Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A "Thank You to Plurkville"

The Community we have created in Plurk goes beyond what was originality thought of as Plurk and has pushed the limits.

We have created something from nothing, may it continue to live online and offline in the real world.

Using Plurk we have:

Seen the warmth given when Plurkers are not well.

Seen Plurkers travel and visiting other Plurkers.

Learning from other Plurkers.

The sending of Christmas Cards between Plurkers.

Learning about different foods and recipes.

Enjoying nights of Plurktalk; when Plurkers get together to talk with each other, even getting to see Plurkers via the webcams.

Thank You for the time and support you have given to our fellow Plurkers.

Without You there would be no Community, without the Community, we are just twitter sideways and nobody wants that.

Thank You Plurkville for being a wonderful place.




Thursday, November 20, 2008

Giving gift cards around the holidays? Watch out.

Giving gift cards around the holidays?

You need to be careful the gift cards will be honored after the holidays.

Stores who are planning to close after Christmas are still selling gift cards through the holidays, even though the cards will be worthless January 1.

There is no law preventing them from doing this, it is referred to as 'Bankruptcy Planning'.

Below is a list of Store Fronts which will be closing, I am sure there will be more, if you know of any, please let me know and I'll add them to the list:


Watch out for:

Circuit City (filed Chapter 11)


Companies Closing # of stores fronts

Ann Taylor- 117 stores nationwide closing
Disney closing 98 stores and will close more after January.
Eddie Bauer to close stores 27 stores and more after January
Ethan Allen closing down 12 stores.
Footlocker closing 140 stores, more to close after January
GAP closing 85 stores
Home Depot closing 15 stores, 1 in New Brunswick, NJ
K B Toys closing 356 stores
Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug ,and Catherine's to close 150 stores nationwide
Macys to close 9 stores after January
Pep Boys Closing 33 stores
Sprint/Nextel closing 133 stores
Zales closing down 82 stores and 105 after January


Some store fronts Closing:

Dillard's - some stores closing
JC Penney closing a number of stores after January
Loews - some stores closing
Wilson Leather - some stores closing


All Store fronts Closing:

Bombay - All stores closing
Cache - All stores closing
Levitz - All stores closing
Linens and Things - All stores closing
Movie Galley - All stores closing
Piercing Pagoda - All stores closing
Sharper Image - All stores closing
Whitehall - All stores closing
Wickes Furniture - All stores closing

Talbots is closing down specialty stores
  • J. Jill - All stores closing (owned by Talbots)
  • Pacific Sunwear - All stores closing (owned by Talbots)


More information can be found at Snopes.com

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Plurk Updater CSS code - updated to remove the speaker after you turn off the sound

/* the display for when you have new plurks/responses */
#updater {
border: none;
background-color: #0174DF;
color: silver;
}
#updater a {
color: white;
}

You can change to diff colors from what is used; also i set border to "none", why have a border?

For the new 'speaker' icon, you can use the following code with the above code, AFTER you turn off the sound. the code below will remove the speaker icon from your update display

.cmp_sound_off {
opacity:0;
width: 0px;
}



So, All together it will look like this:


/* the display for when you have new plurks/responses */
#updater {
border: none;
background-color: #0174DF;
color: silver;
}
#updater a {
color: white;
}
.cmp_sound_off {
opacity:0;
width: 0px;
}

Friday, October 24, 2008

Some updates were not installed - Windows XP Update Error and how to fix it

"Some updates were not installed" - Windows XP Update Error

I had this happen today, first time I've seen it. I rebooted/deleted/tried again, no go.

Here is how to fix it.

1) Create a folder on the root of your "C" drive called T (easy simple name, we will delete when done)

"C:\T"


2) http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7/windowsupdate/redist/standalone/WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe

Download and save the file from the URL above to the "C:\T" folder you created in #1


3) Click on 'Start/Run', type the following:

CMD

Click "OK". This will open a command/dos window.

Now type the following in the command window:

CD c:\t

This will change to the "T" folder you created in #1

once you are in the "T" folder type the following:

C:\T\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe /wuforce

This will force a reinstall of the Windows Update agent.

After the program is done installing, you can delete the "T" folder and the file within.


4) Open IE and go to the Window Update web site and try to update again.

I used this process today and it worked great!


Side note: if you have windows explorer open, and you've saved the file you downloaded to the "T" folder, you can rename the file to "W.exe" (no quotes of course) and then when you go to the command window and change to the "T" folder, you only need to type:

w /wuforce

have fun.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

The BBS Documentary - Parts 1-8 (MUST WATCH)

The BBS Documentary - Parts 1-8

Want to see a bit of Computer History?

