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Firefox Sessionstore.js fixer

Sometimes Firefox opens with all of my tabs (and groups) empty: no session restore is provided and seems that all of my groups (more than 10 groups, with a total of 200 tabs) is simply disappeared.. it happend not only to me, as some googling shows.

What TH? Simply Firefox messed something up in your sessionstore.js file. Blogs suggest you to simply remove it and replace the backup automatically created by Firefox named sessionstore.old
But.. what if even this way gives you an empty set of tabs? Something is really wrong given the 3.8Mb sessionstore.js file!

The solution is only one: open the sessionstore.js file, fix its JSON contents and save it. But the problem here is: how can I edit a 3.8MByte JSON file without messing everything up? Continue reading

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Drupal7 released

January 5th, 2011 was announced to be the D-Day.. and it is! :)

Dries Buytaert announced today the release of the new Drupal7 (you can download it here, or checkout the DRUPAL-7–1-0 branch from CVS repository). A lot of new features have been added (read the whole story here), such as SQLite support with the usage of PDO database abstraction layer.

I’m planning to port my blog to Drupal7 ASAP, if works and studies will leave me bunch of hours to do it! :)

I’ve already ported my Iconizer module to Drupal7, you’ll recognize the same icons from the Drupal6 release, so you’ll not be disoriented from the new (and more clean) administration interface! Give it a try! :)

VLC and OpenSubtitles downloader

I’ve recently found a nice VLC script for adding subtitles to any video using the great OpenSubtitles portal on this VLC Forum post. Such script does exactly what it sais: it crawls the OpenSubtitles website looking for the matching movie (no osdb hash function involved) and adds the subtitle into the VLC media player.

I’ve edited such LUA script (so, I’m not the original author of such script) also allowing the subtitle downloading for an off-line usage, the downloaded file is placed in the same movie folder, renamed as the movie itself with the language suffix. It’s my first attempt into LUA scripting language, it’s quite easy, but I’ve used about 3 hours to find out all the LUA features and the (sometimes not documented) VLC scripting functions.

Notes:

  • Due to a issse in VLC, all lua plugins that use GUIs (like SubtitlesFinder) aren’t supported under MAC OSx [citation missing]

Downloads:

Updates:

  • [version 1.3-beta]
  • 2013-04-05: Show plugin version in “Plugin details” dialog
  • 2013-04-05: fixed auto-show of search dialog (by Mederi)
  • 2013-04-05: Fixed typos in Italian language (by Mederi and Ciprus)
  • [version 1.2]
  • 2013-04-03: Fixed Linux subtitle file saving (thanks to AbrahamĀ vanĀ Helpsing)
  • 2013-04-03: Various fixes and improvements (thanks to Mederi)
  • 2013-04-03: Removed standard downloader since WebDownloader retrieves the most updated plugin
  • .. full changelog on SubtitlesFinder commit log

Alternatives:
For an alternative of VLC-Subtitles-Finder, try VLCSub (written by Guillaume Le Maout) available at my GIT repository, installer also available in the project download section. VLCSub can’t search by movie title, but implements the Opensubtitles.org HASHing function (sometimes more accurate).