Wednesday, September 07, 2005


I stood on the sidelines watching while GreaseMonkey swung through the blogsphere but when a Ruby based alternative MouseHole showed up I decided to jump in and take a look. MouseHole is the brainchild of the wacky Why The Lucky Stiff, the same guy who wrote Why's (Poignant) Guide to Ruby and is behind my favorite blog of late RedHanded - sneaking Ruby through the system. Unlike GreaseMonkey, MouseHole is a proxy you run outside of the browser. Proxy scripts can modify the pages that pass through it or even generate completely new pages as the funky MouseWiki does. If you're not interested in running every page through a proxy but are interested in exploring you can use this cool Firefox plugin ProxyButton to add a quick on/off switch to Firefox's tool bar.

If you actually follow any of Why's link and get curious about the whole hoodwink'd thing, don't come to me looking for an explanation. I still haven't figured it out.

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