Archive for 'Musings'

Chrome Extension: Hide Google+ Notifications

Friday, July 1st, 2011

I just whipped up a simple Google Chrome extension that hides the little red Google+ notification icon from the persistent google toolbar. If you’re interested, you can install it here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ogcfegjiehdakiogchpnllekccphhebd

Two million milestones

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

It’s been way too long since I’ve written here on Udi’s Spot and perhaps we’re due for an update. I’d like to share 2 recent milestones that I’m quite proud of with all y’all (I just spent Thanksgiving in Alabama). First, my pet project of about 6 years, isitnormal.com, recently cracked 1 million unique visitors […]

Django templates: Simple numeric for loop with only built in components

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Scenario: In your web page, you want to print out a few identical items in a loop.  Perhaps you want 5 rows worth of initial inputs available in a form. Problem: Django’s template language has no way to do a simple numeric loop. Solution: {% for i in 12345|make_list %}     {{ i }} {% endfor […]

New Greasemonkey goodness (Insert VideoSurf summaries on Google, Yahoo! and Youtube search)

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

I just published my first post on the VideoSurf blog. It’s about a Greasemonkey script that I wrote to insert our VideoSurf visual summaries into Google, Yahoo! and Youtube search results pages. I think the script is pretty sweet and quite useful. If you’re interested, there are screenshots and installation instructions on the VideoSurf blog: […]

Changes afoot. Back in USA. Joined VideoSurf.

Friday, September 5th, 2008

After a year and a half of hard work and a wonderfully flexible lifestyle that included a 4 month stint in Buenos Aires, I’ve returned to the USA and decided to once again take on full time work. I’ve joined an amazing startup in San Mateo called VideoSurf. They’re doing some really innovative stuff with […]