• Rage Of The Submit Button

    I just noticed this morning that Facebook got rid of the submit button on comments. Not sure where else they might have also done this but I love it! I like this trend of getting rid of submit buttons. Done right I think it makes interfaces cleaner, simpler, and easier....

  • Product Search User Interface Demo

    Working with limited space and needing both a basic and advanced search I came up with this design. The search happens automatically much like Google instant search as you type. What I like about the design: large input and “[Product Search Results]” in results area lets user know that it...

  • Lanyrd.com Catches Up With @MikeGrace

    I saw today that Lanyrd.com has released a chrome and firefox extension to filter out tweets on Twitter.com about #SXSW. I like the design they went with for the UI and it feels good to see a company like Lanyrd create an app that works similarly to what I built...

  • Milestone Celebration For Filtering Foul Language On Twitter

    Party!!!! <figcaption class="wp-caption-text">My party stance</figcaption></figure> The Kynetx app that I built to filter out foul language on Twitter.com has filtered through over 200,000 tweets removing over 4,300 foul words! When I originally built the app I didn’t think it would get used by enough people to get through that many...

  • The Kynetx App I really Want To Build

    I wrote the other day on Twitter, “If @my6sense, http://tweetstats.com, @Twitter, and @socialtoo had a baby, that’s the Kynetx app I want to write. #FillANeed” I’m going to tell you all about what that app looks like and what it does but first some background. I use Twitter a lot. I...

  • Getting Gamification Right

    I’ve always loved playing, learning, and games. It isn’t until the past few years that I’ve really started thinking more about gamification, what it means, how it plays a role in my life, and how I can learn from it to make better products on the web. I can’t remember...

  • New Employment At Needle.com

    Both my wife and I are very excited to announce that I have accepted a full time job working at Needle of Needle.com We feel very blessed by the many responses we received from friends and family when they found out I was without employment. We ended up having to...

  • Cleaning DropBox Folder

    I love DropBox and don’t want to pay for the larger amount of space because it’s such a large jump to make. I recently went through my DropBox folder and cleaned out a bunch of files that I no longer needed in my DropBox folder. The task was made much...

  • Super Search Thingy Is Alive!!!

    With a bit of free time I’ve had lately being unemployed, I was able to work on this project and finish it. I’m very happy to have it done and working so well. What is it? It’s a keyboard activated search tool for a specific website built to act like...

  • Upcoming Kynetx Impact Conference

    I’m really excited about the upcoming Kynetx Impact conference. I’m going to be there and really look forward to the great speakers and all of the incredible information that is going to be flowing through everyone. I believe that this is the future of the web. Check out some of...

  • Closet Stats Junkie

    Here is my public admission that I am a bit of a stats junkie. I LOVE NUMBERS AND DATA! As one of my good buddies would say… “INPUT!!!!” Reasons why I think I am addicted to stats: I love tracking statistics within my applications to know what is going on...

  • JavaScript Delayed Search Like Google Instant

    While working on building a search tool for a documentation site I came up with this demo. I wanted to be able to execute the search much like how Google Instant currently waits for a pause in the users typing to execute the search. This is an example of how...

  • Double Key Press Activation State Machine Thingy!

    I’m working on building a documentation search tool based on QuickSilver and Alfred App. I needed a way to activate the search so I built this demo in preparation for finishing the search tool. You can check out the live demo at http://mikegrace.s3.amazonaws.com/geek-blog/double-tap/double-tap.html This is what it looks like even...

  • JavaScript Performance Hit Calling Function vs. Inline

    I know there is a performance hit when calling a function vs just running the code right there but I was curious how much that would be in different browsers. I went over to one of my favorite JS testing sites, http://jsperf.com/ , and setup a simple test. Running a...

  • Life At A Startup

    Before I get started let’s get 2 points out in the open: 1) Yes, at the time of this blog post I am unemployed. 2) Kynetx is still kickin butt and taking names. Kynetx FTW! Yesterday morning I found out that I no longer had a job at Kynetx as...

  • Growl Notifications For Yammer.com Website

    I have tried many different applications for Yammer and they all disappoint. I recently started using the website and found it to be MUCH better than any client I have tried yet. The biggest failing point for the website is the lack of growl notifications to let me know I...

