m. c. de marco: To invent new life and new civilizations...

I couldn’t find a simple bookmarklet to unhijack tracking links (which often dead-end in my ad blocker and are a pain to reconstruct), so I wrote one:

javascript:(function(){var%20k,x,n;var%20l=document.links;for(k=0;k<l.length;k++){x=l[k];n=x.href.split('http');if%20(n.length>2)%20x.href="http"%20+%20decodeURIComponent(n[2]);};})();

Apply on the source page before clicking the link.

I found a clue here to how to fix the annoying, poorly-formatted xref buffer that had mysteriously appeared when Q-ing in dired in Emacs 25.2:

(define-key dired-mode-map (kbd "Q") 'dired-do-query-replace-regexp)

GigaNotoSaurus

Via a mailing list: GigaNotoSaurus is a new market for longer science fiction and fantasy stories (up to 25,000 words), paying a flat rate of $100. Check out the submission guidelines.

Sauron's Inspiration

If the template cuts this off, just click on it:

xkcd 712: Sauron's Inspiration

The Readability Bookmarklet

Via Daring Fireball: the arc90 lab announces a customizable bookmarklet called Readability that will turn almost any cluttered website into a cleaner, sparser, more readable page.