Userscripts.org rocks

I finally made a Userscripts.org account for my favorite Greasemonkey scripts[1. The list is slowly being built.]. Why not just use Delicious? Because Userscripts.org can send me an email when any of my favorite scripts are updated.

If you’re unaware of Greasemonkey’s powers, Lifehacker will get you going.

Netflix gift card giveaway

Four Netflix gift cards to give away (266/366)

If you haven’t tried Netflix, they’ve sent me[1. and I’m sure lots of other members] four gift cards for a free month trial. The catch is that you need to be a first-time customer and that it’s limited to one per household.

Leave a comment if you want a code. I have four to giveaway.

At 12:00pm PST on Friday, September 26th, 2008, I’ll pick the four using the Random Integer Generator from RANDOM.ORG.

Update 9/29/08: So much for that. Not many people need these. Oh well. Just so you know, I now have two left.

Update 11/20/08: These expired on October 31st, so…yeah. Comments are closed.

Loving Instapaper

I started using Instapaper the first day it was released. It does a much better job by helping me better maintain the stuff I want to read later. (No, I don’t think browser bookmarks are good for this because they’ll get out of control.)

I was using del.icio.us to tag items I want to look at later, but those haven’t gotten touched for a long time.

Win eBay auctions with Unwired Buyer and Auction Sniper

I just won an auction for an iRiver iFP-899 on eBay (link) — and I wasn’t at my computer. The ones that aren’t set with “Buy It Now” are selling for $100+ at the moment.

My two weapons:

  1. UnWired Buyer (free)
  2. Auction Sniper (first three snipes are free, add three more snipes per referral – more details)

A few days ago, I set a maximum bid within Auction Sniper. Today, I was on the way back from school when I got a text message notifying me that in five minutes, I’d be receiving a phone call from UnWired Buyer. I wasn’t planning on bidding in realtime, because Auction Sniper would do that for me within the last five seconds of the auction.

Listening to the bids being made in real-time, I chuckled and listened in anticipation for the final seconds. At the end, the voice said something to the effect that I won with a bid of $78. I hung up and giggled with glee for about a minute.

If you’re curious, I bought this device in hopes that it’ll record class lectures much better than my iPod + iTalk. Also, I might use it to start a podcast. Have I mentioned that before?