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Teehee, nerdy-gamey gleetage [May. 18th, 2009|10:42 pm]
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So, I may not have mentioned, but my new addiction is GTA San Andreas - it's sucking me in, slowly but surely. One of the problems I have is tracking all the little secrets on the map. I've found an excellent page that shows all the things I have to target, and gives helpful little descriptions of where to find them. BUT, I can't figure out a decent way to track 'em. So, a wrote a handy little bookmarklet to handle it.

For those of you who don't grok this, the explanation is under the cut:
Basically, it's a little piece of javascript put into a link. The idea is that you don't click it inside the webpage, but drag it to the bookmarks toolbar and it does stuff from there. I've encountered some seriously cool bookmarklets, like the javascript shell (I can highly recommend this to any developers who heavily use javascript - especially if you're used to using interactive shells for other languages).

Now, I feel I have the skills to write my own, so I did. It feels kind of empowering, having the ability to casually solve a problem. AND it's a hell of a lot simpler than what I do in work.

In case, you're interested, I wrote it to work with this site. The tool I wrote is Taggler (and I just realised that livejournal will probably scrape all of this out - as well it should) - just drag it up to the toolbar, go to the site, and enter numbers from 1 to 100, and they'll disappear, and reappear when you put the number in again. You can put in multiple numbers, separated by commas (I don't do ranges by -, although I may try it some time), and is a tool I'm quite happy to have in my arsenal.

It's quite a weird sensation to be proud of doing something that I'd normally do in work, outside of work. At any rate, if anyone wants to play and/or log bugs, do let me know.

[User Picture]From: bleedinrapid
2009-05-24 07:33 pm (UTC)
Whatever you have done, I ain't seeing it. I'd like to see some eefer code.
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[User Picture]From: tearsofzorro
2009-05-25 09:20 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, LJ strips out all javascript, for security reasons. So I'll send it onto you by email, and the site to use it for. (If I ever get the electricmayhem webserver up and running, I'll share it that way too)
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