Posts Tagged ‘Bookmark’

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Quickly add a page to Evernote from iPhone Safari

06/12/2009

This post has now been migrated to ThoughtAsylum.com.

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FoxMarks to XMarks Shared Folder Update

01/08/2009

Combined Logo with RSS

I probably should have realised a lot sooner than I did, but there has been something a bit odd with my SpotIT feed on my RebootIT blog of late.

For some time now I’d been using an add-in for Firefox to manage my bookmarks.  This was produced by Foxmarks.com and allowed me to do various clever things such as synchronise my bookmarks between computers, access them on a special web page and notably share them with others via a web page or an RSS feed….

Foxmarks have extended their support to other browsers and renamed a while back to Xmarks.  Foolishly I never spotted the change to the RSS feed which was piping my list of useful bookmarks to my RebootIT blog.  So if you shared any of your bookmarks with Foxmarks and never updated your links when the name change took place I’d suggest you head on over to Xmarks.com and get the new URLs.

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Download YouTube Video

07/04/2009

youtube-saveI deal with a fair few academics and if there’s one thing they love about the Internet and the World Wide Web it’s YouTube and the vast resources it offers.  Giving multimedia presentations is obviously a great way of getting people engaged, but an issue is that when visiting an institution you can’t always guarantee that you will have access to the Internet so being able to download a video from YouTube is a huge benefit.

I was asked how to do this recently and I directed the user to a bookmark (/’bookmarklet’) I occasionally use for just such a task.  I use it from within Firefox whilst on a YouTube page and then simply click the bookmark on my toolbar to initiate the download.  Unfortunately WordPress doesn’t allow me to embed the Javascript for the bookmark directly into a link in this post, so you’ll either have to copy and paste the following into your bookmark location/URL…

javascript:if(document.location.href.match(/http:\/\/[a-zA-Z\.]*youtube\.com\/watch/)){document.location.href='http://www.youtube.com/get_video?fmt='+(isHDAvailable?'22':'18')+'&video_id='+swfArgs['video_id']+'&t='+swfArgs['t']}

… or visit the original source for this little gem, as the credit for the bokmark wizardry goes to a post on the Google Operating System blog.

I would urge anyone using this to pay attention to the terms and conditions of use of YouTube and at the very least credit YouTube and whoever created the original content in whatever academic presentation it might be used in.