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Disclaimer: I share these tools and tips on the basis that they work on my system. I can’t guarantee that they will work on yours, although it’s likely that they should. I also can’t take any responsibility for problems that may occur from using them on your system. Also I do not provide technical support. If you use any of this, I strongly recommend that you don’t unless you first make sure what you’re doing, or ask someone you know who does.

Inflation calculator – – Search 5.8 billion images used to train popular AI art models (Stable Diffusion)


Remove playlist info from YouTube URL

Removes the playlist information from a YouTube URL. When you watch something from a playlist, or just the Watch Later list, you may not want to automatically skip forward to the next video. This bookmarklet will strip the playlist info from the URL and reload the page.

javascript:(function(){location.href = location.href.substring(0,location.href.indexOf("&list"));})();

Drag and drop to bookmark toolbar: YTNoList

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Remove GCLID from Google links

javascript:(function(){location.href = location.href.substring(0,location.href.indexOf("?gclid="));})();

Drag and drop to bookmark toolbar: NoGclid

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Open Instagram Photo in New Tab

Note that this only works on the first photo in a series.


Drag and drop to bookmark toolbar: IGZoom

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Open YouTube Short as regular video

YouTube Shorts do not allow you to adjust the volume, or move backwards and forwards in the video.

Note: You can also simply replace “short” with “watch” in the URL, but I found it cumbersome and prefer this one-click method.

javascript:(function(){location.href = "" + location.href.substring(location.href.indexOf("shorts")+7);})();

Drag and drop to bookmark toolbar: YTNoShort

Javascript bookmarklet to remove a portion of url

What are bookmarklets?

Using JavaScript to modify URLs and hide fbclid

Use FFMPEG to trim a video file without re-encoding

# Trim from 00:02:54.583 to end of file
ffmpeg -i input.mp3 -ss 00:02:54.583 -acodec copy output.mp3
# Trim from 00:02:54.583 for 5 minutes
ffmpeg -i input.mp3 -ss 00:02:54.583 -t 300 -acodec copy output.mp3

Use FFMPEG to strip audio from a video

Use FFMPEG to join (concatenate) video files without re-encoding

where vidlist syntax is:


6502 Assembler

Image editing

Photopea — Web based Photoshop-esque image editor.

Maths and graphs