This holiday I spent some time making a few browser extensions. It was a nice break from my usual pure-backend role at work.
I borrowed most of the theme and markup from Reddit and filled in my links, a few style tweaks and added a pic.
I didn't publish this extension because it bakes in my links. I didn't like the existing redirect-to-your-custom-startpage extensions because you lose the auto-focus on the search bar. I'm too accustomed to opening a tab and immediately starting.
Spotify Playlist Builder
I really enjoy the end-of-year lists by reviewers, and to make it a little easier, I made an extension to build playlists from sites I look at.
- Bandcamp Daily
- Chirp Radio
It's basically some Jquery that runs on the page, scrapes for artist and song pairs, searches Spotify, and creates a playlist with all the tracks we find from those searches. It does a decent job, far from perfect, but works well for me!
The only downside is now I have an unreasonale amount of playlists that will take me months to go through.
Music Lists Bonus
I wrote a little command line tool written in python to take a txt file with tracks for sites or things that i can just copy paste the list into a file: