Schalk’s Blog and Journal About Stuff

Schalk's Blog About Stuff

Hacker News Readable Dark

In November of last year I created a user style for Stylish / Userstyles.org called Hacker News Readable Light that you can install to your preferred browser to override the default Hacker News styles with a more readable skin that is similar to Pocket or Instapaper. As dark mode has become a trend in 2020, I … Continued

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Convert a video to a GIF

So, you’ve spent countless hours crafting a video in your favourite video software and it looks amazing.The only step left is making a GIF file. Sounds like the easiest part, right? But this is where all the fun begins.

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What to pack for music festival

As a music festival veteran, I’ve gone to festivals with the bare essentials and sometimes with some luxury items. But there is always something that we leave behind or forget.

This is why I decided to compile a list of essential items you should bring to make your music festival experience amazing.

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Download Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker was an simple to use video editor that was part of the Windows Essentials 2012 suite that unfortunately reached end of support on January 10, 2017.

For those who still want to use it, an offline download of the last version of Windows Essentials (including Movie Maker) is available on archive.org.

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5 Bookmarklets for debugging CSS

Bookmarklets are an essential  part of my toolkit when it comes to quickly performing common web page tasks in my daily web development process.

A bookmarklet is a “small software application stored as a bookmark in a web browser, which typically allows a user to interact with the currently loaded web page in some way”.

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