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Catching loose MP3s with Greasemonkey and

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

You encounter a link to an MP3 file but it takes ages to download before you can even start to listen. You probably even haven’t got the time to sit down and listen right now, so you’d want to save it on your MP3 player without too much hassle – the way you do with MP3s in a podcast. Recognize the situation? If so, here’s my MP3 lifehack for you: (more…)

Filtering duplicates out of a watchlist

Monday, October 24th, 2005

One of the great things about is subscribing to watchlists. A friend of mine got hooked to it when he discovered that with the RSS feed of all links tagged “gtd” (the incrowd acronym for “Getting things done”), new productivity-boosting tips started flowing in. There is one issue however: doesn’t filter out duplicates.

Linklogs talk, mind map and Wikipedia article stub

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

I presented some thoughts on in one of the presentations at a Brussels Blog Dinner last Friday. I used Freemind, an open source tool to prepare.  Basically, a mindmap is nothing more than a visual presentation of an outline, but it does help to be able to reshuffle your thoughts in a visual way.  Freemind is visually less attractive than commercial tools, but has an open file format and several export options.  See for example my “Linklogs Mind Map”: (more…)

Top sources of links

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

Nivi suggested using the top sources of your links, in order to clean up your feedreader and throw out feeds you don’t find worthwile to bookmark links from anyway. It created some discussion on whether this was feasible/ethical/practical to build this as a service only requiring the (public) username (meaning you could probe any other user’s “attention stream”) (more…)

WordPress plugins: WYSIWYG editor, rss links, recent comments

Saturday, July 2nd, 2005

WordPress is designed in such a way that people can easily download and install plugins (add-ons and modifications). Three plugins I found very useful: (more…)

Hunting spamblogs

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

Several people have been complaining about Spamblogs and suggesting remedies:

It’s probably search engines that hold the key here. (more…)

What use is the “social” aspect of

Tuesday, April 5th, 2005

Jaysea at Don’t Back Down is very sceptical on “social” bookmarks. (more…)

Tip: list of unique URL’s for a given tag

Sunday, April 3rd, 2005

I only now noticed that the list of links for a given tag on gives the list of distinct user entries on that URL. Which is not handy if you want to have a quick list of unique URL’s for a given tag, since you have to wade through hundreds of submissions of the same popular links to find the less popular. (more…)