Want to see what online life was like before the internet?

Want to learn how online communities started?

Want to see the people whom helped to make it happen?

It's long, but well worth the time, everyone should see it at least once.

Watch this:

<div><a href='http://www.omnisio.com'>Share and annotate your videos</a> with Omnisio!</div>

Friday, September 26, 2008

Amazon 4-for-3 Paperback Book Deal

Do you Like Sci-Fi books? Or other Genre paperback books?

Check out Amazon's 4 for 3 deal! The "4-for-3 Books Store" is full of good books.

You get Free Shipping(over $25) and in most States you pay no Tax.

They update the list with new books every month.

I order about every 2 months, I sort by date and work backwards.

One of the nice things about ordering from Amazon, when you open a page for a book, they'll tell you at the top of the page if you already bought it from them.

Some Hints:

1) Place an Order with 4 6.99 books in one order and then Order with 4 7.99 books in another order, this way you max out the discount.

And you can make an Order with 8 7.99 books and get 2 free. Etc..


2) If you see a paperback "pre-order" add it to your cart. Then go to the cart and under the book title, click on "save for later".

When the book is released, you'll see it listed as "In Stock" under the book title in the 'saved' list in the your Cart. Then add the 'In Stock" book to the cart. :-)

For example, I about 74 items saved :-) mostly pre-orders, but also some hardcover books.

I leave the hardcover books for later, then when Amazon drops the price, you'll get a notice at the top of the cart as the prices change.


3) You can mix/match Genre to get the 4-for-3 deal.


A nice site: Fantastic Fiction - GREAT site for Fiction books. I find the site useful to find books by the same author. Or other books from authors whom I'm not read before.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

How to Block a Plurker who is not a friend

This the URL below:

http://www.plurk.com/Friends/blockUser?block_uid=XXXX

where XXXX is the avatar number of the plurk you wish to block

Avatar number? you ask?

To get the 'uid' (Avatar) number of a plurker; copy their avatar picture location URL and then paste to URL and you'll see a #; that # is the number you want.

That is called the 'uid', put that number in place of the XXXX, then copy/paste the URL to your address bar, press enter and BAM and you'll block the plurker.

Example; copy your own photo location url and paste to your plurk box, you'll see the url/xxx-medium.gif, you want that number.



Now; a problem, What if the plurker has a 'clown face', no problem.

If you do the steps above and you get this:

http://www.plurk.com/u_img/default_medium.gif


Here is how you get this plurker's 'uid' number

1) Open the plurkers profile page in plurk

2) View the source code for that page; for example in firefox, click on top menubar "view", then click on the menu choice "page source".

This will display the code for that plurkers profile page.

3) do a text search for the following:

var GLOBAL = {"page_user": {"page_title": "", "uid"

After "uid", you will see ": XXXXX" where "XXXXX" is a set of numbers, that set of numbers is the "uid" number you need to use to block the plurker.

4) use the url with the 'uid' number to block the plurker

http://www.plurk.com/Friends/blockUser?block_uid=XXXXX


Hope this helps



Update via @highdef

If the plurker has commented on a plurk in your timeline, you can block him/her via his/her dropdown box. But only from within your own timeline

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Plurk CSS Code to change the "Loading" image you see in the middle of the replies when you click on a plurk.

The "http://i34.tinypic.com/xxel4.gif" is where you place your own image.(or use this one)


/* Loading Image in Plurk Response */
.list img[src="http://static.plurk.com/static/indicator.gif"] {
background-position: left top;
background-repeat: no-repeat;
overflow: hidden;
height: 0px;
width: 0px;
}

.list img[src="http://static.plurk.com/static/indicator.gif"] {
height:80px;
padding-left: 125px;
background: url(http://i34.tinypic.com/xxel4.gif) no-repeat scroll left top;
}
/* End Loading Image in Plurk Response */
Update: Plurk CSS code to create a bigger box for inputting reponses. Adding a "background:" will allow you to color the text box.

http://www.colchis.com/clrtable.html color table

Add the following line to you current CSS code for the #input_small code:

background:#A7CEE8;



/* make a bigger input box for the responses */
#input_small {
height: 75px;
background:#A7CEE8;
}
Plurk CSS Code to change the "Loading" image you see in the middle of the screen when you timeline is being loaded/updated/F5ing it.

