The Learning Curve

New tricks for an old dog.

We be monkey with your stuff

Why monkey with your stuff?

We monkey with your stuff because that is what we do. Because it’s possible. Si se puede.

The setup:

Except it didn’t fit!

The Squidoo Plexo sidebar widget was pre-set to a width of 200 pixels, and my blog sidebar is 250 pixels wide. Unhappy me.

The monkey:

  • So, we snoop the widget code . . .
  • and snitch the javascript . . .
  • and change the widget width . . .
  • and host the modified javascript somewhere else . . .
  • and voilà! Now we have a perfect fit! Happy me!

Oh no! Copyright police be busting down the door.

Goodbye.

Can also place Plexo in another Squidoo lens, like here.

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Written by Tom Fox

06/02/2008 at 9:52 am

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