Hello all, I hope you’ve been well. I know you’re waiting for the next episode of TeknoCratik to come out soon and fear not, it’s coming. We’ll be recording a guest interview this weekend (unless something happens). :). So stay tuned for that episode coming out. I’ll also be working on moving my podcast recording setup to my Linux Mint setup so that I’m recording (and editing/publishing if needed) podcasts entirely on Open Source Software from now. This is part of my plan to be on open source software within the next couple of years and I’m really excited about doing TeknoCratik podcasts this way.
As I was coming home from my weekend trip, I was listening to some shows from the Jupiter Broadcasting network. More specifically, the Linux Action Show and Linux Unplugged. While the hosts were talking about the latest version of Ubuntu that had been released, I was thinking on how we could generate more support for TeknoCratik. The show isn’t super popular, but I was wondering if we could come up with an easy way for people to support it. That’s when my ears perked up to the hosts talking about their Firefox and Chrome extensions being open sourced. I knew that I just had to see if I could create versions of those for our show.
So, when I got home, I looked up Github and their Firefox and Chrome extensions. And created our own:
Firefox Extension. Click the picture above to download it from addons.mozilla.org.
Chrome Extension. Click the picture above to download it from the Chrome Web Store.
These extensions are open source and free for you to modify and use as you please. Please see the license contained in the source code over on github for more information. You can find the source code for each here: Chrome Extension Source Code & Firefox Extension Source Code.
I spent most of last night working on these two extensions. A lot of the work involved figuring out how each extension was built and what the requirements were for each browser. Then debugging the Firefox version as I couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t working properly. (I accidentally added code that I shouldn’t have >_<). I would say that Chrome is the easier browser to build for and publish to but Firefox isn’t too bad. Once I had each figured out, I tweaked the code so that it applied to TeknoCratik’s codes. What the extensions essentially do is that when you visit any of our affiliate websites such as Amazon.com, they automatically apply our TeknoCratik tag. So that way, when you make purchases on Amazon, we get a reference reward from Amazon and you don’t get charged extra. It’s a win-win really. This extension makes it so that you don’t have to visit TeknoCratik and click on one of our affiliate links just to help support the show.
Will these extensions be built for Internet Explorer or Safari? No. One: I don’t want to support either of those browser. Two: they are proprietary browsers and dealing with their rules will probably be more trouble than it’s worth. Simply put, I’d rather people were using either Firefox or Chrome to browse the web.
Anyway, so go and install these browser extensions and support the TeknoCratik podcast today! The websites we are currently affiliated with are:
See you guys on the next TeknoCratik podcast!