The "http://i34.tinypic.com/xxel4.gif" is where you place your own image.(or use this one)


/* Timeline Image Loading */
img[src='http://static.plurk.com/static/loading.gif'] {
filter:alpha(opacity=0);
-moz-opacity:.0;
opacity:.0;
}

#div_loading {
background-image: url(http://i34.tinypic.com/xxel4.gif);
background-repeat:no-repeat;
background-position: 50% 60px;
}

div.loading_div {
background-image: url(http://i34.tinypic.com/xxel4.gif);
background-repeat:no-repeat;
background-position: right center;
}

/* End Timeline Image Loading */

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Google Chrome: How to Change Google Chrome Theme on Windows Vista and Windows XP

Google Chrome Themes - themes for download

How to Change Google Chrome Theme on Windows Vista and Windows XP

1. Download a Google Chrome Theme
2. Extract the files from the downloaded archive
3. Go to the (Replacing USERNAME with your username)

If using Vista:
C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\0.2.149.27\Themes

If using XP C:\Documents and Settings\username\LocalSettings\AppData\Google\Chrome\Application\0.2.149.27\Themes

*Note: If you install an update to Chrome (for example "0.2.149.29") update the "Themes" folder under the latest release your using.

4. Backup your existing default.dll file; example: rename default.dll to default.org

5. Copy over Default.DLL from your extracted file into the Themes folder

6. Open up Google Chrome, You have a new theme installed.

Google Chrome: Google Chrome Xchrome Theme Manager

Google Chrome Xchrome Theme Manager - forum post/download

Taken from the post:

Install Instructions:

1) Download the .zip file.
2) Extract the files to a folder
3) Run Xchrome.exe (it adds some entries to the registry for Paths to Xchrome files)
4) Execute any theme.exe built within Xchromes theme builder (Xchrome doesn’t need to be running)

Please note that Xchrome Theme Manager uses certain process like file copying, registry editing etc, which makes Antivirus to believe it as Virus.

Xchrome is still in beta stages hence there is no error handling is done, many new features are going to get added in future.

List of features of Xchrome Google Theme Manager

- Automates the Installation of Google Chrome themes
- One place to download and install Google Chrome themes
- Lets you to Edit and build Google Chrome Themes
- List all Google Chrome installed Theme with preview and theme author details
- Theme Installer makes Chrome theme installation one single step process
- Theme Maker to create your own custom Google Chrome Themes

Google Chrome: Google Chrome Anonymizer

Google Chrome Anonymizer - (Look for the "Download:" link)

Google Chrome Anonymizer is a tool that has been specifically designed to remove the client id from the Local State file so that the submitted data cannot be used to identify a user over several surfing sessions.

Google Chrome Anonymizer can be started from any location on the hard drive and alters the Local State file directly before starting Google Chrome afterwards. This means that no client id is transferred to Google when using Google Chrome.

Google Chrome: How to "Manage" Bookmarks


How to Edit/Delete/Open Bookmarks:

Click on the "Other bookmarks" folder icon in the upper right corner

Then you can right-click the bookmark you wish to "edit", "delete", "Add folder",  and other options.
    

*Note: If you do not see the "Other bookmarks" folder icon, Click on the wrench in the upper right corner, then Click "Always show bookmark bar. You will see the bookmark toolbar.

Google Chrome: How to enable Home Button


Google Chrome how to enable Home Button: 

1) Click on the wrench in the upper right corner

2) Click on Options

3) Check the box that says "Show Home button on the toolbar".

Google Chrome: Block Ads with Privoxy

Good way to Block ads in Google Chrome:

Privoxy is a small web proxy that runs locally.

It has the ability to ads, banners, pop-ups and other obnoxious Internet junk.

1. Download Privoxy
2. Install it
3. Setup Google chrome’s proxy options as follows:

Click on the wrench in the upper right corner, then click on Options->Under the hood->Change proxy settings->Lan Settings

Check the box next to  “Use a proxy server for your LAN”

Then click on the "Advanced" Button

Add proxy address 127.0.0.1; port 8118 for http and secure.

Privoxy Quickstart

Privoxy F.A.Q.

Privoxy Quickstart


Privoxy User Manual




*Note: This will set a proxy for IE also. If you already have a proxy setup, you will not be able to use this.

Google Chrome: Open Source Chromium

Chromium Home page

Chromium Builds - They seem to be putting them out a few a day

Good Tool to get new builds:

Google Chrome: Hidden Pages

Google Chrome Hidden Pages

type the following into the "Address bar" and see some fun information

1) about:network
2) about:stats
3) about:cache
4) about:objects
5) about:plugins
6) about:dns
7) about:version
8) about:memory
9) about:crash
10) about:ipc
11) about:histograms
12) about:histograms/Loop
13) about:hang
14) about:shorthang
15) Easter egg: about:internets

Google Chrome: How to disable JavaScript in Chrome

Launch Google Chrome from Start/Run with the parameter -disable-javascript.

