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kentbrew / finding_twitter_user_id.md
Last active February 14, 2024 09:38
Finding Twitter User IDs
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Finding Twitter User IDs

User accounts on Twitter are commonly identified by screen name, which may be changed by operators when they take over an account, or have been sitting on an old account for a long time and want to transition it into malicious use.

User IDs, however, are permanent. There are several services out there that will try to find them for you but it seems like a bad idea to me, since you're alerting them to the fact that there's something interesting about this account. There's also plenty of bad advice that uses many long-since-abandoned Twitter API endpoints.

As of this writing (2018-02-18) you can view source and search for /profile_banners/, which will show something like this:

.enhanced-mini-profile .mini-profile .profile-summary {
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kentbrew / spinny_button.svg
Last active January 31, 2018 18:48
Recreating the Pinterest Spinny Button
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kentbrew / lang_chrome_osx.md
Last active February 19, 2024 17:10
How to change the Chrome default language on OSX
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How to Change your Chrome Default Language

Open up a Terminal window. (If you have never seen Terminal before, go to Spotlight Search and type "Terminal.")

In the Terminal box, try this:

defaults read com.google.Chrome AppleLanguages

If you see this:

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kentbrew / content.js
Last active January 5, 2018 17:59
Alt-Titler: fill blank image TITLE attributes with what's in their ALT attribute, if found.
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// Fill blank image TITLE attributes with what's in their ALT attribute, if found.
((w, d) => {
let $ = {
// w = window
w: w,
// d = document
d: d,
f: {
// return an event's target element
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kentbrew / background.js
Last active November 30, 2017 23:44
Tracker Jacker
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const BLOCK_ME = "://www.facebook.com/tr/";
chrome.webRequest.onBeforeRequest.addListener(
function(r) {
return {
cancel: r.url.indexOf(BLOCK_ME) != -1
};
},
{urls: ["<all_urls>"]},
["blocking"]
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kentbrew / DOMParser_input_cleaner.md
Last active June 2, 2022 19:49
Using DOMParser to clean HTML input
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Old School:

  var clean = function (input) {
    var testMe = input, dupeTest = '';
    while (testMe !== dupeTest) {
      testMe = new DOMParser().parseFromString(testMe, "text/html").documentElement.textContent;
      dupeTest = testMe;
    }
    testMe = testMe.replace(/</g, '&lt;');

return testMe;

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kentbrew / readme.md
Created July 11, 2017 02:43
Some Notes On Zetterberg's Static Search Widget
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kentbrew / wilensky.js
Created July 9, 2017 14:47
Imagine a room full of 100 people with 100 dollars each. With every tick of the clock, every person with money gives a dollar to one randomly chosen other person. After some time progresses, how will the money be distributed?
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// paste me into console to explore the counterintuitive problem found here:
// http://www.decisionsciencenews.com/2017/06/19/counterintuitive-problem-everyone-room-keeps-giving-dollars-random-others-youll-never-guess-happens-next/
// setup: tweak as needed
var rounds = 10, turns = 1000, max = 100, start = 100;
// play one round
var round = function () {
// setup
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kentbrew / behavior.js
Created June 23, 2017 19:57
Scale and Render an Image for Visual Search
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(function (w, d, a) {
var $ = w[a.k] = {
"a": a, "w": w, "d": d,
"s": {},
"v": {},
"f": (function () {
return {
// get a DOM property or text attribute
get: function (el, att) {
var v = null;
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kentbrew / readme.md
Last active September 11, 2017 01:01
Towards A Modernized JavaScript Class Name Changer
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Towards A Modernized JavaScript Class Name Changer

Previously we'd do something horrible with string matching when we wanted to change an HTML element's class name with JavaScript.

var changeClass = function (el, add, remove) {
  if (el) {

    if (!el.className) {
      el.className = '';