A month or so ago I got the idea in my head to make a browser extension that let you jump to specific sections (timestamps) of long videos. Idea was initially for BitChute (since BitChute still doesn’t have this capability built-in like YouTube) or other sites like the new video archive at NicholasJFuentes.com – but I just made it generic so it could work on YT, DLIVE, Vimeo and most any other web page with a single video. It’s a pretty niche idea/tool but I think it’s pretty cool/handy and that’s all that matters to me.
It took a few rounds with Google Chrome review team but I finally got it approved and published. I will likely make tweaks to it over time to address bugs or expand the functionality in any worthwhile /reasonable ways. Use the link below to check it out if you want. BTW remember that all Chrome browser extensions work on other (safer) browser like “Brave” (my current fav), “Dissenter” – avoid Chrome if you can since Google is pretty evil and their “Chrome” browser tracks and uses our data inappropriately.
Also FYI there is a simple Facebook page for the extension too if anyone wants to post questions or ideas.
PS: Yeah I know Stefan is kind of cringe now but I wanted to include at least some kind of red-pill type topic in my screenshot for multiple reasons but had to pick something not too extreme otherwise I’m sure the communists on the Google review team would have rejected the extension.
Inspired by recent (but common for years now) instances of censorship, demonetization, deplatforming and financial terrorism being inflicted on people *IN AMERICA* for simply speaking the truth or asking valid questions. Few example links at bottom of this post.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
Like many other people I found “that scene” from the recent Joker (2019) movie so intense and awesome so I wanted to recreate it somehow. I ended up trying to lay it out like a comic book and tried to do it in a way that felt like the classic “Arkham Asylum” Batman graphic novel. I’m not sure how successful I was in the latter (I have zero experience creating comic books) but I am happy w/the final version in any case. I was torn on putting in any modern-day/non-movie elements but in the end I couldn’t resist fill the top center window frame with some of the evil icons of our “society” as well as an America First ad on the top right television set. Oh yeah and (belated) semi-spoiler warning if you haven’t seen the movie yet (but if you haven’t seen the movie yet – +1 week after opening – I don’t feel bad).
Why the hysteria about the Joker movie?
Few clips I pulled together that sum up the hype/hysteria (and reason for it):
Here’s to everyone who saw the BBC’s distorted and insulting version of Mosley on the new season of “The Peaky Blinders” TV show researching and learning the truth about him on their own.
By the way for the record I used an old black and white photo of him and a recent color shot of Big Ben along with a tracing technique (which I consider partial cheating artistically) – so this was not all drawn out of thin air! Time lapse video below shows in detail.
Another post for the archives: a new clock added to my Wooden Clock app (“Germany”)! Thanks to a lot of “Black Forest” furniture pictures online (examples below) I was able to create a new clock that (hopefully) has a German feel to it. Another part of this update includes changing the “country” clocks so far (France, Tibet, Russian and Germany) to all use their respective national anthems as their hourly “chime”. They all sound really cool (IMHO). Related details/notes can be found on the app’s Facebook page here.
I may post background info here later … but for now just archiving the initial release of a new hobby project of mine called “Gridley™”. And for the record I’m well aware I went way overboard with this. It started as a “scratch your own itch” hobby project and I took it up a few notches just because/OCD.
I’ve started trying to upload/link my app around so people can find and try it. Few notes on that:
PAD®? First thing I started figuring out is this thing called a PAD® which is a “Portable Application Description” (details) that a lot (most) of software devs use to index/centralize information about their application(s). Still figuring this out but if it’s free/simple enough I’ll likely set that up.
MajorGeeks.com! I also recently got the app into the MajorGeeks.com website. That is really cool because I’ve followed/used them for over 10 years and it’s pretty cool to have them accept my humble app into their site because they hand-pick what they list and they try it out first – very cool. Here is the description they wrote about it:
Gridley The Image Grid Generator is designed to generate a single image comprised of multiple images.
This type of graphics app will be useful for combining multiple screenshots, creating photo thumbnail sheets, merging design mockups, positioning prototype screens in a grid or even generating photo collage desktop wallpaper. You can scale one or multiple images (15 image limit) up or down depending on the job at hand.
The idea for Gridley The Image Grid Generator came to be as the author constantly found himself needing a way to quickly merge (or scale down) screenshots, mockups, etc. and waiting for monster programs like Photoshop to load or clicking dozens of times in Windows Paint – we can attest to Windows Paint being a little cumbersome, to say the least. As he searched for an existing app or website that did something similar to no avail Gridley was born to help.