You can add this to the Google Chrome shortcut.

For example, in Vista:

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe -disable-javascript

For example, in Windows XP:

"C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome" -disable-javascript


Other parameters:
-disable-images
-disable-java
-disable-plugins
-disable-popup-blocking
-start-maximized

Google Chrome: Add a Print Button to the Bookmarks Bar

To add a "Print Button" to the Bookmarks Bar, do the following:

Right-click the Bookmarks bar and select Add Page.

In the Name textbox, input the word Print.

In the URL textbox, input the following code(copy/paste it):

javascript:window.print()

Google Chrome: Howto Stumble without Stumbleupon Toolbar

Stumble Webpages Without Downloading Stumbleupon Toolbar

This page shows how to add some links to your your Google Chrome bookmark bar and you can then update Stubleupon

Google Chrome Offline Installer

Offline Installer from GOOGLE Server

The standard install gives you a small file and then connects to Google to get the rest. With this installer, you get it all at once.


Saturday, September 06, 2008

Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts

Window and tab shortcuts

Ctrl+N Open a new window
Ctrl+Shift+N Open a new window in incognito mode
Press Ctrl, and click a link Open link in a new tab
Press Shift, and click a link Open link in a new window
Alt+F4 Close current window
Ctrl+T Open a new tab
Ctrl+Shift+T Reopen the last tab you've closed. Google Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you've closed.
Drag link to tab Open link in specified tab
Drag link to space between tabs Open link in a new tab in the specified position on the tab strip
Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+8 Switch to the tab at the specified position number. The number you press represents a position on the tab strip.
Ctrl+9 Switch to the last tab
Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+PgDown Switch to the next tab
Ctrl+Shift+Tab or Ctrl+PgUp Switch to the previous tab
Ctrl+W or Ctrl+F4 Close current tab or pop-up
Alt+Home Open your homepage
Ctrl+O, then select file Open a file from your computer in Google Chrome


Address bar shortcuts

Do one of the following actions in the address bar:

Type a search term Perform a search using your default search engine
Type the part of the web address that's between 'www.' and '.com', then press Ctrl+Enter Add www.and .com to your input in the address bar and open the web address
Type a search engine keyword or URL, press Tab, then type a search term Perform a search using the search engine associated with the keyword or the URL. Google Chrome prompts you to press Tab if it recognizes the search engine you're trying to use.
F6 or Ctrl+L or Alt+D Highlight content in the web address area
Type a web address, then press Alt+Enter Open your web address in a new tab


Shortcuts to open Google Chrome features

Ctrl+B Toggle bookmarks bar on and off
Ctrl+H View the History page
Ctrl+J View the Downloads page
Shift+Escape View the Task manager


Webpage shortcuts

Ctrl+P Print your current page
F5 Reload current page
Esc Stop page loading
Ctrl+F5 or Shift+F5 Reload current page, ignoring cached content
Press Alt, and click a link Download link
Ctrl+F Open find-in-page box
Ctrl+G or F3 Find next match for your input in the find-in-page box
Ctrl+Shift+G or Shift+F3 Find previous match for your input in the find-in-page box
Ctrl+U View source
Drag link to bookmarks bar Bookmark the link
Ctrl+D Bookmark your current webpage
Ctrl++ Make text larger
Ctrl+- Make text smaller
Ctrl+0 Return to normal text size


Text shortcuts

Highlight content, then press Ctrl+C Copy content to the clipboard
Place your cursor in a text field, then press Ctrl+V or Shift+Insert Paste current content from the clipboard
Place your cursor in a text field, then press Ctrl+Shift+V Paste current content from the clipboard without formatting
Highlight content in a text field, then press Ctrl+X or Shift+Delete Delete the content and copy it to the clipboard


More Shortcuts

Backspace, or press Alt and the left arrow togetherGo to the previous page in your browsing history for the tab

Shift+Backspace, or press Alt and the right arrow togetherGo to the next page in your browsing history for the tab

Ctrl+K or Ctrl+E Places a '?' in the address bar. Type a search term after the '?' to perform a search using your default search engine.

