Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/16
Hosted at: Decode URLs from The Great Suspender after a browser restart fails to reload them
Converts URLs like these:
It decodes a URL encoded by The Great Suspender which is a cool Google Chrome plugin that suspends pages after some idle time.
The uncool thing is that when Google Crome restarts after a crash (it’s software, it does that, especially as it consumes truckloads of memory and is full of memory leaks) it often fails to restore some (but not many) of the suspended pages into a usable state: it shows only the encoded URLs.
Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/02
It even has some html to redirect to it, which I’ve replaced with the wayback machine (and put into a gist as WordPress kills noscript tag blocks and everything they contain.
Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/06
Hopefully by now mkchromecast [WayBack] works on more Linux versions (and maybe even Mac OS X is better supported [WayBack]), but back then it was only available for Ubuntu 16.10 and up:
Do you want to stream the audio from Rhythmbox, VLC or another Linux app to your TV through Chromecast? Well, we’ve found a nifty little Linux tool that lets you do just that.
Source: How to Send Your Linux Desktop Audio to a Chromecast – OMG! Ubuntu!
The tool is at github: Linux · muammar/mkchromecast Wiki [WayBack]: mkchromecast – Cast macOS, or Linux Audio to your Google Cast Devices
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Posted by jpluimers on 2016/11/21
A while ago I suspected at least one of my Chrome extensions to do funny things.
In the end it appeared that “Live HTTP Headers 1.0.8” went rogue a while ago and has by now been removed from the store as this link is gone: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/iaiioopjkcekapmldfgbebdclcnpgnlo ()
It was part of a much larger set of extensions that went away and isn’t limited to Chrome: other browsers with extension mechanisms suffer from this too. More links about this at the bottom of this post.
Which means that by now you should be really careful which extensions you have installed and enabled.
So, browse through these and ensure you’ve disabled everything you don’t need permanently:
On my system, I removed these:
When you go from Chrome to these URLs through the extensions page, it usually appends an UTM tracker like utm_source to the URL.
So I dug into that as well and found these links explaining them:
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Posted by jpluimers on 2016/11/18
There is a Chrome App called Videostream for Google Chromecast that lets you play your own local videos on your Chromecast from your PC with subtitles supported. Not like those Chrome Extensions, it’s a Chrome App that you can launch directly from your desktop through Chrome Launch.
Just launch the app, choose a video, select a Chromecast, and enjoy. Easy as 123.
via: [WayBack] How To Chromecast MKV, MP4, DVI Videos from Windows Computer | Next of Windows
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