How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy
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Greasy

I've decided to try my hand at Greasemonkey, a scripting add-on that allows you to write scripts that customize any given page. It's pretty cool stuff, and there's a lot of useful scripts out there.

I created one, more to prove that I could. It adds an "ignore" link next to people's live-journal posts on my friends page. It could theoretically work on any page using the same style as mine (which is "Wizard" I believe). For those curious, here's the code.

The function "getElementsByClassName" is from here. If you're familiar with javascript, this could probably be generalized to other styles (it might even work (sorta) on a few others anyway). It has hide/show functionality and is moderately smart. If I wanted to get really clever, I'd assign each post a GUID instead of a single number and store the state via a webservice, thus allowing me to keep posts hidden and shown between refreshes. But that's way too much work for something useless.
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