Place your cursor in the address bar, then press Ctrl  and the left arrow together  Jump to the previous word in the address bar

Place your cursor in the address bar, then press Ctrl and the right arrow togetherJump to the next word in the address bar

Place your cursor in the address bar, then press Ctrl+BackspaceDelete the previous word in the address bar

Space bar Scroll down the web pageHome             Go to the top of the pageEnd             Go to the bottom of the page



After the Storm - Hanna

Monday, September 01, 2008

Plurk CSS code to add your own graphic image to your timeline background:

/* Timeline Box background */
#timeline_holder {
background-image: url(http:// put your link to the graphic image here);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
border:0 none;
background-color: #A7CEE8;
color: #A7CEE8;
}

/* end Timeline Box background */


Use this color table to change to #A7CEE8 to colors your like:

http://www.colchis.com/clrtable.html


*Note: remove:

background-repeat: no-repeat;

if you want the photo to repeat down the timeline window


*Note: if you do not want a background image, change:

background-image: url(http:// put your link to the graphic image here);

to

background-image: None;

Enjoy
Code when Plurk "Twittered"

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/home/plurk/plurk/production/releases/20080901123945/ext/amiweb/wsgiserver.py", line 626, in communicate
req.respond()
File "/home/plurk/plurk/production/releases/20080901123945/ext/amiweb/wsgiserver.py", line 359, in respond
response = self.wsgi_app(self.environ, self.start_response)
File "/home/plurk/plurk/production/releases/20080901123945/ext/werkzeug/utils.py", line 862, in __call__
return app(environ, start_response)
File "/home/plurk/plurk/production/releases/20080901123945/ext/amiweb/amiweb.py", line 179, in __call__
return self.wsgi_app.__call__(environ, start_response)
File "/home/plurk/plurk/production/releases/20080901123945/ext/paste/translogger.py", line 67, in __call__
return self.application(environ, replacement_start_response)
File "/home/plurk/plurk/production/releases/20080901123945/ext/werkzeug/utils.py", line 815, in __call__
return self.app(environ, start_response)
File "/home/plurk/plurk/production/releases/20080901123945/ext/amiweb/sessions.py", line 27, in __call__
return self.application(environ, session_start_response)
File "/home/plurk/plurk/production/releases/20080901123945/ext/amiweb/amiweb.py", line 290, in __call__
return self.errorHandler(e, environ, start_response, t_b)
File "/home/plurk/plurk/production/releases/20080901123945/ext/amiweb/amiweb.py", line 401, in errorHandler
return self.customErrorHandler(error_object, t_b)
File "plurk/server.py", line 121, in _errorHandler
return app.renderTemplate('errors/error_50x.mako', error_title=title, explanation=explanation, trace_back=trace_back)
File "plurk/app.py", line 3268, in renderTemplate
ses_user = Users().getCurrentUser()
File "plurk/app.py", line 1126, in getCurrentUser
user = model.Users().getUserById(uid)
File "/home/plurk/plurk/production/releases/20080901123945/ext/carrierframework/cache.py", line 66, in proxy
value = f(*args, **kwargs)
File "plurk/model.py", line 292, in getUserById
user = users_db(id).select('users', id=id, as_one=True)
File "plurk/db.py", line 189, in users_db
group = Shard().getUserGroupInfo(id)
File "plurk/db.py", line 263, in getUserGroupInfo
return self.getGroupFromMap('users', id)
File "plurk/db.py", line 255, in getGroupFromMap
group_info = cacheFunction(id, cache_key, pa(main_db().select, table, id = id, as_one = True))
File "plurk/db.py", line 177, in main_db
return PlurkDb().config_db('main')
File "plurk/db.py", line 56, in config_db
return local_data['db_pools'][db_name].getConnection()
File "/home/plurk/plurk/production/releases/20080901123945/ext/amiweb/amidb.py", line 407, in getConnection
raise Exception('Could not create a connection. Error was %s' % exception)
Exception: Could not create a connection. Error was Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/home/plurk/plurk/production/releases/20080901123945/ext/amiweb/amidb.py", line 400, in getConnection
self.con = self.createConnection()
File "/home/plurk/plurk/production/releases/20080901123945/ext/amiweb/amidb.py", line 385, in createConnection
charset = dbinfo.charset)
File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/MySQLdb/__init__.py", line 74, in Connect
return Connection(*args, **kwargs)
File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/MySQLdb/connections.py", line 170, in __init__
super(Connection, self).__init__(*args, **kwargs2)
OperationalError: (2003, "Can't connect to MySQL server on '192.168.0.251' (111)")

Friday, August 29, 2008

Plurk CSS Update for the user info box - code for changing the down/up arrows.


