkedIn has started adding people based on your email contacts to their “People You May Know” page. Just to be clear, this is people who do not have a LinkedIn account already, so attempting to add them will have LinkedIn send them a mail on your behalf.

You might note that they cleverly have made them look almost identical to how people who actually have accounts on LinkedIn, so it’s very easy to inadvertently send an invite to someone while using this page.

I don’t quite like the thought of that, so I made a userscript that removes the email entries from the listing, showing only people with pre-existing accounts.

The resulting page looks something like this:

"People You May Know" with email entries removed

“People You May Know” with email entries removed

Once you have Tampermonkey (in Chrome) or Greasemonkey (in Firefox), the script can be installed by clicking the following button:

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Posted on 18th December 2012 by Sebastian

So, I have made yet another userscript; this time for the readers of the Something Awful forums. This is not my first time doing so, and I have in fact created a group for Something Awful userscripts on userscripts.org.

This time, it’s a script that highlights posts made by friends. The script automatically reads your buddy list when you visit your user control panel, so you don’t need to do any manual maintenance of your friends list.

I had previously made the same feature for the SALR extension for Chrome, but seeing as I don’t use that anymore, I decided to remake it in stand-alone form.

The script has been tested with Tampermonkey on Chrome, but should work just fine with Greasemonkey on Firefox.

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Posted on 20th April 2012 by Sebastian

skema.ku.dk

So you’re a student at the University of Copenhagen, and you’re starting on a new course. Wouldn’t it be lovely if you could add your schedule to your calendar, so that you could keep track of when to be where?

Well, Rasmus Wriedt Larsen has devised a website, KU Calendar Helper, which automatically produces an ICAL feed you can add to your Google Calendar or similar. You can simply input the URL to the course schedule, and it’ll do the boring work for you.

To simplify this process, I created the following userscript:

To use this script, follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the SIS-page of the course you want a calendar feed for.
  2. Click “Vis skema for kurset”
  3. On the top of the page that comes up, click “Export to calendar”
  4. Follow the instructions on the page that comes up

The script has been tested in Chrome using Tampermonkey, but should work well in Firefox using Greasemonkey as well.

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Posted on 8th January 2012 by Sebastian

Quines are a wonderful thing. A quine is a program, that when run produces its own code as output. Now, in most interpreted languages you can read your own code through means of I/O — I’d consider that cheating: We can do much better than that. We’ll do it without anything but a clever theoretical result. (And maybe a little bit of code to make it work in practice.)
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Posted on 26th October 2011 by Sebastian
A Hasse diagram generated in Mathematica.

A Hasse diagram generated in Mathematica.

It’s that time of year again; the new students have started at DIKU and start their careers as computer science students with the course DiMS — Discrete Mathematical Structures, taught from the book by the same name.

Part of the curriculum is learning about Hasse diagrams, which in essence are a way of easily visualizing the relationships between different elements under a partial order.

Now, a student came and asked me about how to draw these diagrams in Mathematica, so I got some code working which did just that. The resulting diagram, is the picture used for this post.
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Posted on 12th June 2010 by Sebastian

If you’re a student at the University of Copenhagen, you’ll probably have noticed that we recently switched to new, horrendously hard to remember usernames for logging into punkt.KU (affectionately known as license plates).

In order to better cope with change, I present to you a few tools to help make the transition smoother.
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Posted on 22nd January 2010 by Sebastian

I recently switched browser to Google Chrome, and one of the things I started missing from Firefox was a few of the Greasemonkey scripts I had installed.

Now, luckily, most simple extensions can be installed directly with no problem in Chrome, but a few of them sadly can’t.

One of the ones that couldn’t was YouTube Title Adder, so I thought I’d go and port it to Chrome.

Now, a few hours later, I can present you with a new, and slightly improved, YouTube Title Adder for Chrome.
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Posted on 10th June 2009 by Sebastian

I’ve been working a bit on a Skype bot lately, and it seems about mature enough by now to be ready for a release.

Download

You can download the bot here.

Do note that it will not run without Skype installed, and it will operate on your account. You can still use your account while the bot is running, however.
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Posted on 26th September 2008 by Sebastian

Spheres drawn in papert

Spheres drawn in papert


Were you one of the kids who spent their days messing around with Logo, drawing whatever odd shapes came to mind?

You can now relive the past, for Thomas Edward Figg, or tef as he calls himself on Something Awful, has made a JavaScript-based Logo interpreter. Now you can watch the Koch snowflake, the Hilbert curve or whatever else your mind happens to think up unfold itself before your very eyes — without having to leave your browser window!

So I urge you, click on any of the examples I linked before — or if you’re extremely lazy, click here:

papert – logo in your browser

If you want example code to run, I can suggest checking out the Something Awful thread on papert by the developer himself.

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Posted on 26th August 2008 by Sebastian

So, I was surfing through recently added articles on Digg (as I usually do), and I came upon something called “10 Reasons Why you Should Not Download FireFox“.

Now, being quite a fan of Firefox, I decided to read through this.

This read will not help you stop fighting with your lover over who’s doing the washing up but there will not be any questions left concerning which is the best web browser in the world. To avoid being accused of subjectivity I will give you some points that NOBODY will be able to argue with because everything in this article will be true and verifiable.

So be it, I thought, I’ll go check out those errors. For these tests, I will be using the latest version of Firefox (3.0.1) and Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13 to compare. [...]