[Greasemonkey] Thanks for OSCON presentation
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 :-).
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
> 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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