/* change the down arrow graphic */
.drop_arrow div img[src="http://static.plurk.com/static/info_list/down.png"] {
background: url(http://i38.tinypic.com/21jy4nq.png) no-repeat scroll left top;
background-position: left top;
overflow: hidden;
height: 17px;
width: 0px;
padding-left: 22px;
}


/* change the up arrow graphic */
.drop_arrow div img[src="http://static.plurk.com/static/info_list/up.png"] {
background: url(http://i38.tinypic.com/5k3h2r.png) no-repeat scroll left top;
background-position: left top;
overflow: hidden;
height: 17px;
width: 0px;
padding-left: 22px;
}

Much thanks to AZJazzyJ for the help on the blue arrow PNG files :) and skraggy for pointing the right direction
Some Nice Plurk sites or sites which can be used with plurk:

some cool emoticons

Sites by Plurkers:

PlurkSkins by Plurker AZJazzyJ

Plurkiverse by Plurker kdfrawg

Plurkable by Plurker bloggeries

Plurkpix by Plurker martinbogo

My Pleeps by Plurker thoughtwrong

Plurkular by Plurker miketempleton

Plurkmania by Plurker knorcedger

Plurl by Plurker mahadewa

PlurkDev by Plurker mahadewa

Plurkerati by Plurker mahadewa

Plurkk by Plurker bakla

Plurktionary by Plurker DaisyOlsen

Plurkingpoppa by Plurker plurkingpoppa



Other sites:

Plurk Themes

tinypic - upload/resizing pics for plurk

is.gd - compress that URL

stumbleupon plurk group

pikchur - send pictures to plurk via sms/email

ping.fm - code "legendofping"

CCFeed

Plurker friend SHurleyHall has a very nice list of Plurk sites

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Gone (A Plurk Poem)

Gone (A Plurk Poem)

Today I awoke
You were not there

Today I went to work
You were not there

Today I went to lunch
You were not there

Today I came home
You were not there

Today I saw you
You were not well

Today I missed you
You "Plurk" have returned


Inspired by the Plurk outage of July 18, 2008
http://www.plurk.com/p/1inbr

We had a bad day together on Friday, Plurk and I
I was there waiting for plurk
But plurk was not to be found
So I had to express the feeling of loss the best way i knew how
Plurk CCS code to change the Timeline Bar:


/* Timeline Bar (where the times are displayed at the bottom at the Timeline */
#bottom_line {
background: #7B68EE;
color: #FFFFFF;
border:none;
opacity: 0; /* see through */
-moz-opacity: 0;
}
/* End Time Bar */
Plurk CSS code to change the Vertical Bar you see on your Plurk timeline:

/* Timeline Vertical Bar */
#timeline_bg .day_start .div_inner
{
/* background: transparent; use this to remove the bar*/
background: #FFFFFF;
border:none;
opacity: 0.1; /* see through */
-moz-opacity: 0.1;
}
/* end Timeline Vertical Bar */

if you wish to remove the bar, uncomment the 'transparent' line and comment the #FFFFFF line. Just in case u want to bring it back.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008




The following Plurk CSS code can be used to modify the dropdown box; you see it when clicking the down arrow on a plurker's nick (in a plurk/plurk response).

Change the colors to those you like :) also, you may wish to remove this line "opacity: 0.9; /* see-through */" it is used to make the dropdown see-through.

A nice color table http://www.colchis.com/clrtable.html

Have fun.

(also i made the box bigger/text bigger to go with my BIG plurk text for the 24in screen)

/* start of the drop down box */

/* make the box/font bigger */
.AmiMenu.info_menu td
{
padding:0;
width:305px;
overflow:
hidden;
font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size:14px;
font-style: Normal;
line-height:20px;
color:#fff;
cursor:pointer;
}

/* change the color to blue/round the box */
.AmiMenu.info_menu
{
background-color:#0174DF; /* blue */
border:5px solid #0174DF;
border-right:5px solid #0174DF;
border-bottom:5px solid #0174DF;
margin:10;z-index:10000;
-moz-border-radius: 10px; /* rounded */
-webkit-border-radius: 10px;
opacity: 0.9; /* see through */
}

/*make the avatar pic bigger */
.AmiMenu.info_menu .user_info img
{
padding:0 0px;
width:55px;
height:55px;
border:0;
position:relative;
right: 10px;
}

/* change the color when cursor is over the user info */
.AmiMenu.info_menu .user_info.on
{
color:#FFFFFF;
background-color:#FF0000;
cursor:default;
}

/* change the highlight color */
.AmiMenu.info_menu .on
{
background-color:#6A5ACD;
border:none!important;
margin:0!important;
}

/* change the block plurker color */
.AmiMenu.info_menu .block
{
background-color:#000;
color:#FFFFFF;
}



.AmiMenu.info_menu .separator{
background:url(http://static.plurk.com/static/emoticons/silver/dance.gif) repeat-x 0 bottom;
height:30px;
padding-top:6px;
}


/* end drop down box */


P.S.
I'll let u figure where to put this code:

/info_list/separator.png

ROFL

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

Someone asked about changing the Font of the Plurks. From the earlier post for rounded plurk boxes, you add the following two lines:

font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size: 10px; <-- change to a size you like, but not TOO big

