Archive for January, 2015

After my experience at Compuserve, I moved on to F5 Networks, which was financially very valuable but professionally unsatisfying; they hired me for my Perl and ncurses knowledge, but I was very unhappy dealing with the console, so the less said the better. When F5 rif’fed 20% of its workforce, myself included, I was only […]

Since I don’t have much forward-looking stuff to discuss these days, I decided to reach back and tell a few tales about side projects, career trajectories, and just some damn good luck. In 1993 (yes, 22 years ago), I was working at one of the very first nationwide ISP’s, a small company known as Spry. […]

20Jan

Adless: Seedless for Twitter

Posted by Elf Sternberg as Uncategorized

Following up on Seedless, I present Adless: a Tampermonkey extension that looks for the [Dismiss] button on your Twitter feed’s promoted items and pushes it for you: // ==UserScript== // @name Adless // @namespace http://elfsternberg.com/ // @version 0.1 // @description enter something useful // @author Anonymous // @match https://twitter.com // @grant none // ==/UserScript== function adless() { […]

I’m sure a lot of people need this, but not many would write it.  This is a tampermonkey script (tampermonkey is like greasemonkey, only for Chrome); Tampermonkey is an extension that lets you modify pages on the fly as they’re coming back from a server using Javascript.  Tokyo Tosho is my favorite torrent site for scanlated […]

04Jan

2014 In Review

Posted by Elf Sternberg as Uncategorized

Being a professional developer really takes some of the wind out of your non-professional sails.  Last year, I had exactly two new repositories added to Github: git-wc and mp-suggest.  The first was a simple wordcount handler for git that would calculate the difference between your current repository and your work in progress, and tell you […]


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