  • Uploading Browser Extensions To S3 Using Transmit

    I create a lot of browser extensions and like to upload them to S3. It’s super nice to have each respective browser automatically start the install process on download. To do this, specific headers need to be set on the file and it’s SUPER easy with Transmit. 1) Open Transmit...

  • Facebook Possible Friend Statistical Graph Thingy

    I found Facebook’s “Find Friends” browse page and thought it would be fun to do an experiment with the data contained within. To participate in the experiment download and install either this Firefox or Chrome Kynetx browser extension. Download Chrome Extension Download Firefox Extension The app will put a button...

  • CSS Navigation Border Experiment

    I was working on building navigation based on this mockup <figcaption class="wp-caption-text">Navigation Mockup</figcaption></figure> I enjoyed building the navigation and thought what I came up with was cool enough to share what I did. The JavaScript added is just to simulate changing pages. Example page -> http://mikegrace.s3.amazonaws.com/geek-blog/sandbox/css-nav-border-party.html

  • YouTube Refreshed Kynetx App

    My friends and I want a cleaner version of YouTube to use. One which doesn’t have lame and time wasting suggested videos, pointless comments, and lots of clutter. Thus, I have created the YouTube Refreshed Kynetx app. The app currently works on the main page of YouTube and individual video...

  • Interview With KSL!

    I got interviewed on KSL today on The Browser radio show about one of my Kynetx Apps that I built to filter out foul language on Twitter.com You can find the extensions at http://geek.michaelgrace.org/2011/01/foul-fowl-control-kynetx-app-for-twitter-com/ For a list of other interesting Apps/browser extensions that I and others have built for twitter,...

  • Keywordicon – Experimental Twitter Kynetx App

    Keywordicon is an experimental Kynetx app that I built to modify the Twitter.com interface. It is based on the same code that runs my recently published tweet filter Kynetx app. I thought it would be interesting to annotate each tweet with icons based on key words found in the tweet…...

  • Tweet Filter Kynetx App

    This is another Kynetx App that I have built to enhance the Twitter.com web interface. This app allows you to hide or highlight tweets based on words found in each tweet. The app also remembers your list of word between each use. Just add a list of words separated by...

  • Foul Fowl Control Kynetx App For Twitter.com

    I have long longed for the ability to not see foul language in my Twitter stream. Why I didn’t think to create a Kynetx app before now to do this very thing is beyond me. Today a friend of mine on Twitter mentioned that he also wished there was a...

  • Standup Meeting Kynetx App

    I’m really glad I had some time to build another Kynetx app that the Kynetx team will be able to use to be more efficient with their time. I had the idea a few days ago and now that idea is a reality. Here is what I explained my idea...

  • Shun The Facebook Likes Kynetx App

    I had a friend on Twitter that voiced his frustration with having to see many ‘likes’ on Facebook when he doesn’t care about any of them. I took that as a challenge and built a Kynetx app that would fix that problem. Action shots: Status Update Before Status Update After...

  • KRL Stack Overflow Question Watcher For Kynetx Team

    I built this app based on an idea I got this morning and it has turned out great! I love it! The app is built for the Kynetx team so I wont be sharing the extension with the public but I have no qualms with sharing how awesome it is....

  • Old School Style Retweets Via Kynetx App

    Twitter came out with a new web interface… great! Ooooh! A retweet button. Wait!! What is this? Gah! I think the native retweet is great sometimes and other times it just doesn’t fit. I got really sick of doing the copy and paste dance so I built a Kynetx app...

  • Load XKCD Inline on Twitter

    A friend on Twitter, Andrew Hedges, mentioned this morning Wishing @Twitter would add support for showing XKCD comics inline on twitter.com I agree that it would be nice to have each XKCD comic load inline. Until it is supported, I thought I would bang out a Kynetx app to do it....

  • Minimal One True Fan

    I am a BIG fan of One True Fan. Maybe even “the” one true fan of One True Fan. ; ) I’ve noticed recently that I have been hiding the One True Fan bar a lot for various reasons. I really love the bar but I don’t always want to...