Example:

.plurk_cnt {
font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size: 10px;
border: 1px solid #ddd;
background-color: #FFFFFF;
-moz-border-radius: 10px;
-khtml-border-radius: 1px;
-webkit-border-radius:1px;
border-radius: 1px;
margin-right: 1px;
margin-left: 1px;
}



For the Font you would like to use, you change it here:

font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;

For example; Arial could be change to Times


Font size you change here:

font-size: 10px;

For the Font Size change the 10 to a diff number


As part of this you can also add:

font-style: italic;

Which can change the style of the plurk text, can replace italic with:

normal
oblique


You can also add a weight:

font-weight: bold;

You change 'bold' to normal

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Use Firefox?

Have a Plurk badge?

Add the following Plurk CSS code to your Profile CSS setting and you'll have a Firefox Badge :)

/* display firefox badge */
.award_bar {
background: url(http://www.plurkpix.com/pix/1Gh.png) no-repeat right;
}
Want to your remove your plurk creature? Copy the following Plurk CSS code to your Plurk Profile CSS settings:


/* remove plurk creature */
#dynamic_logo {
opacity:0;filter:alpha(opacity=0);zoom:1
}

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Plurk CSS code to change the "Plurk time" character; this the time which is displayed on the timeline when you click on a Plurk within the timeline view

Change the "psy.gif" to another graphic you would to appear

/* Plurk Timeline Character */
#time_show{
background:url(http://plurk.cainanunes.com/psy.gif) left top no-repeat;
background-position:1px 1px;
height:50px;
padding-right:1px;
text-align:right;
width:80px;
bottom:-35px!important;
position:absolute;
}
/* change the plurk time color */
#time_show span{
margin:0;
padding:0;
color:#FFFFFF;
font-weight:bold;
}

Monday, August 18, 2008

Plurk CSS code to turn your dashboard into boxes; have fun with it

/* http://www.colchis.com/clrtable.html color table */

/* make your dashboard into boxes */

#plurk-dashboard {
background: none;
border: none;
}

/* setup stats box */
#dash-stats {
height:300px;
padding: 10px 5px;
color: #FFFFFF;
background-color: #0000FF;
border: 5px solid #FFFFFF;
opacity: 0.9;
filter: alpha(opacity=90);
-moz-border-radius: 20px;
-webkit-border-radius: 20px;
}

#dash-stats, h2 {
text-align: center;
}

#dash-stats h2 {
color: #FFFFFF;
border-bottom: 0;

padding: 0 0 0 20px;
}

#dash-stats #plurks_count, #dash-stats #response_count, #dash-stats table td {
text-align: left;
color: #FFFFFF;
}

/* setup friends box */
#dash-friends {
height: 300px;
padding: 10px 10px;
color: #FFFFFF;
background-color: #FF0000;
border: 5px solid #FFFFFF;
opacity: 0.8;
filter: alpha(opacity=80);
-moz-border-radius: 20px;
-webkit-border-radius: 20px;
}

#dash-friends h2 {
color: #FFFFFF;
border-bottom: 0;
text-align: left;
padding: 0 0 0 20px;
}

#dash-friends, #dash-friends-pics {
text-align: center;
padding: 10px 6px;
}

#show_all_friends {
padding: 0 0 0 20px;
text-align: left;
height: 14px;
no-repeat 0 0;
}


/* setup fans box */
#dash-fans {
height: 300px;
padding: 10px 5px;
color: #FFFFFF;
background-color: #FF00FF;
border: 5px solid #FFFFFF;
opacity: 0.8;
filter: alpha(opacity=80);
-moz-border-radius: 20px;
-webkit-border-radius: 20px;
}

#dash-fans, h2 {
text-align: center;
}

h2#h2_fans {
color: #FFFFFF;
padding: 0 0 0 20px;
border-bottom: 0;
}

#dash-fans div div {
text-align: left;
}
Add the following to lines to your Plurk CSS code to make the Original Plurker's nick show up in Red(or change C00 to another color code)

/* make the org plurker name red */
.highlight_owner .name{text-decoration:none; color: #C00;}

Saturday, August 16, 2008

CSS Code for showing Plurkers Nicks in a Diff color for the ones whom you've not visited their profile page


/* make the links 'blue'/#0174DF for persons profiles you have not visited */
a:link { color: #0174DF; }

/* make the org plurker name red */
.highlight_owner .name{text-decoration:none; color: #C00;}

Add those lines in your Plurk CSS code

thx to @skraggy for the "org plurker name" color
Copy all of the CSS code below into your CSS profile box and turn your dashboard into 'boxes'

