A useful tool for the graphics hardware hunter

A useful tool for the graphics hardware hunter

Are you looking for elusive hardware on Amazon, in a situation where 90% of items will be “out of stock”? Save time with a new UserScript that usefully hides any item declaring itself “Out of Stock”, and thus shows “Amazon in-stock only”. The code looks clean and legit to me.

Works fine, but in the UK you need to manually tweak the code to also run on Amazon UK, and also change the capitalised detection-phrase from “Out of Stock” to “out of stock”.

It’s an interesting script and presumably one could tweak it to block any listing with an occurrence of a repeating phrase.

Country of origin at Amazon

Country of origin at Amazon

Worried about buying stuff from dodgy nations, on Black Friday, or just interested in where the cool stuff comes from? There’s a new UserScript for Web browsers that claims to show Country of origin at Amazon. Looking carefully at the script, it appears clean and uses the two-letter “isocode”, which in Amazon’s documentation is defined as the…

ISO code that indicates the country where the product was manufactured.

Nice idea, but regrettably the script just doesn’t work. No country-of-origin information or flag shows up on the page. Still, someone may want to take it and fix it.

Photoshop’s Conditional Actions

Photoshop’s Conditional Actions

Who knew? Photoshop has Conditional Actions, which means its Actions can do some basic if/or type of automated decision-making. This type of Action was introduced back in Photoshop CS6 (December 2012 update). These special actions can also “call other actions depending on a condition”, and you choose from a canned list of these…

Conditional Actions seem relatively poorly documented (for instance, only 100 hits in Google Search for “conditional action” photoshop -captivate), and I’d never read about them in any review. But the best short tutorial I could find is from 2017, “Saving Time with Photoshop Conditional Actions” by Eric Renno.

Lynda Subtitle Translate Tool

Lynda Subtitle Translate Tool

There’s a new free UserScript Lynda Subtitle Translate Tool for Web browsers, using the Yandex auto-translate widget…

“You can add subtitles in any language while watching videos on Lynda.com.”

Possibly useful for English-only graphics and software-training videos, if it works and can handle technical terms. Somehow I suspect that “Ambient Occlusion” and “Adaptive Sampling” and “Big fat brushes will lag” and suchlike may end up getting a bit mangled.