Gridley The Image Grid Generator has an interface that supports drag and dropping of images as well as the standard adding process. All the tools you need are contained within its single window. You can add columns, padding, true/false aspect maintaining, add borders, change the background of the newly rendered image and more. It was easy-to-use – even going in without any knowledge on how it worked we were able to produce the desired media making it a very intuitive app. It should be a useful asset for any user that works with images.
I really do have another project I’m supposed to be working on in my free time! But the other day yet another NJFscene popped into my head and I had to attempt it. It’s not 100% what I envisioned but pretty close.
By the way here’s the song I was listening to that triggered the idea: “Guidance” by Against the Waves. Make sure to listen past the 30 second point for full effect – and for bonus points listen up to the mini guitar solo at 03:21 🙂
Finally got around to attempting a video version of how I saw the original illustration in my head – using the above-mentioned song too. Didn’t have ton of time but it got close enough I think. As always – go fullscreen/HD to watch it!
Clearly I’ve been on a kick w/this kind of thing lately … no doubt coming from some combination of inspiration, OCD and whatever red/white/black pills I’ve recently consumed. Anyhow, this past week Nick (who’s a Catholic) had a fair number of pagans or atheists send messages to the show and his responses, as usual, were as hilarious as they were spot on. At some point he joked about how he was “fending of the pagan hordes” and that’s the comment that I couldn’t get out of my head and led to this illustration.
Original (for print)
Prints at 41″ x 58″! Feel free to print for yourself but please don’t charge/sell for (unless you’re NJF).
This is a silly but sincere tribute intro to Scott Adams and his always-thought-provoking Periscope series “Coffee with Scott Adams”.
Not to be over-dramatic about a 15 second animation but for anyone who cares, I made this because:
A) Scott Adams is one of a very few voices out there today who offers honest, open-minded, calm and always-unique assessments of the news of the day … and that is inspiring (even when I don’t agree with him).
B.) Because he supports President Trump because it’s the right thing for the country, not the popular thing to do.
C.) And also … I don’t know about anyone else but I’ve always wanted to hear Scott’s trademark humming overlaid on top of some jazz music… so figured I’d just do it myself! (Along with the artwork, etc.)
Disclaimer: Not an official product of Scott Adams (don’t blame him for this!)
A few weeks ago, after quite a bit of back and forth, Apple finally reconsidered their position on my app and officially approved it to return to the App Store! I’m not sure if I just annoyed them to death or if they truly saw the error of their initial review but either way … the app is finally free to stay on the App Store and get updates in the future.
Anyhow with the red tape out of the way I spent my free time the past couple weeks making a few changes to the app – the most notable things being:
iPhone Support (Finally!)
New fancy icon
Vimeo Support removed (never used it)
I hope to add cross-device sync in future but will see how bad I want/need that before attempting it (TBD).
As always, I’m very aware I may be the only guy who wants/uses an app like this but if anyone else tries it out let me know what you think.
“President Trump Google Doodles” is a browser extension (plugin) I made for Google Chrome that does two simple things:
Gets rid of the Google “image of the day” (a.k.a. “Google Doodle“) from my Google Chrome browser
Shows a random photo of President Donald J. Trump on the Google Search screen
I won’t get into my reasons on #1 as that’s a whole separate post/topic. Article at the bottom is generally related – but topic too complex to get into here.
As for #2 … actually before I added this my original idea was to create an “American History” version of Google Doodles that would include all the well known (and not-so well known) American holidays, achievements, people and events … since in this day and age American history is under such constant division, derision, revisionism and general attack it’s easy to lose grasp of what made our country great.
Unfortunately as I compiled a list of topics and general logic for the project I realized it would take me a LONG time to finish (if done right) as it would mean creating 300+ images! So I pivoted the project to instead simply showcase photos of the President Trump for now. I may/may not revisit the original “American History” idea in the future … if/when I have the time to do it right. But honestly I enjoy the photos of the President so much I may wait a while. 🙂
I realize the list of people out there who might also want the above stuff may not be very long (or maybe not?) but if anyone is curious give the extension a try – it’s free of course! Details below.
How to Use?
Install / Open Google Chrome.
Go here to the Chrome Web Store to install the extension.
Click the “Add to Chrome” button
Then load a new browser tab or go to google.com to test it out!
Currently there are around 50 photos in the rotation The photos are dynamically loaded from Flickr.com – hopefully that works ok long-term (so far so good on my end). All photos are copyright to their original owners – none of these photos are my work (sources vary). If you have any photo suggestions feel free to chime in the comments or on the Facebook page.
Glitches? I threw this together pretty fast so there may be a layout/visual quirk here or there – if you run into something show-stopping let me know in comments or on the Facebook page.
User Options: If my OCD holds eventually the extension might add a setting or two users can toggle – such as: categories of photos to show/hide, etc but for now the extension has no user settings.