/* turn your dashboard into 'boxes' */
#plurk-dashboard {
background: none;
border: none;
}
.segment-content {
background-color: #0174DF;
padding: 10px;
margin: 10px;
}
Remove Karma from your Plurk profile:

1) .karma_hover{font-size: 0px} #karma_arrow{position: relative;left: -800px;}

2) #dash-stats h3, a.link_arrow {opacity:0.0;filter:alpha(opacity=0);height:0;margin:0;padding:0;font-size:0;}


copy/paste the code below into your CSS profile settings


/* remove karma from your dashboard */
.karma_hover{font-size: 0px} #karma_arrow{position: relative;left: -800px;}
#dash-stats h3, a.link_arrow {opacity:0.0;filter:alpha(opacity=0);height:0;margin:0;padding:0;font-size:0;}

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

/* Move the Plurker Avatar to the left of the plurk */
div.p_img {
position: relative;
right: 3px;
}

change the 3px to a number you like
/* the display for when you have new plurks/responses */
#updater {
border: none;
background-color: #0174DF;
color: silver;
}
#updater a {
color: white;
}

You can change to diff colors from what is used; also i set border to "none", why have a border?
/* the display for when you have new plurks/responses */
#updater {
border: none;
background-color: #0174DF;
color: silver;
}
#updater a {
color: white;
}

You can change to diff colors from what is used; also i set border to "none", why have a border?
/* make a bigger input box for the plurk */

#plurk_form #input_big { height: 100px; }

thx @skraggy!


*100px is just right to hold the 140 char plurk
See any plurkers CCS code by doing the following:

http://www.plurk.com/Users/getCustomCss?user_id=id

where =id is the avatar # of a plurker

right click on the avatar picture on a plurkers profile page and 'copy image location'

then pasted that location:

http://avatars.plurk.com/9829-medium.gif

replace the =id with 9829

http://www.plurk.com/Users/getCustomCss?user_id=9829

will give you the CSS code for my profile (the CSS code changes often ; )

Saturday, August 09, 2008

How to make a Bigger Reply box in Plurk

Plurk CSS code to make a big Response box:

/* make a bigger input box for the responses */
#input_small {
height: 75px;
background:#A7CEE8;
}


This makes it ezer to input a response to a plurk.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Move the Mute button from the Plurk, to the Left side of the Plurk, when you hover over a plurk

/* hovering mute */
div.manager {
position: absolute;
top: 0px;
left: -28px;
background-color: #8FB2C5;
border: 1px solid #8FB2C5;
width: 50px;
height: 20px;
overflow: hidden !important;
}

/* color the mute text */
.manager a {
color: #FFFFFF !important;
}

Monday, August 04, 2008

Plurk CSS code for rounded Plurk boxes

.plurk_cnt {
border: 1px solid #ddd;
background-color: #FFFFFF;
-moz-border-radius: 10px;
-khtml-border-radius: 1px;
-webkit-border-radius:1px;
border-radius: 1px;
margin-right: 1px;
margin-left: 1px;
}
Create a red response count number for the plurk


/* Create a BIG red response count number for the plurk */
.response_count {
text-align: center;
-moz-border-radius: 7px;
-khtml-border-radius: 7px;
-webkit-border-radius: 7px;
border-radius: 7px;
font-size:16px;
padding: 2px;
}

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Well, Plurk is missing in action (MIA).

Via a Tracert it never reaches plurk.com.

Guessing a nework issue? Amazon S3 issue? only time will tell.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Just when you thought it was save to get back in the water...

"Oops... The page you are looking for is temporarily unavailable.
Please try again in a few moments. "


UGH... o well (LOL)

If you know, you know, if you don't head to twitter
Well, I awoke at 5am to find that Plurk was still down from the 4am EDT update.

Checked back at 6:15; still down.
Checked back at 6:30 still down.
Checked back at 7:00 still down.
Checked back at 7:30 still down.
Checked back at 8:00 still down.

Hoping their servers come back...maybe a ploy by the T ppl...

Well, as least I have my friends in the pic above to look at. :)

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Firefox Addon Session Manager Options; hope it helps someone:





*I use "Encrypt saved session" at work


Monday, June 30, 2008

is.gd - Compress that Address!

Shoichi S.'s photostream

@Semipro's Great Blog (plurker)

@yoonamania's - Great Blog (Plurker)

Plurk blog posting by Shai Coggins

How to setup Multi profiles for Firefox

plurkerati

Plurkable

Rumsey Historical Maps

JAG's Super Plurk - what can you add?

Thursday, April 10, 2008

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