If you’re using Backbone to develop the front end in a local application you’ll have to override the Backbone.sync functionality to replace the REST functionality normally used by the library. Using Backbone in a local environment to store data, whether to store data in a file on the hard drive or using a local DB, is a bit different from its normal usage. The REST functionality has to be replaced with a file write or some other data storage code. The code below works for me: Continue reading Overriding Backbone.sync for local use
With this new version the Analyze-it context menus were updated to the most recent version. Analyze-it contained so many menu items that I had to add a counter to the interface to indicate when there are more than the twenty menu item visible limit. The menu counter is only active for page context (basic context menu the page provides – nothing selected in other words) menu items. I suppose when there are more than twenty selected text context menus I’ll have to add another one; this is good for now. The counter only indicates when you are over the visible … Continue reading Internet Explorer Context Menu Chooser Application Version 2
Firefox Useful New Tab Page addon is out of experimental hosting at Mozilla now and is available here; https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/useful-new-tab-page/ I also placed the source code for it on Github here: https://github.com/timtocci/Firefox-Useful-New-Tab-Page in case anyone wants to check out the source code. Continue reading Firefox Useful New Tab Page Now in the Public Index at the Mozilla AMO
This release basically fixes a few bugs and adds Google Music Search to the menu. I’ll be using whole numbers from now on on these installers (just makes things easier). I had to remove tumblr from the menu as their format changed (no more sharing with a GET request). Fixed the Fetch and Guess tools to be compliant with their new versions – so they should work properly. The spaces in query bug in Google Open Storage search was fixed – so multi word queries work properly. Download and Install IE11 Menu Addons for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 … Continue reading IE11 Menu Addons – New Version – 1 – Happy New Year!
Simple System Tray Icon application that keeps a small meter that displays the water level of the Schoharie Creek in Prattsville N.Y. within sight on the Windows desktop This is a useless application to anyone other than people who live in Prattsville N.Y. and the surrounding area. It utilizes the data received from the unmanned experimental sensor located in Prattsville (the gage house is on the side of the creek down by the bridge). There is no Mac functionality at this time for this application (maybe later on). The code is less than elegant at this point. However, there is … Continue reading Adobe AIR Application – Prattsville NY Creek Gauge (Alpha release – Windows only)
Adds context menu item that looks up selected text on dictionary sites. You have the choice of dictionary.com, merriam-webster.com (dictionary and thesaurus), thefreedictionary.com, thesaurus.com, urbandictionary.com, wikipedia.org, wiktionary.org, and yourdictionary.com to look selected terms up with. There is an options page to enable or disable the different menu items included. This is actually a rewrite and improvement of an older version that looked up terms on dictionary.com exclusively. While using the old version, I eventually found myself in need of more options for this add-on so here it is. manifest.json app.js options.html options.js Install Look-it-up Context Menu Extension in Chrome (Google … Continue reading Google Chrome and Opera Extension – Look-it-up, a Dictionary Context Menu Extension
Google is fussy about copyright stuff and browser extensions. I used a dash in the name to get around their copyright rules – they caught me. Google owns youtube.com, as well as you-tube.com apparently (even though it doesn’t resolve, it goes through google nameservers) – they don’t own utube.com (Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment Corporation does – I don’t think they’ll complain about my browser extension). So I think this new name will be OK (hopefully). I just want to mention that I am just trying to make searching youtube.com easier and more convenient – nothing more. I’m sorry if … Continue reading Update – The You-Tube Search extension for Chrome is now renamed to uTube Search