We’ve Moved!

Hi all,

Just wanted to let you know we’ve moved to a self hosted website. We can now be reached over at http://codingmassacre.com. This site will stay up, however it will not redirect.

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Club Penguin Snow Globe Button

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Here’s a thing I whipped up for the Holidays. It’s a snow globe (graphic by Club Penguin) and when you click it it’ll shake back and forth a few times. You can view it in action here – just click on it!

http://clubpenguinmemories.com/buttons/globe/

You can download it in WordPress Plugin form by clicking here. You can view the source code here. Enjoy!

Known bug: Clicking it feverishly causes it to disappear – so don’t click it 5 times a second.

Club Penguin Card-Jitsu Button

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Here’s something I meant to publish a month ago – a button thing for Club Penguin’s Card-Jitsu Party. Soon I’ll stop posting anything Club Penguin related on The Coding Massacre and instead showcase it on http://www.clubpenguincode.com/. I’ll let you know when I do that.

Anyway, here’s the demo for what I did – I just styled two images (which are property of Club Penguin. I got them from Cena12121) on the left and right.

http://clubpenguinmemories.com/buttons/cj/

You can download the WordPress Plugin (if you’re interested) from here. You can view the code on Pastebin here.

View How Many Bookmarks You Have In Google Chrome

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At some point in your life, you might get curious as to how many total bookmarks you have in your web browser. While if you have only a few pages saved you can just count them. If you’re overloaded with them, chances are you don’t want to spend time counting line upon line of saved pages. I use Google Chrome. I looked online to see if there was an easy trick, however by the looks of it there isn’t. Luckily I found a quick and (relatively easy) workaround that’ll get you your total in under a minute.

First thing is first. Go to Bookmark Manager in Chrome. There are several ways you can do this:

  • Type chrome://bookmarks in the URL bar and hit enter
  • Hit CTRL + SHIFT + O on your keyboard (Windows, I don’t know about other Operating Systems)
  • Wrench > Bookmarks > Bookmarks Manager
Once you’re in the Bookmarks Manager, in the top left there’s a button that says “Organize”. Click it. Then click “Export bookmarks to HTML file…”.

Once you click that it’ll have you save an HTML file to your computer. I recommend saving it to your desktop, although it doesn’t really matter as long as you pay attention to where you saved it.

Once it’s saved, open that HTML file in Google Chrome. It’ll look something like this:

Now right click and view the page source.

Once you view the page source, hit CTRL + F and type in <DT><a href=”

However many times <DT><a href=” is listed in the document (57 for me) is how many bookmarks you have total.

Killed By Technology

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Some of you have probably recalled watching the socialnomics video at some point, giving tons of stats about social media and whatnot. Here’s a rather interesting video somewhat similar to it. It’s called “Killed By Tech” and lists many things technology has more or less replaced. Some of the things mentioned it include privacy and proper spelling – something I agree on 100%. You can watch the full video below. Afterwards, be sure to let me know what you think it’ll replace in the next 20 years! I’d embed the video below, but it has restricted playback on websites.

If you’re interested in watching the video, click here.

The New “#NewTwitter”? fly.twitter.com

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It looks like Twitter is at it again, redesigning their whole web and app interface. If you take a look at fly.twitter.com you’ll see this teaser video:

By the looks of it, Twitter is trying to focus more on the whole “connect and discover with other people” scheme and trying to make the whole UI look nicer and cleaner. They more or less switched the current right sidebar to the left and put your timeline on the right. Feel free to visit the link above for the full description and let me know your thoughts on it. What do you think of it? I sure to God hope nobody complains about it like they did with the whole #NewTwitter thing – “Oh god it sucks, I’m quitting!” (and 1 hour later they tweet again)

As said by @tapbot_paul – “Looks like there’s a new new new new new new new Twitter.”

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How To See If Someone Is Following You On Twitter

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Up until now, the only way I knew to see if someone was following me or not on Twitter was to open up Tweetbot on my iPod, go to the person’s profile, and on there it’d say whether or not they follow me. It turns out you can actually find out very quickly from Twitter’s website. The only thing you need to go is to their profile. On the right side of the screen under “Similar to @username” there’s a section that lists some of the people they’re following, with a link to view them all. If that person is following you, no matter what your Twitter avatar will appear as the first result, no matter when they followed you. If they aren’t, your avatar will not show up at all.

Let’s try it on another profile of someone that’s following me – hey look, it’s me again!

Or, the easiest way, is to just see if a message icon pops up. If it’s there, then they’re following you.