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by Tony Chang
tony@ponderer.org

All opinions on this site are my own and do not represent those of my employer.

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my first user script

Feb 17, 2005, 11:32pm EST

 

 

My first (real) greasemonkey user script is for adding user pics to livejournal user links. That is, if you hover over a livejournal user link (like this one: [info]idealisms), the user’s userpic appear above your cursor.

Futhermore, the script use XMLHttpRequests and doesn’t require user intervention because all the requests are made to livejournal.com.

I had actually done something similar in my livejournal S2 style, but I gave up when I realized that there was no way to get userpic urls for most user links in S2. I was reminded of the idea today when I read about a related PHP script.

Hmm, it’s unclear to me whether I should have posted this here on my tech blog or on my more personal livejournal.

tony at Feb 18, 2005, 03:14am EST

Well, for example, it’s useful when I’m reading a comments page that is collapsed because of too many comments. I like to see the uesrpics of the people commenting before clicking on a thread.

I also like it when viewing rating communities. If there’s a members list, you can see user pics without having to browse to userinfo pages.

Or perhaps you want to see user pics of people who are interested in “cute”?

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