Desktop clock

I like to have a large desktop clock on my PC.

I use the Desktop Clock gadget for 8GadgetPack (which enables the use of Windows 8 gadgets to Windows 7, 8.1, 10 and 11).

But I can’t have one on my work laptop as they the company IT policy is to lock down installations to only their pre-approved list of applications.

But I can open a website…

And modern browsers like Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge allow the installation of webpages as apps.

So, I have written my own clock script that I can install as a Chrome or Edge app on my work laptop and resize the window to the bottom right of my screen. You can find the code on my GitHub.

It’s so pretty…

https://www.garethjmsaunders.co.uk/clock/

Establishing digital at the heart of the University from IWMW 2016

I had a bit of a surprise this afternoon when I spoke with my sister Jenni on the phone.

“I saw that lecture you gave at the university, on YouTube,” she said.

“What lecture?”

Jenni sent me the link.

It turned out to be the one above, a talk given to the Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) at John Moore’s University in Liverpool in 2016, on the eve of the infamous Brexit referendum.

There was an electricity outage at Lime Street station on the day we were meant to return to Scotland, so we hot footed it down to the Liverpool docks, hired a car and I drove back to Leuchars station where I’d parked my own car. Then I drove to Anstruther to place my vote firmly in the box that said: no I do not want to leave the EU.

Anyway, this was my talk, illustrated with a lot of LEGO-related slides.

Restoring the classic Trello label colours using Stylish

Screenshot of Trello showing lists of cards with colourful labels
Example Trello board showing the restored classic Trello label colours

I’ve written a Stylish CSS script that restores the classic Trello label colours after they were recently updated to a colour palette that genuinely makes me feel miserable looking at them.

You can use this example Trello board with all the labels to test if the Stylish script is working for you.

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DevToys—an open-source Swiss army knife for developers

DevToys

DevToys is like a Swiss Army knife for software and web developers to help with everyday development tasks such as comparing and converting text and images, testing RegEx, formatting JSON and XML data, compressing images, etc.

It is available for free for Windows from the Microsoft Store.

I wish I’d had this years ago.

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