[Greasemonkey] Thanks for OSCON presentation

Aaron Boodman zboogs at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 13:31:23 EDT 2005


Thanks for the note! I'm really glad the talk was well received, it
was fun giving. I'm super happy the demo went well :-).

- a

On 8/9/05, Kirby Krueger <kirbyk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just dropping a quick note, since I see in the archives that people
> were asking about the OSCON presentation.  I've been curious about
> greasemonkey, so decided to stop by, despite several other interesting
> talks in that timeslot.
> 
> I was really impressed (and surprised) at how _easy_ it was.  Aaron
> gave a live demo on adding in a 'Kevin Bacon Number' to IMDB.  (The
> only talk I went to that actually wrote code on the fly.)  Even over
> the extremely flaky conference wireless, it worked smoothly, and left
> me thinking, "Wow, I could do that."
> 
> Haven't yet, but I've got a few ideas to play with.  I've used company
> resources to print out a copy of Dive Into Greasemonkey.  Now I've
> just got to wrangle up a few spare hours and come up with something
> stupid and cool.
> 
> The talk was definitely well recieved.  Aaron came across as a hacker
> who just wanted to do something nifty, and didn't quite believe how
> successful his project was.  Happy that other people think his toy is
> cool, but a bit mystified at being asked to give a talk that people
> would pay to see.  Or the idea that greasemonkey could change the way
> people use the web.
> 
> I think it's a very powerful piece of software.  I'm personally a perl
> developer, and use javascript sparingly (it's a useful tool, but not
> super fun to develop in) - but greasemonkey can fit in extremely well
> there.  I can run a perl application on my site that does whatever
> complex data munging I want, output it in a useful format, and then
> have greasemonkey call it and paste the data into a website.
> 
> Anyway, good presentation, I can't wait to start playing with this stuff.
> 
> -- Kirby
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