Binks Is Here

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Greasemonkies

I’ve never used Greasemonkey before, but I thought what a good way to start - Make my own greasemonkey script!

I’ve heard of greasemonkey before - it allows people to customize pages to suit their own tastes on their local system. So you can add a button to Google or have links from Amazon to other webpages to check their prices for a given product.

What I’ve done is make it so that the seemingly excellent drinksmixer.com has links beside every ingredient in their recipes. These links take you to a search done on the LCBO for those ingredients.

This lets you quickly and easily see the prices and quantities available for a given product (and lets you see if the LCBO even stocks it).

You’re more than welcome to view the source code, I’ve documented it to a certain extent. There are also a bunch of “alert(???);” in there as well, I used them in debugging and if I want to add any more features I may need them again.

Please, try it out and let me know how it works and what other features you may want. It seems to work well for me, and has everything I wanted in a 1.0 release. Just the same, if there’s a feature that you just HAVE to have to make it complete, I’ve left it at 0.9 and as a beta for now. If I haven’t had any comments on it for a while, I’ll probably bump it up to 1.0 and take away the beta. I know this is an irregular way to version, but, well, it seemed like it was good at the time.

All you need to do to use it is to get Greasemonkey and then view the file. There should be some text at the top of the page prompting you to install; if not go into tools > “Install this user script” and you’re done! Go view drinksmixer already and test this bad boy out!

Drinksmixer 0.9 Beta