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Greasemonkey + Duggmirror Script = Awesome

Greasmoney + Duggmirror

Don’t you hate it when you try to visit a digg story and the site has been dugg? Use the greasemonkey firefox plugin and this duggmirror greasemoney script to add three links to each digg entry – the duggmirror archive, Coral NYU Mirror, and the Google Cache of the page, all with a nice graphical interface. It’s easy too:

  1. Install Firefox (you mean you haven’t already?)
  2. Install Greasemonkey plugin
  3. Restart Firefox
  4. Visit the duggmirror script‘s page and click “install this script”. A little box will pop up at the top of the browser screen, asking you for permission to install it.

That’s it! When you visit digg – you will see the extra links next to the post title. It works in any OS that firefox support (I’ve personally tested on Windows XP, Vista, and Ubuntu).

Visual.Syntax is my choice for code highlighting

I am using the Visual.Syntax code highlighting plugin by Matthew Delmarter. There were some code highlighter plugins out there, but they were all pretty complicated and the output was fancier – a little too fancy. I wanted something simple to copy/paste from and Visual.Syntax won the day for me. iG:Syntax Hiliter is a close second and I may still use it some day. It does neat things like line numbering and highlighting for a large amount of languages; but I did not find it as simple to use as Visual.Syntax. In case you were wondering, both of them work with WordPress 2.x.