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Archive for January 11th, 2019

Preventing sites to add themselves to the Google Chrome search engine list

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/11

For a long time, sites have been able to add themselves to the search engine list in Google Chrome.

 

The last one is my own, but hundreds of them are not.

I never noticed this until I needed to add some custom search engine strings to the list and found the UI is obnoxiously slow when there are hundreds of entries in that list.

It’s like the cookies editor: the editing speed decreases exponentially with the number of entries in that list.

The feature is called Tab to Search, apparently is intentional, based on the OpenSearch standard and well documented:

Many people dislike it though:

There are various ways around it documented in the last link.

This is the one I liked best: [WayBackDon’t add custom search engines – Chrome Web Store.

Via: [WayBack] Google Chrome: Remove all ‘Other Search Engines’ – Super User who also pointed me to the script below the signature ([WayBack] Remove chrome “other search engines” · GitHub), which likely needs this change:

penguin020 commented on Dec 22, 2017  

Just in case you are trying to use this with the (keep) mechanism, I think that the engine.modelIndex can get muddled if you do not refresh between runs of this script, possibly deleting engines you wish to keep.

UPDATE: if you reverse sort by modelIndex, this problem is obviated.

Add

val.others.sort(function (a, b) { return b.modelIndex - a.modelIndex; });

just after the .then.

–jeroen

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5 Simple Steps to Install Youtube Vanced Edition (No Root Needed) – Saint – watch without ads

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/11

Interesting [WayBack] 5 Simple Steps to Install Youtube Vanced Edition (No Root Needed) – Saint

You want to listen to your YouTube playlist in peace without any pesky ads and with a dark theme.YouTube Vanced is a pretty well known modded version of YouTube.

Via: [WayBack] Software-update: Pi-hole 4.0 – IT Pro – Downloads – Tweakers

–jeroen

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How much is Google Cloud Latency between Regions?

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/11

Interesting post which links to an on-line overview of the current latencies:

Does anybody know about similar information about other big cloud providers like Amazon and Azure?

–jeroen

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Life after Google+ – Lars Fosdal: Friends+Me Google+ Export tool.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/11

A little while ago, I blogged about Life after Google+ – Lars Fosdal. In the mean time, Lars has made a lot of progress exporting the community [WayBack] Delphi Developers – Google+ (which has moved to en.delphipraxis.net !).

He is a heavy user of the Friends+Me Google+ Export tool, which basically is an actively maintained web scraper with standard output targets:

[WayBack] Google Plus Exporter – Medium: Export your Google+ feeds to WordPress, Blogger, and JSON.

It does not depend on the G+ REST API: “the app is using web scraping and will keep working until the bitter end”.

Quite a bit of that information and the feedback he has is in this thread: [WayBack1/WayBack2] Hi Everyone, We’ve just released Google+ Exporter, an application that helps you to export your Google+ feeds (profile, pages, collections, communities… – Friends+Me – Google+

Of course G+ does not save the whole thread in the WayBack machine, so here it is copy-pasted (unformatted; maybe I will format it later):

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