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My wonderous Greasemonkey Idea

oktober 2nd, 2005 by

Adolf MacDonald
photo credit: Walt Jabsco

Greasemonkey (and other solutions for Opera and Windows) allows you to customize the way a webpage displays using small bits of JavaScript. Hundreds of scripts, for a wide variety of poular sites, are already available in the Greasemonkey script repository at http://userscripts.org.

You can write your own scripts too. Mark Pilgrim’s definitive Greasemonkey guide, diveintogreasemonkey.org will show you how.

Greasemonkey Extension for Firefox

User Scripts

My new brilliant idea:
I haven’t used Greasemonkey that much yet but for years I’ve wanted a solution to get easy information about the ethical and environmental profile of a firm or product when I’m in a store. Unfortunatly this is not really feasible, but it could be done in the web using Greasemonkey (+ a wiki of conserned citizens, and perhaps import of existing data (?) by XML. And then the option to edit the wiki througt a greasemonkey script.)

I think I will check if there are any only databases with this kind of data, I know there used to be one in Norway. If you have any tips, just write a comment.

Supercool scripts:

Wikiproxy: Greasemonkey Edition
Inline Mp3 Player
Gmail: Random Signature.
Mailto Compose In GMail (with choice)
Jer’s Wonderful World of Internet
http://pappmaskin.blogspot.com/2005/10/my-wonderous-greasemonkey-idea.html

Another Cool Idea:
Replace banner-ads etc with artwork and poetry, or random naked chicks. I think the name should be Prettify-the-web! :)

Posted in Activism, Code, Ideas

Green green water

august 4th, 2005 by

Quote: «You can’t seperate the people from the environment».

The documentary film Green Green Water follows U.S. consumer, Dawn Mikkelson, as she traces the source of her ‘green energy’ back to the displacement of the indigenous Cree and Metis in Northern Manitoba.

Interview with filmmaker Dawn Mikkelson, with a few outtakes from the movie.

Green green water started as a vlog and was then edited together as a documentary film about hydroelectric power and its impact on the lives of thousands of Aboriginal people in northern Manitoba. This power is then sold to U.S. utilities companies and passed on to their customers.

This is a story about power…power from hydroelectric dams…the power to destroy an ancient culture…the power of big money…the power of Indigenous people who refuse to be powerless in their struggle to survive…and the power of activism.

You can order the DVD from www.greengreenwater.com

Update 25. april 2009:
One interesting aspect of this movie is the fact that Manitoba Hydro, responsible for the dam, launched a countermeasure-campaign after the release of the documentary. You can read about it here and on http://www.greengreenwaterbiased.com/

Posted in Activism, Greener

Telestreet: The Italian Media Jacking Movement

juni 8th, 2005 by

«A short documentary exploring Italy’s Telestreet phenomena, a network of close to 200 micro pirate TV transmitters that begun in the summer of 2002 to counter the media monopoly of Silvio Berlusconi. Perhaps the most interesting tactical media initiative of recent times, the TeleStreet network combines both old and new media, lo-tech and hi-tech.

The documentary speaks with activists from TeleAut and SpegnilaTV and media theorist Franco Berardi (Bifo). »

Also available at
Internet Archive: Details: Telestreet: The Italian Media Jacking Movement:

Posted in Activism, Trends