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Made a new Chrome Extension: Replace the words you hate

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Juice

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Basically, I'm hugely interested in browser extensions that augment our experiences with the web. Last summer I wrote a pretty popular extension called Must Stache that will detect faces and apply mustaches to them. (Priceless GAF thread here)

So this weekend I wrote a new extension called "in my words". It lets you maintain a dictionary of words you don't like (for whatever reason; maybe you find certain words or phrases annoying or offensive). Once configured, as you browse the web, these words will be replaced with whatever replacements you choose. I have a few ideas for how I could imagine people getting real use out of it, but I'd like to see how you all see it.

Without further ado, you can install the extension from the Web Store here:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ifallpipodahhpbnemkhiddofdkhlekg/details

The dictionary of words you want to replace is configured from the extension's options page.

Developers: I really wrote this thing to be an example in test-driven design in JavaScript (I sorta specialize in client-side TDD). If you're interested in learning JavaScript, I'd love if you checked out the tests & source.

Github repo here: https://github.com/testdouble/in-my-words
 

loosus

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My primary use for this will be installing this on a co-worker's machine to fuck with his mind.
 

Suite Pee

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First reply nails it. I was thinking to use it to change apps to applications, but I think that's just me being an old (young) man.

edit: "Scum" changed to "Listen To Nothing I Say"
 

Nif

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"cans" = "headphones"
"shmup" = "shooter"

I'll just avoid conversation about actual cans. yay
 

Aeana

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I made an extension like this back when the Vita was announced as "NGP." I can't explain why, but that name annoys me, so I just had it replace "NGP" with "PSP2."
 

loosus

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On a related note: back in like 2007, I made a small Visual C++ app that would replace certain words in standard, editable Windows text boxes with other words.

The reason I made it was to fuck with my girlfriend's boss at the time. Her boss's boss was named "Roger." So, anytime he typed the word "Roger," it replaced it with "Roger...my man."

I thought it was kinda funny. He didn't. :\
 

Juice

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This. And replacing commonly used words with a slightly misspelled version. It will drive people fucking insane.
This crossed my mind when I first thought of it, and then I forgot about it.

Yes, this is absolutely the primary use case of this software going forward.

I should totally charge 99 cents for that.
 

Neverender

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Could you make it so you can have different dictionaries for different websites? I'd like to replace the word 'horrid' with something else, but only on GAF.
 

Cjdamon042

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Now people can lose things rather than loose things! Horrah!

Though if they are in actual fact talking about loose things...Meh, how often does that happen?
 

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cognitive dissonance will be replaced with "I'm a douchebag pseudo psychologist"

juxtaposition will be replaced with "FUCK YOU"
 

Neverender

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If Jeff Winger was on GAF I could imagine a huge speech about how if we change the things that people say so they annoy us less, are we really talking to them at all? Where is our humanity?!
 

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This is great. I made a similar extension out of boredom one day to replace the word Cool with Cool. Cool. Cool. (Community joke).

I'm watching it on GitHub and definitely want to get my hands dirty with it. I'm seeing a lot of Ruby / Coffeescript files. I'm fluent in Ruby / JS but haven't really looked into Coffescript. Do you have any recommend resources about it?
 

Juice

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If Jeff Winger was on GAF I could imagine a huge speech about how if we change the things that people say so they annoy us less, are we really talking to them at all? Where is our humanity?!
It crossed my mind as I was writing it, but it seems like just replacing words and small phrases isn't nearly as bad as our current trend of only reading sites that reinforce our views.
 

Juice

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This is great. I made a similar extension out of boredom one day to replace the word Cool with Cool. Cool. Cool. (Community joke).

I'm watching it on GitHub and definitely want to get my hands dirty with it. I'm seeing a lot of Ruby / Coffeescript files. I'm fluent in Ruby / JS but haven't really looked into Coffescript. Do you have any recommend resources about it?
The great thing about CoffeeScript is "it's just JavaScript". Imagine if all the JS you write had the same low-ceremony syntax of Ruby and also passed JSLint, 100%.

Just check out the homepage, it serves as exhaustive documentation for me.
 

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You aren't an D is for Dumbass, M is for Makes terrible posts, J is for JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP ALREADY you're just a bit of a twat
 
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