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 way to filter or hide foul language in tweets so I decided I would build this app. I decided to build the app so that it would replace foul words with asterisks instead of just hiding the tweet from the tweet stream, which I could build another app to do or I could have a setting to change the functionality. I also don’t have a way for new words to be censored other than you contacting me and asking me to add a word to the list. I don’t really want an inbox full of foul language but if you see that my app has missed something that you think should be hidden then let me know via twitter or email and I’ll probably add it.

I’m not going to show before and after action shots but I can show you how the app behaves when I was testing it with a list of random words:

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If you are interested in seeing the code that makes this app work the way it does, you can check it out over at http://kynetxappaday.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/find-and-replace-words-in-twitter-tweet-stream/

Minimal One True Fan

I am a BIG fan of One True Fan. Maybe even “the” one true fan of One True Fan. ; )

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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 see it, but at the same time I always want it to be there. So… I built a Kynetx app that solves my problem and maybe others will find it useful also.

Minimal One True Fan is a Chrome and Firefox Extension that

  1. looks for the One True Fan bar on the page
  2. hides the bar
  3. takes the checked in status button and places it in the bottom left corner of the page
  4. clicking on the status button will bring the bar back

See the Minimal One True Fan Kynetx app and the One True Fan extensions in action!

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Update 01/04/2011

Updated the app to also show the avatar of the current One True Fan of the current site because who doesn’t love to see if they are the One True Fan? : D

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Help Me Focus Kynetx App

I’ve gotten sick of constantly going to web pages where the main thing I want to do is a search and the site doesn’t put my cursor focus in the search input box. Gah!

I have decided to make a Kynetx app that helps me with this annoyance and you are free to use it and give feedback (things like, ‘I wish it worked on this site’ or ‘Dude! This is awesome!’).

Example Code

*It is currently only helping on a few sites but I will be adding sites as I run across them and people suggest them.

If you have the extension installed and working, you can see a list of domains that the app is helping you focus on at the end of this post inserted by the extension.

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List of sites this extension is helping on

If you had the extension installed and running properly, you would see this replaced with a list of the sites that the extension is currently helping on

Google Chrome… it just is!

Synopsis:

  • I think Google Chrome rocks.
  • So what?
  • Who cares about my opinion?
  • Proof that I’m right.
  • … thanks for telling me about Google Chrome… WAY better than IE…
  • :-)

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I think GOOGLE CHROME ROCKS!

I have been a loong time fan of Mozilla’s Firefox web browser, and for many reasons. Firefox has extensions, is clean, standards compliant, has firebug, and a fun logo. I recently started trying out Google’s Chrome because most of my geek friends were raving about it. … and WOW! Talk about fast and clean and well done! I am very impressed with Chrome. Some would ask, “why not just use Safari since they are both about the same?” While they do use the some open source rendering engine, they offer completely different user experiences. Chrome has done browser extensions right, and by right I mean that it’s easy for both the developer and consumer. No need for restarting the browser after instal, building extensions is the simplest out of IE (shudder)/ Firefox/ Safari, and no toolbars allowed! I have also really enjoyed the way the interface is designed. Chrome has stayed clean, simple, and effective for all of my browsing and development needs.

SOOOO WHAT!?!

WHO CARES ABOUT MY OPINION?!

I admit that I am not the average user. I am a geek that lives in a text editor and in the browser so my opinion is greatly skewed and it is even hard for me to trust that my experience will be similar to those who aren’t freaks of the geek.

HERE’S THE PROOF!

At sunday dinner, my niece was complaining about their “internet” crashing and freezing while working on the computer. “Who’s your internet provider?”, I asked. “NO. No. no. The internet stops working and crashes” she replied while drawing a computer screen sized box with her pointer fingers. Saving the fact that the browser was being confused for the internet for a later blog post, I told her that IE was just a way to display the contents of the web and that she should download Google Chrome and use that instead.

I didn’t explain where to download it, how to use it, or why it would be better. I really didn’t expect her to find it, install it, and actually use it but I was wrong. Just one day later, today, I got a facebook notice from her with a cute little note that not only blew my socks off, but also confirmed my thoughts on why Chrome has been growing in market share.

“Hey thanks for telling me about Google chrome…WAY better than internet explorer :]
Google! :]”

That little message made my day and may be a big step in my niece becoming a geek.